GDG- ISusquehanna River

CWMHTours at aol.com CWMHTours at aol.com
Tue Jan 24 21:48:29 CST 2012


No fool....   Once again you have it all  wrong.  It flows from the Gulf 
northwards up the Mississippi north to the  Susq R where it also starts 
flowing north. 
 
A  Loyal Neo-Anti Unionist,
Peter  

 
In a message dated 1/24/2012 10:44:29 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
jlawrence at kc.rr.com writes:

Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
That means the Susquehanna flows south from  harrisburg to the gulf?
Regards,

Jack
----- Original Message  ----- 
From: "Jeff Burk" <jlb4tlb at yahoo.com>
To: "GDG"  <gettysburg at arthes.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 9:33  PM
Subject: Re: GDG- ISusquehanna River


Esteemed GDG Member  Contributes:
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
>
>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
>-----  Original Message ----- 
>From: <CWMHTours at aol.com>
>To:  <gettysburg at arthes.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 8:33  PM
>Subject: Re: GDG- ISusquehanna River
>
>
>>  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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