Re: Fort Pillow: Chill Out
- I watched a program om Patton on the history channel some time back
and if I remeber correctly Paton did not have the grades to get into
West Point and went to VMI to to get his grades up.
--- In civilwarwest@y..., "Vic Vernon" <antietam@b...> wrote:
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> I'd surely know why and how Patton managed a switch from
VMI to West
> Point. Any leads?
> The Patton family was rather well known and influential in
Virginia. It was simply a matter of the "better" opportunity coming
> In deference to Shotgun we should move Patton to the History
Discussion Group :-)
- ----- Original Message -----From: BertyBinks@...Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2001 12:37 PMSubject: Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Fort Pillow: Chill Out
I vaguely remember a programme on the ACW or maybe even Patton, and they were
questioning a comment from Patton on America 'never having lost a war'. The
gist of the commentary was that it was surprising statement to make because
one half of America certainly felt that it had indeed lost a war, and that
what made the comment even more surprising was Patton's family had served in
Like a say a hazy recollection, if I'm wrong - apologies.
BertyShelby Foote made that observation during the PBS series on the Civil War. The Ken Burns program.Vic