Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg
For almost 100 years, analysis of the Gettysburg Campaign has been centered around a set of commonly held beliefs, among them an oversimplified view of Confederate general Robert E. Lee's goals for the battle. Author and Gettysburg National Military Park historian Troy D. Harman believes this view is misinformed. Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg presents a provocative new theory regarding Lee's true tactical objectives during this pivotal battle of the American Civil War.
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The Battle of Gettysburg, long viewed as the turning point of the American Civil War, has been studied at great length. The accepted version of this seminal battle portrays General Lee as confused ... Read full review
Why Lee Targeted Cemetery Hill
The Hours before the Second Day
The Importance of Little Round Top
Why Little Round Top Was Not Lees Objective
Lees Plan to Converge His Forces
Why Lee Failed on Day Two
The General Plan Was Unchanged
Day Three Picketts Charge
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Page 2 - There is thus a distinction of capital importance to be made: the distinction between the ephemeral event which disappears, and the affirmation about the event which persists. For all practical purposes it is this affirmation about the event that constitutes for us the historical fact.