30th August: Rapunzel.
In 1862 in Northern Virginia, however, Major General John Pope was about to get his long awaited comeuppance. Lee was ready to take the offensive against the man he had come to despise, for his over confident bombast and disregard and disrespect of Virginia and the men he had come east to command.
Not heeding his subordinates’ requests for caution, Pope tried once again to break Jackson’s battered Corps(one Brigade did break, but others plugged the gap). On the union far left were only two brigades of Infantry and they were to be assailed by ten times their number. Three Southern Divisions, Hood’s, Kemper’s and Jones’ crashed onto the field, making short work of the outnumbered Northern troops.
Pope did well to recognise the danger when it appeared and sent four Brigades from three different Divisions to hold at Henry House Hill on his left. Remember this was ground fought over 13 months ago, by much the same men and officers, although most were now promoted.
This time around there would be no rout. Understandably, there was much jubilation on the side of the Southerners and a great loss of morale on the Northern side. This sense of martial superiority, begun last Summer at 1st Manassas, was to continue and come to a head on the field of Gettysburg another Summer from now.
Who will win the Stanley Cup this year?
Come on we got a few Canadians here, gota have a few hockey fans!
My vote is New Jersey is Stevens gets back, Detroit if he doesn’t.
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I am pulling for the Sharks cuz they are my home team. I am a Vancouver fan at heart though.
were is vancouver in the poll???
Canucks all the way!!!
If Tanguay returns, my money is on Colorado.
If not, it’s my Wings all the way!
I vote Detroit.My favorite team,the Blackhawks are in last place.Oh well,nowhere to go but up.
Unfortunately I couldn’t fit all 16 teams on the poll, so I filled it to the max.
The Canucks? No Bertuzzi = No cup Plus Cloutier is hurt.
Devils just passed them up for 5th place
I’m hoping the Sens beat Philly at least Devils only 2 points out of the division lead.
does this poll ever suck.
Only one Canadian team did not make the playoffs (Edmonton) and you included only one. For shame!! (just teasing - i don’t really care . . . )
Oh - watch for some Manitoban players . . .
Winnipeg-born Mike Keane of the Vancouver Canucks – a three-time Stanley Cup champion – and Arron Asham of the New York Islanders, who hails from Portage la Prairie.
Shane Hnidy from Neepawa and Churchill-born rookie Jordin Tootoo will be playing with the eighth-seeded Nashville Predators, coached by Dauphin’s Barry Trotz. Also Toronto Maples Leafs goaltender Eddie Belfour, born in Carman and maybe even his backup Trevor Kidd, from Dugald. Not bad for a nothing prairie province . . . .