- Jul 23, 2020
It's worth remembering that we don't actually know the ammunition state of those guns, though I expect they had some ammunition. The presence of the Rebel brigades would however be likely to prevent Stannard being able to wheel out for enfilade.
No telling how long the two brigades of Anderson would have been able to hold the field and how far they would have gotten in the face of that wall of artillery.
Plus even though they were chewed up, Caldwell's division plus what was left of Birney's division could have lent some sort of limited support if need be.
All in all, I believe the probability of success still favored the blue side.