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 Posted: Wed Sep 17th, 2008 12:27 am
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I recall at a seminar for the Longstreet Society some years ago, Professor J. Holt Merchant of Washington and Lee University remarked that his students often ask him some variation of the "What If?" at Gettysburg question. To paraphrase his answer, "Nothing. The Confederates were low on food and about out of ammunition. Sooner or later they had to go back to Virginia."

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