Griffith vs. Nosworthy

Mitch Hagmaier has been comparing Nosworthy's Bloody Crucible of Courage to Paddy Griffith's Battle Tactics of the Civil War and is irritated by Griffith.

I read Griffith as I would essays or blogs. It's more about the point of view. For example on Vietnam: "The US forces in Vietnam (contrary to common perceptions) were too few to do the job properly, and often lacked sufficient firepower where it mattered. In jungle terrain light US company-sized units often found themselves isolated, outnumbered and outgunned."

One Griffith factoid I treasure: the density of enemy combatants (people per yard) facing Meade and Grant at Petersburg was nowhere near the density facing McClellan on the Warwick line.