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 Posted: Sun Mar 23rd, 2008 03:36 am
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JoanieReb wrote: "Hey! We all get to admire whatever general we please."

Just to make it clear:  I do not admire Wade III because he was at the apex of The Inherently Evil Southern Aristocracy;  I admire him In Spite of it. 

And, like NB Forrest, W-III had backbone, character, substance, and style, thus making for some highly entertaining (and some very touching) anecdotes.

Not to worry. I completely understood that. In fact, as one of the South's plantation elite, Hampton could have been effete, a spoiled brat, a wastrel and playboy, but instead he took responsibility to fight for what he believed, carrying on his family's history and tradition of doing so.

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