“The Victor Gets To Write The History…”

Posted March 2, 2011 by Craig Swan of http://cenantua.wordpress.com/

Why is it “Stonewall Jackson taught us what the pause that refreshes really was”?   Why not have a painting of Uncle Billy giving the boys a pause somewhere near Atlanta (the home of Coca-Cola, BTW) in between barn burnings?

After all the victor gets to write the history….”

I think its funny that even though the South did in fact lost the war the most common conception of Civil War valor and gallantry comes from the Southern Armies. You hear of the much lauded heroes from the South such as “Stonewall” Jackson, Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, J.E.B stuart and many others but you don’t often hear of many from the North. The North has just as many great heroes. Men such as William Sherman, Ulysses Grant, Emory Upton and so many others. Just a thought…

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