An endlessly fascinating subject for me ...
Shelby Foote would have loved this.
I have always sympathized with both sides; the soldiers I mean. But the Union generals who used a scorched earth policy on the South, which included murdering innocent women and children, I have no sympathy or time for. Hopefully their maker dealt with them in a just way when they left this world.
GG Grandson of Duncan Black, 15 NC Infantry, 1844-1921
GG Nephew of Daniel Black, 15 NC Infantry, 1846-1863, KIA
G Nephew of Travis Porter, 3rd NC Infantry, Captured
Jul 3, 1863, Gettysburg, Died Point Lookout POW Camp,