Monday, April 5, 2010

Mind vs. Mind

Today in 1862, Confederate General John Magruder brilliantly stalled for time. Facing an enemy army of twice his size, he marched his troops around in a number of directions to make McClellan think he had a large army at his disposal. Due to his clever maneuvers, Magruder induced McClellan to waste time on a siege of Yorktown, Va rather than an attack. In so doing, he bought time for Joseph Johnston's reinforcements to arrive and stand fast against the Union forces.

Magruder's maneuver showed that war is not only about men and material. It is mind versus mind.

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