The Union Army is retreating to those hills. I told Ewell move to the left so he can push the Union back and get control of the hills.
This is perfect! We just have to swing around towards Washington and find some high ground. We'll cut them off from Lincoln and they'll be forced to attack us!
The Next Day
All we have to do is move to the right. Meade is a new Commander. He will wait to see what we do before attacking.
After the Fight
Why would we stop fighting?! The enemy is right there and we have pushed them back.
We shouldn't have attacked them at this spot.
If Meade is here tomorrow it is because he wants you to fight him.
I know, but the enemy is right here and we pushed them back. The fight is here. We are going to fight if Meade is here tomorrow.
Yes, sir. If you want to attack, we will attack.
I know you don't agree with me, but we must attack today. I would rather not attack on this ground, but we can't support ourselves here and they are getting reinforcements while we delay. We are attacking today.
How bad is it Sorrel?
In just two hours we have eight thousand men down and we did not even take the hill. We don't have enough men left for a major assault.
Preliminary reports show that our casualties could exceed one-third.