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 Posted: Sat Nov 5th, 2011 02:02 pm
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Difficult.  I think Chancellorsville would have been a case of utter failure makes recklessness with Hooker wanting to avenge his defeat. With how well secrets were kept in the war the North probably knew Jackson was dead and Hooker would have probably felt that that would have meant there wouldn't be another Chancellorsville.

However, if we say that Day 1 goes the same as it does with Meade, then Hooker may have felt that he had a defendable position and might have held it without getting aggressive. If he remained on the defensive then I think he could have won. But I think had he gotten aggressive then Chancellorsville would have come back to haunt him.

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