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 Posted: Sun Jun 8th, 2008 04:39 am
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This has been going on for about 6 years or so and needs to be done..
One interesting thing that came out of our trip was a statement by our guide that LRT was not that important int he overall schemne of things... if the Confederates had been able to take it, they could not have held it given that about 6000 reserves were just north of LRT, and if they could have kept it, it would have been of little value to them.
When you go to LRT with that perspective, you see what he is talking about. There is no room for cannon to be trained northwards, ther is no way the Confederates could have hit Cemetery hill, and they could not have depressed fire enough to protect the hill from efforts to retake it from the norht. I now believe that perspective is correct and the reading of Adelman's book " The Myth of LRT" confirms it for me.. I now believe the imortance of LRT has been formulated ove the years for self serving reasons

Ed

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