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Company I,40th Alabama Infantry Regiment

Discussion in 'Military and War' started by bdtex, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. Puzzling Evidence

    Puzzling Evidence Free range human living on a tax farm.

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    Confederate soldiers were hardly considered "traitors" as our Liberal brethren would try and convince us, au contrare, they were honored members of our military and often drew soldiers pensions.
     
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    That's irrelevant you side with the devil and they will turn on you.
     
  3. bdtex

    bdtex Moderator Staff Member

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    That is good stuff there. Way cool to me that his descendant,your ancestor,was so involved in the UDC. They did and do so many wonderful things to honor Confederate soldiers.
     
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    Union soldiers were important too, but our Confederate ancestors are now being dishonored. Thank you for your kind words, sir. I feel blessed that I was close to my grandfather who lived to be 106 and had a memory like a steel trap. He related second-hand accounts of the civil war directly to me. I'm one of the few people on earth who can say that.
     
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    You are blessed. The only grandparents I had who might have had such second-hand accounts both died while I was still too young to know what I didn't know. Me and a distant aunt and 2nd cousin seem to be the only ones interested in our family Civil War history. In my direct family,that interest is probably gonna die with me. Hope not.
     
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    Keep them alive for right now.
     
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    Here is a narrative from a collection of first-hand accounts found in “Civil War Treasury” edited by B.A. Botkin that speaks volumes to General Lee’s character. It also speaks to me about the ...power behind that greatest commandment… Love One Another.

    “I was at the battle of Gettysburg myself, and an incident occurred there which largely changed my views of the Southern people. I had been a most bitter anti-Southman, and fought and cursed the Confederates desperately. I could see nothing good in any of them. The last day of the fight I was badly wounded. A ball had shattered my left leg. I lay on the ground not far from Cemetery Ridge, and as General Lee ordered his retreat, he and his officers rode near me. As they came along, I recognized him and, though faint from exposure and loss of blood, I raised up my hands, looked Lee in the face, and shouted as loud as I could, ‘Hurrah for the Union!’

    The General heard me, looked, stopped his horse, dismounted and came toward me. I confess that I at first thought he meant to kill me. But as he came up he looked down at me with such a sad expression upon his face that all fear left me, and I wondered what he was about. He extended his hand to me, and grasping mine firmly and looking right into my eyes said, “My son, I hope you will soon be well.”

    If I live a thousand years I shall never forget the expression on General Lee’s face. There he was, defeated, retiring from a field that had cost him and his cause almost their last hope, and yet he stopped to say words like those to a wounded soldier of the opposition who had taunted him as he passed by! As soon as the General had left me, I cried myself to sleep there upon the bloody ground.”

    -Marcus J Wright
     
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    I hate to say this, but to me, Grant was the superior General in as he was extremely studious and able to take in large amounts of information and from that, formulate a battle plan.

    Robert E Lee was a great man, but his uprightness was his undoing. His men loved him and willingly died for him, but he was very meek in asking for supplies. He did not wish to ask for taxes to be collected as this was an infringement upon personal liberty!

    I remember both as great men. Grant could have been a better president with a bit of help from Congress.
     
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