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 Posted: Thu Oct 13th, 2005 03:11 pm
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Albert Sailhorst

Joined: Mon Sep 12th, 2005
Location: Aledo, Illinois USA
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Hey incomming shots from me!!

You're right.....not everyone was a hero, Lincoln was a political person who, in my view, just got lucky in getting elected and re-elected.....Lee was a good general on his own, but he was made a better General by the bumbling Yank generals that failed to pursue, failed to attack, etc.....

Schools just don't teach like they used to....there's too many special interest groups involved in writting textbooks, giving input on standardized testing and lobbying for curriculum, that subjects, in the interest of time, are glossed over in order to cram everything in during the school year.

In reading school books on the subject, it does seem that all the soldiers were willing to fight and happy to do so....they wanted to preserve the Union or they wanted to defend their they went to war smiling and laughing. Little is mentioned about poor rations (if there were any at times), no shoes, blankets or coats. Schools don't teach that "War is hell" or "It is good that war is so terrible, lest we should grow too fond of it".

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