GDG- "Lee's Illness Lost Gettysburg"

Jack Lawrence jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Fri Jan 27 10:59:17 CST 2012


I never meat to say you were deifying him.

It is just that many do. I frankly admit I do it with Lincoln.

And I know I do it and can't stop.

Regards,

Jack
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andy Mills" <amills at jplcreative.com>
To: "GDG" <gettysburg at arthes.com>
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: GDG- "Lee's Illness Lost Gettysburg"


> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> I didn't know asking if this was the case meant I was deifying him.  My 
> apologies.  I was just asking to find out if that was valid and the case.
>
> I never heard him claim illness at Gettysburg, but my memory serves me 
> that he was furious for the North Anna as a result.  But I fail to see how 
> asking the question "deifies" mortal flesh.
>
> Thanks,
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gettysburg-bounces at arthes.com [mailto:gettysburg-bounces at arthes.com] 
> On Behalf Of Jack Lawrence
> Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 11:33 AM
> To: GDG
> Subject: Re: GDG- "Lee's Illness Lost Gettysburg"
>
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> 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 failed.
>
> And no, I am not damming Robert E. Lee. Just pointing out the pitfalls of 
> deifying mortal flesh.
> I do the same with Lincoln.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jack
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andy Mills" <amills at jplcreative.com>
> To: "GDG" <gettysburg at arthes.com>
> 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 arthes.com 
>> [mailto:gettysburg-bounces at arthes.com]
>> 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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