Tactics: Longstreet vs Lee

Tactics: Longstreet vs Lee

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  • Hello, General. I like to talk to you about an agreement I have made with my commanders. (181)
  • I bet this is about my approach to the Union army. I have a feeling I will be let down once again.
  • Let's hear it.
  • Early? How could Lee be so thick-headed?
  • nothing....
  • I must agree with them. 
  • So both Early and Ewell oppose your maneuver.They think it's best if you attack right of the Union so it'll draw them in and then they can take Culp's hill and Cemetery Hill (pg 183)
  • It is safe than to be sorry. I hope your plan works. Never would I take the offensive. (139)
  • I thought moving our army to the right of the enemy flank and to get between Meade and Washington would surely work. (mentions thru out book)
  • They insist withdrawing from Gettysburg, giving it back to the enemy, would be bad for morale, it is unnecessary and might be dangerous. (pg 184)
  • He wants me to agree with him I cannot. This will not work in our favor. My defensive tactics will ensure our safety and win. (64)
  • We must attack. I would rather not have done it upon this ground, but every moment we delay the enemy uses to reinforce himself. (189)
  • Yes, sir. 
  • Lee, we can't attack from the bottom of this hill. This is a bad position. They have good artillery and plenty of it. Anywhere we hit them they can bring in reinforcements in a matter of minutes. Their cannons are looking down at us at this moment. (286)
  • I do not want to hurt this man but I have to let him know my thoughts.
  • I have faith they will break. We will have to trust God will handle the outcome of this war.
  • We will attack an enemy that outnumbers us,an enemy that outguns us, an enemy dug in on the high ground. (251)
  • If we win it will not be because of tactics but a bloody miracle. (251)
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