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    What Lee Should Have Done At Gettysburg.


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    Without him knowing what lays in fron of him? or left and right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulfly View Post
    Without him knowing what lays in fron of him? or left and right?
    Exactly.
    Without any cavalry, he wasn't really aware whats infront of him. Lee did pretty good actually on day 1 and day 2, if you imagine he was nearly completly blind

    As a historian today, you have a huge advantage

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    Day 1 still saw one deadly mistake by not taking the high ground. Personal assumption This was also clear back then to Lee

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    In my opinion the Confederates took too many losses on day one without gaining the advantage of the high-ground. So many of their regiments were shattered and not able to be used on day two or three for that matter. The Union could absorb those type of losses due to their massive numbers but the Confederacy could not. Without the advantage of cavalry, Lee should’ve disengaged and reevaluated.

    Again we have the benefit of hindsight.
    Last edited by Shiloh; 02-26-2021 at 11:59 AM.

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