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Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Snake Creek Gap

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  • FLYNSWEDE@AOL.COM
    In a message dated 7/1/01 9:31:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time, carlw4514@yahoo.com writes:
    Message 1 of 198 , Jul 1, 2001
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      In a message dated 7/1/01 9:31:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
      carlw4514@... writes:

      << Sherman felt it would be a mistake to use any other forces than
      McPherson's as it would mean pulling them out of the line of battle
      in the face of the enemy. Is that not valid? >>
      Carl,
      See my earlier post in that Thomas (who had the largest number of troops in
      his command) was only being used as a feint on Tunnel Hill.

      Wayne
    • GnrlJEJohnston@aol.com
      In a message dated 9/4/2005 10:37:14 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, dan6764@yahoo.com writes: An 1866 document produced by laborers locating bodies on the
      Message 198 of 198 , Sep 4 2:11 PM
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        In a message dated 9/4/2005 10:37:14 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, dan6764@... writes:
        An 1866 document produced by laborers locating bodies on the battlefield stated that the heaviest concentrations of dead lay on the eastern and western sections of the field and that the dead were fairly light in the center where the Hornets Nest was located.. 
        This may be true Dan, but remember, as soon as the battle ended, Union troops started gathering up their dead as well as Confederate dead.  Those that might have been found after the war was over, were most likely those that were killed in the brush and bramble of the battlefield, whereas, the Hornet's Nest was quite open and bodies were easily found there following the battle.
        Just a thought of common sense with only documentation of them finding and burying the dead following the battle.  IIRC, Grant denied Beauregard  access to Confederate dead, since they already had been gathered up and buried.
         
        JEJ
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