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 Posted: Fri Feb 12th, 2010 05:19 am
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Jackson may not have done his best during the pennsula campaign but look at what he had done the week prior to that, look at the distance he had traveled. Lee had a tendency to assault positions that he should have known was near impossible to take, Malvern hill, Pickett's charge. Jackson may have been alittle too aggressive but so was Lee. Being a commander of an army you must know when to be aggressive and when to be cautious. McClellan was too cautious at Sharpsburg, well really in every battle he faught, but it took Lee Pickett's charge for Lee to realize that being aggressive wasn't always the best idea when you fight for a country that cant replenshed his ranks. Lee was a great General but so was Jackson, and neither would have been as great without the other.

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