GDG- skirmish line vs line of battle

John Lawrence jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Wed Jan 11 09:18:42 CST 2012


Given the concentration of the bodies, it could have been shell also, perhaps among stragglers.
Regards,
Jack

cameron2 at optimum.net wrote:

>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
><<  OK, I understood the principle, a little dim on the mechanics but both explanations cannot fail to help achieve a greater understanding. Now, In (both)you're considered opinion, are the bodies in the "Harvest of Death" (HoD, for future ref) more likely indicative of a line of battle, or a skirmish line? the spacing between the bodies may not prove anything, but does it disprove anything?  >>
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>I'm inclined to think that the number and concentration of bodies is more indicative of casualties sustained by a heavily engaged line of battle.  But there are so many unknowns that it's difficult to say with any certainty.
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>Jim Cameron
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