Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell Puller's Grandfather, CSA Major John W. Puller, KIA Kelly's Ford

The most decorated Marine in history.

Lewis Burwell Puller, whose nickname "Chesty" was inspired by his barrel chest as a result of his asthma, only later symbolizing the intimidating plate of medals and ribbons he bore, was born on June 26, 1898 in West Point, Virginia.

He was a second cousin of United States Army General George S. Patton. (Whose grandfather was also a Confederate officer. General Patton learned about the WBTS sitting on his grandfather's knee. BT) His *grandfather had died fighting for the Confederacy during the Civil War (Sic) and his childhood heroes were Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.

He grew up regularly hunting, fishing and horseback riding and would later remark that, "Those days in the woods saved my life many a time in combat."


There is precious little about the major on line. The grandfather of one of the most famous generals and the major was killed one hour before Pelham. Seems strange. There should be a book here if there is more information that can be found.

Major John W. Puller

Report of Brig. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee


March 23, 1863

"Among the killed I deeply regret to report Major [J. W.] Puller, of the Fifth, and Lieutenant [C. S.] Harris, of the Fourth, both gallant and highly efficient officers–a heavy loss to their regiments and country."


From the Richmond Sentinel, 3/20/1863, p. 1, c. 7

The Dead. – The body of Major John Pelham, chief of Artillery in Gen. Stuart’s division, was placed in the Capitol on Wednesday night, where it remained under guard and enshrouded in the colors of the country until sent to the Southern depot, on the way to Alabama. Major J. W. Puller’s remains were sent to Gloucester county for interment, leaving Richmond by the York River train yesterday morning.


The Mysteries of Kelly's Ford

Harry Gilmor, as already noted, was temporarily assigned to Stuart's staff. According to Gilmor, the 3rd Virginia was already repulsed and the 2nd Virginia Cavalry engaged. Rosser had been wounded and Major J. W. Puller killed. Gilmor wrote:

About half an hour after Puller was killed, Pelham and I were standing together, on the right of the 2d Virginia, which was in line, and just then sustaining a severe fire of shell from a light battery posted near.... The shells continued to explode all around us, but principally in our front; and so familiar had they become, that I had ceased to regard them... when, just as the last files of the 2d wheeled into column, I was deafened, by the explosion of one very near. Even then I did not look back till I heard [Capt. James] Bailey exclaim, "My God, they've killed poor Pelham."



Colonel WINSTON:

SIR: I have the honor to inclose the above, being a true copy of Mr. Collins' letter addressed to Major Phillips.

The picket reported that twenty-four steamers came down the bay yesterday and proceeded to Old Point.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Captain, Commanding Post.

Mr. Collins is perfectly reliable.




5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry

The field officers were Colonels Reuben B. Boston, H. Clay Pate, and Thomas L. Rosser; Lieutenant Colonel James H. Allen; and Majors Beverly B. Douglas, John Eells, Cyrus Harding, Jr., and John W. Puller.[1]

Thanks, Tom

Top 15 Photos From The Wisconsin Hate Rallies

Of course.
"No captions are necessary. But remember, geniuses like Nancy Pelosi, Charles Blow, Bill Maher and the other drones say all of the hate speech comes from the right."

Via Weasel Zippers

Goverment Has Borrowed an Additional $29,660 Per Household Since Obama Signed Stimulus

Thanks, Hussein
"The federal government has borrowed an additional $29,660 per household in the United States since President Barack Obama signed his economic stimulus law two years ago.

That brings the total national debt to $125,475.18 per household."

House Votes To Defund Obama's Czars & Net Neutrality


"The House GOP approved an amendment to a government-spending bill that would block funding for the Obama administration’s so-called policy "czars,” appointed advisers to the president that have been much-criticized by Republicans.

The vote was 249-171."


House Passes Amendment to Block Funds for Net Neutrality Order

"The House passed an amendment Thursday that would bar the Federal Communications Commission from using any funding to implement the network-neutrality order it approved in December.

The amendment, approved on a 244-181 vote, was offered by Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., to legislation that would fund government agencies for the rest of fiscal year 2011."

JDAM Afghanistan (Language)

All the trouble we had hitting that bridge in North Vietnam until we got a guided one. Now, it looks like a cake walk.

Geithner Admits: Obligations In President's Budget "Unsustainable"

"The people don't like to be conquered, sir, and so they will not be. Free men cannot start a war, but once it is started, they can fight on in defeat. Herd men, followers of a leader, cannot do that, and so it is always the herd men who win battles and the free men who win wars. You will find that is so, sir."
-- John Steinbeck, The Moon Is Down
Your faithful followers seem to be giving in, Hussein.

Alaska Governor Refuses To Enact Healthcare Law

Stick it to them!

"Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell says he will not enact the federal healthcare overhaul after a judge in Florida struck down the law as unconstitutional.

Parnell considers that ruling the law of the land, barring implementation in the state. The state will pursue options of its own instead, he said."

Successful Puerto Rico's Governor: Obama's Policies Are Wrong

Don't guess he qualifies to run for president, but then Hussein didn't either.

The miracle that Fortuño pulled off should be a model for the country and every state. In contrast, President Obama, who took office in the same month as the Puerto Rican governor, has increased deficits and debt by trillions.

