What carnage and sorrow will the next few weeks bring? Is the sacrifice worth it? Can the nation be saved? Can the slave be freed? The next two months will help to answer those questions.
Lee is formulating his plan to move northward, to invade Federal territory once again and lean on the United States' popular will to fight. And War will see the fruits of that decision. He'll see it all. And we're still working to tell his tale, bit by bit.