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 Posted: Sat Nov 22nd, 2008 12:51 am
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Tim, I think maybe the article was talking about the "under the topography" stuff, which is also what makes the topography what it is, of course. So I don't think you're misunderstanding a thing.

I have to agree with Ole (or ole, depending if he's capitalized at the moment or not) that there's nothing that takes the place of walking the ground to really understand the significance of the topography. You can talk all you want about the importance of the swale in front of Emmitsburg Pike for the Confederates during Pickett's Charge, but until you're standing in that swale and see that the Copse of Trees was really the only guiding landmark you could see from down in the relative shelter of it, it doesn't really make an impact.



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