Skip to comments.Death of General Robert E. Lee
Posted on 10/11/2009 3:38:41 PM PDT by BigReb555
"Robert E. Lee was, in my estimation, one of the supremely gifted men produced by this nation." unquote--Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Better. No go back and redo your earlier posts into something coherent and maybe I'll respond.
“Better. No go back and redo your earlier posts into something coherent and maybe I’ll respond.”
Really ?? Try reading then!
When I visted the house where the surrender was signed, at Appomatax Courthouse, the ranger described how Lee came down the road alone on horse back and the union troops lined the road and cheered and saluted him. That was enough of a tribute for me.
I tried. Run on sentences. No punctuation. If there was a point in there then it was impossible to make out. Here. Here is an example of a well composed message:
"It will be a physical impossibility to protect the roads, now that Hood, Forrest, Wheeler, and the whole batch of devils are turned loose without home or habitation. I think that Hood's movements indicate a diversion to the end of the Selma & Talledega road, at Blue Mountain, about 60 miles southwest of Rome, where he will threaten Kingston, Bridgeport, and Decatur,Alabama, I propose that we break up the railroad from Chattanooga forward, and that we strike out with our wagons for Midgeville, Millen, and Savannah. Until we can repopulate Georgia, it is useless for us to occupy it, but the utter destruction of its roads, houses, and people, will cripple their military resources. By attempting to hold the roads, we will lose a thousand men each month, and we will gain no result. I can make this march, and make Georgia howl! We have on hand over 8 thousand head of cattle and three million rations of bread, but no corn. We can find plenty of forage in the interior of the state." -- William Sherman, 1864
Ewell could have taken Culp’s Hill the first day, had he told Early to just do it instead of waiting for Gen Johnson.
Longstreet wanted Lee to move around to the right of the Union army and make them attach the Army of the Northern Virginia. Unfortuately for that plan, the best place for that plan was at Union Mills, Md. General Meade had already selected Union Mills for the battle. Meade was ready at Union Mills, neither Meade or Lee were ready at Gettysburg.
Meade had an advantage in that Reynolds was the first senior general Meade sent to Gettysburg. After Reynolds was killed, the AOP had many problem. When Hancock arrived, things turned for the AOP.