Beyond the town of Gettysburg

Depends on the state of his logistics and supply. Besieging armies can run short of food and ammo too.

Yes they can, but that's not what was happening. Banks could easily supply himself from the river. In this TL the only reason given is a command crisis. If Banks just pulled out like that he'd be relieved of command, and face charges, which would end his military career.
 
Banks also had cleared eastern Louisiana of confederate forces before launching his siege so their was no reason to stop from worries like that.
 
Banks also had cleared eastern Louisiana of confederate forces before launching his siege so their was no reason to stop from worries like that.
You are right there needs to be a better explanation for the withdrawal.
The army needed elsewhere.
Supplies diverted for the army or accident, or sink or supply ships etc
Political interference after a misunderstood report as to how the battle went or false intel on major CSA army arriving etc.
 

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Two things

1. A 2 month old thread is not considered to be dead, please don't report posts as Necros after six weeks.

2. It is VERY poor etiquette to post some sort of one-liner "atta boy" to the author in a thread that has had NO updates in a couple months. If you want to let the author know you like the work, use the PM system. If you have a substantive comment to make regarding the T/L, have at it, otherwise all that is accomplished is frustrating other following the thread.
 
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