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  1. The keeping of armies in the field back then meant either of two things. One, the government had stored enough to supply the force, or two, forage. This latter meant emptying of farms and villages of all grain and animals, leading to famine. So if two armies in a civil war lost a few thousand between them while they were blundering about that area it’s certain many many more died in the winter that followed, and the next and the next. Until the balance of production met the mouths to eat it.

    Soooo then. The lamb didn’t wander too far coming over the the CoI. 🙂

  2. The area in which the battle was fought is so rural that it must have had a devastating impact upon the immediate locality.

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