GDG- ISusquehanna River

Jeff Burk jlb4tlb at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 24 23:15:43 CST 2012


No Jack it does not.  It does take a SSE course towards the bay when it hits central Pa. , but never does it take a east course.


 Namaste
 
Jeff Burk


>________________________________
> From: Jack Lawrence <jlawrence at kc.rr.com>
>To: GDG <gettysburg at arthes.com> 
>Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:44 PM
>Subject: Re: GDG- ISusquehanna River
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>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
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>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>Jack, you are holding the map sideways, the Sus, flows almost flat out N-S
>
>
>Namaste
>
>Jeff Burk
>
>
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>> 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
>>----- 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
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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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