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  •  My GGGF survived Andersonville (0+ / 0-)

    For this I am grateful, for sure. I have a photo of him from the post war, holding a revolver the size of Texas, where he wound up. As an otherwise descendant of Southerners going back to the 1600s, I am very grateful for what he and his Northern comrades did, allowing me to be an American.

    Conservatives believe evil comes from violating rules. Liberals believe evil comes from violating each other.

    by tcorse on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 09:30:23 PM PST

    •  Huge areas of the south were pro-Union, just as (0+ / 0-)

      large areas of the north were pro-Confederate. Families, towns and counties were divided and this made the war especially cruel and vicious in it last couple of years.

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