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    defined the confederacy.

    If I had been in charge of the Union at that time I would have tried all confederate politicians and general officers for treason and war crimes.

    And this from someone who is the great-great-grandson of 1st Sgt James Belton Shealy, 13th SC; descendant of Thomas Nelson and hence related to Robert E. Lee. I am a native Virginian and had lived for a time in Richmond.
    Blessedly I am also descended from an abolitionist Massachussetts family and even had union military camps named after my family, the Skinners.

    If... the machine of government... is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. ~Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobediance, 1849

    by shigeru on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 04:06:55 PM PST

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