Ulysses S. Grant (or Useless S. Graft)
I'm not saying Jimmy was a good pres
but he does do a lot for the poor
such as his house building. I've seen
him out working in the sun himself.
I have to give him some credit.
Bigest Ass Hole ever was
Why is Abe Lincoln an asshole, just curious.
Get a history book and read Lincolns
1858 speeches. Then read his 1859
I have to dissagree.Lincoln freed the slavs,unified a country divided by war. As far as i think in all the presidents ive seen in office(Clinton,G.W.Bush,Obama) i think obama is the worst by far. Can yo explane in detail why Lincoln is asshole, im very curious now.
When and how did Lincoln free the slaves?
That's what the government might want you to
think teaching B S in school. Read the history
books for yourself.
Sorry, don't have enough room here for this discussion.
The civil war wasn't about slavery, that was on its way out anyway. It wasn't economically sustainable. But it made a good rallying cry for the north. And Lincoln did not unify the country. He preserved the union at gunpoint, but certainly did not unify anything.
I admit i read more on WWII, I did have on ancestor who was a civil war soldier his name was John Colley he was Confederate though. I think granny said he rose to captain.Im not sure.
The civil war was waged for 2 years
before Lincoln brought up slavery as
a cause then there were riots in NY over that.
The civil war was over politics (states rights)
my daughter is in 6th grade and my son is in 4th grade.whenever the teacher gives them false info about history(in the last case,the civil war)i mark the pages and send this book to school for my kids to show the teachers.pisses them off but they are forced to teach "real"history.it is up to us parents to make sure our kids learn the truth...
The whole thing was terrible. At the time it was the worst war in human history. More soldiers died in the Civil War than all the other wars of America combined (over 600,000) + civilians.
It wasn't always simple, either. My ancestor had a slave named Sally. When the soldiers came to get him and his menfolk, he hid. The soldiers asked Sally where they were. She wouldn't tell. They put a noose around her neck and she still wouldn't tell. Here's the kicker: They were for the North; the soldiers were confederates. This was in Tennessee where the state was divided east and west for the South and North.
the civil war never would have happened. The majority of northerners didn't give two shits about the slaves. If they got textiles and tobacco from the south, they wouldn't have cared about what happened down there. But when the war got ready to go, it became awfully easy to use slavery as an excuse to bring young, impressionable, idealistic men to the fight.
The north had their sweat shops working
children dawn to dusk and want to be judgemental ?
Please continue,Im lovin this. Honestly!
In 1858 Mr Lincoln himself said if a man
was dissatisfied with the government he
had the right to seperate himself and form
his own government and when the southern
states did just that, WAR
Read it yourself in Lincolns own words in 1858
The south never tried to overthrow the
American government, they just seperated
themselves from it. That's why no one was
hanged ffor treason.
As industry in the North expanded it looked towards southern markets, rich with cash from the lucrative agricultural business, to buy the North's manufactured goods. However, it was often cheaper for the South to purchase the goods abroad. In order to "protect" the northern industries Jackson slapped a tariff on many of the imported goods that could be manufactured in the North. When South Carolina passed the Ordinance of Nullification in November 1832, refusing to collect the tariff and threatening to withdraw from the Union, Jackson ordered federal troops to Charleston. A secession crisis was averted when Congress revised the Tariff of Abominations in February 1833.
However, the political climate changed during this "Nullification Crisis." Designations of States Rightist, Pro-Union, loose or strict constructionalist became more important than Whig or Democrat. In North Georgia when John Thomas, a local politician, was asked what to name a new county he said, "Name it Union, for none but Union-like men live here." Most of the northern tier of Georgia counties remained pro-Union until the outbreak of war almost 30 years later. From this point on factional politics would play an increasing part in the division of a country.
So as it is said the North would not hire black to work in the factories, but the south had them work the fields. In other words Snake the south had free labor the not had to pay white to work in the factories. Both sides had slaves.
How in the heck did they make some
of the guns they did with such crude
Anyone care to answer it,cause i dont have the answer.
Most people here could make a blackpowder musket. They don't have the high pressures like smokeless rounds, and bore diameter was not at all consistent with most guns.
But not everything on the net is fact.
runaway I agree compared to todays standards
they were crude but some of them were accurate
to 800 yards. Kill you just as dead.
Then they came up with the rifled barrels
but that's not the point. It is considered proper to cite your sources. Otherwise it looks like you typed those gems of wisdom yourself. Of course, if you DID, more power to you!
and rifles of the quality you'd find back then could be made by a very skilled gunsmith today. Most weapons were not high quality, and the soldiers using them were even worse. it's a wonder so many people died, until you look at how many shots were fired.
I read somewhere it took more than
10 lbs of lead to kill one man but I've
also heard of some amazing shots being made.
My gr gr grand father was shot while his farm
in Tn was being looted and burned. He lived
and wrote in a book that the shot was made from 800
and yes thats what I meant. And it adds a little more credit as well Schuyler.
ya got me beet by a finger! I would have been here all day trying to type all that.
http://clevelandcivilwarroundtable.com/articles/means/sharpshooter.htm Might be what you're looking for.
You see that's where the yankees made their
1st big mistake. Remember they said the war
would be over in 6 months? They forgot the
rebel boys were hunters and a bunch were
crack shots even with the junk guns they had.
I live in Navarro County Texas. Navarro County
mustered up "The Navarro Riffles" who were in
all but 2 of the major battles of the civil war
and are noted in history of being a crack shot
I'm a Confederate civil war reenacter.
I have a library of civil war books
known as Bull Run by the Yankees. They had a very good filmed reenactment. The thing that struck me was the brute-force approach to warfare. You lined a bunch of people up and marched them forward. The front-line would get killed, so the next line moved up to the front. You kept doing this until you overwhelmed the enemy lines or ran out of men. That's what happened with Pickett's Charge; he ran out of men before he got to the lines.
There's a scene in Waterloo where Napoleon marched his troops forward the same way, right into the British Squares. There wasn't much finesse involved. You just aimed in the general direction of the enemy knowing they were so thick that the chances of hitting someone were pretty good.
Didn't the British say we didn't fight
gentlemanly because we ambushed them
from the woods? Screw that march across
the field, give me some cover
in the south depended daily on their skills just to survive. SO hell ya they could shoot. I think #'s helped the North out.
gotta bug out you all take care and have a safe afternoon!!
The deal was that all battles would be decided by a coin toss. Whoever won the toss got to set the rules. We won, so the rules were that we could fire from behind trees, wear anything we wanted to, etc., but the British had to wear red and walk in a straight line.
The Indians won the toss with Custer and look what happened.
Thats got to be BS! Coin toss?
How long did you think about it ?
Fair is fair. You gotta play by the rules.
Fuck the coin toss,im not gonna let a quater decide the way to live my life or where and how im gonna fight. If thats the case FUCK the rules! im gonna save my ass and find me a good postion and fight till the end!!!!
Im still thinkin on it but dosent make since. Care to fill me in there pal?
They are jerking your string.
The only time they marched across
an open field is when they had to
because there was no cover.
Picketts charge is a good example
but that battle was not worth
fighting, nothing was gained just
Amen bro. Pickettes charge was just a massacare.