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 Posted: Mon Oct 31st, 2011 10:38 pm
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I think everyone knows the story behind pickett's charge bob and i dont think you can call an attack by 12500 troops a probe. I know Lee preferred to attack in directly but occasionally he would chance those seemingly impossible assaults like Pickett's charge. Malvern Hill was a complex assault but so was Pickett's charge, with stuart going around the union lines at precisely the same time as ewell was suppose to break the union left and pickett to break the center. Most complexed plans during the civil war didnt work because of communication. Some of the best victories was due to simple plans. I dont disagree with you that Lee was more revered but you have to remember Jackson had a name for himself when Lee was just a footnote in the civil war

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