Fortuño says Obama’s policies are wrong. “I believe that we need to empower our businesses and our taxpayers, and if we do that, our economy will grow at a much faster pace than we are today,” Fortuño says. “Secondly, we cannot continue printing money to cover our deficit. Thank goodness the states can’t do that. So we have to bite the bullet, and that’s exactly what I did.”

NC Passes Opt Out Mandatory Obamacare Requirement

Good show, old chaps.


"House Bill 2, Protect Health Care Freedom, passed the Senate Wednesday. House Bill 2 would protect the freedom to choose health care and health insurance by allowing the State to opt out of the mandatory insurance requirements of the Federal Healthcare Act. Polls show that sixty five percent of the people agree with the option to opt out."

Senator Harry Brown


Jones and Onslow Counties- 6th District

300-B Legislative Office Building

300 N. Salisbury Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone (919)-715-3034

Fax (919)-715-7586


"Feel Free To 'Drink The Kool-Aid' Of Janet Napolitano"

"Feel free to 'drink the Kool-Aid' of Janet Napolitano, Dennis Burke and Barak [sic] Obama all day long, yet this threat to America remains, until our border is secured," Babeu's letter continued. "Their agenda is clear -- they want 'immigration reform' and must convince the public that everything is just fine."

CLAIM: CBS Complicit In News Coverup Of Attack On Lara Logan

“[60 Minutes] correspondent Lara Logan was repeatedly sexually assaulted by thugs yelling, ‘Jew! Jew!’ as she covered the chaotic fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo’s main square Friday.” Powerful reporting on an important story. Two problems: It didn’t run until yesterday, and CBS didn’t run it. The quote is from the New York Post. And it was The Wall Street Journal that reported “the separation and assault lasted roughly 20 to 30 minutes.”

But CBS? They sat on their own story. For five days, as reporters reveled amid giddy celebrations in Tahrir Square, and as President Obama praised President Obama’s handling of the Egyptian crisis, CBS reported nothing. Only when other media had the story did CBS break the news that its own chief foreign correspondent was the victim of “a brutal and sustained sexual assault.” Five days of silence — not even “60 Minutes” coverage of the Egypt story. No mention of the “mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy” who attacked their own reporter.

Apache 30mm

Napolitano: Lincoln Was A Tyrant, Etcetera

Via The Battle Of Atlanta

First In The Nation: Idaho House Passes Health Care Nullification
"In an historic vote in the Idaho House of Representatives, the Federal Health Care Nullification Act (originally authored by the Tenth Amendment Center) passed by a vote of 49-20.

House Bill 117 (H117) states, in part:

The state of Idaho hereby exercises its sovereign power to declare the public policy of the state of Idaho regarding the right of all persons residing in the state of Idaho in choosing the mode of securing health care services free from the imposition of penalties, or the threat thereof, by the federal government of the United States of America relating thereto

The principle behind such legislation is nullification, which has a long history in the American tradition. When a state ‘nullifies’ a federal law, it is proclaiming that the law in question is void and inoperative, or ‘non-effective,’ within the boundaries of that state; or, in other words, not a law as far as the state is concerned."

"Obama Is The Most Disloyal President In The History Of Our Republic"

February 17, 1864

C.S.S. Hunley

On this day in 1864, the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley attacked and sank the U.S.S. Housatonic in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The Hunley, however, failed to return to base and subsequently sank herself. This marked the first time a submarine had successfully destroyed an enemy ship in wartime history.
Obama's intent may not be overtly "treasonous," but his actions do invoke the words of that brilliant Roman statesman and political theorist Marcus Tullius Cicero:

"A nation can survive its fools, even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves against those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear."

At Clinton Speech: Veteran Bloodied, Bruised & Arrested For Standing Silently

Ray McGovern with bruises
Ray McGovern with bruises

"As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech at George Washington University yesterday condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression, 71-year-old Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes, brutalized and left bleeding in jail. She never paused speaking."

Busted: Fox News CPAC Ron Paul Video Deception

"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence; true friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks and adversity before it is entitled to the appellation."
--George Washington, Letter to Bushrod Washington, 1783

Restore The Constitution

IDF Women & U.S. To Join UN Rebuking Israel Over Settlements+

More IDF Women
U.S. to join UN Security Council statement rebuking Israel over settlements

BEFORE AND AFTER: In this composite image, a view of the Israeli Settlement Neveh Dekalim in the southern Gaza Strip is seen in a June 19 photo (top) and again after the Israel razed of all its homes, leaving only the synagogue (top left corner) in what has now seen as a foolish attempt at appeasing the world. The ill conceived destruction of the homes and businesses and deportation of over 10,000 Israelis resulted in the empowering of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

My friends, straddling the fence usually results in bruised tenders.

AllahPundit at HotAir brings us a nice analysis of the latest stab in the back from the schizophrenic Muslim leader across the pond:
Sure got Hussein pegged right.

Rapid Fire
  • Israel's GDP growth fourth quarter of 2010: A whopping 7.8%. The US' over the same period? A paltry 3.2%
Proof of Israel's growing world influence: IDF Woman and Israeli supermodel featured in the 2011 SI Swimsuit edition.

Travelers Insurance Drops Policy Because Of "Assault Rifles"

Goodness, how terrible those nasty "assault rifles." Gee, ten .308s are fine , but not even one of those nasty, "military" weapons........
"Our reason for non-renewing your policy is due to the substantial change in your risk since the policy was first issued as described below: There are assault rifles at the insured location."

Via Dan

JDAM Afghanistan