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To: Salvavida

I don’t remember the specific source, but my guess is that most of the noncoms were Irish immigrants, who name to America via New York city, and had a great love for their new country.


15 posted on 10/13/2018 9:54:39 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (GOP- 65 House and 12 Senate seat pickups in November)
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I believe General Meade was the commander of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg, even though he had little to do with the tactical aspects of the battle?
There were a number of talented unit commanders at Gettysburg on both sides and Robert E Lee’s blind resolve to force a decisive win in the battle cost thousands of lives in a battle noted for it’s ferocity and blood letting.
The long and complex battle actually ran from June 30th when the Union cavalry intercepted the advancing Confederate column and there were many instances of personal courage and tragedy.


16 posted on 10/13/2018 11:13:24 PM PDT by Sa-teef
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