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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Also, Stuart's failure aside, there were failures by Lee's commanders on the field to take the initiative at key moments as the battle began to develop. Ewell not taking Cemetary Hill is a prime example.

    As I've mentioned before and as James McPherson wrote, "Had Jackson still lived, he undoubtedly would have found it practicable. But Ewell was not Jackson."
    Yup. If Jackson had been alive, Lee would have had the high ground at Cementary Hill. No question.
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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Not yet actually. Finishing my WW1 book, then a Waterloo book, then going to start on the Civil War, probably going with 1 or 2 books on each battle, chronologically. I get frustrated with books on a whole war, since they skimp on the details I am most interested on, the tactics of each battle.
    I found it easier to keep up with the chronology if I start with an overview, then take on individual campaigns and battles. That's just me.

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    Re: The Civil War

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    Grr...the terrain was good for tactics...

    Strategy = campaign

    Tactics = battle
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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Grr...the terrain was good for tactics...

    Strategy = campaign

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    No, Redress. Strategy can be both of an overall campaign sense or a battle sense. Remember... battles are not fought as one singular event. With armies the size of these, a strategy must be prepared to fight a battle, too.
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    Re: The Civil War

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    I don't know about that. Yes, Hood changed after Gettysburg... similar to Ewell after Groveton, but Hood was always a gambler and preferred a head on approach to tactics. Good for a brigade commander, Disasterous for an army commander.
    At the same time, I think he would have handled Franklin differently, if fought the battle at all.

    A friend of mine likes to say that Hood pushed Sherman to the sea.

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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Dick Taylor was probably the most travelled general of the war...on either side.

    I have a watch from the period that has, "Richard Taylor", inscribed inside the cover. I've always wondered. Ya know?
    That's very interesting. I wonder if there is a way to have that verified.
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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    No, Redress. Strategy can be both of an overall campaign sense or a battle sense. Remember... battles are not fought as one singular event. With armies the size of these, a strategy must be prepared to fight a battle, too.
    Strategy is used to fight a collection of battle...a campaign. Tactics are used to fight battle one at a time. Redress nailed it.

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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    At the same time, I think he would have handled Franklin differently, if fought the battle at all.
    Maybe, but I still think IF he fought it, he still would have fought it with the reckless abandon he fought most of his engagements.

    A friend of mine likes to say that Hood pushed Sherman to the sea.
    Good one.
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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I found it easier to keep up with the chronology if I start with an overview, then take on individual campaigns and battles. That's just me.
    The chronology I know, and if I need more, can get online. It's the tactics that I am most interested in.
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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Strategy is used to fight a collection of battle...a campaign. Tactics are used to fight battle one at a time. Redress nailed it.
    I don't agree. Strategy is planning. Tactics is strategy in motion. This can appy to any portion of a battle or campaign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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