GDG- "Lee's Illness Lost Gettysburg"

Jack Lawrence jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Thu Jan 26 20:48:12 CST 2012


I am skipping any snacks tonight and breakfast is problematic.

Regards,

Jack
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Connell" <georgeconnell at mac.com>
To: "GDG" <gettysburg at arthes.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 8:42 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- "Lee's Illness Lost Gettysburg"


> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> I certainly hope he wasn't eating diarrhea.
>
> George
> A Fan of Commas in the Appropriate Places
>
> On Jan 26, 2012, at 6:04 PM, CWMHTours at aol.com wrote:
>
>> 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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