068. Gaps to Manassas explored, August 25th, 1862 - HPS/JTS Campaign Antietam
068. Gaps to Manassas explored, August 25th, 1862By Richard Walker
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(What If, 86 Turns) By late August, General Pope was still needing a victory to ensure his position in Virginia and in Washington. For this purpose, he will personally lead the advance elements of his Army of Virginia through the gaps to Manassas and will seek battle with Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Lee wants to take the war north and out of Virginia. To do this, he must force a major battle with Pope and defeat his army in detail. Any mistake by either side will surely meet with severe consequences.