The South won almost every major battle up until 1863.
Why did General Jackson had to die so early?
He was the only officer with the resolve and power to have been able to STOP General Pickett from carrying out that catastrophic mistake at Gettysburg.
Seriously, don't they know what was waiting for them on the top of that ridge? Three hours of concentrated artillery fire does not mean anything when you cannot confirm that the enemy has indeed been neutralized as a threat.
Most of those shells exploded near the cemetary and killed noncombatant personnel like horse handlers and couriers. Almost none of the Federal guns or caissons were destroyed during the bombardment.
General Pickett General Pickett, you son of a gun...