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With the primacy of the tactical defense and the Confederacy's paucity of manpower resources, perhaps Joseph Johnston should have been in command of the Army of Tennessee a lot sooner than just after the disaster at Missionary Ridge (November 25, 1863). If Rosecrans would have had to try to maneuver against Johnston in central Tennessee instead of against ...


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To build on another answer, the man was Lawrence J. ("Joshua") Chamberlain who was a professor of rhetoric at Bowdoin College in Maine when the Civil War started. He took a leave of absence to join the Union army, determined "to sacrifice the dearest of personal interests to save the country from desolation." Because he was one of very few college men, he ...


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This is Joshua L. Chamberlain - the "text book maneuver" alludes to his role in the Battle of Gettysburg, especially the defense of the "Little Round Top": The 20th Maine charged down the hill, with the left wing wheeling continually to make the charging line swing like a hinge, thus creating a simultaneous frontal assault and flanking maneuver, ...



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