I wish that were true, Gettysburger. But this hasn't been the first time I've seen mention someone has mentioned the idea of the South occupying northern territory. I look over ebg's post and there's nothing about the South occupying northern territory, so I don't get how it is gotten from what he said that that was an intention of the South. I know Lee had various reasons for his invasions, but not once have I read anyone saying he intended to occupy Northern soil. And about the only recource I've seen any historian say Lee was interested in in the north was food for his army, which is understandable.
I don't get where this idea of the South wanting to occupy northern territoy is suddenly coming from. As I said, if that were an intention then wouldn't there have been more major invasions of the North?
May have to study up on these guys a little more at Gettysburg. So it seems the guy actually did have the right information. On most of the books I have read on Gettysburg it just has not come up in that material.
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