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 Posted: Wed Aug 8th, 2007 02:51 am
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I was taking other points of view just to be a "devil's advocate' of sorts. If we all agreed absolutely with the idea that Gettysburg was a great battle, then the thread might die.

For me, who as a kid spent childhood years only miles from Gettysburg, I have tremendous respect for what happened there, who fought there and who sacrificed their lives there. I certainly do not  diminish the importance of a three-day battle that cost so many lives, even those of nearly 5000 horses and mules.  The horrendous human cost of that battle had to mean something.

But that said, I tend to feel every raid, skirmish and battle on land and water contributed in ways large and small to what happened next in a progression that led to the final result.  


Last edited on Wed Aug 8th, 2007 02:52 am by CleburneFan

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