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 Posted: Sat Jul 3rd, 2010 04:10 am
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I'm fairly sympathetic to Gen. Howard. He took command of a confusing meeting engagement against an enemy that was superior in both numbers and position without a good idea of the ground and managed to hold two corps together enough to preserve the key terrain of Cemetery Hill. Regardless of how he handled the rest of the battlefield he did have the presence of mind to leave Von Steinwher's division on Cemetery Hill. The presence of a formed body of Yankees on the high ground south of Gettysburg was enough to convince Ewell to break off his attack on the afternoon of 1 July.

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