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 Posted: Thu Nov 13th, 2008 04:43 pm
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calcav:

Won't argue your case for Confederate motivation in Chambersburg. However, If burning a farm is a legitimate target to weaken the opponent's war effort, burning the home's of city workers is legitimate too. Even the guy who sweeps the floor at the factory is contributing to the war effort. If you make it hard for him to sweep the floor, you are weakening the opponent's war effort. Granted there is a fine line between legitimate targets and atrocities. In fact for some families in the Shennandoah, a bullet to the head would have been more merciful than the slow starvation and diseases that resulted from the Burning.

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