GDG- Shelby's Foote in His Mouth

joadx1 at joadx1 at
Sat Jan 21 23:14:59 CST 2012

Excuse me, needed, not needs.  I know that he died a few years ago, a very charming man to the end.



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From: joadx1 <joadx1 at>
To: gettysburg <gettysburg at>
Sent: Sat, Jan 21, 2012 9:13 pm
Subject: Re: GDG- Shelby's Foote in His Mouth

Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
You see, I knew there was a lot more to it. :>)

Very nice piece of documentation.  Particularly nice catch on Garry Wills.  I 
didn't know this.

I can add one little bitsy piece that is directly relevant to Gettysburg.  Foote 
gave an invited speech at Gettysburg in which he insisted that the confederate 
soldiers buried there should be honored exactly as the Union soldiers were.  As 
Mr. Mackey documents, this represents a severe misunderstanding of what the 
Gettysburg address was all about.  Maybe Foote needs to read the confederate 





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