It is my goal in opening this discussion to find and expose the need for History within true Patriots. I consider myself a Patriot and have for quite sometime, the duration really, and I have an incredible love for history. I have no choice but to think other Patriots are the same way, that being said.
I am opening the door to a civil war forum here.
Pick your subject, battle, officer, year, writ, whatever. Post it and wait for discussion. One of my main reasons for doing this is the Civil War, more then any conflict in American history boasted a cast of characters like nothing we have ever seen, it also boasted a casualty rate that is yet to be seen, and hopefully never will.
Allow me to open with a question.
What do you all feel won or lost, dependant upon your outlook, the battle of Gettysburg, that is the type of question that should garner some response. It was after all the central battle of the war. Do you feel it was Lee's refusal to listen to his "ole warhorse" General Longstreet? If so, I would be in agreement with you. Do you feel it was the ascention of General Meade just prior to the battle?
There are alot of contributing factors.
So I say, what say you???