41476Re: Myth or Truth of Sherman's March
- Jul 31, 2006--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "theme_music" <theme_music@...>
>I would have thought that this topic was in the forbidden zone but, as
> Well if you want to go that route, the city that suffered the
> greatest amount of damage due to fire during the war was not
> Columbia or Atlanta, it was Richmond Virginia. Those fires were set
> under orders from RE Lee. So if we are to have "demon pyromanic-
> off", should Lee get some consideration?
you brought it up, General Ewell, himself, contradicts you. Lee had
ordered that "preparations to be made for destroying the cotton,
tobacco, &c., which the owners could not remove, in places exposed to
capture by the enemy."
The conflagration which occurred during what was to be a controlled
burning, made worse by incendiarism, can hardly be blamed on Lee from
what I can see in a quick review.
If you provided evidence to your assertion, maybe there wqould be
something to debate on a different forum.
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