Re: [War Of 1812] God and Generals
- Deus Ex Machina....? Beware of Zeus.....
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, James Hardwick
>what if's and leadership styles of a particular general was that as
> I guess what I was trying to relate as the conversation about the
armchair generals we have the advantage of studying history.
Depending on the conflict, it can always be said that "well if this
general or commander were in charge." I believe the Almighty has
control as to when we are called home to Heaven (as I believe). That
being said the men on the ground at the time made the best decisions
that they could based on their experience and background. Many of
those leaders had a very profound faith in some higher diety of whom
the requested guidance or not.
> How it applies to the war of 1812 is that given the tacticalsituations of each battle, each commander did as they were inspired
or not. From personal battlefield experience, I know that when I have
been inspired to certain tactics or schemes of maneuver I have had
peace of mind and clarity of thought. Oppositely, some of my biggest
blunders of training exercises have come when I was too inflated of
my own capabilities and had it not been war games, I would have left
a widow and 3 orphans.
> I again did not mean to cause a great debate on religion or thelack thereof. I just think that many forget that Divine intervention
does account for many battles of history in that, only with certain
impossible odds and circumstances could these events have taken
place. Two specific that come to mind are Montgomery's ability to get
on the cliffs on the Plains of Abraham and Operation Overlord. Both
in which the British and thier Allies took the day and eventually
turned the tides of war.
> Warmest respects
> David Sigler <dasigler@...> wrote:
> WEhat does any of this have to do with the War of 1812?
> david a sigler
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