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 Posted: Fri Nov 21st, 2008 12:25 am
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I thought the article about geology and the war in Today's Civil War News was interesting, even though I'm no geologist. If you haven't read it, check it out. It mentions the concept of wanting to secure the high ground, which we all know about, but some of the other info made connections I hadn't thought of. Of course, the flat fields like those at Gettysburg's Pickett's Charge and Antietam's Cornfield were deadly places for both Union and Confederates alike, but to add in that the fields were flat because they had underlying beds of limestone adds an interesting twist. It made me start rethinking other battles and their geology affecting the outcomes of battles.


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