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DFlynt 06-24-2013 02:56 PM

Gettysburg
 
Don't forget folks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg begins on July 1st.

bigjim 06-24-2013 03:10 PM

Been there, but that was about 30 years ago. Not sure anything has changed, maybe the cheap motel I stayed at. (LOL)

Jim

and a happy 150th to all that saved the Union. (now I am going to get it from all the southerners)

Jim

texaswoodworker 07-02-2013 05:22 AM

So much for States' Rights. They pretty much died when the Union won.

nitestalker 07-02-2013 05:41 AM

The Civil War of the 5 Aprils was an American tragedy. It was fought to protect Northern Investors, Western Farmers and Southern Plantations. The 60,000 killed wounded and MIA at Gettysburg was a terrible waste of humanity.
At the end of the war many wealthy plantation owners had removed their wealth and slaves to South America. Northern Investors made millions by stealing from the taxpayers. Small Western farmers became victims of the bankers and government supported railroads.
The grave yards North and South were filled with the young men of promise.:(

Gatoragn 07-02-2013 10:44 AM

A great short read on Pickett's Charge:

http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/nothing-but-glory-gained-account-of-picketts-charge-at-gettysburg/

Threetango 07-04-2013 07:47 PM

Always liked reading about the "War of Northern Aggression".
The 3rd day at Gettysburg and the cavalry battle.

These battles always interested me since I had relatives with Gen Wade Hampton's South Carolina legion, one who was in the 1st S.C. Cavalry at Gettysburg, .

Link
http://theechoesofgettysburg.com/id44.html

Shootnscoot 07-24-2013 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Threetango (Post 1294871)
Always liked reading about the "War of Northern Aggression".

Last time I checked, South fired first. :D
The Civil War was a terrible war of attrition and the South simply couldn't keep up. If General Lee commanded the Northern forces, I think it could have ended in about a year.

The war was a technological revolution for warfare. The first machine guns, landmines, submarines, as well as trench warfare started in the Civil War. Unfortunately, medical technology was far behind the weapons.

orangello 07-24-2013 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by texaswoodworker (Post 1292732)
So much for States' Rights. They pretty much died when the Union won.

Yup, and a lot of good people with them. At least stinkin' Lincoln died too.

Threetango 07-24-2013 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shootnscoot (Post 1314064)
Last time I checked, South fired first. :D
The Civil War was a terrible war of attrition and the South simply couldn't keep up. If General Lee commanded the Northern forces, I think it could have ended in about a year.

The war was a technological revolution for warfare. The first machine guns, landmines, submarines, as well as trench warfare started in the Civil War. Unfortunately, medical technology was far behind the weapons.

Well then, read this.

We need to look at some facts. These are not politically correct and are not popular. The Civil War is not named correctly. A civil war is a war fought between two sides of one country to take control of that country. The Confederate States of America, known as the C.S.A., had seceded from the other states. In other words, they had become their own country. After they had become their own country, the United States of America, known as the U.S.A., decided to take them back by force. Lincoln said it was his duty to save the Union. He failed as the Confederacy had already left the Union and failed by destroying the very principles on which the Union was founded in order to take the Confederacy back by force. Because the Federal troops, or the U.S. military, decided to take the Confederacy back by force into the Union, it is technically correct, though not politically correct, to refer to the war as the War of Northern Aggression. However, those who won obviously would not like that title because it makes the U.S.A. look like the "bad-guys." They decided to keep with the politically correct "theme" of ending slavery and call it the American Civil War in order to keep their image up as the "good-guys." In effect, this portrayed the Confederacy as a bunch of slave-owners, therefore making them out to be the "bad-guys." This illusion worked well for the Federalists.

Shootnscoot 07-24-2013 09:17 PM

I've also heard it call the War Between the States. That one ok?


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