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 Posted: Tue Jan 10th, 2006 11:27 pm
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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.

 

With Regards to all

Bill Wyndham

Melbourne (Not the Florida one)
Oz (Not the Dorothy one either)

 

 

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