GDG- ISusquehanna River

Jeff Burk jlb4tlb at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 25 11:34:07 CST 2012


I live in Lancaster Pa.  
 
 Thank you for your most kind offer concerning Lincoln, but I will be caving in WV that week end

 Namaste
 
Jeff Burk


>________________________________
>From: "CWMHTours at aol.com" <CWMHTours at aol.com>
>To: gettysburg at arthes.com 
>Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 7:07 AM
>Subject: Re: GDG- ISusquehanna River
>
>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>Jeff Burk-
>
>My friend-
>
>Who are you?
>
>Do you live in Penn?  I am in DC.
>
>Why don't you come down for Lincoln's B-day and  chili?
>
>We'll talk about about the Conowingo Dam.  It is 7AM  and I  woke up an 
>hour ago worrying about the the dam full  of silt would burst and poison the 
>Chesapeake.  Not the first time I  couldn't sleep worrying about the 
>Conowingo. 
>
>A  Loyal Neo-Anti Unionist,
>Peter  
>
>
>In a message dated 1/25/2012 12:16:05 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
>jlb4tlb at yahoo.com writes:
>
>Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
>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
>>  
>>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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