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 Posted: Mon Jan 3rd, 2011 02:28 am
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Since you indicated a "what-if" could be considered as an answer to you query, I would have to say "What if Jackson had not been fatally wounded that night in the woods around Chancellorsville and had remained in charge of his corps at Gettysburg.  What if Lee had given him the same directive as Ewell...that if practicable...Culps hill should be taken...?  Is there any doubt that Jackson would have reacted much differently than Dick Ewell?  What if Jacksons corps had taken the hill and rolled down Cemetery Ridge thereby gaining the "good" ground and forcing yet another assault by Union forces against Confederates holding the high ground.....What If!!!

 

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