Nathan Wise who is a fellow Aussie (with a real aussie accent) and I met about a year ago to play via email Stalingrad Pocket II. After crushing me in 2 turns we never played again….Sigh. I suck. BUT we hold chats and a common interest in MMP and in particular The Gamers titles.
Right now however he is experiencing the learning hurdles with 3 Days of Gettysburg. Since I cannot clear room for a ACW title at the moment but I do want to honor this day in regards to its 150th Anniversary;
He made an interesting video and has posted detailed After Action reports on this momentous battle in American history.
Why then does it not register on the American radar of things historical? I am genuinely puzzled by this and do not have answers. So this is not a post to poke or prod. But a post to ask American readers what is the significance of Gettysburg to you? Second, why is it that the general populace pays this battle, the Gettysburg address and the ramifications no or little heed?