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  • Confederate Sniper Rifle

    owned by a TN man who killed at least 36 "Yankees" after the blue coats decided to kill and behead his two sons. That's what you get for trying to be neutral.

    full story: http://www.murfreesboropost.com/whit...kees-cms-26639

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    The Union of the civil war era looks unnervingly like the Taliban of today...
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    • #3
      Originally posted by opsec View Post
      The Union of the civil war era looks unnervingly like the Taliban of today...
      I agree with your sentiment completely. After reading a number of "accurate" historical accounts of the war, it seemed to me the union forces had a penchant for killing civilians and destroying towns to no clear purpose other than they were southerners. IMO they held the southerners in such disdain they were trying to "cleanse" the south.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Fallschirmjager View Post
        I agree with your sentiment completely. After reading a number of "accurate" historical accounts of the war, it seemed to me the union forces had a penchant for killing civilians and destroying towns to no clear purpose other than they were southerners. IMO they held the southerners in such disdain they were trying to "cleanse" the south.
        Some of the most brutal atrocities of the war were committed by "those people".

        The movie Outlaw Jossey Wales discusses this very thing. Missouri was a haven of guerilla activity. Bloody Bill Anderson, Quantrill, Frank and Jesse James, and a whole host of others fought against the Yankees, Kansas Redlegs and Jayhawkers, and other types who raped and pillaged the countryside. This was one reason GEN Lee decided to end the war instead of disbanding the Army of Northern Virginia and turn to guerilla activities in the Shenandoah. Colonel Porter Alexander wanted to do just that, and Lee said no, it would ruin the South even worse.

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        • #5
          I've read quite a bit about the late unpleasantness. Are there any sources I could look up or read about these atrocities? Other than the Lawrence Kansas massacre I can't think of accounts of the deliberate killing of civilians in anything I have read. But then I don't recall things like I used to.
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