Television: Big Battle

Of the many tragedies that coalesce into the great American tragedy of Gettysburg, the most compelling is the failure of Robert E. Lee. In less than 60 hours, his bold venture to carry the fight into the heart of the North was lost, and with it the Confederacy's last chance to turn the tide of the Civil War. What caused his failure? The obvious answer is: the Union Army. But there are many who insist that the answer is more subtle, that the blame lay in General Lee's constant concern for the feelings of...

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