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 Posted: Thu Apr 26th, 2007 10:45 pm
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Sherman split into two wings plus the center for at least two reasons.  One, which we've already discussed in here, was to spread the opposition so thin that he could handle them easily.

I believe he must also have considered the foraging opportunities.  One army of 60 thousand probably couldn't have found enough food within a reasonable range.  But split into three parts, spread across 40-60 miles, they could find more food and animal feed.

I enjoyed the program, and I'm glad the History Channel produced it.  The fact that we spotted some errors and omissions means only that we're GOOD, aren't we?  TV is first of all for entertainment, not a degree in Civil War history.  So let's take it for what it was, not for what it wasn't.

Patty

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