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 Posted: Mon May 17th, 2010 03:06 am
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Read an interesting observation the other day, on this board or maybe another, that the pursued are on the defensive. They may have time to set up a position -- in which case the offensive force ought to have three times their number in order to have a chance to squish it.

So it's not really a matter of aggressive or tentative pursuit. Aggressive, in the G'Burg situation, may have been a price that ought to have been paid to obliterate the AoNV, but Meade chose to preserve the AotP.

We might never reach agreement on whether Meade ought to have been more aggressive in the pursuit. But I tend to remember that Meade was also ordered to protect Washington.

Rambling again. Sorry about that.


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