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While not entirely accurate, this approximates the way the battle of Gettysburg began.

Gettysburg was selected as a location for the fight by Robert E Lee because of the excellent road network there.

Lee's soldiers had raided many of the nearby towns and hoped to force Gettysburg to give them a warehouse full of shoes and boots. They were surprised by the presence of a Union cavalry company when they had only expected a few untrained militia. They did not know that nearly 100,000 Union soldiers were within one day of arriving at the scene.

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