Causes Of The Battle Of Robert E Lee

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In the summer of 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee launched his second campaign into the Northern States of the Union. Following great Confederate victory in Chancellorsville, General Lee believed that this would build momentum by marching his forces north and defeat the Federal Army of the Potomac on Northern soil, thus resulting in rich agricultural and resource gains. The opposing forces collided at the crossroads town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on the morning of July 1st, lasting three days of sustained combat between both the Confederate and Union armies. General Robert E. Lee’s forces were totaling in excess of seventy-five thousand men, whereas Major General George Meade was commanding more than one hundred thousand men. The Battle
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