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  • Ricky Washburn
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    Message 1 of 134 , Jun 30, 2005
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      AMEN

      --- tairisanders2000@... wrote:

      > I think i am stepping out upon a limb here by
      > jumping into a ferocious
      > debate on my first day on the battlefeild. However I
      > am never been accused of
      > avoiding controversy. The only point i am going to
      > make is that history must be
      > viewed from the period events took place not with
      > hindsight. Even the title of
      > this thread shows this, the concept of the Nuremburg
      > Defence was not thought
      > about until 80 years after the Civil War. Prior to
      > that most nations
      > considered "Only obeying orders" as perfectly
      > accepable.
      >
      > Some of what we today consider to be attrocites
      > would not be so 150 years
      > ago, merely something that happens in the course of
      > war. It should also be
      > remembered that history is written by the victors
      > and in the post war eras
      > attrocites by evil southerners were popular stories
      > for Northern readers, who,
      > unlike the South, were outside of the action.
      >
      > Now I am not saying that there were not attrocites
      > but any northern report
      > of southern attrocity should not be simply taken as
      > accurate. Propaganda is a
      > mighty weapon. Equally important is the fact that
      > the North hid its own bad
      > acts. Many POW'S engaged in a post war battle of "We
      > were treated worse than
      > you" effort and much of the truth of what was real
      > will never be known. What
      > we do know is that neither side can claim purity of
      > conscience. It was,
      > ironically, the most vicious war America has ever
      > ventured into.
      >
      > TA
      >



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    • CAMPAIGN62@AOL.COM
      i don t think you can add John Brown Gordon to any list of Great commanders . His actions are often exaggerated by himself and his performance leaves a lot to
      Message 134 of 134 , Jul 5, 2005
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        i don't think you can add John Brown Gordon to any list of "Great
        commanders". His actions are often exaggerated by himself and his performance leaves a
        lot to be desired.

        Best regards.
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