GDG- Inevitable defeat

John Lawrence jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Tue Jan 24 16:58:57 CST 2012


Thanks.
I meant was it used to cool the plant.
Regards,
Jack

Jeff Burk <jlb4tlb at yahoo.com> wrote:

>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>Not sure what you mean Jack, but the short answer is not really.  Long answer is that on the other end of the island from the power plant is the end of the York Haven Dam at Conewago Falls that is the water for the Conewago power plant.
>
>
> Namaste
> 
>Jeff Burk
>
>
>>________________________________
>> From: John Lawrence <jlawrence at kc.rr.com>
>>To: GDG <gettysburg at arthes.com> 
>>Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 1:50 PM
>>Subject: Re: GDG- Inevitable defeat
>>  
>>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>>Doors the damning have anything to do with three mile island?
>>Regards,
>>Jack
>>
>>Jeff Burk <jlb4tlb at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>>>Your point about the river being shallow is true today.  However that is because the river has been dammed upstream.  during the  war the river flowed free. 
>>>
>>>
>>> Namaste
>>> 
>>>Jeff Burk
>>>
>>>
>>>>________________________________
>>>>From: "CWMHTours at aol.com" <CWMHTours at aol.com>
>>>>To: gettysburg at arthes.com 
>>>>Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 1:14 PM
>>>>Subject: Re: GDG- Inevitable defeat
>>>>
>>>>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>>>>The river at that point is frequently shallow in summer  droughts but very 
>>>>wide and quite an obstacle. Very rocky.
>>>>
>>>>A smart and careful commander would not want to put more than  an 
>>>>expeditionary force that could have been sacrificed on the east side of the  river.  
>>>>Harrisburg was no significant military goal other than being a  state 
>>>>capital and RR center.
>>>>
>>>>Thre are 2 57mm guns sitting on the west side of the river  there.
>>>>
>>>>A  Loyal Neo-Anti Unionist,
>>>>Peter  
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>In a message dated 1/24/2012 2:22:49 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
>>>>mdblough1 at comcast.net writes:
>>>>
>>>>Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
>>>>Tom-The militia destroyed it in order to keep the  Confederates using it to 
>>>>cross over the the eastern shore of the Susquehanna.  Harrisburg is on the 
>>>>east and this would have enabled the Confederates to  attack the city from 
>>>>both sides. While Lee initially ordered the bridge's  destruction, the ANV 
>>>>generals on the scene saw the advantages to saving it and  tried to save it. 
>>>>The Susquehanna is not one of the wildest rivers in the  world but bridges 
>>>>were needed to cross it and with that bridge out there  wasn't another until 
>>>>Harrisburg. The hope was to destroy sections so it could  be rebuilt later 
>>>>but, in the days before dynamite, that sort of precision  wasn't easily 
>>>>obtained. The Columbia-Wrightsville bridge was a wood &  stone covered bridge 
>>>>believed to be the longest such bridge in the world at  the time and the flames 
>>>>that destroyed the wood, leaving only the granite  supports. 
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Regards, 
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Margaret 
>>>>
>>>>----- Original  Message -----
>>>>From: "Tom" <bunco973 at optonline.net> 
>>>>To: "GDG"  <gettysburg at arthes.com> 
>>>>Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 10:38:11 PM  
>>>>Subject: Re: GDG- Inevitable defeat 
>>>>
>>>>Esteemed GDG Member  Contributes: 
>>>>>>> And 
>>>>in fact, if you think about it, the damn  thing IS still made of big 
>>>>granite blocks. Now just how are you going to  knock the darn thing over 
>>>>without a 
>>>>whole lot of valuable time and  trouble? <<< It was destroyed, by fire 
>>>>(not the granite supports  of course), by Union militia. 
>>>>Regards, Tom B.  
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>-----Original Message----- 
>>>>From: CWMHTours at aol.com  
>>>>Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 9:28 PM 
>>>>To: gettysburg at arthes.com  
>>>>Subject: Re: GDG- Inevitable defeat 
>>>>
>>>>Esteemed GDG Member  Contributes: 
>>>>Dave, 
>>>>
>>>>Respectfully Sir, 
>>>>
>>>>I think we disagree,  sir. 
>>>>
>>>>Where is it written that Lee disagreed with Jackson about  destroying 
>>>>infrastructure in the North? I think Lee was just about as  aggressive as 
>>>>Jackson was in bringing the war to your opponent. for  example, Antietam, 
>>>>Gtysbg, 
>>>>& Monocacy. 
>>>>
>>>>I am not dispersing  you personally. I just see Lee & Jackson as being a 
>>>>balanced  combination. 
>>>>
>>>>By the time of 2nd Man Lee could see the Hammer and the  Anvil. 
>>>>
>>>>The Hammer was Jackson. 
>>>>
>>>>The Anvil was the wonderful  James Peter Longstreet, the Old Warhorse. 
>>>>
>>>>Also, just curious, I don't  recall reference to Lee being concerned about 
>>>>destroying the RR bridge  over the Susq. R. being a big concern of his. And 
>>>>in fact, if you think  about it, the damn thing IS still made of big 
>>>>granite blocks. Now just how  are you going to knock the darn thing over 
>>>>without a 
>>>>whole lot of  valuable time and trouble? 
>>>>
>>>>Lee's 3 raids up north where just that.  Raids. Move overwhelming forces 
>>>>up north and attack piecemeal in  overwhelming force. 
>>>>
>>>>The purpose of going north for Lee was to  de-stabilizing the North. 
>>>>Everything else was a subset. 
>>>>
>>>>A Loyal  Neo-Anti Unionist, 
>>>>Peter  
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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