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|I guess this would be a very out of date post but i dont care. I'm from south carolina, so i've been raised on these stories. my question would be, If Lee had burned everything in sight from the potomac river to Gettysburg, including civilian property, would he have gotten away scotch free after the war? I doubt that. I 150% agree that an invading army has the right to destroy military structures and structures that supply those military structures. But to burn someones house down, especially those who only had women in them was wrong. Lee refused to burden the northern civilians with what had been done to virginia i think out of honor the north should have done the same.