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|Posted: Fri Sep 29th, 2006 05:15 pm||
|James Longstreet wrote:
The source of the quote seemed reliable, but I was still cautious. I also found this:
This is an area of interesting historic analysis...
In parsing this, and similar, statements, a historian asks questions such as:
To whom was Lee speaking?
Why did he say this in 1870?
Did he repeat this view frequently or mention it only once?
What if he had said this in 1860 rather than 1870?
How did his opinion change from 1860 to 1870?