Brock - I apologize, but I don't get the significance here. Can you explain it to a tired old man who wishes it had been the other way around?
Compare the Yankee's expressions on the original to theirs on the rehash. You can see Grant's better if blown up.
Brock - I apologize, but I don't get the significance here. Can you explain it to a tired old man who wishes it had been the other way around? The only difference I see is that it _looks_ like the Union scum are gloating in this painting, but that is just my impression.
the Union scum are gloating in this paintingPrecisely, evidently purposely done, not that this would surprise us. :)
We'd all had been better off if this ended up the other way around. The Yankee scum gloat, that is what they do. STILL.However, if I had to touch this painting up, I would have Grant passed out drunk on his desk...as usual.
They (the FEDS) also changed the memorial plaque near the cemetery there a few years ago. The original plaque read;APPOMATTOX *Here on Sunday April 9, 1865* After four years of heroic struggle in defense of principles believed fundamental to the existence of our government Lee surrendered 9000 men the remnant of an army still unconquered in spirit to 118000 men under Grant."My wife and I visited Appomattox about 10-12 years ago and the plaque had been edited, actually the last line "to 118000 men under Grant." had been ground away. It was almost still legible then, probably not any more, if it's even still there.Cultural genocide and the National Park Service. Go to ANY NP and you'll see it for yourself.
Go to ANY NP and you'll see it for yourself. It'll just piss me off. I don't know where they came up with the 118K unless they added Sherman's army which wasn't present there.http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2016/04/lees-surrender-by-my-great-grandfather.html