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POLL: Longstreet at Gettysburg


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vojvoda Inactive Member writes:

As "the" one in command it falls on Lee not any sub commanders. I believe he said so to Pickett just after the assault.
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POLL DESCRIPTION

Writing in Charge! #14, George Anderson addresses the criticisms of Longstreet at Gettysburg, which he sums up as follows:

Longstreet is called to account for Gettysburg on two matters - the first is that he was given orders to attack at sunrise on July 2; the other is that he deliberately dragged his heels in getting his corps on line for the assault on the Federal left.

On a scale of 0 (none) to 10 (total), how much blame do you credit to Longstreet for the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg?