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Old December 21st, 2013, 04:27 PM   #1
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Battle of Harpers Ferry


Huge Confederate victory. On the way to Sharpsburg, Jackson captures the federal arsenal with 12,000 men and much munitions.

Sort of interesting, as they did what John Brown failed to do. Also, Lee and Jackson were involved in capturing the traitor Brown. Now are they traitors?

Also, if the Confederates had turned around or maybe concentrated on a different objective, the whole campaign would have been a big success.
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Sort of interesting, as they did what John Brown failed to do. Also, Lee and Jackson were involved in capturing the traitor Brown. Now are they traitors?
This statement is fallacious unless you can show Brown was a traitor. I'll say Brown's act was criminal, but where is his treason against the U.S. government? (or whatever entity you think he committed treason against).

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Also, if the Confederates had turned around or maybe concentrated on a different objective, the whole campaign would have been a big success.
Here you may be right; this could be seen as an example of Lee's and Jackson's incompetence.
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