The Union had the better part of three or four corps (!!!) behind the initial deployments
A union Corp was about the size of an oversized CSA Division. Union leadership was not up to snuff leading to smaller units/per officer.
posted on 07/03/2012 6:54:00 AM PDT
( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
Absolutely right-—so you’re still talking about 50,000 men at minimum backing up a line that was facing . . . what? less than 5000 who survived the march across the open field? Idiotic. Absolutely idiotic. That charge alone should have shattered Lee’s myth.
posted on 07/03/2012 9:01:28 AM PDT
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