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 Posted: Sun Nov 22nd, 2009 11:49 pm
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Definitely an iffy, Naim. One of the least advised military movements is impetuously chasing a retreating army. (Chasing a routed army is a must, but not one that's taken time to get it's act together.)

It's possible that Meade could have, at great sacrifice, brought Lee to bay -- at a place of Lee's chosing. With a big pitched battle, with resultant casualties, he might have captured the AoNV.

It would have been a gamble with enormous payoff or disastrous results.

Aside from the whipping and the disorganization Meade suffered, it would have been possible to show a little more haste in an effort.

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