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Re: [civilwarwest] Re: To burn or not to burn - that is the question

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  • FLYNSWEDE@AOL.COM
    In a message dated 1/7/02 9:34:12 AM Eastern Standard Time, Aurelie1999@aol.com writes:
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      In a message dated 1/7/02 9:34:12 AM Eastern Standard Time,
      Aurelie1999@... writes:

      << After the cotton mill, Grant's men
      torched "an arsenal, an iron foundry, a carriage factory containing caissons
      and limbers for artillery and sundry other businesses." >>

      Buildings such as these are fair game for destruction and the easiest way to
      destroy them was to burn them. I do not think that too much thought was
      given to mind about the possibility of nature to aid in the spreading of the
      fires set. There is evidence however, that Union soldiers at times did try
      to keep the fire from spreading, but of course, credit is never given for
      their efforts.

      Wayne
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