General Lee's had few other options, but did the Appomattox Campaign have a real chance of success? The Union Army did a good job of running down Lee's Army. Still could have Lee made it to North Carolina with most of his army intact? For example, I am not sure they had the horses and the feed for the horses to get all the artillery away. Once they left Richmond desertion could have reduced Lee's Army as it moved towards North Carolina. Just getting enough rations for his men would have been an issue. The Union Army would make foraging on the way very dangerous and trying to do so would slow the march to North Carolina.