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 Posted: Tue Dec 12th, 2006 09:15 pm
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HankC:

Thanks. That what I was asking. If getting wet in the bathtub is en echelon, what is getting wet in the lake?

Unless I'm mistaken (which is not unlikely), Pickett's division stepped off simultaneously in a line roughly parallel with the line on Cemetary Ridge. Toward the end of that approach they were to shift direction to appoach obliquely. Wouldn't that movement necessarily cause Kemper's Brigade to make first contact? Followed by Garnett? If this is technically not en echelon, what is it called? There could have been no surprise for the Yanks that day, nor initiative for the Confeds. Is that what makes it something else?

Can you recommend a single-source where the terms are described and illustrated? I do better with pictures.

Ole

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