Lee's Maryland Campaign: Opportunity Lost.
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI
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This paper examines General Robert E. Lees advance into Maryland during the fall of 1862. It sets the stage and develops Lees character with a brief look at his battles on the Peninsula and at Second Manassas. Subsequently, it reviews the strategic opportunities presented to the Confederacy in late 1862 and looks at Lees options for achieving the operational goals associated with them. It reviews his risk assessment and risk management in the conduct of his campaign. Finally, it offers that Lees campaign was conducted at the right time, the right place, for the right reasons, with acceptable risks, but with an army that was incapable of achieving his goals. KAR P. 2
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics