Friday, July 26, 2013
"If you decline to make the move, General Gordon will be put in command."
-The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: Chapter XXXIX - Operations in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Department of the East. June 3-August 3, 1863.
So at this point is General Keyes merely cautious or timid? . . .or should General Dix stop micromanaging from the landing? And is it a good idea to have two Major Generals operating in a raid/diversion of this size, the senior general six miles from the tactical position that he seems most concerned about?