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 Posted: Sat Aug 2nd, 2008 02:55 am
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Texas Defender

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   Perhaps what you are asking is are there examples of operations where a tactical plan of a dead or incapacitated general were SUCCESSFULLY carried out?

  One example might be at Chancellorsville. Flushed with success early in the battle (02May63), General Thomas J. Jackson wished to press his attack on Hooker the following day.

  Unfortunately, General Jackson chose to recon the terrain that night, and was hit by friendly fire and incapacitated. General A.P. Hill took command but was forced to relinquish it to General J.E.B. Stuart. On 03May, Stuart launched attacks that I believe would have pleased General Jackson. This resulted in the Confederates taking Chancellorsville.

  There might be better examples that others can cite, but that is the first that pops into my mind.

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