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Gettysburg--The Second Day$
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Harry W. Pfanz

Print publication date: 1987

Print ISBN-13: 9780807817490

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807869734_pfanz

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(p.425) Chapter 17 Epilogue
Gettysburg--The Second Day

Harry W. Pfanz

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter summarizes the events of 2 July 1863. The Confederate assault that General Meade had feared would take place before his army was assembled had been delivered and repulsed. The casualties had been heavy, but that was the price of waging war. Furthermore, by the end of that day's battle practically the entire Army of the Potomac was at hand and available for use. General Lee's opportunity to win a decisive victory at Gettysburg had all but passed when complete success had eluded his attacking divisions on the afternoon and evening of 2 July.

Keywords:   Gettysburg, Civil War, Confederates, Union, Meade, Lee, Army of the Potomac

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