Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

17/3/2008

The dead and the doomed of the Civil War

Winston Churchill once said that the U.S Civil War was the last great war between gentlemen, which is yet one more reason to question why some historians think of him as flawless.

Did he forget that the Confederate Army prison for captured Union soldiers in Andersonville, Ga., was so primitive that more than 12,000 prisoners died there? That almost 50,000 soldiers ended up injured, killed or missing in the battles during the summer of 1863 in Gettysburg, Pa.? That the assassination of the country’s most famous soldier (in a sense), President Abraham Lincoln, was an event so cataclysmic that it affected the rest of 19th century U.S. history? for more click here

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