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 Posted: Tue Nov 15th, 2011 12:22 am
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ole wrote: There were few reporters in the west, and fewer photographers.

Would you ride a train for a week to get to Nashville when there was something to report a carriage ride away?

One of the major reasons Gettysburg gets all the attention and now the money is that Lincoln appeared on this battlefield and talked to some folks for a few minutes.


In addition, you had Sickles making it "His park" and lobbying for money from the gitgo. Gettysburg has become from a government perspective, the face of the war.

To get a really good idea of the differences go to Pea Ridge or Wilson's Creek. Nice, well preserved battlefields ... very close to ZERO money

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