Gettysburg NMP Ranger Scott Hartwig had this to say about my post from Tuesday and the comments that followed:
I’ll have to let my seminar essay present my argument. This will be available next year when we publish the seminar proceedings. I know there are several theories out there but I am quite certain that the July 3 assault struck the Union line exactly where Lee intended it to.
Until next year, then: unless anyone who attended Scott’s presentation wants to weigh in.
I’ll be posting a few ORs next. Then I’ll have more on the fascinating family ties of Hugh Judson Kilpatrick; some developments concerning the history of the 30 pounder Parrott rifle that opened the First Battle of Bull Run; and hopefully a bit on Cadet John Rodgers Meigs. The interview with Jake Pierro is on hold. He’s a little under the weather; I wish him a speedy recovery and hope you will do the same. Look for a little something about a new book on the Army of Northern Virginia, and also an update on the continuing saga of the naming of the Black Horse Troop (here and here).