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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2007 03:08 pm
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These last few posts have reawakened my inclination to make a more in depth study as to which was superior-the Federal corps system (smaller), or the Confederate corps system (larger) and its impact not only in battle effectiveness but on marches, supply etc.

I once read an essay on this very subject. This was in the context of Johnston's replacement Atlanta. The historian wasn't so much concerned with the difficulties of moving or supplying larger numbers as he was with the reduced opportunities to develop upper level officers--larger brigades meant fewer brigadiers from which to choose division commanders; larger divisions meant fewer major generals from which to choose corps commanders, and so on.

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