This is a case where we see the same things, understand the same history, yet see it differently. Taking just your one remark of many well stated ones, that is the point of SW and the invasions. Using your succinct points, which I agree with
Naval Observatory from date and location Geo Coordinates: View west from Cemetery Ridge. Models are 5mm 1: Image protected by Digimarc watermark against unauthorized copying.
The Great American Banzai Charge This is about as far from being an obscure incident in an obscure battle as it's possible to get. Pickett's Charge, in fact, ranks right up there with D-Day as one of the most famous military events in American military history. So why is it a post in my increasingly misnamed blog, Obscure Battles?
Because I have the urge to talk about some of the more obscure but important aspects of this battle-within-a-battle that, in my and several of my resources' opinions, had a direct bearing on how it turned out.
In playing this as a wargame innumerable times, those aspects have turned out--at least in laboratory--to be critical factors.
And there are some obscure details of this charge that may explain the inevitability of its failure.
Also, the real reason is that I just had to get some things off my chest. So the theme of this post will be obscure in its point of view. Not to say downright revisionist.
To inveterate Confederates what I'm going to write here may be considered Yankee propaganda and heresy. But I was never a Confederate in sympathy; my ancestors all fought for the Union--on my mom's side, at least.
Because it's probably the most written-about battle in American history, I'm not going to spend any time on the buildup to Gettysburg, or even on the events of the first two days of that three day battle. I'm only going to reflect on what I imagine was the strategic mindset of Robert E.
Lee as he conceived of this doomed attack on this third day of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. For orientation, here is what the battlefield looked like at about midday on 3 July The Confederate infantry are shown in their waiting positions prior to the attack.
All units are represented in the actual footprint that would have been occupied by the regiment or battery given its reported strength on July 3. The map details only the area around the Union center and does not include the action around Culp's Hill to the northwest, Ewell's troops north of the town of Gettysburg, or the forces around Little and Big Round Tops to the south.
Note that this map is protected by Digimarc watermark against unauthorized copying. What was Lee thinking? When I was ten, my family visited Gettysburg one Sunday.
As my dad and I stood at the Angle, where Webb's Pennsylvanians stood a century before, looking across to Seminary Ridge, it struck both of us as insane that 10, men, all upright and shoulder-to-shoulder, would walk across that open thousand yards into what must have seemed certain death to them.The Civil War Union Documents and Letters: - MUSTER ROLL COMPANY K, 5TH MARYLAND VOLUNTEERS AFTER THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM, Pre-printed and filled in, 21" X 22", listed of 73 officers and enlisted me in Captain Better's Company, one listed as wounded at the Battle of Antietam September 17th and sent to the General Hospital in Washington .
Alternate History. Due to time constraints I can no longer update the contents page. However you can continue to keep abreast of all of our articles by following this link to the Updates Page.. For pre-July Alternate Histories, look here.. For Non-English Alternate Histories, look here.
As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo.
Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from yunusemremert.com There are some truths that I strive to preach, for lack of a better word, in today's information-culture wars propagated in our corrupt mainstream media.
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On 19 November, we commemorate the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in In one of the first posts on this blog, I compared Lincoln’s two-minute address with the two-hour oration by Edward Everett on the same occasion.
Today the former is universally regarded as one of the most famous speeches in American .