Talk:Battle of Gettysburg

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 Definition A turning point in the American Civil War, July 1-3, 1863, on the outskirts of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. [d] [e]

Congratulations to the authors for being selected New Draft of the Week on July 8, 2008. David E. Volk 12:46, 8 July 2008 (CDT)

For a long, long, LONG discussion of the name of this article as opposed to "Gettysburg Campaign", see....

...the discussion area here: There you will find Larry in full voice, Howard, yours truly, and Professor Jensen at the top of his form. Whether it was because of this particular discussion (dispute? argument?) that Professor Jensen left CZ for Conservamedia I disremember, but it probably was a major contributing factor.... Hayford Peirce 18:37, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

The argument was also between Battle of Gettysburg and "Gettysburg, Battle of". Since I've just created the relevant Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, which I think will turn out to be a very nice article, I should point out that it's perfectly appropriate to speak of a Gettysburg Campaign, in which there was a Battle of Gettysburg. Chamberlain, the 20th Maine, and the 14th Alabama would tend to disagree with Prof. Jensen's claim that battles aren't really important.
I have few words for the convention of "Bar, Battle of the". They tend not to meet family-friendliness.
While I was linking Chamberlain to Gettysburg, I did see some things in the Battle article that I believe should be cleaned up. So many topics...I'm not a Civil War specialist, but there were some fairly obvious problems. Is this something where people are interested in collaboration? Howard C. Berkowitz 18:49, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
Joshua was probably a relative of mine -- my grandfather, born in 1847, in Bangor, was Mellon Chamberlain Peirce. His third child, an uncle I never knew, was also Mellon Chamberlain Peirce. And I think that one of Waldo Peirce's kids is named Chamberlain, although he is known as Bill. And no wonder.... Hayford Peirce 19:29, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
Please feel free to join in the Chamberlain article; I'm very happy with the first draft. Howard C. Berkowitz 19:39, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
Not Bill Chamberlain, an Army officer who appears in the last paragraph of Operation DESERT SABRE#Movement into Iraq and Kuwait ? Howard C. Berkowitz 04:12, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
You're probably thinking of Wilt, the greatest of all Chamberlains.... Hayford Peirce 04:43, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

the mother of all cliches....

"Meade did not retreat to lick his wounds".... Oh, come on, guys! Hayford Peirce 04:04, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Jensen, I believe. Howard C. Berkowitz 04:09, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
So I assume. Hayford Peirce 04:44, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

(undent) Is Mecca a Gettysburg for Muslims? Howard C. Berkowitz 01:47, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

? Hayford Peirce 03:40, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
Well, another cliche describes Gettysburg as a Mecca. Turnabout seems fair play. Howard C. Berkowitz 03:52, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
Well,fix it, for Pete's sake! Hayford Peirce 04:21, 17 February 2011 (UTC)