Clash Daily ^ | Nov. 30, 2013 | Clash Daily
Posted on Saturday, November 30, 2013 11:51:53 AM by drypowder
Dr Garrow was recently contacted by a high ranking military official who implored him to reveal the truth about a “litmus test” that is being proposed by the Obama administration to the military asking the question “will you shoot Americans if they won’t give you their guns?”
Lincoln Nationalized Thanksgiving… “It was another one of his war scams, says Tom DiLorenzo.” – gmail.com – Gmail
Lincoln Nationalized Thanksgiving
It was another one of his war scams, says Tom DiLorenzo.
(Before It\’s News)
November 25, 2013
The Common Sense Show
civil war 2I remember as a young child that the key to winning a lot of the neighborhood games in football and basketball was all about who got picked first. If you were lucky enough to get Michael on your team, then you knew you were going to win. If you were in a foreign park playing against kids you did not know, Michael was the great equalizer. I also knew that getting the right kids on my side helped in spelling bees and walking home from the movies so I didn’t get beat up. Learning how to organize my team with the right people, served me well when I became a men’s college head basketball coach in terms of winning the recruiting wars. I always felt the April recruiting wars was the deciding factor in many games in the following December.
(AS ALWAYS! SEE READER RESPONSES !!!!! ) ~ Writers warn of new American CIVIL WAR staged by ‘Tea Party militia’ in 2016….. “So when does such a civil war begin? According to Benson and Weber, the seeds of their vision have already been planted. They write that the Great Recession will have lasted longer than anyone could know, sparking massive unemployment and political unrest.”
The London Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2012 | Staff
Posted on Monday, September 16, 2013 3:32:08 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
Writers detail shocking civil war resulting from ‘Tea Party militia’ taking over South Carolina town – and the U.S. military’s response
They prophesize that unrest will result from the the economy’s failure to improve from ‘Great Recession‘
Commenters quick to fire back at the writers, as one brands Col Benson a ‘traitor in waiting’
The Heritage War Never Ends Here in the South – But Not in the Way You Think
… by Jim W. Dean, VT Editor … and the Virginia Flaggers
A Black Confederate family is presented a ceremonial flag in honor of their CSA/American veteran ancestor. None has ever been refused. Mass media never covers these events. Now you know why.
Historical symbols of the South continue to be removed by the scourge of political correctness. Buildings donated to various entities with promises to preserve them, those promises have been broken when they were wanted for expansion.
The Patriot-News ^ | July 7, 2013 | Donald Gilliland
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 2:09:26 AM by 2ndDivisionVet
Civil War commemorations and re-enactors are practically synonymous, but as the Gettysburg hoopla began last week, the Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College said very publicly the commemoration would be better without all the men in blue and gray pretending to be soldiers.
Intellihub ^ | June 30, 2013 | Intellihub
Posted on Monday, July 08, 2013 11:55:21 AM by Timber Rattler
A military drill conducted in plain view of the public reasonably creates a spectacle and raises curiosity. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that in the age of technology, some people who happen to be hanging around in public, might film a military drill taking place in open public.
Remembering Mary Surratt; Marylander and Southerner
Huntington News ^ | July 5, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
Posted on Saturday, July 06, 2013 5:46:26 PM by BigReb555
NY Times Disunion ^ | June 5, 2013 | MARC-WILLIAM PALEN
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 7:48:08 AM by iowamark
Civil War buffs have long speculated about how different the war might have been if only the Confederacy had won formal recognition from Britain. But few recognize how close that came to happening — and how much pro-Southern sympathy in Britain was built on a lie…
Early British support for the South was further buttressed by something as mundane as a protective tariff — the Morrill Tariff — approved by Congress on March 2, 1861. This new tariff, passed to protect American infant industries, also unwittingly gave rise to a troublesome myth of mounting trans-Atlantic proportions.
Abraham Lincoln’s Execution .: Knowledge Base… “Unless historians or other scholars can refute what Professor John Chandler Griffin has revealed in Abraham Lincoln’s Execution, the history not only of the administration of the 16th President of the U.S. and his death at the hands of John Wilkes Booth will have to be rewritten, but also that of the American Civil War….The original plan of Confederate Secret Service member Booth and his co-conspirators was not to kill Lincoln, but rather to abduct him, transport him to…….”
