I gave the organization of the AoNV in some detail because it had relevance to GotS since it was the same as OTL. Admittedly, it was one of the first articles I had done so it was somewhat verbose but in light of the discussion under Forum:Annotation Articles, it may be useful if some of the information was restored. ML4E 19:43, October 16, 2009 (UTC)
- Was that you? I thought it was one of the Baiter crowd.
- That's right, it was me. ML4E 18:06, October 18, 2009 (UTC)
- We could say "It was broken into three corps of infantry and one of cavalry" (of course in the TL-191 section we'd need to point out it was then two corps of infantry and one of cavalry, or was it six brigades of cavalry all reporting to Stuart in what as I recall could be properly called neither a corps nor a division). The macro-to-micro honing in on the 47th NC struck me as needless and out of place. Turtle Fan 23:08, October 16, 2009 (UTC)
- The wiki article I referenced had the history of the AoNV for the duration of the ACW. I added the details of the organization along with the names of Generals just prior to the Wilderness campaign since that was the same in the GotS. I found it helpful in writing up the Battles of the Wilderness and Bealeton since HT alluded to this. I think users of this wiki would also find the details useful.
- They might. It's not like Turtledove readers often get the opportunity to know all the commanders in a campaign he writes about. Or any of them, often enough. We're usually lucky if he pulls a name like "Whitlow Ling" or "Hank Coomer" or, better yet, "Willard," just plain "Willard," out of his ass these days. A name with no characterization for its wearer beyond the fact that he is a general--He might as well call them "Dick Hertz" and "Mike Hunt" for all the good that does us. But even that would be better than HW, where God alone knows who the field commanders were. Turtle Fan 20:20, October 18, 2009 (UTC)
- I do agree that the info on the 47th is unnecessary.
- Incidentally, I referred to it as Washington City rather than Washington DC because the characters in the book did so. ML4E 18:06, October 18, 2009 (UTC)
- It was already created. TR 21:50, October 18, 2009 (UTC)
- Oh--Look at that. When I was changing it I somehow missed the brackets. Well, GotS was never my forte around here. Turtle Fan 22:41, October 18, 2009 (UTC)