GDG- ISusquehanna River

CWMHTours at aol.com CWMHTours at aol.com
Tue Jan 24 21:29:26 CST 2012


You are a good man, my friend George.
 
I have tuff standards for respect.  Please... tell me I  am full of crap 
any time....  It's good for me  when it comes  from  people,who explain to me 
me why.
 
A  Loyal Neo-Anti Unionist,
Peter  

 
In a message dated 1/24/2012 10:19:10 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
georgeconnell at me.com writes:

Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
Peter,

I didn't say it; Lee said it. I gave  you the precise references. Put down 
the shovel and look them  up!

Regards,

George

On Jan 24, 2012, at 9:33 PM,  CWMHTours at aol.com wrote:

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>  Jack...
> 
> I am having some issues with the illustrious George  in the  matter.
> 
> He says that Lee was gonna put 2 corps  east of the Susq R and  invest 
> Harrisburg.
> 
> Can  you please address him in this matter?
> 
> I really like the guy  but I don't see no investment of the  city.
> 
> Please talk  to him about this.  I have such high regard  for the man 
that I  
> think it is worth the effort.
> 
> ;-{)    !!!!!
> 
> A  Loyal Neo-Anti Unionist,
> Peter   
> 
> 
> In a message dated 1/24/2012 9:27:47 P.M. Eastern  Standard Time,  
> jlawrence at kc.rr.com writes:
> 
>  Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
> 
> ----- Original Message  ----- 
> From: "Tom  Barrett" <tbarrett21 at cox.net>
>  To: "'GDG'"  <gettysburg at arthes.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, January  24, 2012 4:26  PM
> 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
> 
> Hello.
> 
> You are  correct, we have  discussed this before. But no issues are 
settled 
> on 
>  the  GDG.
> 
> There is a certain innate Faulkner in many Lee  admirers that  
grandiosize 
> Lee 
> to an unsubstainable  level.
> 
> Thus, the Lee as  doomslayer. (I feel the same  way about Lincoln the 
Great 
> Emancipator, even  though that is an  unrealistic perception and I know 
it.)
> 
> There was  never  any intent, nor was there ever any means, to occupy 
> Harrisburg.  But,  as you point out, it was a good idea (and it  worked).
>  
> Regards,
> 
> Jack
> 
> BTW: Haupt thought  that Lee's goal  WAS to wreck the rail lines.
> 
> 
>  
> 
> I have cut the thread as the  length was getting   onerous.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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