GDG- "Lee's Illness Lost Gettysburg"

Jack Lawrence jlawrence at
Fri Jan 27 07:46:54 CST 2012

But defending Lee sells articles.

Publishers are business people too. So you get some weak stuff as the price 
for the good stuff.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Coffman" <bcoffman at>
To: "GDG" <gettysburg at>
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 7:40 AM
Subject: Re: GDG- "Lee's Illness Lost Gettysburg"

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>> The title was very unfortunate.  Overly sensational, like something you'd 
>> find on a supermarket tabloid.  Beneath Gettysburg Magazine's dignity, 
>> IMO.
> Jim,
> I haven't read the article but I had that impression from the title alone. 
> I appreciate the analysis of Lee's condition but the implication is 
> Healthy Lee = victory at Gettysburg, or wherever a healthy Lee would have 
> chosen to fight.  That is a massive leap.
> - Bob
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