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The mistakes of Gettysburg. General James Longstreet. [Second article.] In my first article I declared that the invasion of Pennsylvania was a movement that General Lee and his council agreed should be defensive in tactics, while, of course, it was offensive in strategy: that the campaign was conducted on this plan until we had left Chambersburg, when, owing to the absence of our cavalry, and our consequent ignorance of the enemy's whereabouts, we collided with them unexpectedly, and that General Lee had lost the matchless equipoise that usually characterized him, and, through excitement and the doubt that enveloped the enemy's movements, changed the whole plan of the campaign, and delivered a battle under ominous circumstances. I declared that the battle of the 2d was not lost through the tardiness of the First Corps, but through the failure of the troops ordered to co-operate to do so; that there was no order ever issued for a sunrise attack; that no such order could have bee
The mistakes of Gettysburg. General James Longstreet. [Second article.] In my first article I declared that the invasion of Pennsylvania was a movement that General Lee and his council agreed should be defensive in tactics, while, of course, i
ing of the Potomac would have surely given time and opportunity for different work and greater results than were had at Gettysburg.
It is conceded by almost, if not quite, all authority on the subject, that Pickett's charge, on the 3d, was almost in the evening, when, of course, it should have been morning.
I have now done, for the present, with the campaign of Gettysburg.
What I have written about it has been compelled from me by a desire on the one hand to have future historians properl answered them himself, and have set history right.
But, even as the matter is, I do not fear the verdict of history on Gettysburg.
Time sets all things right.
Error lives but a day-truth is eternal.
There is an incidental matter to which I sha