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(1863) Battle of Gettysburg
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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows
PA USA
Posts: 984
July 2, 1863
Posted on: 7/2/2020 6:28:29 AM




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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan
MI USA
Posts: 5841
July 2, 1863
Posted on: 7/2/2020 11:04:51 AM

It had to be horrific in Vicksburg at this time? One of my saddest moments of the battle, when Gen. John Reynolds was killed, probably by a Reb sharpshooter?

He was surely missed!?
MD,
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Dick Evick
Waco
TX USA
Posts: 339
July 2, 1863
Posted on: 7/2/2020 2:36:18 PM

Yeah Dave day 1 possibly would have been less chaotic for the Federals had Reynolds survived. Would he have been the senior officer on the field as things developed?

Dick.
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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows
PA USA
Posts: 984
July 2, 1863
Posted on: 7/2/2020 3:44:22 PM

Good question. Not sure if Reynolds outranked Slocum. I wonder to if Reynolds lives and asks Slocum to move up and support him if Slocum moves any faster.

Larry
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scoucer
Berlin
 Germany
Posts: 2756
July 2, 1863
Posted on: 7/2/2020 3:47:01 PM

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Good question. Not sure if Reynolds outranked Slocum. I wonder to if Reynolds lives and asks Slocum to move up and support him if Slocum moves any faster.

Larry


Really good question.

Trevor

Edit - I miss the old days when here on MHO a whole horde of experts would jump in on such a question. And I´d read it all thinking WOW!
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Gregory C. White
Canton
GA USA
Posts: 281
July 2, 1863
Posted on: 7/2/2020 7:11:13 PM

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Yeah Dave day 1 possibly would have been less chaotic for the Federals had Reynolds survived. Would he have been the senior officer on the field as things developed?

Dick.


When Reynolds was killed, didn't O.O. Howard assume command of the field, until Hancock & Meade arrived ?

Greg
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