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 Posted: Sat May 12th, 2012 01:13 am
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Even though I don't like what ifs and alternative histories, I do have to wonder that if Jackson had been at Gettysburg, would he have agreed with Longstreet and Hood that Lee should outflank the Union left and get in their rear, cutting their main route of escape and supply?

Something tells me Jackson would have seen this and woud have been able to convince Lee that such a flanking maneuver was better than a frontal assault.

As it was, Longstreet and Hood could not convince Lee, so we all know what happened instead. Yes, if Jackson had been there Days Two or Three, if even there had been a Day Three, could have been very different. All this is just a "what if" though.

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