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 Posted: Thu Nov 10th, 2011 04:33 pm
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Chasing Lee would be very much like crawling into a hole to chase a rattler.

Meade's army was very much spent and not in any condition to wreak much damage on Lee's retreating troops who were, by the way, still full of fight.

I regret that Meade didn't do more, but I do think he did all he could. An organized pursuit just wasn't in the cards. A disorganized pursuit might have been possible, but Meade was Meade. He didn't treat his troops like that, nevermind that the war could have ended if he'd tossed caution to the wind.

Enough cliches? He wouldn't and didn't. It was what it was.

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