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    Pontoon bridges.  Abraham Lincoln had warned that the Union battle plan would only work if the army moved quickly, but a series of logistical failures prevented the arrival of a necessary complement of pontoon bridges for weeks.  This delay gave the Confederates time to entrench south of the Rappahannock River and forced the Union soldiers to fight a desperate battle to open a beachhead. 

  • Sorry, that's incorrect
    Answer:

    Pontoon bridges.  Abraham Lincoln had warned that the Union battle plan would only work if the army moved quickly, but a series of logistical failures prevented the arrival of a necessary complement of pontoon bridges for weeks.  This delay gave the Confederates time to entrench south of the Rappahannock River and forced the Union soldiers to fight a desperate battle to open a beachhead. 

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