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Tags: 1913-1938, Civil, Gettysburg, War, film, footage, reunion
Shelby Foote part of the narration from Ken Burns CW documentary.."We think that we are a wholly superior people – if we’d been anything like as superior as we think we are, we would not have fought that war. But since we did fight it, we have to make it the greatest war of all times. And our generals were the greatest generals of all time. It’s very American to do that."
I don't know alot about the war details, but it was stupid to stand there and slaughter each other. There is no way anyone could have found glory in that.
That's the way it was done back in those days. Pretty stupid. At least, these men were able to shake hands over the wall many decades later. At least, I hope they weren't just doing it for a photo op.
They may have shook hands, but from what I hear, those grey coats kept their cry even today "Save your Confererate money boys, the South will rise again."
God Bless Dixie.... Lee could have won if he let Pickett do the right flank,left flank and a charge straight ahead all at once. No way the union could have defended it.
Why do all the Yankees go to the War college in Georgia to lear how to fight, and Coca Cola and major bussiness are found in the south ? If it were fought today there would be a different outcome.
That's a pretty good question. However, it is a pretty good distance from Carlisle Barracks, PA (the home of the War college) to Georgia.
I would love to discuss the war with you but let's not hijack this thread.
(the south never had a chance)
In 1865 Robert E Lee could have easily converted his army into an enormous guerilla force throughout the South, as was suggested by some of his subordinates. Such a force would have been extremely difficult, if not impossible to defeat. He chose to send his men home to help mend the nation. John Wilkes Booth changed that outcome a few days later.
By 1865, the south was worn out. Yes, they could have continued guerilla actions, but it would have resulted in the same thing, only more costly. The civilans were starving, the crops and livestock had been completely destroyed, their treasuary was broke.
Yes, they could have contined for a period of time, but to what end?
After five hard years, you gotta call it at some point, win or lose. Meanwhile, gentle men, I appreciate your not hijacking this thread. Apparently, the Civil War rages on.
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