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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2018 10:25 p.m. PST

….November 26 December 2, 1863

"The stakes for George Gordon Meade could not have been higher.

After his stunning victory at Gettysburg in July of 1863, the Union commander spent the following months trying to bring the Army of Northern Virginia to battle once more and finish the job. The Confederate army, robbed of much of its offensive strength, nevertheless parried Meade's moves time after time. Although the armies remained in constant contact during those long months of cavalry clashes, quick maneuvers, and sudden skirmishes, Lee continued to frustrate Meade's efforts.

Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., Meade's political enemies launched an all-out assault against his reputation and generalship. Even the very credibility of his victory at Gettysburg came under assault. Pressure mounted for the army commander to score a decisive victory and prove himself once more…."
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Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2018 7:32 a.m. PST

In one since Meade was smart to not attack, but his slowness after Gettysburg lead to it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2018 11:47 a.m. PST



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