Re: Bert's New Subject
- Bert, I think you expressed the viewpoint of many here concerning the
Grant/Thomas thing. At first I learned a lot. But then, it just got
too nitpicky and defensive and repetitive. Concerning your new
subject, I can think of a very prime (albeit E.T.) example: R.E.Lee
openly confessing to his men after Pickett's Charge that it was "all
my fault", and later that night saying "Ah, too bad, too bad". Also,
I believe I have read of Burnside crying in his tent after the
disaster at Fredericksburg saying something like "oh, those poor dead
men". I also recall one report of hearing Hood sobbing in his room
or tent the day after Franklin, after having ridden across the
hideous field into the town, although he never publicly admitted to
making a grave error.
--- In civilwarwest@y..., BertyBinks@a... wrote:
> As a regular reader of the site rather than a contributor, I'd like
> my twopennorth in on this one.
> I found the regular Grant/Thomas debate at first interesting and
> gradually quite tedious. I'll be honest, I don't have the knowledge
> up on the inconsistencies in the arguments, but when presented well
> page a good debate with several parties involved really does
> thinking on the subject in hand.
> Taking what appears to have developed into a full blown slanging
> outside of the debate, and then (as appears) not signing your name
to it is
> not a proud thing to do.
> May I suggest a new subject?
> Bearing in mind the casualties involved on a regular basis, did
> officers ever display grief or horror at the results of what they
> Many thanks in advance,