Gettysburger wrote: Savez, I agreed with every word of your comment until
you said the Battle of Gettysburg was overrated.
I agree you can have your opinion. But you can't make
a statement like that on this board and not expect someone to ask you for justification of why you think like that?
If you want to say the war between the states was already lost for the south at shiloh or new orleans or even antietam
I'll agree with you. But to say a battle of the magnitude of the one fought at gettysburg is overrated is a gross oversimplification of the military, historical and political facts and implications
of that battle.
I agree. I should have made myself more clear. I'll answer your question by either starting a new thread as not to further hijack this one or find one where this discussion is already being debated.
csamillerp wrote: i DO agree that the history channel sucks, what happened to all the documentaries? up until a few years ago the history channel ran a few civil war series every year around july but then they started pawn stars ice road truckers and american pickers, which are all decent shows but have nothing to do with history. remember when TLC was THE LEARNING CHANNEL? then came trading spaces. There are 900 channels that play to the masses why can't the history channel stay out of it and play things for the small percentage of people like us that enjoy learning about history?
They used to have the Civil War Journal (30 min or 1hr show) on in the mornings it seemed like year around. Did they run out of things to do with it? I mean hell....just start picking out the regiments and do their histories....that right there should take about a decade to cover.