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 Posted: Sun Jun 24th, 2007 03:26 pm
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....but hadn't Lee's orders about avoiding a general engagement expired hours ago?

The statement caught my eye as well. I think Ewell was justified in not taking the hill, and "if practicable" was the justification. Having been in a "general engagement" very nearly all day, it simply doesn't make sense to bring out and dust off the marching orders.

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