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pamc153PA wrote: I agree that Gettysburg got more press...

 

For quite a while, during and then after the war, Gettysburg received just as much press as any other US eastern victory. In fact, it was number of years before it outshone Appomattox.

Chamberlain, for example, was bragging over his place at Appomattox right away; it was late in life before he burnished his role at Gettysburg.

The shift of western generals to the east (Grant, Sheridan, Ord, et al) and the tremendous attrition of Gettysburg vets also diminished the short-term 'ink'.

Eventually, as the significance of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address became more obvious, more and more emphasis, ink and and monuments came Gettysburg's way...

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