(1861-1865) Civil War Battles (Eastern Theater)
Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
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July 27, 1861
7/27/2023 7:35:43 AM
From the Daily Delta. New Orleans LA. July 27, 1861

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Phil Andrade
London  UK
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July 27, 1861
7/28/2023 5:56:53 AM

They’re scathing, these character assassinations, aren’t they ?

The early days of the war must have been so febrile, and the allusion to Baltimore in connection with Miles catches the eye : the most febrile of cities.

And then we have reference to the “ Dreadful “ struggle at Mannassas.

Compared with Shiloh or Antietam, the battle begins to look rather modest and amounts to a mere prelude to the horrors to come: but in the light of prevailing American experience it was definitely shocking, and the loss of life and blood was indeed heavy.

Regards, Phil
"Egad, sir, I do not know whether you will die on the gallows or of the pox!" "That will depend, my Lord, on whether I embrace your principles or your mistress." Earl of Sandwich and John Wilkes
Michigan Dave
Muskegon MI USA
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July 27, 1861
7/28/2023 1:55:53 PM

Also that news reporter for the Daily Delta was pretty good at sarcasm!!

"The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract."

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