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 Posted: Mon Mar 23rd, 2009 08:43 pm
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Albert Sailhorst

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Location: Aledo, Illinois USA
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Assuming for a minute the validity of the "adrenaline junkie" theory, on what other occassions during the Civil War do we see Lee's judgement clouded by his "lust"?

My opinion is that if his "blood lust" caused such blunders, then certainly it would have manifested itself on as equal a grand scale on sevral other occassions that were otherwise successful. In other words, his successes out-weigh his failures, thus precluding a disposition to have cloudy judgement.

Cerainly, Lee made mistakes at Gettysburg and other places. But were the mistakes at those other places equally costly?

Who knows? Maybe he did have "blood lust"? Did he have a heart condition at Gettysburg that altered his judgement? Was he so tired of war that he thought Gettysburg would be the end, win or loose?

An interesting theory!!

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