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 Posted: Tue Jul 6th, 2010 01:44 pm
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There are a few flaws in your analysis:

1) the 6th corps is nowhere near Gettysburg on the evening of July 1,

2) 'What exactly is the 'lucky' part in Howards's deployment? that he leaves a reserve at all, that he chooses Cemetery Hill from the dozens of other positions, or something else? There are no good defensive positions in the plain north of Gettysburg, but a force must be pushed there to prevent the envelopment of the 1st corps.

3) if the 11th corps does not protect the right and rear of the 1st corps, that enire corps is lost. Buford is to blame for failing to understand the numbers being assembled by both sides and the superiority of the Confederate positions.


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HankC

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