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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg
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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
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July 15, 1863
7/15/2021 6:44:14 AM




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Phil Andrade
London  UK
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7/15/2021 10:34:31 AM
Larry,

That review of the AOP is a powerful testimony to faith in the valour and fighting prowess of the soldiers and their leaders.

It would be even more convincing if it had made some mention of the martial qualities of the army they were fighting against.

Weren’t the misfortunes, dangers, difficulties and reverses that the AOP had to contend with attributable to the unique skill and resolve of its adversary ?

Regards, Phil
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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
Posts: 1439
Joined: 2004
July 15, 1863
7/15/2021 12:08:36 PM
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Larry,

That review of the AOP is a powerful testimony to faith in the valour and fighting prowess of the soldiers and their leaders.

It would be even more convincing if it had made some mention of the martial qualities of the army they were fighting against.

Weren’t the misfortunes, dangers, difficulties and reverses that the AOP had to contend with attributable to the unique skill and resolve of its adversary ?

Regards, Phil



My thought is much of the early problems and battle loss's the AOP and Northern forces suffered were because of inept commanders. George McClellan, Ambrose Burnside, Joe Hooker, Nathaniel Banks, and Franz Siegal were the worst. After George Meade assumes command of the AOP Lee never again has the initiative. He can only react.
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