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Best single sentence summary of Day 1 of the battle

Discussion in 'Battle of Gettysburg' started by E_just_E, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. E_just_E

    E_just_E 1st Lieutenant Forum Host

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    I was at the battlefield yesterday. I have to admit that I do not really pay much attention to the historical markers, but I had a look at this one by the McPherson barn. I think that it is likely the best single (or 2 actually) sentence summary of the day 1 of the battle I have seen:

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    (they could have added something about Arrival of Corps I stalled the Confederates, before the Ewell bit, but that would have been too long :smile: )
     

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  3. LtRusell

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    A perfect example of saying what needs to be said, with fat on it. Nice picture too.
     
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  4. connecticut yankee

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    I think an equally good one might be: "Yankees lose, Confederates win."
     
  5. JOHN42768

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    Good old favorite " The beginning of the end"
     
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    Once again, the absence of Stuart had a fatal influence on Confederate decision-making !
     
  7. E_just_E

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    Agreed! But this Stuart
     
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    After much thought, I think mine is, "Can't we get shoes somewhere else?"
     
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