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 Posted: Fri Jul 13th, 2007 09:17 pm
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ole wrote: Seems that Lee's attack plan for day 2 was based on some obsolete observations. Kinda wonder why a commander of Lee's stature would assume that conditions would be the same at 0700 as at 1350? Looks like somebody screwed up, big time.

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Obsolete and probably incorrect as well. The pre-dawn reconassaince supposedly crossed the Emmittsburg road and went into the Devil's Den - Round tops area. Except that the 3rd corps was bivouacked there and Capt. Johnston ( I think it was) reported 'no sign' of US forces.

Today some  think he was turned around and went west rather than east from seminary ridge. That's difficult for me to believe as the moon was up at that time...

 

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