GDG- ISusquehanna River

Jack Lawrence jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Tue Jan 24 21:55:13 CST 2012


Don't read this in the morning.

Regards,

Jack
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <CWMHTours at aol.com>
To: <gettysburg at arthes.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- ISusquehanna River


> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> 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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