Unless historians or other scholars can refute what Professor John Chandler Griffin has revealed in Abraham Lincoln’s Execution, the history not only of the administration of the 16th President of the U.S. and his death at the hands of John Wilkes Booth will have to be rewritten, but also that of the American Civil War.
Griffin, professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina, has revisited what happened in the 1860’s for two basic purposes: first, to demonstrate that members of Lincoln’s cabinet were implicated with the Confederate Secret Service in the murder of Lincoln (which is why Griffin calls it an execution in lieu of an assassination); and, second, to demolish the standard mythology re the character of Lincoln and his motives in instigating the military action that metastasized into all-out civil war.
Rather than “The Great Emancipator,” Lincoln appears in Griffin’s book as “The Great Dictator.” Blocking the South’s secession in order to establish and maintain a centralized government, Griffin writes, was the true motive behind Lincoln’s instigation of civil war, and not the elimination of slavery.
In fact, Griffin documents, Lincoln repeatedly expressed his view of whites as superior to blacks, opposed equal rights for them, wrote to Illinois legislators that “eliminating every black person from American soil would be a glorious consummation,” appropriated taxpayer money to fund his plan to export freed slaves to a variety of countries; and, despite his famous Emancipation Proclamation, engaged in manipulations so that only slaves in the south would be freed and not those in the north. Lincoln’s prejudices also showed up, Griffin points out, in Lincoln’s support of the war on American Indians unwilling to move to reservations, resulting in their systematic extermination.
At the root of the South’s rebellion was the North’s bleeding the southern economy through exorbitant tariffs on goods that had to be purchased from northern industries. Because many influential northerners were adamantly opposed to military action to stop the rebellion, Lincoln waited until Congress was not in session to use the outbreak of hostilities at Fort Sumter to initiate an all-out war, according to Griffin. Lincoln then proceeded to declare martial law, suspended the writ of habeas corpus, ordered the imprisonment without trial of thousands of northern citizens opposed to war, ordered the jailing of newspaper editors and publishers opposing his actions and then had their operations shut down and their buildings burned, and initiated a host of other illegal and unconstitutional acts.
Once war was in full swing, Lincoln enabled well-to-do families to keep their sons out of the conflict by paying $300 per youngster to the government in return for exemption from service. So it was that the Union army’s enlisted ranks consisted mostly of poor whites and blacks willing to fight.
Support for Lincoln from hardline Republicans collapsed, Griffin explains, when it became clear that Lincoln opposed their vision of Union military victory resulting in a centralized government’s using its power to confiscate southerners’ property and enrich northern mercantilists by reducing southerners to vassals of their conquerors. Instead, looking toward a future election with southern as well as northern support, Lincoln laid out a plan for reconstruction of the South with fully restored voting rights. At that point, in the scenario Griffin presents, plans were formulated – especially by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and Vice President Andrew Johnson – to get rid of Lincoln.
The original plan of Confederate Secret Service member Booth and his co-conspirators was not to kill Lincoln, but rather to abduct him, transport him to………………..
Obama Has Won! Is Civil War Inevitable?
Blu 168 ^ | 5/9/2013 | Skip Coryell
Posted on Sunday, May 12, 2013 7:28:58 AM by IbJensen
Some of you are already shaking your head and arguing with my headline. I can hear the conservative craniums rattling all across America’s fruited plains, her mountain’s majesty, and from sea to shining sea. Let me clarify my title. Let’s start with the first half: Obama Has Won! But you scream back angrily at me, “NO he hasn’t! He didn’t win! We’ll never admit defeat!” Good for you. I appreciate and respect your patriotism and tenacity.
Unfortunately, you’re wrong. There’s no denying that one. He was re-elected, and he’s achieved every goal he set out to win short of disarming the American people. Obama’s primary objective (his mission statement if you will) is “To fundamentally change America.”
Many argue that he’s already done that. I would argue that America was already fundamentally changed years before he was voted into office. Three things paved the way for the Obama Presidency:
Stonewall Jackson Died 150 Years Ago Today
Old Virginia Blog ^ | 05/10/2013 | Richard Williams
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013 7:33:49 AM by Davy Buck
Stonewall Jackson was shot by one of his own men at about 9:00 p.m. on the evening of May 2, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville.
After Jackson’s accidental wounding, his body servant and friend, Jim Lewis was one of his constant companions and comforters as he faced his final enemy.
By 2:00 a.m., May 3,
Jackson was . . .
