GDG- Harry Heth and the First Morning at Gettysburg

Tom bunco973 at optonline.net
Sun Jan 29 22:44:46 CST 2012


   As my saying goes - there were/is a lot of hills around Gettysburg - but 
most important - was there a Hill at Gettysburg ?

Regards,
Tom B.





-----Original Message----- 
From: Tom
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 11:39 PM
To: GDG
Subject: Re: GDG- Harry Heth and the First Morning at Gettysburg

Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
   With the advantage of hindsight - every time I read a book on the first
day - I almost cringe when I read that quote. Harrison (The Spy) spoke - and
the ANV became totally animated (with good cause, I agree), but supposedly
Pettigrew & Young were looked at practically derisively. My take - if you
disbelieve them (CSA officers no less) - at least proceed with some degree
of caution, just in case they're correct. I wonder if Hill , at the time,
advised Lee of this sighting (seems to me important enough info - right or
wrong) and if so, what was Marse Robert's reaction. After receiving
Harrison's information on the 28th/29th of June (pick your historian) - why
wouldn't this info be any less important to Lee. Hill's call - and IMHO - he
dropped the ball.

Regards,
Tom B. (who is a big fan of the man in the red shirt - up until Gettysburg)




-----Original Message----- 
From: George Connell
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 11:10 PM
To: GDG
Subject: Re: GDG- Harry Heth and the First Morning at Gettysburg

Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
Aahh, Louis Young and and his great remark when telling Hill it was the AoP
in front of them, "They listened, but they heedeth not." Six words but it
captures the Confederate arrogance perfectly.

Regards,

George




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