|I think the Union Army felt it had just paid Lee's army back for Fredericksburg. As they looked over the field full of Reb casualties they felt there had been enough killing for the day. As mentioned Meade didn't know if the next day would bring more combat so he kept his reserves fresh for the next day if needed.
My What If question on Hooker staying in command...this would probably be where Hooker would attack. I think the VI Corps would go in adding to the blood bath casualty count. Whether it would have been succesful or not would be hard to say with certainty.
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