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|Yes, Cold Harbor is a great and tragic example. By that time of the war, it seems as if officers and troops would have known better and tried to figure out a different plan. But they didn't. That is what puzzles me time and again. It is as if they felt the only way was the massive carnage and slaughter of a frontal assault. Maybe they thought it would be faster than some other ploy.
Even if you were there with your dad and your brothers, your cousins and your neighbors, would you be willing for all of these fine people to go to certain death? I'd be the one trying to say let's fight smart, not brave. Fighting smart isn't cowardly. Besides you might live to fight another day.