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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    Only if there is a crater

    Ummmm, is that your final answer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    Ummmm, is that your final answer?
    My guess is the Battle of the Crater, Pittsburgh. It is American battlefield.

    I can hardly recognize the battlefields from over here looking at them from a satelite
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    My guess is the Battle of the Crater, Pittsburgh. It is American battlefield.

    I can hardly recognize the battlefields from over here looking at them from a satelite
    That would be The Crater on the PETERSBURG National Battlefield in Petersburg, VA. It sits about 2miles from my office.

    The A in the photo actually marks the spot of the Crater...today it is about 20 feet by 25 feet across by 60 feet wide. Erosion has shrunk it down.

    Here it is right after the battle.

    Attachment 27782

    The paved pathway follows the path that the soldiers of the 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, coal miners from central PA, dug with the mouth of the tunnel in the upper right of the picture.

    As for the clues, the first was MG William Mahone, commander fo Confederate troops in the area and the SAvior of the CRater. He was a Petersburg native.

    The drunk was BG James Ledlie who hid out in a bomb shelter and got drunk when his soldiers of the 1st Division, IXth Corps, Army fo the Potomac attacked into the maw of The Crater.

    And the miner was LTC Henry Pleasants, commander of the 48th PAVI.

    Some online sources.

    Battle of the Crater - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Petersburg National Battlefield (U.S. National Park Service)

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    Open question. I will go off now.
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    That's a fairly easy one.This was the 3d victory in a row,in a war long ago.
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    if the blue team wins there ,the reds must have committed suicide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1979 View Post
    if the blue team wins there ,the reds must have committed suicide.
    Not if Z led the blues, red would surrender
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    Not if Z led the blues, red would surrender
    sorry I cant spell the name of that place, the red team is lead by Hannibal.
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    Lake Trasimene
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    Not if Z led the blues, red would surrender
    maybe if the blues had machine guns.... arrow indicating an march towards a wall of heavy infantry and then hit in the flank along the entire route of march with no where to go= death.

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    The water is also blue and so it is filled with a fleet of NGFS ships which have the range on those unlucky reds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zraver View Post
    maybe if the blues had machine guns.... arrow indicating an march towards a wall of heavy infantry and then hit in the flank along the entire route of march with no where to go= death.
    Just to end this. It was a pun intended.

    Reds outnumbered blues (50,000:40,000). Reds were in the hills and it was their ambush (some call it the biggest in the history). And finally reds would have machineguns as well
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    Dok,your turn.

    May be the biggest ambush in history,but it depends on the numbers in other,roughly similar battles,of which no consensus exists.

    Blue vanguard managed to carve a path through the red infantry wall and got away(for a while).The rest were toast.
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    It's 1979's turn.
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    He'll just let it open.I know it was him talking about Hannibal that made you see the light,but we're puritans here.Thread is about places.
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