How the Civil War Changed Your Life
AARP ^ | April 12, 2011 | Betsy Towner
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2013 6:45:10 AM by daniel1212
8 things to think about as we mark the conflict’s 150th anniversary.
Some ring strong: of course the end of slavery, perhaps the worst disgrace in the nation’s history. And the 620,000 ancestors lost. Other vestiges have weakened with the passage of time but are no less legacies of the four horrific, heroic years that shaped us as one nation.
Here are eight ways the Civil War indelibly changed us and how we live:
Copperhead Official Trailer #1 (2013) – Civil War Movie HD
because it is a classic ….Jim W. Dean]
… by Steve Scroggins
Lincoln’s Proclamation Did Not Free a Single Slave
Noble and saintly Yankees fought the war to abolish slavery; evil Confederates fought to preserve it.
The historical record incontrovertibly refutes this Big Lie and yet it lives on, repeated incessantly by many who know better, and by many, many more who accept without challenge what they were taught in government schools.
Civil War And The Litmus Test – “Will you shoot Americans?” … ~ “Dr Garrow was recently contacted by a high ranking military official who implored him to reveal the truth about a “litmus test” that is being proposed by the Obama administration to the military asking the question “will you shoot Americans if they won’t give you their guns?”"
Youtube ^ | 3/27/13 | Dr. Jim Garrow
Posted on Sunday, March 31, 2013 1:28:42 AM by Nachum
Dr. Jim Garrow is a renowned author and whistleblower who has been nominated for a Nobel peace prize for his humanitarian work. He is the author of The Pink Pagoda: One Man’s Quest to End Gendercide in China. He has spent over $25 million over the past sixteen years rescuing an estimated 40,000 baby Chinese girls from near-certain death under China’s one-child-per-couple policy by facilitating international adoptions.
He is the founder and executive director of the Bethune Institute’s Pink Pagoda schools, private English-immersion schools for Chinese children. Today he runs 168 schools with nearly 6,300 employees.
U.S. Still Making Payments to Relatives of Civil War Vets (143 Years Later, V.A. Still Pays Out)
Breitbart ^ | 21 Mar 2013, | Wynton Hall
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 9:51:06 PM by DogByte6RER
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U.S. Still Making Payments to Relatives of Civil War Vets
The U.S. government spends over $40 billion a year to compensate veterans and their family members for service in conflicts as far back as the Civil War.
According to an analysis conducted by the Associated Press, the costs of veteran compensation for previous wars are as follows:
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC PICTURES OF THE CIVIL WAR
Recently by Clyde Wilson: Why Save the Republican Party?
Not too long ago, historians were required to carry out extensive primary research and pay at least a token attention to objectivity and balance. Now one becomes celebrated as a worthy historian by cherry-picking out of the record whatever enhances the current PC view of human experience. That means that the best history is now being written outside the academy and will continue to be so.
Witness two good recent works by “amateurs” on the great conflict of 1861-1865, its causes and consequences. No period of American history is more pervasively under the reign of PC, but these authors have penetrated the veil to reveal some of the real story.
Exposing Washington’s TREACHERY while Making the Case for the Restoration of the Confederate Republic that was Never Surrendered…- VIDEO! – firstname.lastname@example.org – Gmail
Director of Public Engagement for the White House, Jon Carson, finally responded to secession petitions on the White House website.Instead of addressing each of the state petitions, of which there where several that met the 25,000 signature response level, he responded to an anti-secession petition titled “Deport Everyone That Signed A Petition To Withdraw Their State From The United States Of America.”
Petitions for states to secede were denied citing that “more than 600,000 Americans died in a long and bloody civil war that vindicated the principle that the Constitution establishes a permanent union between the States.”
“Tyrants preserve themselves by sowing fear and mistrust among the citizens by means of spies, by distracting them with foreign wars, by eliminating men of spirit who might lead a revolution, by humbling the people, and making them incapable of decisive action…” … Aristotle
You’d think ole “Ari” might have been peering through some sort of cosmic window into modern day America some 2300 years ago with comments such as those above.
There’s another way to look at it, as well. One can grudgingly admit that the Greeks, of 2300 years ago, were smarter than modern Americans. In my estimation—you’d be right. So, I tend to go with the latter explanation.
See, America is building a head of steam preparing to go to war with itself a second time at this very moment. This is not unusual—not in America. We have already had two revolutions. You may recall the American Revolution against Great Britain and the second—the War for Southern Independence, often erroneously referred to as the American Civil War, or the War Between the States.
