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 Posted: Sun Jul 15th, 2007 10:14 pm
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Neither Lee nor Meade was vindictive. If Lee blamed Longstreet for his foot-dragging, I've never seen mention of it. Meade was much too busy to do battle with Sickles, if he had wanted to.

Sickles has some defenders. (I've seen a couple; really I have!) I have no use for his disobedience nor his claim that he won Gettysburg. Let someone else defend him.

As for Longstreet on the 2nd Day, I'll go a little way with Krick, who leans to the idea that Longstreet should not have followed Lee's orders, as the situation was so clearly different than expected. Some harsh condemnations from Krick.


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