Re: If email existed in 1812....
- Great discussion folks. There's a myriad of social history details (maybe trivial to some) that I've been thinking about as well as the military ones - i.e. poor old Brock would have known that he had been Knighted before he died. He also would have been able to track the whereabouts of that new head gear he ordered!
And think of Laura Secord... sitting in the comfort of her bedroom with a cup of tea at her laptop, writing to Lieutenant Fitzgibbon.
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "planetgemini1812" <planetgemini@...> wrote:
> After all the reading i've been doing lately (Pierre Berton for one) that talks about some events turning out the way they did in the War of 1812 because the parties involved didn't get a key bit of information in time....(which seems to have happened alot)
> It set me to pondering events that would have turned out much differently if they had had email in those days. It's interesting to speculate, isn't it!