GDG- Inevitable defeat
jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Tue Jan 24 20:00:22 CST 2012
If Meade had maintained Hooker's position, hje was prepared to move and
intercept Lee from Marylan if Lee came out of the Cumberland valley.
Given that Halleck and kincoln were well aware of Lee's movement north had
really considered any border incursion as a serious threat, I think it is
unlikely that they really cared what Lee did as long as DC was safe. they
were concentrated on Vicksburg at the time. I get the impression that
lincoln, at least, was pretty sanguibe about the whole thing, other than an
oppurtunity to defeat Lee.
There was never a real threat.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt Diestel" <agatematt at gmail.com>
To: "GDG" <gettysburg at arthes.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 3:21 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- Inevitable defeat
Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> Esteemed GDG Member George Connell Contributes:
> In an addendum to the addendum to the addendum, I believe his orders
> required him to cover Baltimore as well.
> 26ª11'56"N 81ª48'19W"
> George --- Right you are on the latest addendum to the previous addendums.
> Given how skittish Halleck, Stanton etc. were about Lee's supposed
> capabilities, have always been surprised that Meade wasn't ordered to
> Boston as well.
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