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 Posted: Wed Apr 28th, 2010 05:45 am
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Hey Ranger and others,

Been reading a lot on the whole "if practicable" issue lately, and I'm still not convinced that the outcome would've been much different even if Lee had issued crystal-clear orders to attack.

Johnson wasn't really available for an assault, and Rodes and Early were in pretty bad shape after marching and fighting all day.  There's a lot of glib summaries from Jackson's old staffers and others of the Peanut Gallery, such as Trimble, who suggest that 5 asthmatic Boy Scouts could've taken Cemetery Hill from the AOP on July 1st, but in my opinion, they're too dismissive of the remaining members of the 1st and 11th Corps, as well as the approach of the 12th.  Even if Ewell had managed to take Cemetery Hill, there's nothing that says he could've kept it.

Just my 2 cents!


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