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  • #16
    Originally posted by suntzu View Post
    Thirteen months in the rebel army is an account by a northerner who worked in the rebel ordinance (among other things) and later defected. I believe they also had some northerners as engineers in Charleston and managing Lee's logistics. So I would not rule out sabotage.
    Good point!
    In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by suntzu View Post
      Thirteen months in the rebel army is an account by a northerner who worked in the rebel ordinance (among other things) and later defected. I believe they also had some northerners as engineers in Charleston and managing Lee's logistics. So I would not rule out sabotage.
      Many Northerners joined the Confederate forces and served well. That would seem to hold for other capacities as well. The reverse was also true, with many men from Confederate states taking the Union's side.

      Your position linking behavior to where a man came from doesn't hold water in this case I'm afraid.

      Regards,
      Dennis
      If stupid was a criminal offense Sea Lion believers would be doing life.

      Shouting out to Half Pint for bringing back the big mugs!

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      • #18
        Originally posted by B7B Southern View Post
        Good point!
        Ignoring the service of Bushrod Johnson, Otho Strahl, Roswell Ripley, Franklin Gardner, Samuel Cooper, John Pemberton, and Daniel Frost, all northerners who gave distinguished service or held important positions for the Confederacy.
        Last edited by semperpietas; 25 Apr 12, 21:41.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by semperpietas View Post
          Ignoring the service of Bushrod Johnson, Otho Strahl, Roswell Ripley, Franklin Gardner, Samuel Cooper, John Pemberton, and Daniel Frost, all northerners who gave distinguished service or held important positions for the Confederacy.
          May I add Jed Hotchkiss?
          I come here to discuss a piece of business with you and what are you gonna do? You're gonna tell me fairy tales? James Caan in the movie "Thief" ca 1981

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          • #20
            Originally posted by TomDeFranco View Post
            May I add Jed Hotchkiss?
            You may. I forgot about him. I might add Charles Clark for Shiloh.
            Last edited by semperpietas; 25 Apr 12, 23:26.
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            Pyrrhus Travels West:
            Hanno the Infamous, General of Carthage, Rb Mhnt of Sicily

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            • #21
              Originally posted by semperpietas View Post
              There was no way Southern industry to produce fuses that were mathematically precise.
              The process of consistently making fuses the exact same could have been easily achieved between Confederate arsenals. The Confederate Ordnance Corps probably over looked the need until they started mixing shipments.
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              My 13th jump was on the 13th day of the month, aircraft number 013.
              As recorded on my DA Form 1307 Individual Jump Log.
              No lie.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by 101combatvet View Post
                The process of consistently making fuses the exact same could have been easily achieved between Confederate arsenals. The Confederate Ordnance Corps probably over looked the need until they started mixing shipments.
                However each Confederate arsenal had been, like the depot systems for uniform and clothing, tooled to support the local army or department.

                The Charleston fuses burned longer because they were intended to be used in shells for coastal artillery.
                "Hit hard when you start, but don't start until you have everything ready." - Lt. Gen. James Longstreet

                Pyrrhus Travels West:
                Hanno the Infamous, General of Carthage, Rb Mhnt of Sicily

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