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Posted on 06/15/2013 2:53:18 PM PDT by BigReb555
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You might find John Stuart Mill's The Contest In America, quite illuminating. It was written in 1862 in the wake of the Trent affair when the Brits had good cause to be pissed with the Union, and the Confederacy had good cause to be courting the Brits. It makes for an interesting account being written contemporaneous with the events in the states when the outcome of the war was anything but certain. Mill vigorously opposed England's siding with the CSA precisely because even at that time, he viewed the Confederacy's cause as being inextricably linked with slavery.
Raising a glass in their honor.
I believe Sherman’s march on and destruction of Atlanta occurred in September 1864, after which he seized Savannah and presented it as a Christmas gift to President Lincoln. The surrender by General Lee occurred in April 1865. Sherman did in no way destroy Atlanta after the surrender. Not sure where you got this from.
Wasn’t he in the movie “Dumb and Dumber”?
How unfair of the North to take the fruit of the labor of those hard-working slaves in the South and slap high tariffs on it.
Confederate General John Bell Hood made the decision to retreat from Atlanta, ordering all public buildings and possible assets to the Union Army destroyed. On the next day, Mayor James Calhoun surrendered Atlanta to the Union Army, and on September 7, General Sherman ordered the citys civilian population to evacuate. On November 11, 1864, in preparation of the Union Armys march to Savannah, Sherman ordered Atlanta to be burned to the ground, sparing only the citys churches and hospitals.
Even after surrender Sherman had to burn Atlanta to the ground!
Lee surrendered in early April, 1865. Atlanta burned months before that.
And how unfair to sell those goods to Europe at a higher profit on the backs of those same slaves!
The North profited more from slavery than the South ever did!
Read the post the City had surrendered!
That was fascinating. Imagine being a Yankee soldier in the front lines and hearing that sort of yell coming from 15,000 enemy soldiers advancing toward you.
You can see the video taken of this event in 1913 at the end of “The Civil War” series by Ken Burns. It is very moving to see these survivors marching with amputated legs and arms.
One of the honored guests was Mrs. Longstreet...
Good for you!
I had to memorize the whole thing in 7th grade...worth it.Visiting the battle field is awe inspiring. Truly sacred ground...
Wonderful part of the series....
He was superb....
If one has studied even the beginning of our republic, the differences between the North and South were substantial even with the North also sanctioning slavery then...
here is what is happening the week of June 29 to Jul 7:
Sherman, while being a scurvy varmint, knew how to win a war...
One place he did intentionally burn was Columbia, SC to level the home of Gen. Wade Hampton of CSA cavalry.
Now there was a guy (Hampton) who gave all for the cause...
Highly recommend all interested to read his story...
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Thanks BigReb555. This is our weekly Digest list ping, hope you like it. :') Some old footage of that reunion survives, seen here from Ken Burns' "The Civil War".
Old footage of Gettysburg veterans reunions
Rare Motion Pictures Show Civil War Veterans at the 75th Gettysburg Battle Anniversary Reunion
The Gettysburg Reunion of 1913
Huntington News | June 16, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
Posted on 06/17/2011 3:29:43 PM PDT by BigReb555
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