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 Posted: Sun Jul 15th, 2007 06:21 am
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Thank you, General, you've finally given me something to disagree with.

"If" the Rebs break through on the 3rd day would presuppose that Pickett's Division gets the support it was supposed to have. Just what would the the survivors do on that ridge with nearly half the Union Army on either side of them. They are very tired, probably low on ammo, and quite disorganized. Of course, the troops that broke will also be disorganized, but there are still 3 relatively unbloodied Corps.

They do not sweep the Yanks out of the way, nor do they destroy the AoP. They do not rush triumphantly to Washington; they do not pass go and do not collect $200.

Even if Ewell manages to get Cemetery and Culp's Hills, the seizures would leave the ANV in no condition to proceed. He would have a victory of sorts in Pennsylvania, but he would have to go home in worse shape than he was.

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