Comments: A Letter...

"I will lead my division forward, sir"
-- Pickett to Longstreet.

"General, I have no division......"
-- Pickett to Lee.

Valiant, unbelievable, and ultimately impossible.

Posted by bitterman on April 19, 2005 06:00 PM

Great letter. I am curious as to where you found it and the decision to post it. Was it a relative or did you just appreciate it? Sorry, amature historian coming out in me.

Posted by Contagion on April 19, 2005 06:26 PM

Well, damn, I thought it was real too... I guess that means you accomplished your mission of historically accurate language. Excellent post;-)

Posted by sadie on April 19, 2005 08:02 PM

Good job.

Futility, a hard emotion to convey effectively without also evoking revulsion.

You did it.

Well done.

Posted by Jack on April 19, 2005 08:40 PM

Very nice.

Posted by Graumagus on April 19, 2005 09:57 PM

As usual a great story and it could be true somewhere in time but that is another movie. LOL Ga.

Posted by georgia on April 19, 2005 10:40 PM

Great tale, Eric! To paraphrase Dan Rather, it may have been fiction but it sounds authentic to me!

Posted by zonker on April 19, 2005 10:43 PM

That was great, Eric! Good job!

Posted by Sheilah on April 19, 2005 11:02 PM

Damn, that was excellent!

Posted by Jim - PRS on April 20, 2005 05:22 AM

After reading that, I fear you've severely undermined your reputation as an illiterate redneck.

Sad, that :-(

Posted by Harvey on April 20, 2005 01:36 PM

That was great - totally authentic!

Posted by Barb on April 20, 2005 11:31 PM

Ya had me hooked Eric...I wouldn't have know it wern't real had you not said so!

Posted by The Wizard on April 23, 2005 11:07 AM