Category Archives: Strategic Objectives

The First Question: How did he know?

One author* details a contentious discussion on the peak of Big Round Top between Colonel Oates and General Law’s messenger [Captain Leigh Richmond Terrill, Assistant Adjutant General on Law’s staff] wherein Oates demanded to be allowed to go after the … Continue reading

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Was Gettysburg a critically decisive battle?

What were the aftereffects of the Battle of Gettysburg? In addition to a horrific loss of men, the Army of Northern Virginia lost far too many officers, including several generals killed, captured, or severely wounded to not have an effect … Continue reading

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