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What is your opinion on Jackson's Generalship???

Discussion in 'Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson' started by Kiryan, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. NedBaldwin

    NedBaldwin Captain

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    When all is said and done... a year after Jackson's death, the ANV was in the same situation as it had been the year before -- defending the line of the Rapidan.

    With Jackson, the ANV crossed the Potomac, made it to western Maryland, fought a battle and retreated back to Virginia; without Jackson the ANV crossed the Potomac, made it into Pennsylvania, fought a battle and retreated back to Virginia.
     
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  3. jackt62

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    All very true and Lee tended to overlook those failures, but you must give credit to Jackson for his actions in aggressively carrying out Lee's strategic vision particularly at Second Manassas and Chancellorsville.
     
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    jackt62 First Sergeant

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    According to a reference in the book "Crucible of Command" by William C. Davis, Lee stated in 1870 that "If Jackson had been there" (meaning Gettysburg) they "would have succeeded."
     

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