|Hooker didnt know how to use cavary very effectively, he used his cavary predominately at chancellorsville to guard the supply wagons... if he had done the same during the gettysburg campaign then gettysburg my have never of happened. But if he had used them effectively and the 1st day went the same i think Hooker would have been very cautious. Chancellorsville taught him what cockiness can do to a commander Then you have to wonder about the night of the 2nd. would Hooker listen to the opinion of his corp commanders? He didnt at Chancellorsville. One hard day and i think he would have pulled back to a new defensive position.
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