Talk:Battle of White Oak Road

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I removed Beauregard's name from the list of commanders because he was serving as second-in-command to the Dept. of North Carolina, South Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee at the time of the battle of White Oak Road. (Eicher, Civil War High Commands page 124) and the National Park Service's National Battlefield Protection Program does not list Beauregard as being in command.

Right flank?[edit]

You say 'Lee shifted reinforcements to meet the Federal movement to turn his right flank...', and I note that this comes from the Civil War Trust website. But the map confirms that it was Lee's left flank that they wanted to turn, to prevent him from heading South. Valetude (talk) 14:50, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Lee's men were facing east and south, so his right flank was on the western end of the line, which was the end that Grant was trying to turn. Hal Jespersen (talk) 18:54, 12 April 2014 (UTC)