Essay about Mistake Of The Battle Of Gettysburg

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Mistake of the Battle of Gettysburg The battle of Gettysburg is always described as the “turning point” of American Civil War. After this battle, confederate army had never taken offensive to the north again and eventually lost the war. The battle of Gettysburg took place at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 1-- July 3, 1863 and ended up with Confederacy 's defeat, which broke the myth of confederate’s invincibility and caused large number of casualties. However, this failure could be easily avoided by correcting the tactics. General Lee and General Longstreet had several disagreements on tactics, respectively, the day before the battle, the first day of the battle and the second day of the battle; Lee insisted to fight enemy at Gettysburg, but Longstreet protested that they should march to the south. Overall, Longstreet held the right views.
The Day before the battle.
On the night of June 30, which is the day before the battle, Longstreet came out the idea of moving the army back to the south union army and Washington DC. He made this suggestion based on three reasons. Firstly, union army would outnumber the confederate army enormously. According to the spy, there were around hundred thousand union men marching toward Gettysburg and would be arrived soon(31). What was worse, the commanders of confederate army had totally no idea about this . They ordered to spread out their force very thin (32). Secondly, it was a good timing for confederate to move to the south. Union army…

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