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 Posted: Sat Dec 9th, 2006 01:25 am
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You're right, Doc, your questions are good.

The Battle of Gettysburg was so big, so complex, that -- in my opinion -- no single action on any one day can be said to cause the victory or loss.  That's like asking if taking the bridge at Remagen was the action which won the Norman invasion in 1066.

If Oates had taken Little Round Top, he would have been stuck up there, in the dark, no food, water, or ammo.  And surrounded by bluecoats.

If Lee had punched through the center on day 3, he would have been where?  In the middle of the largest Union army on the continent.  And a long way from his supply lines.  Maybe Lee was lucky NOT to have won, because I think that would have been the end of the ANV.



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