Tuesday, July 01, 2008


This Day in the History of Good Beginnings

On this day in 1863, the first elements of the Army of Northern Virginia, coming from the north, met the first elements of the Army of Potomac, coming from the south, as both entered the hamlet of Gettysburg, PA. Although Lee's troop drove the Yankees out of Gettysburg, on the next day Lee failed to turn the Union Army's flanks at Culp's Hill or at Little Round Top, and on the third day should have stopped a doomed frontal assault and retreated to more defensible areas in Maryland. He didn't, and the war took a big turn for the worse for the South.


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