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|Posted: Tue Jan 10th, 2006 11:27 pm||
|This topic owes much to Margana and David L.White. In particular their most interesting correspondence, from the pages of ‘Latest Non-Civil War Reads’ extracted from the ‘The Lounge’.
So who did burn Atlanta? Good question. But what I have always believed is of more interest is not the question as such but the the passion that CW buffs bring to the question.
Sherman, Hood; Hood, Sherman. The incompetent burning of war stocks that could not be carried away, that just happened to get out of hand. Or the actions of a merciless steamroller, that could not be stopped.
Well it may be sufficient to say: Atlanta was burning when Sherman arrived on the scene. When he left it was burnt.
So what do you the reader, feel, you notice I said feel. Because in reallity matters of such historical importance should not be left to historians and curmudgeons who only confuse a good story, with their impossible attempts to define facts and apply logic to war.
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