View single post by HankC
 Posted: Mon Jun 27th, 2011 10:02 pm
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indirect fire for a single gun or battery may be practical - fire, report results and adjust.

Adjusting any larger mass of guns is impossible. Observers cannot tell whose rounds are falling where and communication by flag to some central point and then to a bettery and a specific gun is just not practible in the din, smoke and confusion of combat.

The USA batteries do a good job of concentrating on a single CS battery at a time, but FOs are not needed for that.

LRT and Culps hill certainly have value as flank anchors.

Remember, Lee's orders to Longstreet are to attack up the Emmittsburg Road, nothing specific about taking LRT...

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