Just because you say it three times doesn't make it the truth, no matter how much you might want it to....[/QUOTE] Where is the plan for a battle at Gettysburg before the fact? I believe you've said yourself Meade wanted Pipe Creek. And we've got Lee sending a third of his Army to Harrisburg. Responding to circumstances is not "a plan." Anyway, this is a Chancellorsville thread. Not sure how we got sidetracked.