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Lee overestimated the ability and potential of his men and on the third day of the attack he ordered the attack on the northern troops in what came to be known as the pickets charge but lost terribly due to unpreparedness. Historians also attribute then the victory of the north to Lee’s inability to supervise the field battles well due to his heart attack condition which he suffered leading to his death later (Brown 519). The north was much more organized than Lee’s troops hence they won the battle. The four leading causes for the winning of the north side of the war include Lee’s overconfidence with his men, his deteriorating health, the poor performance of Lee’s subordinates and management and the excellent performance of his opponent in the battlefield likes of George Meade and the Army of Potomac. These factors made North win the war. South had lost treasured men on the battle field, and his troops did not have the ‘win the war’ mentality in them, and this lack of objective and de...

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