The Battle of Bristoe Station
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This paper provides a detailed, historical account of the battle of Bristoe Station. The leaders on both sides of the war, their tactical and strategic errors in battle, the backgrounds of many of the key players in the war, are all covered in this paper. Furthermore, the paper looks at economic factors affecting the war and the strategic consequences of the outcome of the war. The paper concludes with an assessment of the errors committed by General Lee at the battle and what can be about battle from his errors.
From the Paper:"The Battle of Bristoe Station led many to question the Confederacy's grasp of tactics as it was a strategic blunder. In many respects, it confirmed assumptions made after the battle of Gettysburg that the leadership of the Army of Northern Virginia's officer corps was not infallible. It is the principle battle of the Bristoe campaign, one in which General Lee attempted to separate the Army of the Potomac from its supply lines and prevent the North from sending more troops to Georgia to make inroads into the Confederate interior. On October 14, A.P. Hill's corps stumbled on two Corps of the retreating Union army at Bristoe Station and attacked without proper reconnaissance. In fact, his opponents were Union soldiers of the II Corps, that lay to his right. Believing re-enforcement troops to be close at hand, Hill ordered Henry Heth's division to attempt to breach General Warren's well-fortified line behind the Orange & Alexandria Railroad embankment."
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