GDG- "Lee's Illness Lost Gettysburg"

Jack Lawrence jlawrence at
Fri Jan 27 10:33:19 CST 2012

Did Lee claim that at gettysburg.

Did he claim it at North Ana?

Or did others make these claims for him?

Because he chewed their butts??

I have to say that a commander who admits he was to unable to lesad until 
after the battle is not wagingwar, he is committing murder.

This is all Faulknerian Lost Cause fantasy; more apologies for a leader who 

And no, I am not damming Robert E. Lee. Just pointing out the pitfalls of 
deifying mortal flesh.
I do the same with Lincoln.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andy Mills" <amills at>
To: "GDG" <gettysburg at>
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 9:46 AM
Subject: Re: GDG- "Lee's Illness Lost Gettysburg"

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> Isn't this the same reason claimed he failed to attack on the North Anna 
> in 1864?
> Thanks,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gettysburg-bounces at [mailto:gettysburg-bounces at] 
> On Behalf Of John Lawrence
> Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:21 PM
> To: GDG
> Subject: Re: GDG- "Lee's Illness Lost Gettysburg"
> 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.
> Regards,
> Jack
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