GDG- ISusquehanna River

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Tue Jan 24 18:24:19 CST 2012



A  Loyal Neo-Anti Unionist,
Peter  

 
In a message dated 1/24/2012 7:15:15 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
bunco973 at optonline.net writes:

Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
Would have typed it out - but for the  sake of clarity and timeliness - 
link is better. (Plus I type with 2  fingers;-D) And forgive me Peter - I 
meant to include you  ;-D

Regards,
Tom B.




-----Original Message-----  
From: Tom
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 7:08 PM
To:  GDG
Subject: Re: GDG- ISusquehanna River

Esteemed GDG Member  Contributes:
Sorry, more specifically , re: your below posts  on Harrisburg - the same
link - but the article " Our Whole Force Was  Directed ........... ". On Pg.
103 - "Why Harrisburg" (scroll down in the  PDF to Page 103._

Regards, Tom B.




-----Original  Message----- 
From: Tom Barrett
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 5:26  PM
To: 'GDG'
Subject: Re: GDG- ISusquehanna River

Esteemed GDG  Member Contributes:

When we discussed this in some detail a couple of  months ago, I was left
with the impression that most everybody agreed that  Lee, being in 
possession
of some common sense, and being able to read maps,  was using Harrisburg the
way a matador uses a red cape. His real intent was  to have the AOP rushing
wildly after him (like a bull) and to defeat it  piecemeal.

Sending a force into Harrisburg was a good idea.   Preferably cavalry.  But
it made no sense for him to get a slow moving  force trapped on the East 
side
of the Susquehanna until AFTER he'd sent the  AOP home with its tail between
its legs. (Then he could move on to Boston,  Buffalo, Syracuse or wherever.)

Of course, things never got that far,  but I think he would have "sacked"
Harrisburg, wrecked the railroad, burned  the warehouses, and waited for the
inevitable reaction- but waited on the  West side of the river.

Regards,

TB

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