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 Posted: Fri Sep 23rd, 2011 01:27 pm
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I think that sgtredleg pretty much has it right. Lee couldn't pull off his tactical offensives because his subordinates were not up to it. Longstreet was not his usual self at Gettysburg, and got wounded early in the Wilderness. Stuart got himself killed right before Spotsylvania. AP Hill, Ewell and Anderson were simply not the commanders that Longstreet and Jackson were. They were great division commanders, but there is a large difference a division and a corps. Later on, Early was a sound corps commander, but he was no Jackson. Quite simply the ANV bled itself out of quality corps commanders. Hope that helps.

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