WAR & PEACE: Longstreet's Lesson

If you stand on Seminary Ridge at Gettysburg and look across the valley at the slope of Little Round Top, you can see why General Longstreet thought it was hopeless to try to take that hill. Now the scene is quiet; the bronze generals stare sightlessly at each other in the forest of statues; the cannons are now cannons in a park. But at dawn on July 2, 1863, when General Longstreet looked across at the ridge occupied by General Meade, the woods were alive with Union soldiers, 339 Union cannons were in...

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