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|Posted: Fri Jul 13th, 2007 10:11 am||
|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 10:13 am by JoanieReb