I do thank you for correcting my lack of knowledge of the battlefield.As a descendant of the Confederacy could you possible give me a way in which Lee could have been victorious at Gettysburg,besides taking Longstreet's suggestion and leave this ground since he remembered Fredericksburg? The big question for me is was the Charge necessary considering the amount of men that such a charge into a cannonade would coast the ANV and then with no reinforcements to follow'There is a story that Pickett at the line looked to the rear and no reinforcements had come up.Was there to be reinforcements My problem is I still dream of ways Lee could have won and the only way would have been to move around Mead or retreat ,How about move the artiliary to the front and then one massive attack on Hancock then around the rear?Like I said but the truth is that this battle really had no other outcome.Lee on the third day attempted with one minute a HAIL MARY and the hand of Fortune;Fate slapped it down, NETFLIX=DEATH and the CIVIL WAR enjoySay what?
The Army of Northern Virginia was nowhere near the Round Tops on day one and was not in a position to take them. You're confusing them for Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill. Lee gave Ewell discretionary orders to take Culp's Hill "if practicable," and Ewell determined that it was not practicable for his fought-out soldiers. That was his discretion. Again, that's Lee's responsibility for giving discretionary rather than mandatory orders.
And your "analysis"--if we can call it that--is based on a false assumption, which is that Meade would have stood and fought at Gettysburg if the ANV had taken those two pieces of high ground on July 1. Had it done so, Meade would have retreated to the Pipe Creek Line in Maryland, the big battle would have been at Taneytown, Maryland--the only low spot on the Pipe Creek Line, which made Marye's Heights at Fredericksburg look like a speed bump in a parking lot--if at all, and the Battle of Gettysburg would have been a skirmish between two corps of the AoP and a corps and a half of the ANV.