Come on Mike - Fredricksburg was a duck shoot. 1 - Buford could have been driven back on the 2nd to set up the flank later in the next day. 2 - Longstreet would not have even been there Jackson would have had that flank. OR At least been in the position to get them there going off Chancellorsville - and same thing. 3 - The Confederate troops were known for marching late to get to jump off positions. 4 - They would have only needed scout calvary to at least knw what numbers were there. My deal is that yes they move to flank late afternoon. Just shifting a bit. Then move at dusk out of sight lines. Shift some to the middle from the North. Same bombardment goes off abit earlier in the AM to pin the Unions attention. Cross the Emmitsburg road well below the Union. Same thing they did before long flanking moves with force. Come up the Taneytown pike close to the woods to hide numbers. Get control of the round tops. Get some Artillery into position on one of the low rolling hills behind the Union. Pile it into their supply deopt to create havoic. The Union thinks they are in a vice - where there are only holding forces to the North and West. Union runs to the East on Hanover Pike. Just like at First Manassas - small road too much army. Panic - guys just running. Rebels pick up everything left there. Lots of Cannon and supplies. It would have set back the Union till 1864 Spring. Supplies left by Union would have held Rebels for 3 months. Plus the prisoners from Union have been in numbers where prisoner exchanget would have been done. Plus the and wonded for the Rebels would have been a lot less.