INVADING YANKEE AGGRRESORS SURPRISE CONFEDERATE PATRIOTS AT SHILOH
There, fixed it - accuracy is important even in 150 year old news stories.
lol Being from VA all my life, I always catch myself referring to the Confederacy as “our side”.
They Yankees came down out of love for the USA to “preserve” it with grapeshot and double canister. It was in all the papers. Funny way to preserve something.
Makes sense to me....this is the 150th anniversary of the “War of Northern Agression”
It did stand out to me that the fighting was in Tennessee yet the “natives” were called “rebels”. Let the argument begin!
As for Shiloh, I first went there in 1966. I went back last year. Fascinating place.
If you’re ever near there, be sure and go to the Catfish Hotel. The best catfish you’ll ever eat. Ate some in 1966. Ate some last year. It was as good as I’d remembered.
Over 100,000 white Southern Unionists served in the Union army.
"Statistics indicate other Southerners ability to cool white Confederates ardor; and the numbers illuminate but the tip of the iceberg.
Southern blacks supplied close 150,000 Union soldiers and sailors (northern free blacks provided another 50,000).
Border South whites added 200,000 and Confederate state whites 100,000 soldiers to Union troop strength.
The resulting total of 450,000 Southerners who wore Union blue, half as many as the 900,000 Southerners who wore Confederate gray, replaced every one of the Federals 350,000 slain men and supplied 100,000 more men besidesa number greater than the usual size of Robert E. Lees main Confederate army.
White Confederates developed no such replacements for their mounting casualties; and in addition, anti-Confederate Southerners piled on psychological, economic, and geographic burdens that ultimately helped flatten white Confederates resiliency."
William W. Freehling, The South Vs. The South : How Anti-Confederate Southerners Shaped the Course of the Civil War