War of Little Big Horn

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The start of 1863 saw the Confederate States of America in a very optimistic situation. Continued success by General Robert E. Lee and the seemingly invincible Army of Northern Virginia had the Confederate high command wanting to push there winning streak with an invasion of the North. Many people on both sides of the conflict where starting to believe that Lee could not lose. Lee himself was quoted saying, “If properly organized and officered The Army of Northern Virginia would be invincible.” He had time and again out generald his northern counter parts leaving a slue of Union Generals unable to muster up the courage to even face him on the battle field. With President Davis’ approval, Lee set the army in motion which would ultimately end with an epic 3 day conflict, changing the fabric of the war and the course of American History. On the 3rd of June 1863 the Army of Northern Virginia left there positions near Fredericksburg to begin their long march north. Right from the start the topography of the area played a huge roll in the campaign. In order to screen his movements Lee moved his army west, over the Blue Ridge Mountains and into the Shenandoah Valley. After entering the valley, Lee ordered J.E.B Stuart and his Cavalry to ride along the eastern edge of the army to further help screen his movements. The tactics and lay of the land that Lee utilized was very successful in keeping the Union Army in the dark. While Lee was moving, the Union commander, Joseph Hooker, was waiting. Unsure of Lee’s intentions, Hooker waited to see what would come of the Confederate movements. With his astonishing defeat at the battle of Chancellorsville, Hooker was timid when it came to taking the field against Lee. After a number of proposals to Lincoln, none of which involved attacking Lee head on, the Union war command…...

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