An example of a demonstration in the American Civil War was at the Battle of Gettysburg where, on July 2, 1863, General Robert E. Lee ordered Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell to stage a demonstration against Culp's Hill on the Union right flank while Lt. Gen. James Longstreet launched the main attack against the Union left flank.
A related diversionary maneuver, the feint, involves actual contact with the enemy, unlike a demonstration.
- Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (Joint Publication 1-02).
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