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 Posted: Sun Feb 14th, 2010 04:22 am
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I think Jackson would have probably been more aggressive, and assuming the all of the fighting went the same, as Ole said, I think he would likely have tried Culp's Hill.  But I don't think it would have been an easy mark for Jackson, Ewell, or anyone else.

I'm only here to defend James Longstreet, though, who didn't take all day to get his troops into position.  In the span of three hours he marched and counter-marched two divisions of infantry cross country, got them into position, and began the attack.  A group of Marines retraced the march about ten or so years ago, carrying only canteens I think, and were barely able to beat the 1st Corp's time.  The US Army tried it earlier in the 20th century and were slower.

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