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 Posted: Fri Nov 9th, 2012 03:36 am
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You would definitely like this book. Its a wonder anybody survived that battle. Longstreet getting wounded was a big factor in the flank attack stalling. But the Confederate regiments were getting mixed amongst themselves and had to be straightened out. Plus someone had to take over command so time was lost. It gave Hancock valuable time to organize a defense. I had always thought the battle was a draw....but after reading the book almost have to say it was a Confederate win. The norths manpower advantage was negated by the terrain. Then Meade sending units in one at a time just added to the body count.

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