r have enrolled otherwise, and who became experienced soldiers in ‘64, and, moreover, it diminished for one or two years the resisting powers of the Confederate army.
If the invasion was to be undertaken, only raiding parties should have been sent until the Army of the Potomac should have been defeated.
It was a great mistake to bring her on the Northern soil, where they fought ten times better than in Virginia.
A real invasion, viz: the establishment of the Confederate army in Pennsylvania, with its communications well secured, was an imniossibility as long as the Federal army was not crushed.
The proof is, that as soon as the latter began to move, Lee, who had undertaken nothing but a raid on a too large scale, found himself so much endangered that he was obliged to fight an offensive battle on the ground where Meade chose to wait for him. He ought to have manoeuvered in Virginia so as to bring on a battle before crossing the Potomac.
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