Skip to comments.Civil War reenactment participant shot in Isle of Wight County(Reb halts Yankee victory celebration)
Posted on 10/01/2008 4:44:57 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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A few more of these incidents, and the Civil War might start over it.
He might have hit him in the Parrot Head!
As the song The Devil's Right Hand says:
My first pistol was a cap and ball Colt,
shoot as fast as lightening, but she loads a mite slow..
There was also at least one wreck of a Yankee troop train near Washington, IN, near Tunnelton. Whether poor maintenance and increased wartime rail traffic caused a genuine accident or the event was the result of actions by Dixie agents, Copperhead sympathizers or both is not certain, though still suspected.
A mirror image of what happened in the mountain regions of the South. I had relatives take to the hills to avoid Confederate conscription and then joined up with the Union army when the liberators from the North came. Others didn't wait and crossed the mountains and rivers to join the US Army early in the war.
There even was a mirror image suspicious troop train accident in our old home county of Bradley in Tennessee when a reb troop train had a deadly derailment near the small hamlet of McDonald.
The presence of Confederate sympathizers in the North and Union sympathizers in the South would suggest that the conflict was more a civil war and less a war between the states.
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