GDG- ISusquehanna River

CWMHTours at aol.com CWMHTours at aol.com
Wed Jan 25 17:14:58 CST 2012


Caving?  That's kinda scary.
 
A  Loyal Neo-Anti Unionist,
Peter  

 
In a message dated 1/25/2012 12:35:37 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
jlb4tlb at yahoo.com writes:

Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
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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