GDG- "Lee's Illness Lost Gettysburg"

dherko at kc.rr.com dherko at kc.rr.com
Thu Jan 26 18:26:55 CST 2012


I think the proper response is LOL

VR
Don Herko
---- Jack Lawrence <jlawrence at kc.rr.com> wrote: 
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> Poor decisions.
> Obstinancy.
> Being outnumbered.
> Failure to listen to subordinates.
> All the usual things.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Jack
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Dave Ward " <dlwdaw at hotmail.com>
> To: <CWMHTours at aol.com>; <gettysburg at arthes.com>
> Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:08 PM
> Subject: Re: GDG- "Lee's Illness Lost Gettysburg"
> 
> 
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> What were his symptoms?
> Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: CWMHTours at aol.com
> Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 23:04:09
> To: <gettysburg at arthes.com>
> Subject: Re: GDG- "Lee's Illness Lost Gettysburg"
> 
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> What I've heard, and Coddington went into it a bit, Lee had a minor heart
> attack or something. A modern cardiologist could probably identify the
> symptoms.
> 
> But one effect could have been fatigue. Lee would already be pretty
> fatigued just from all the riding and he certainly didn't live for long 
> after
> the war. Then if he wasn't eating diarhea could have been an issue.
> 
> A Loyal Neo-Anti Unionist,
> Peter
> 
> 
> In a message dated 1/26/2012 3:22:05 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> jlawrence at kc.rr.com writes:
> 
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> I think the last thing on this was written by Chuck Teavue, which should
> establish a benchmark to work from.
> Having spent most of my years in military medicine, on the combat side, I
> was less than impressed with these things.
> In the 19th century there were more health fatalities than combat
> 
> In WW II, Merrill's command went into combat with the seats of there pants
> cut out, due to dysentery.
> 
> I cannot see an army commander not functioning because of health, unless
> he was comatose.
> If he was healthy enough to tell Longstreet to quit his whining, he was
> healthy enough to command.
> 
> But, I have not read the article.
> Let us know, will you
> 
> Regards,
> Jack
> 
> 
> Jim Ferguson <jaferg at comcast.net> wrote:
> 
> >Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> >
> >Over the years we have had several/many discussions about Lee's health at
> >Gettysburg. Coppolino's article in the current Gettysburg Magazine is
> pretty
> >clear about it. Any comments yet?
> >
> >Jim
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