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 Posted: Tue Sep 12th, 2006 12:37 am
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David,

I realize the risk Lee took at Chancellorsville. Grant at Vicksburg never face a force the size Lee did. He was not outnumber nearly as badly as Lee. Vicksburg had to be held, by order of Davis. The Confederate forces at Vicksburg never united and were not the same threat. The campaign lasted longer beginning in 1862 and ending July 4, 1863. Grant was never at risk the way Lee was.

Lee and Grant were both outnumbered had the two wings of the opponent's armies acted in concert and aggressively the risk taken by Lee/ Grant could have been disastrous

Theoretically, you are right.

Regards,

Shadowrebel

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