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On 2 July General Lee planned to complete the destruction of the Army of the Potomac. He would send his most reliable lieutenant, James Longstreet to crush the Union left flank. Longstreet doubted the wisdom of Lee's plan, but slowly moved his forces into position. The ensuing combat occurred across some of the most hallowed ground in American history: the Wheat Field, the Peach Orchard, Devil's Den and Little Round Top. Following Longstreet's failure, II Corps assaulted the Federal right on Cemetery Hill. Two brigades reached the summit. Only the dead stayed there.
James Arnold and Roberta Wiener are US-born freelance writers who have contributed to numerous military publications. James spent his formative years in Europe and used the opportunity to study the sites of historic battlefields. He has 15 published books to his credit, many of them focusing on the Napoleonic campaigns and American civil war. Roberta Wiener has co-authored several works of history and edited history and science books, including a children's encyclopaedia. She also performs archival research on military history topics.