A Whiff of the Smoking Gun.

First my apologies for taking so long to get the next post out. But work and the holidays seem to have taken more of my free time than expected.

However, the next post on how the “Mule Shoe” came about and some of its strengths and particularly its weaknesses is almost done.  Hopefully by the weekend it will be posted.

Next is an article more on how and why things happened like they did. This will I hope challenge some of the notions regarding the role of the artillery in the events of May 11/12.

As a hint I point to this little tidbit. It has been accepted that Gen. Lee ordered the withdrawal of the artillery from the “Mule Shoe” on the afternoon of the 11th. Yet we have statements from two battalion commanders that they were ordered not to move until the infantry moved. Interesting.

Please be patient, I hope the wait will be worth it.


About Russ

Avid student of military history as well as amateur historian. Has a keen interest in archaeology. Founded his company Roadraceparts.com in 2004.
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