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Why Ewell Did Not Attack – Part 1

We will explore what went into the decision of General Richard S. Ewell on the late afternoon and evening of July 1, 1863, after General Robert E. Lee sent orders to “take those heights if practicable.”  To start, we will … Continue reading

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Why Ewell Did Not Attack – Part 2

July 1, 1863 After an all-day fight that started about 8:30 in the morning, when General Harry Heth’s Division of General Ambrose Powell Hill’s 2nd Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia began the assault from the west on General … Continue reading

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Why Ewell Did Not Attack – Part 3

The Union Plan of Battle Credit Hancock, and to an extent Howard, and before them, Reynolds and especially Buford for working out the general plan for the battle, and for recognizing that they would hold the best ground and invite … Continue reading

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