U. S. CIVIL WAR
Sharpsburg (Antietam) - 1862
At Sharpsburg, Lee split his forces in order to seize Harper's Ferry. This became known to Union General McClellan via the famous "lost order". As a result, Lee almost lost his army. (See Sharpsburg)
From this viewpoint, Lee watched the events during the battle of Fredericksburg. The trees, blocking the view, in this 1998 photograph were gone. (See Fredericksburg)
Location of the last meeting of Jackson and Lee.
Upon starting his twelve mile march around General Hooker's Union army at Chancellorsville, resulting in a flanking attack that gave the Confederate's a major victory and cost Stonewall Jackson his life, Jackson had his last meeting with Robert E. Lee at the spot shown in this 1998 photograph. (See Chancellorsville and Stonewall Jackson)
It is argued that Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War.
Lee, Longstreet, JEB Stuart, and others have been blamed for the Confederate
defeat there. (See Gettysburg)
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