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Campaigns of the civil war — Chancellorsville — Gettysburg. A review of General Doubleday by Colonel Wm. Allan. No volume of this valuable series covers a period of more absorbing interest than General Doubleday's account of ChancellorsvilleChancellorsville and Gettysburg. These were two of the greatest battles of the war, and the last, though not the decisive struggle it is often represented, marked the supreme point of southern effort, and was followed by unmistakable and growing signs of exhaustion
eably with most of the preceding numbers of the series.
General Doubleday's statement of the Federal movements at Chancellorsville is clear and good, and he apportions the blame for its disaster there much more justly between Hooker, Howard, and S g up from Fredericksburg, General Doubleday sees so clearly the immensely greater blunder of Hooker in lying idle at Chancellorsville with (besides the troops that had been engaged) 37,000 fresh men in front of 17,000 worn out men, while Sedgwick was
Campaigns of the civil war — Chancellorsville — Gettysburg. A review of General Doubleday by Colonel Wm. Allan. No
than General Doubleday's account of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.
These were two of the greatest battles of the war, and l officer who was a prominent participant, especially at Gettysburg, in the great campaign of 1863.
It is well illustrated most notable instances, his enumeration of the forces at Gettysburg, on page 123. He says:
The two armies * * * were i 000 men and 300 guns with which Meade encountered him at Gettysburg.
General Doubleday has evidently counted Stuart's caval resent for duty in the Federal infantry and artillery at Gettysburg, and adding the 12,000 cavalry, we have Meade's present (Robertson's, Jones's and Imboden's) were not present at Gettysburg, having been engaged (like French's Federal division at ., in the rear.
So Stuart had 6,000 or 7,000 cavalry at Gettysburg.
The Confederate infantry and artillery numbered 64,1