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  •  You're probably right but (0+ / 0-)

    considering that the casualties at Gettysburg and the casualties in the entire Vietnam war were about the same, and considering the burning of Atlanta and Savannah and the deliberate terrorization of the civilian population (by terrifying symbolic gestures such as blacksmithing railroad tracks around trees like bows and by deliberately burning crops) the comparative moralities seem problematic to me.  And while it's possible the Savannah burning may have been unintended, I doubt anyone down there thinks so.

    Great handle, btw.

    •  I don't recall Savannah being burned (2+ / 0-)
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      Theodore J Pickle, bartcopfan

      You may be thinking of Columbia South Carolina.

      Savannah, I believe, was spared because it had been declared an "open city" and allowed Sherman to enter unopposed. Also it had numerous brothels and no self-respecting soldier was going to burn one of those.

      Sherman did have a grudge against Columbia, because South Carolina had been the first state to secede.

      If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

      by Major Kong on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 05:36:59 AM PDT

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