December 27, 2012: The Day Freedom Died in America… (“Doug Hagmann courageously tried to warn Americans of a deliberate government planned Civil War in an article titled, “The planned re-election of Obama, revolutionary style”.”)
By Judi McLeod Thursday, December 27, 2012
It was five months before the November 6 presidential election when CFP columnist, Northeast Intelligence Network’s Doug Hagmann courageously tried to warn Americans of a deliberate government planned Civil War in an article titled, “The planned re-election of Obama, revolutionary style”.
“According to my source, there is talk among the highest levels of the uppermost echelon of the Department of Homeland Security, which he describes as effectively under the control of Barack Hussein Obama. During this call, he said that the DHS is actively preparing for massive social unrest inside the United States. He then corrected himself, stating that “a civil war” is the more appropriate term.
Certain elements of the government are not only expecting and preparing for it, they are actually facilitating it,” stated my source. (CFP May 8, 2012)
In January 1953, I was separated from the army after having served two years as a draftee during the Korean, so-called, police action. Back then, I simply did what my three older brothers did during WWII, and what my father did during WWI. Namely, they went off to war believing they were doing so in the defense of their country. My three younger brothers were yet to serve in the armed forces.
Now it is sixty years later and I have learned much about how those, and every other war, we have been in, and are currently involved in, came to pass. We now know, or should know, we didn’t become veterans to defend our country. Veterans of all these conflicts should be appalled by how they were manipulated into fighting wars to totally serve Banking Class interests. That this is still happening is beyond the pale. Further, the military we once felt pride in being part of, is today once again being turned against the people of our country. (See the real history of the Civil War)
Yes, this is the same elegant creature who screeched about “taking out” Tea Party “son-of-a-bitches” [sic] at a presidential event last year. In case you’d forgotten, both the White House and the DNC conspicuously declined to repudiate his vituperation at the time. Now Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. has taken his anger mismanagement show to CNN, seething about an incipient “civil war” in Michigan:
Jimmy Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said Tuesday he expects Michigan unions and lawmakers to break out into “civil war” after the state legislature passed right-to-work bills that would weaken unions’ power. “This is just the first round of a battle that’s going to divide this state. We’re going to have a civil war,” Hoffa said on CNN’s Newsroom.
“What they’re doing is basically betraying democracy,” he told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin. “If there’s any question here, let’s put it on the ballot and let the people of Michigan decide what’s good for Michigan.” Proponents of the legislation say it gives workers more freedom, while opponents say a less robust union presence will negatively affect workers’ rights. Hoffa also argued that those who don’t pay union dues will be considered “free riders,” as they’re getting the same benefits from union representation without the cost.
IS OBAMA REALLY PREPARING FOR CIVIL WAR? ~ By Chuck Baldwin « AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG & EMAIL
According to an obscure report in the European Union Times (EUTimes.net), “Russian Military Analysts are reporting to Prime Minister Putin that US President Barack Obama has issued an order to his Northern Command’s (USNORTHCOM) top leader, US Air Force General Gene Renuart, to ‘begin immediately’ increasing his military forces to 1 million troops by January 30, 2010, in what these reports warn is an expected outbreak of civil war within the United States before the end of winter.
RPREVOLU (Photo credit: GunnyG1345)
Charles Krauthammer The President Wants to Create a “Civil War” in the House… (Gunny G: And, As Usual, The “Reader Responses” Are As Good Or Better Than The Article!)
^ | december 6, 2012
Posted on Friday, December 07, 2012 7:04:29 AM by lowbridgeVideo at linkExcerpt Read more at youtube.com …
Is Pearl Harbor Ancient History? ~ (“The general ignorance of Americans about their own history comes with its own price.”)
By Alan Caruba Wednesday, December 5, 2012
I recall in my youth thinking that the Civil War (1861-1865) was ancient history. As with most children, anything that occurred before my birth was “ancient.” In point of fact, the Civil War had ended just 72 years before I was born in 1937 and there were likely some men still alive who had fought in it or recalled it as youth.
I suspect that the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941, the day that Franklin Delano Roosevelt said “will live in infamy” is ancient history to several recent generations of Americans, many of whom are the aging baby boomers, the children born after our troops returned home, married, and began to raise families after 1945, the year World War II ended.
