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|Posted: Tue Nov 11th, 2008 06:01 pm||
|Sand Creek ranks really close to top, but it wasn't really part of the Civil War. Much like the uprising in Minnesota in late '62, it happened during the time, but I don't generally figure it as part. You, however, are invited to think of it what you will.
On the other hand, Lawrence was one of those senseless bits of the USCW that ought to leave a bitter taste on anyone, Yank or Reb. What was the toll? About 180 men and boys? It makes me nauseus that old men and kids could be slaughtered in the name of whatever. There was no gain there.
If one has to shoot every man, woman and child to take that fort, there is a reason. (Tenuous, but an actual reason.) To kill them all just because get's somewhat outside of collateral damage.
No question. Lawrence.
To be fair, next on the list is Roswell. And, after that, Ebenezer Creek.
We'll get ther soon enough.