Sunday, May 25, 2014

Memorial Day: The Civil War

The bloodiest battles of the Civil War…

Gettysburg
Chickamauga
Spotsylvania Court House
Wilderness
Chancellorsville
Shiloh
Stone River

Antietam
Second Battle of Bull Run
Fort Donelson

5 comments:

  1. Antietam was the worst, don't forget.

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    1. It wasn't (Gettysburg was the worse), but it was right up there with these battles.

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    2. Worst single day.

      Kind of like the Somme for the British Army.

      It has its own place.

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  2. Who owes reparations to the descendants of those 600,000 to 850,000 dead soldiers?

    How many of them even got the chance to have descendants?

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    1. That was the point.

      You read Coates article and it shows that lack of education (along with legally ignored violence) allowed descendants of slaves to be taken advantage of for decades. So isn't the answer to breaking the cycle ending the violence and providing education? While white violence has mostly ended, black on black violence is rampant. And schools where the majority of the population are African American suck.

      Seems I read Coates article a little closer than some others may have…

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