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 Posted: Fri Jun 5th, 2009 03:25 pm
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Albert Sailhorst

Joined: Mon Sep 12th, 2005
Location: Aledo, Illinois USA
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Gettysburg had the chance of never happening at all.

Meade put the issue to a vote among his officers whether or not the Federal army should stay and fight or to withdraw.

It is interesting to think what may have happened next, where it would have happened and what the variety of outcomes could have been if the two armies clashed elsewhere with different terrain, different logistical situations, etc. 

I think "what if's" are the entire purpose if this particular discussion. No different than a "Monday morning quarterback". I like to hear the difference of educated opinions as much as I do learning about facts. "What if's" stimulate thought processes.

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