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 Posted: Wed Dec 20th, 2006 06:48 pm
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I'm enjoying Harman's book. Will finish it at some undetermined point before Christmas (got to get the basement cleared for company). A few things trouble me, the first of which is Cemetery Hill. Undeniably, that point commanded the entire area, most notably the roads entering and leaving Gettysburg. Good stuff. Now, what was Lee going to do with that advantage? Forage freely? Open supply lines to Virginia? Meade might have had a say in that eventuality. Seems that taking the hill would have given Lee a dubious victory. What could he possibly do from there? Lee was already short on provisions and ammo. Would Meade have gone back to DC and let Lee remain in control of a small town with a bunch of roads? Just thinking out loud and looking for answers.


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