Is all the recent talk of secession mere sour grapes over the election or perhaps something deeper? Currently there are active petitions in support of secession for all 50 states, with Texas taking the lead in number of signatures.
Texas has well over the number of signatures needed to generate a response from the administration, and while I wouldn’t hold my breath on Texas actually seceding, I believe these petitions raise a lot of worthwhile questions about the nature of our union.
Obama (Again) Compared To Lincoln
Big Hairy News ^ | November 15, 2012 | Scooter Van Neuter
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012 7:59:20 PM by WXRGina
“Lincoln advocated things that we hold dear today, like class warfare, gay marriage, and giving everybody a free cell phone,” said Spielberg. “He advocated that government can be a positive force for the good of all people, especially if you’re lazy and not white.”
An article entitled The U.S. Constitution and Civil War, posted at my blog on December 27, 2011, has received more “hits” than any other post there. It has received 14.66% of my total hits this year thus far; 33.10% of those hits came this October, more than in any previous month. Another article, Shall we Have Another Civil War posted on August 10, 2011, has also received many hits this year.
Undeniable, American Civil War, it is in the Cards ~ (“You hear it only in whispers. Americans, those who used to consider themselves liberal or conservative, urban or rural, all races, religions and ethnicities are whispering”) | Veterans Today
You hear it only in whispers. Americans, those who used to consider themselves liberal or conservative, urban or rural, all races, religions and ethnicities are whispering.
With America’s new laws, universal wiretapping, total supervision of the Internet, networks of informants throughout the population, there is a genuine fear, neither of invasion nor of collapse and starvation though those are seen as more than “probable.”
My post was pulled for “politically correct” reasons. I’m done!
Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2012 9:54:37 AM by Arcy
The moderator didn’t think you guys were intellectually savy enough to see through the title of the post despite the body of the thread shining light on it. Personally, I think you guys are smarter than that, but obviously, he doesn’t think so. So I’m done at FR. See you guys on the other side! Keep up the fight for the America we have know and love!
ALBANY, GA — A report filed by Warwick Police Department Chief David Morris confirmed the details regarding a Police K-9, named “Sasha‘s” recent death.
Why the News Blackout of Possibly Greatest Constitutional Crisis since the Civil War? by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD ~ Family Security Matters
Why the News Blackout of Possibly Greatest Constitutional Crisis since the Civil War?
by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD March 26, 2012
They are deceiving you.
On both sides of the aisle, the politicians and the media are deliberately hiding real news, while the destruction of our constitutional republic silently continues, concealed by the artificially created noise of Presidential campaigning.
How Libertarians Ought To Think About The U.S. Civil War
Reason Papers ^ | Spring 2006 | TIMOTHY SANDEFUR
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2007 5:35:27 PM by Delacon
How Libertarians Ought To Think About The U.S. Civil War
By Timothy Sandefur
[Reason Papers vol. 28, pp. 61-83, Spring 2006]
For decades, outspoken libertarians have seen the Civil War not
only as a
historical calamity, but as a political calamity as well. According to many libertarians,
the Union victory in the Civil War, and the presidency of Abraham Lincoln in general,
represented a betrayal of American Constitution and of the fundamental principles of
American political philosophy.
Abraham Lincoln’s Execution .: Knowledge Base « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL
Unless historians or other scholars can refute what Professor John Chandler Griffin has revealed Abraham Lincoln, Republican candidate for the …in Abraham Lincoln’s Execution, the history not only of the administration of the 16th President of the U.S. and his death at the hands of John Wilkes Booth will have to be rewritten, but also that of the AmericanCivil War……….
Tom DiLorenzo on Abraham Lincoln, US Authoritarianism and Manipulated History by Scott Smith (“Daily Bell: Why was Lincoln assassinated? Did he break with the monetary backers of the Civil War in your opinion?”)
Thomas DiLorenzo: As for why Lincoln was assassinated, I suspect it was simply an act of revenge for having micromanaged the murder of hundreds of thousands of fellow American citizens from the Southern states; burning
many of their cities and towns to the ground; and plundering tens of millions of dollars of private property.
Unless historians or other scholars can refute what Professor John Chandler Griffin has revealed Abraham Lincoln, Republican candidate for the …in Abraham Lincoln’s Execution, the history not only of the administration of the 16th President of the U.S. and his death at the hands of John Wilkes Booth will have to be rewritten, but also that of the American Civil War.
Imagine Tea Party extremists seizing control of a South Carolina town and the Army being sent in to crush the rebellion. This farcical vision is now part of the discussion in professional military circles.
Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 6:03:02 PM by dynachrome
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
Those were Abe Lincoln’s words in his first inaugural in 1861, as America was running headlong into civil war. Now we’re a house divided again and another civil war is coming, with the 2012 election as its Gettysburg.
On one side are those who create wealth, America’s private sector–the very ones targeted by President Obama’s tax hikes announced Monday.
On the other are the public employee unions; left-leaning intelligentsia who see the growth of government as index of progress; and the millions of Americans now dependent on government through a growing network of government transfer payments, from Medicaid and Social Security to college loans and corporate bailouts and handouts (think GM and Solyndra).
Sir Walter Scott not only dominated gift book lists on the eve of the Civil War but also dominated Southern literary taste throughout the conflict. His highly idealized depiction of the age of chivalry allowed Southern readers and writers to find positive meaning in war’s horrors, hardships and innumerable deaths. And his works inspired countless wartime imitators, who drew upon his romantic conception of combat.
…..But the Revolution of 1848 failed. The perpetrators escaped, just ahead of the police. And they went, of course, to the united States. In 1856, the Republican Party ran its first candidate for President. By that time, these Communists from Europe had thoroughly infiltrated this country, especially the North. Many became high ranking officers in the Union Army and top government officials.
Down through the decades, Americans have wondered about Yankee brutality in that war. Lee invaded the North, but that sublime Christian hero forbade any forays against civilians. Military genius Stonewall Jackson stood like a stone wall and routed the Yankees at Manassas, but when Barbara Frietchie insisted on flying the Yankee flag in Frederick, Maryland, rather than the Stars and Bars, that sublime Christian hero commanded, according to John Greenleaf Whittier, “‘Who touches a hair of yon gray head/Dies like a dog! March on!’ he said.”
I have always been intrigued by the Battle of Bull Run, the opening battle of the US Civil War, known to southerners as the War of Northern Aggression. Extreme hubris characterized both sides, the North before the battle and the South afterwards.
Republican politicians and their ladies in their finery road out to Manassas, the Virginia town through which the stream, Bull Run, flowed, in carriages to watch the Union Army end the “Southern Rebellion” in one fell swoop. What they witnessed instead was the Union Army fleeing back to Washington with its tail between its legs. The flight of the northern troops promoted some southern wags to name the battle, the Battle of Yankee Run.
The outcome of the battle, left the South infected with the hubris that had so abruptly departed the North. The southerners concluded that they had nothing to fear from cowards who ran away from a fight. “We have nothing to worry about from them,” decided the South. It was precisely at this point that hubris defeated the South.
The big mistake we made was allowing George W. Bush to issue during his term and put into effect Executive Order 13286 (a massive E.O. which established the Homeland Security Agency.
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Before government engineers can deepen one of the nation’s busiest seaports to accommodate future trade, they first need to remove a $14 million obstacle from the past — a Confederate warship rotting on the Savannah River bottom for nearly 150 years.
Confederate troops scuttled the ironclad CSS Georgia to prevent its capture by Gen. William T. Sherman when his Union troops took Savannah in December 1864. It’s been on the river bottom ever since.
Now, the Civil War shipwreck sits in the way of a government agency’s $653 million plan to deepen the waterway that links the nation’s fourth-busiest container port to the Atlantic Ocean. The ship’s remains are considered so historically significant that dredging the river is prohibited within 50 feet of the wreckage.
So the Army Corps of Engineers plans to raise and preserve what’s left of the CSS Georgia. The agency’s final report on the project last month estimated the cost to taxpayers at $14 million. The work could start next year on what’s sure to be a painstaking effort.
The Civil War — already considered the deadliest conflict in American history — in fact took a toll far more severe than previously estimated. That’s what a new analysis of census data by Binghamton University historian J. David Hacker reveals.
Hacker says the war’s dead numbered about 750,000, an estimate that’s 20 percent higher than the commonly cited figure of 620,000. His findings will be published in December in the journal Civil War History.
“The traditional estimate has become iconic,” Hacker says. “It’s been quoted for the last hundred years or more. If you go with that total for a minute — 620,000 — the number of men dying in the Civil War is more than in all other American wars from the American Revolution through the Korean War combined. And consider that the American population in 1860 was about 31 million people, about one-tenth the size it is today. If the war were fought today, the number of deaths would total 6.2 million.”