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 Posted: Tue Aug 7th, 2007 07:08 pm
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If one looks closely at each battle and, perhaps, squinches the left eye just a touch, there are omens portending the end in all of them. Ft. Donelson has been mentioned, and I can see that. Shiloh ranks right up there. Both Corinths count favorably. Antietam figures right up there.

Which is the actual knell on the death bell makes good copy and discussions. I tend to hold on the side of that first shot at Sumter (which, by the way, was not fired by Ruffin) placed the Confederacy on the slippery slope. The chances of a successful separation after that were slim and none.

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