|View single post by Albert Sailhorst|
|Posted: Thu Feb 22nd, 2007 02:54 pm||
I agree wholeheartedly with you.....two "wrongs" don't make a right.
I also certainly didn't wish to appear as though I were arguing with you, if that's how it came across, you have my appologies.
The United States also dropped bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; both of which hastened war's end.....Was it right or wrong for the U. S. to do that??......Certainly, no one was beheaded, but civilians were vaporized....
As I said in my previous post, no one will ever agree as to whether or not Ft. Pillow were a massacre; however military engagements were different than waging war on unarmed civilians, no "tit for tat" arguing. We can never fully understand what was in the minds of Forrest's troops at Ft. Pillow. We can only imagine their feelings of having their "property" (as slaves were considered by 19th centurey standards, not 21st century standards) shoot at them. If one's dog becomes vicious and rises against a person, does one not strike it down? A crude comaprison, I know, but former slaves were seen as the "dog".
Again, I appoligize if I've given offense.
Albert Sailhorst, Cannoner, Scott's TN Battery