Then, nearly all left under pressure from the Red Shirts and White Liners-----white paramilitary organizations, then-described as "the military arm of the Democratic Party", working openly to violently overthrow Republican rule, using intimidation and assassination to turn Republicans out of office and suppress freedmen's (former slaves) voting.
The Republican sheriff of Yazoo, Mississippi, received a brief flurry of national attention when insurgent white Democrats took over the county government and forced him to flee. (WIKI)
In 1875, Hiram Revels, a Mississippi Republican--and the first African-American US Senator-- wrote to then-Pres Ulysses S. Grant denouncing Northern invaders into the post-Civil War south for manipulating the Black vote for personal benefit, and for keeping alive wartime hatreds. (WIKI)
We need to get someone with integrity----like former Cong Allen West to write similar letters to his colleagues, and to the media.
Allen West voted with, and fully supports, Odinga.
Allen West voted for redistribution of wealth to blacks.
The defeated insurrection leaders complained about US citizens from the north helping the south to rebuild because they were from the north.
They also complained about ‘scalawags’ US citizens from the south helping the south to rebuild because they were from the south.
Really the insurrection leaders should have complained about themselves for leading their states into an illegal and failed insurrection, wherein much damage was done to to the already poor infrastructure in the south.
General Hood set Atlanta on fire. General Sherman and his men put it out. Sherman destroyed government buildings as he left Atlanta, but most of the damage had been done by Hood’s fire. You won’t learn that from the southrons though.
Lee’s men set Richmond on fire and slashed the fire hoses. Grant’s men put the fire out.You won’t learn that from the southrons though.