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 (1861-1865) Civil War Battles (Eastern Theater)
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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
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December 23, 1862
12/23/2021 9:32:50 AM
From the Richmond Enquirer.



From the Lancaster Intelligencer.




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Michigan Dave
Muskegon MI USA
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December 23, 1862
12/23/2021 4:16:23 PM
Hi Larry,

Nice articles, they give a good account of the bottom line of the battle, & the situation with the swollen river! We don't always consider the part that weather plays? But it can be a major factor like it was here at Fredericksburg!?

Thanks for posting daily,
Regards,
MD

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Phil Andrade
London  UK
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December 23, 1862
12/23/2021 4:34:15 PM
And how fully the Lancaster newspaper countenances the enormity of the northern loss in the battle : even to the extent of exaggeration, while actually understating the rebel loss. How often has that happened in modern times ?
Again, it implies a robust democracy, that allows for such a candid exposition of disaster on the battlefield.

Regards, Phil
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