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 Posted: Sat Oct 24th, 2009 02:17 am
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After all that had not gone the way Lee had wanted in the Maryland campaign in September 1862, why did Lee not return south across the Potomac, but face the AoP under McClellan at Sharpsburg? Many things about that campaign didn't go as planned: having to fight/seige at Harper's Ferry rather than take it easily, the fact that western Marylanders were lukewarm at best with their support, the Special Order 191 mishap. Why didn't Lee cut his losses and head back south, especially since, if McClellan hadn't dithered, he could have trounced Lee at Antietam?

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