Okay, my beef isJune 24 2012 at 9:47 PM
|John (no login)|
Response to Yes and no, Shock and Morale
a number of revisionist historians are trying to say that aimed musket and rifle fire played little role in the repulse of the British. They claim that artillery was the primary factor in the battle, in spite of there being only about 10 serviceable aritllery pieces of various sizes along Jackson's line and maybe a dozen more across the river that fired into the British flank until they were overun by the British. I've got well over a dozen first person sources and accounts from both sides who say differently. Also, grapeshot is no respector of rank, so how is it that virtually every British brigade, battalion and company commander was wounded or killed in the battle?