Civil War general blindsided at pivotal Gettysburg battle

Selby Kiffer, American manuscript expert at Sotheby's, in front of a signed portrait of Confederate General, Robert E. Lee to be auctioned by Sotheby's in New YorkBy Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) – Confederate General Robert E. Lee was "virtually blind" to the superior positions held by Union troops hidden by rolling hills and valleys, which contributed to his downfall at the pivotal battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War, researchers said on Friday. … USA, LLC