This is coolbert:
Yet more from the Armchair General article by Colonel Ralph Peters. "Ten Myths Of The Battle of Gettysburg".
"Myth #5: Meade failed because he didn't pursue and destroy Lee."
That criticism of Meade that in the aftermath of the battle did not pursue the Army of Northern Virginia, the man [Meade] rather content to consolidate his position and not advance further with the desired vigor.
Meade too having ONLY SEVERAL DAYS PRIOR TO THE BATTLE ASSUMING COMMAND OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC I THINK HARDLY IN A POSSESSION TO EVEN CONSIDER PURSUIT SUCH WAS HIS GRASP OF THE SITUATION OR THE FURTHER CAPABILITY OF HIS UNITS SO WELL DEFINED!
"Those having the loudest voices are usually the furthest from the scene of the action!!" Amen!!
"Myth #6" The battle of Gettysburg wasn't really decisive."
Decisive in the sense of bringing a cessation to hostilities and an end to the war and conflict on the battlefield.
That definition of "decisive" most important. "Decisive" as meaning the "highwater" mark of the Confederacy, thus and no further, offensive action by the seccessionist armies into the Northern states from the point of Gettysburg onward deemed as not possible!
Understand the history of the American Civil War for about a period of five decades AFTER the end of the war as predominantly written by historians whose sympathies obviously were with the Confederate cause. Also more correctly perceived as partisanship and not lies or outright distortions.