(1861-1865) Civil War Battles (Eastern Theater)
Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
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May 18. 1863
5/18/2023 3:32:35 PM
From the Fayetteville Semi Weekly Observer. Fayetteville North Carolina. May 18, 1863.

"My goal is to live forever. So far, so good.
Santa Rosa CA USA
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May 18. 1863
5/18/2023 6:45:02 PM
My post no longer valid.

"American parachutists-devils in baggy pants..." German officer, Italy 1944. “If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.” Lord Ernest Rutherford
Phil Andrade
London  UK
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May 18. 1863
5/19/2023 1:05:54 AM
Dan and Larry,

Too many southern officers were killed.

It’s tempting to argue that the style of battlefield leadership was too profligate.

OTOH, surely this impinged on the North, too.

Scope for research and discussion here.

I’m thinking that the attrition on the officer contingent produced a very effective cadre of NCOs that carried the confederate soldiers into a remarkably effective battlefield performance that was apparent one year later, when oceans of blood were spilt on the same ground.

Regards, Phil
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