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Re: [civilwarwest] How to Move Our Hero from Memphis to Chattanooga

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  • Chris Huff
    Oh Laurie, For Pete s sake write your own book! (So I can read it!!!!!) Your ideas are great! :-) Chris Huff Atlanta, GA ... From: L. A. Chambliss
    Message 1 of 14 , Dec 4, 2000
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      Oh Laurie,

      For Pete's sake write your own book! (So I can read it!!!!!) Your ideas are
      great! :-)

      Chris Huff
      Atlanta, GA

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: L. A. Chambliss <xanthipp@...>
      To: <civilwarwest@egroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2000 7:56 PM
      Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] How to Move Our Hero from Memphis to Chattanooga


      > Dear Madelon,
      >
      > I will concede that the idea proposed by several, that Bart's unit have
      > its time run out and go home to reorganize, is imminently plausible.
      > However I submit that while historically accurate, it is about as loaded
      > with dramatic potential as a bottle of flat beer. Plus you have the
      > disadvantage of having to follow the real history of the 7th IL Cav,
      > with which this scenario might not match.
      >
      > Better, in my humble and probably overdramatic opinion, would be
      > something along the following lines:
      >
      > Bart, you say, has just been named a captain in this unit. This
      > probably got somebody else's nose out of joint, perhaps someone who has
      > been Bart's rival in other matters, either military or social (a chance
      > to throw in a little romantic adventure with a Girl Back Home presents
      > itself here).
      >
      > This Vile Rival connives to get Bart sacked, out of the captaincy at
      > least and the regiment entirely if possible. Through the usual
      > underhanded means he succeeds, and Bart is out on his arse, with only
      > his faithful horse for company. Perhaps he has a mentor of higher rank
      > who knows the story, knows that Bart is both an honorable man and a good
      > soldier, and said mentor gives him a letter of recommendation to a
      > friend in one of the other corps which he knows is about to be moving
      > far away, geetting Bart away from the rival and the sticky situation in
      > the 7th IL.
      >
      > Bart gnashes his teeth at this but accepts. And have him move into a
      > fictitous regiment this time, it gives you more freedom of movement.
      > You can always have him get his revenge on the Evil Rival in Vol. III.
      >
      > :-)
      >
      > Laurie
      >
      > "M. E. Heatherington" wrote:
      > >
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