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Worst of all is that it really never needed to have been fought at all.
As a member of a family who had forefathers fight on both sides, what do you
hear about the immediate families of those who fought? I would suspect that
information gets passed down from generation to generation.
Were they mad at those who fought on the opposing side? Or were they mad
at those from the opposing side who killed anyone on their side? It must be
a very mixed history in families when that happens.
Thank you for sharing all you have already shared. I have a lot of family in
Richmond and in Virginia and the Civil War still holds a prominent place in
I am originally from the Richmond area myself, and I know that the war definitely still holds a dear place in my heart. When you think about it, 150 years ago really wasn't that long ago...
And you're definitely right about Vicksburg! It was fought simultaneously alongside Gettysburg. Both were played major roles in sealing the fate of the Confederacy and ensuring Union victory.
I spent a day at Gettysburg and I can still smell the cordite and hear the cries of the brave men that fought there. I shed copious tears that day as they came without my direction. I saw the smoke and saw the horrors that the conflict of war deposits upon the brave.
I have been a little sadden lately as the press have talked about the Greatest Generation and talk of Viet Nam. They talk about Desert Storm and Iraq and Afganistan. I was an Officer in Korea and in four years we lost more than 35000 men. My outfit alone sent 98 men home in boxes. Are we not honored and identified because it was called a Police Action and not a War? I can guarantee that when we are being shot at and loose so many , it is a War.
Pray that the end of any and all wars become but a memory in History.
God love all
Perhaps someday we will heed President Eisenhower's warning about our military-industrial complex, now many times larger than then. It is the beast that needs continued war to feed it's insatiable appetite.
I will echo your prayer for the end of all wars.