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 Posted: Tue Sep 2nd, 2008 02:58 pm
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The ANV had much in their dis-favor at Gettysburg:
1) They were on the tactical offensive with fewer troops then the AoP,
2) they had 'exterior' lines, making communication and movement difficult,
3) supply was tenuous and limited, and,
4) a new and untried command structure with Hill and Ewell not only leading new corps, but division and brigade commanders unfamiliar to them.

The real question concerning Gettysburg is not how well the Confederates performed (they always did until late 1864), but that Meade allowed them to escape after the battle.


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