Talk:Battle of Green Spring

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Copyvio revert[edit]

I think rather than erasing the entire article because it came from another article, it should be rewritten with the article listed as a source. Thoughts? --Awiseman 20:45, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

To the extent the copy is of Federal Government origin, it's Public Domain, but a rewrite with more sourcing would be an improvement. More of a skirmish than a battle though. Pohick2 (talk) 01:54, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Battle of Green Spring/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer:Ed!(talk) 18:36, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

GA review (see here for criteria) (see here for this contributor's history of GA reviews)
  1. It is reasonably well written:
    On Hold
    1. "In an action that many considered confirmation of the epithet "Mad"..." Who? This statement should be referenced.
      • Well, to a first approximation, it is referenced -- by the cite at the end of the sentence. I believe this is more-or-less what the Wickwires claimed. I think they meant contemporary opinion, but did not go into detail; I'll have to check. I know that Nelson has some interesting contemporary quotes (as opposed to quotes by historians or biographers) that specifically use words like "mad" and "madness", so I can probably rewrite that bit. Magic♪piano 22:04, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
      • I've rearranged this, and added some more relevant commentary. Magic♪piano 19:27, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
    2. In the battle section, you talk a lot about what Wayne and Lafayette were during the battle. Where was Cornwallis? Did he observe the battle from a remote location or was he with his troops?
      • Sources generally don't say where Cornwallis was, except to note that he led the countercharge. Magic♪piano 19:27, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
    3. Are there any ideas on what time the battle began? It's hard to tell until the very end of the battle section any idea of what time things happened.
      • Added more time indicators. Magic♪piano 19:27, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
    4. You should expand the lead a little to include information from the Aftermath and Legacy sections. This will make the lead summarize the whole article.
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable:
  3. It is broad in its coverage:
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy:
  5. It is stable:
  6. It is illustrated by images, where possible and appropriate:
  7. Overall:
    Oh Hold while a few minor things are fixed. —Ed!(talk) 18:36, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time to review; I think I've addressed your concerns. Magic♪piano 19:27, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Copyright problem[edit]


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