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Boy Battery’s experience shows Longstreet’s incompetence

Captain/Doctor William Watts Parker’s famous “boy battery” plays a prominent role in the novel, because its position on Cherokee Heights gives a literal overview of the battlefield. But also because the battery’s almost-incredible experience of being shuffled back and forth … Continue reading

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Parker’s "Boy Battery"

Robert K. Krick is one of the recognized authorities on the Army of Northern Virginia, but one of his best books “Parker’s Virginia Battery, C.S.A.,” was published back in 1975 when he was chief historian of the National Military Park … Continue reading

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Longstreet’s faulty recon

At least one reviewer of the novel has complained about Gen. Longstreet’s apparent mistake in insufficiently reconnoitering Fort Sanders before his Mississippians and Georgians attacked. Indeed, after the battle, Longstreet tried to pin the blame for the mistake on his … Continue reading

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