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 Posted: Sun Aug 19th, 2012 11:58 pm
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BHR62 Said:
"his army was able to gather large amounts of supplies in Pennsylvania to keep his army going. Virginia had become war ravaged to where it needed a break. He suffered heavy casualties at Gettysburg but he would have suffered a hell of a lot of casualties if he stayed in Virginia also. Hooker or Meade would have launched some kind of offensive into Virginia that summer if he hadn't gone north."

Thanks for the insight on this point. While I have had a general sense of these possibilities, I have never REALLY thought through the "what ifs" of General Lee NOT invading as he did.

Thats why I come to this forum!

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