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 Posted: Sat May 30th, 2009 10:01 pm
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I agree with Pam. I think Lee wanted to deliver a military blow to Meade, and deliver a major blow to the psyche of the northern population. If he could do that, then he would see what happened next before he made any crucial decisions. Vicksburg had not yet fallen (even though it was about to), and I think he wanted to punch the Union right in the gut while there was still some teetering and see what kind of response it would get. Just my opinion, obviously.

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