- Aug 12, 2011
Lee had the option of taking the high ground of Seminary Ridge and forced Meade to dislodge him, thus the Union soldiers would have had to leave Cemetery Ridge and advance upon entrenched Confederate Sharpshooters and through Confederate artillery fire.If Lee would of siezed the high ground at Seminary Ridge wouldn't General Meade simply surround Seminary Ridge? It's brutally hot so thousands of men require something like a gallon of fresh water per soldier per day. Each soldier is going to average one pound of biological waste per day so staying at Seminary Ridge won't be pleasent. Of course each soldier will require at least 2k calories per day so how would the AnV manage the logistics?