GDG- ISusquehanna River

Jeff Burk jlb4tlb at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 24 21:33:15 CST 2012


Jack, you are holding the map sideways,  the Sus, flows almost flat out N-S


 Namaste
 
Jeff Burk


>________________________________
> From: Jack Lawrence <jlawrence at kc.rr.com>
>To: GDG <gettysburg at arthes.com> 
>Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 9:51 PM
>Subject: Re: GDG- ISusquehanna River
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>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>I ignored it because the Susquehanna generally runs east and west.
>
>Maybe Hotchkiss held the map sideways while Lee looked at it.
>
>Regards,
>
>Jack
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>To: <gettysburg at arthes.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 8:33 PM
>Subject: Re: GDG- ISusquehanna River
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>> 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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