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July 21, 2011

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Rani

This is a very good video to watch! I came upon this article doing some research for someone who is looking for confederate images. After watching this video and reading the article I have a much better understanding of this battle and Lincoln's urge to quickly win the battle to contain the war. The confederate general's name "Pierre" surprised me. It probably shouldn't have given the European involvement, but nonetheless it did. The area where the battle occurred is beautiful indeed and one can imagine the hardship of battle on those open fields. I enjoyed the video presentation and I think it has inspired me to look for more video and book education on the history.

Jessie

While Stonewall Jackson fought on the defensive at First Manassas (wisely so), that wasn't the way he fought afterwards until his death and is remembered today. He was all manuever after First Manassas.

Whenever military professionals talk manuever warfare, the name of Stonewall Jackson is at or near the top list of greats. Right up there with Erwin Rommel, Heinz Guderian, and George Patton.

For his time, Jackson was just awesome. There was nothing like him in warfare. It's not for nothing that Jackson's corps was called "foot cavalry".

If Lee had Jackson at Gettysburg, there would have been no Pickett's Charge on the third day. It's more likely that Jackson would have appeared in Meade's rear on the third or fourth day and then the Union Army would have been placed in a great peril.

On such individuals as Jackson are great battles decided.

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