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 Posted: Fri Jul 13th, 2007 11:11 am
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Joe quoted me on this:

"...and destruction of property as general stradegy would have been utterly against the moral charater of Lee's army at that time."

When I wrote that, the critical phrase to me was : "at that time".

Armies, like people, have personalites, go thru growth and changes. 

Think of The AotP, under McCellan, who wanted a "gentleman's peace",  vs under Grant, whom wanted an end to the war, period. 

As I said, it may have different with Thomas Jackson around, whom was like an old testament warrior with a Christian demeanor.

"AT THAT TIME", all important. 


Last edited on Fri Jul 13th, 2007 11:13 am by JoanieReb

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