|View single post by Gettysburger|
|Posted: Thu Jan 19th, 2012 07:55 pm||
|I would have to say it would be impossible to determine accurately.
I realize csamillerp wanted to get a discussion going but this discussion might be a classic apples and orange comparison.
Both generals fought in the style they did based mostly on the situations they found themselves in.
Even though the federal forces fought mainly in enemy territory, they still waged offensive campaigns sometimes from untenable positions.
According to the Napoleonic tradition the generals were taught in the Academy some of those offensive campaigns should not have been fought like there were.
After the battle, it is very easy to look back and examine
all the mistakes that were made that were not considered
in the planning and execution of those battle plans.