GDG- "Lee's Illness Lost Gettysburg"

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Thu Jan 26 20:58:19 CST 2012


George-
 
My buddy-
 
I meant to say sumpin like wasn't eating right.
 
A  Loyal Neo-Anti Unionist,
Peter  

 
In a message dated 1/26/2012 9:43:12 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
georgeconnell at mac.com writes:

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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