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ZacAttack
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Headed there on Thursday for the 4th. Will probably be the biggest reenactment of my lifetime.





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MapGuy
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I wonder who would win the CW today.

the south and I don't think it would be close.






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geauxtigers87
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and they said the same thing about those soft yankees back in the day too. not saying i wouldn't be pro southern, but they thought that too and it didn't work out too well





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TigerPanzer
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Very cool, thanks. Have been there several times; a must-see for any student of American History.





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MapGuy
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I'm saying that if this country came to a fight over current civil rights, not slavery, the "South" would be much stronger than it was during the civil war.





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goldenbadger08
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This. Is. Awesome.



The south will rise again?



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Tchefuncte Tiger
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It was even crazier they continued them into WWI against better rifles. machine guns, and artillery


...and barbed wire.






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PoppaD
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Great link. I also watched the one on Vicksburg and I never knew Vicksburg was surrended the day after Gettysburg was lost. It's weird how that worked out. Vicksburg was a pretty big lose because it cut the south in two and made getting supplies from the west to the east almost impossible.





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Gulf Coast Tiger
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Great video, thanks for sharing





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TigerDeacon
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Those old napoleonic battlefield strategies of marching lines into rifle emplacements is crazy by today's standards of warfare


It wasn't crazy then. You couldn't fight large actions with skirmish lines, a bayonet charge would quickly overrun thinly spaced troops with muzzle loading weapons. You had to have massed troops to hold a line. No way around it.

We aren't more intelligent that they were then, we just have more efficient weapons that have allowed different tactics to develop.

Now, if you want to talk about the political ramifications today of having massive casualties resulting from indecisive battles, that would not be tolerated today.






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Me Bite
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Nice thread... thanks for sharing.





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LSU2NO
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Just saw the film. It was spell-binding, thought-provoking. I went to Gettysburg many years ago. It is a place every one should see.





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The312
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If anyone here has yet to read The Killer Angels, I cannot recommend it highly enough.







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elprez00
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have stood on little round top, crazy what those guys did

Same here. The last big vacation I did with my folks before I graduated college we went to Baltimore and DC. We drove over to Gettysburg and spent the day. I could've stayed for three days. Its incredible. I keep saying I want to go back, and spend a couple of days there hiking the battlefield.






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geauxtigers87
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I've always wanted to go back and do exactly that. Just haven't had the time





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hondurantiger
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Great post!






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Gorilla Ball
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Yes thanks for sharing





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LSUnowhas2
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Pisses me off when I hear these so-called "historians" talk about Lee going to Gettysburg to take (and presumably keep) Federal territory. As much as anything else, the Confederate army was looking for shoes and food. These supplies would help sustain the Confederates until a hopeful peace accord could be brokered.





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windhammontanatigers
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Thanks so much for posting. I have been glued to the History 2 channel and the Military Channel all night watching the specials about Gettysburg. Visited there back in the fall of 1995 and thoroughly enjoyed all the history. Hope to get back there one day. Wonder what would have happen if Jeb Stuart wouldn't have been so absent.





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Macphisto
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Good shite. I planned to drive up there for the reenactment this weekend but I went to a beer festival instead.

Anyway thank god the right side won. What a stupid war. "Oh, it's about states' rights!" What states' rights, in particular, eh?

Sherman called it:
"You people of the South don't know what you are doing. This country will be drenched in blood, and God only knows how it will end. It is all folly, madness, a crime against civilization! You people speak so lightly of war; you don't know what you're talking about. War is a terrible thing! You mistake, too, the people of the North. They are a peaceable people but an earnest people, and they will fight, too. They are not going to let this country be destroyed without a mighty effort to save it… Besides, where are your men and appliances of war to contend against them? The North can make a steam engine, locomotive, or railway car; hardly a yard of cloth or pair of shoes can you make. You are rushing into war with one of the most powerful, ingeniously mechanical, and determined people on Earth — right at your doors. You are bound to fail. Only in your spirit and determination are you prepared for war. In all else you are totally unprepared, with a bad cause to start with. At first you will make headway, but as your limited resources begin to fail, shut out from the markets of Europe as you will be, your cause will begin to wane. If your people will but stop and think, they must see in the end that you will surely fail."
Comments to Prof. David F. Boyd at the Louisiana State Seminary (24 December 1860); quoted in The Civil War: A Narrative (1986) by Shelby Foote, p. 58; also in The Civil War : A Book of Quotations (2004) by Robert Blaisdell

That said, Louisiana has a very cool, art-deco memorial at the battlefield. Might it be a Manship piece? There are great details, like the slain soldier's foot sticking out of his boot.




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