Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Robert E. Lee prayed for North during Civil War

Via Jeff "I saw this and was reminded what an honorable man Lee was. In fact, all of the Confederate officers were, as compared to the savages that Lincoln hired (Grant, Sherman, etc) This country would be in such better shape if we had leaders of such moral conviction."

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Wilmer McLean’s farm in Manassas Junction, Virginia, was the location of the first Battle of Bull Run in 1861. Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard, who was using McLean’s house as his headquarters, wrote: “…of this artillery fight was the destruction of the dinner of myself and staff by a Federal shell that fell into the fire-place of my headquarters at the McLean House.”

The Confederates won the first Battle of Bull Run due in large part to General “Stonewall” Jackson holding his ground like a “stonewall,” resulting in his nickname.

With momentum on their side, Confederate troops could have pursued the fleeing and exhausted Union army 20 miles to Washington and won the war. Instead, an unusually heavy rain turned roads into mud pits and they called off the pursuit.

Wilmer McLean moved away from the conflict, yet almost four years later his new home, near Appomattox Court House, Virginia, was the agreed location for General Robert E. Lee to surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant on Palm Sunday, April 9, 1865.

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6 comments:

  1. Well my Yankee soul is greatly comforted by this!

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  2. Ha! :) Salvation at last...............:)

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  3. Lee's understanding and adherence to the Constitution was far greater than Lincolns, mainly due to his religious/moral convictions and superior education. You would think that Lincoln, being a lawyer, would have a more vast knowledge of such things. I guess not. Apparently being a lawyer beforehand makes you a terrible President. By the way, what did oBama do before becoming President? Oh yeah, he was a lawyer! Lincoln and oBama were both lawyers before being President and both have turned out to be tyrants willing to start a civil war. Coincidence? I don't think so! :)

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  4. I happened to see (by accident) tonight the CBS evening news or part of it. They were waxing poetic about how Grant SAVED the union at Appomattox. Do those idiots not realize the if the south had won that we would have offered similar terms to the north and the United States would have survived either way and in better shape if the great minds of the South were running it?

    I contend that slavery would have ended either way and that things would be much better in this great nation had it worked out that way. They talked about how generous the government was to the South by allowing the soldiers to lay down their arms and go home. They didn't mention the wrath unleashed by Sherman that was still visible here in coastal NC and elsewhere in the south well into the first half of the 20th century. Had it not been for WWll and the building of military bases North and South Carolina would still be in shambles.

    Something I really enjoy doing is going to steam and old gas engine shows and marveling at the equipment that was used in the late 1800's. The reason I marvel at it is because here, in Coastal NC, there was no such equipment. You have to go up north to PA and out into the mid west to find that stuff. It does not exist and for the most part never did here or in most of SC. All we had was some sandy or swampy land and an old mule and it continued that way until the second half of the 20th century. Even the old plantations that survived just sat there for the most part and were split up amongst many poor farmers or tenants.

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    1. I happened to see (by accident) tonight the CBS evening news or part of it. They were waxing poetic about how Grant SAVED the union at Appomattox.

      Commie propaganda.

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      Do those idiots not realize the if the south had won that we would have offered similar terms to the north and the United States would have survived either way and in better shape if the great minds of the South were running it?

      All we wanted was to be left alone.

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      I contend that slavery would have ended either way and that things would be much better in this great nation had it worked out that way. They talked about how generous the government was to the South by allowing the soldiers to lay down their arms and go home. They didn't mention the wrath unleashed by Sherman that was still visible here in coastal NC and elsewhere in the south well into the first half of the 20th century. Had it not been for WWll and the building of military bases North and South Carolina would still be in shambles.

      Good points.

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      Something I really enjoy doing is going to steam and old gas engine shows and marveling at the equipment that was used in the late 1800's. The reason I marvel at it is because here, in Coastal NC, there was no such equipment. You have to go up north to PA and out into the mid west to find that stuff. It does not exist and for the most part never did here or in most of SC. All we had was some sandy or swampy land and an old mule and it continued that way until the second half of the 20th century. Even the old plantations that survived just sat there for the most part and were split up amongst many poor farmers or tenants.

      But life was better then, no matter how much they state otherwise. I would do it all over again in a flash.

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