GDG- "Lee's Illness Lost Gettysburg"

George Connell georgeconnell at mac.com
Thu Jan 26 20:52:27 CST 2012


Jack,

Stay on whatever diet you've been on for the last few days. It seems to have clarified your thinking!

George
26ª11'56"N   81ª48'19W"

On Jan 26, 2012, at 9:48 PM, Jack Lawrence wrote:

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> 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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