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Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Iuka & Corinth -- Cozzens Book

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  • FLYNSWEDE@AOL.COM
    In a message dated 1/27/02 10:14:37 PM Eastern Standard Time, hartshje@aol.com writes:
    Message 1 of 20 , Jan 27, 2002
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      In a message dated 1/27/02 10:14:37 PM Eastern Standard Time,
      hartshje@... writes:

      << My comment was
      that, according to Pratt, very little coverage was given to the battle
      at the time it actually occurred, and what WAS reported was very
      inaccurate. >>

      I can agree with Joe. The press then was horrendous in factual reporting.
      Some papers (Chicago Tribune & Joseph Medill for example) made up battles
      that never took place in order to sensationlize the war. Even Brady moved
      corpses to photographically sensationalized positions to enhance the effects.
      This is one reason also that Sherman banned all reporters from the AOTT
      except one who was a personal friend of McPherson. He even got Sherman's
      anger by one report and he too was banished.

      Wayne
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