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45374Re: Shelling Cities ; the Swamp Angel

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  • hank9174
    Feb 4, 2008
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      I am interested as well.

      Those purporting to be civilians exiting the city would have to be
      interned and provided for as long as the siege lasts. This prevents
      them from transmitting any intelligence they glean. This could become
      quite burdensome and weighed against the potential of civilan


      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "Carl Williams" <carlw4514@...>
      > I was hoping some one could shed some light on this; someone is right
      > and someone is wrong. Either Grant allowed civilians to come out or he
      > made them stay in and shelled them.
      > > Civilians were not allowed passage out of Vicksburg by Grant -
      > > misery and starvation was a tool in the process of wearing down the
      > > army.
      > >
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