Black Americans, Freedom, and Gratitude

by baldilocks Originally posted in 2012 at my old blog. Slightly edited. Consider it a glancing commentary on reparations for the descendants of American slavery. Short version: I'm against it. All debts in the matter are paid. Recently, I had a misunderstanding with a Facebook friend about a comment I left on her page.  My … Continue reading Black Americans, Freedom, and Gratitude

Slave versus enslaved person

By John Ruberry I did not contribute my usual Sunday post here because Mrs. Marathon Pundit and I were on a short vacation to Nashville. Among our visits were stops at three mansions, Carnton in Franklin, as well as Belmont, and the Hermitage, which was Andrew Jackson's home. There we were told by tour guides … Continue reading Slave versus enslaved person

President Trump should Take General Benjamin Butler’s Advice on Sayfullo Saipov and Gitmo

There has been a real debate on if foreign born Terrorist Sayfullo Saipovv should be sent to Gitmo or not. The debate has been interesting because you have the sight of John McCain and Lindsey Graham, favorites of Democrats and the left, reminding said leftists why they are still republicans, namely they are in favor … Continue reading President Trump should Take General Benjamin Butler’s Advice on Sayfullo Saipov and Gitmo

My Confederate Monument Opinion is the Same as the Union Soldiers who where shot at

Marshall Rooster Cogburn: ...you can forget about your duty. Eula Goodnight: Your own General Lee thought it was the most beautiful word in the English language. Marshall Rooster Cogburn: What the devil do you know of General Lee? Eula Goodnight: That he was a christian gentleman who was soundly whipped in the field by Yankees! … Continue reading My Confederate Monument Opinion is the Same as the Union Soldiers who where shot at

Watchmen

by baldilocks Baron Bodissey at Gates of Vienna: Early Wednesday morning a man with a high-powered rifle attacked Republican members of Congress at a baseball diamond in Alexandria, Virginia. The shooter, a man from Indiana named James T. Hodgkinson, was eventually shot dead by police officers, but not until he had wounded Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) … Continue reading Watchmen

Series review: Hell on Wheels

By John Ruberry "So you'll be paying yourself to build a railroad with government subsidies." Sen. Jordan Crane to Thomas "Doc" Durant. "These are exciting times. You and I are opening the way for the greatest nation the world has ever seen." Major Augustus Bendix to Cullen Bohannon. "See him driving those golden nails that hold together … Continue reading Series review: Hell on Wheels

The GOP George McClellans in the US Senate

"It occurred to me at once that Harris had been as much afraid of me as I had been of him. This was a view of the question I had never taken before; but it was one I never forgot afterwards." General US Grant 1861 One of the most amusing stories from the Civil War is … Continue reading The GOP George McClellans in the US Senate

On the Research Road

by baldilocks I'm deep into research and Breitbart provides one of the keys/tracks/clues via The Truth about LBJ and MLK--a piece which is tangential to the release of the movie Selma. The truth is that Lyndon Baines Johnson was a life-long segregationist who resisted numerous attempts to eliminate the poll tax and literacy tests during … Continue reading On the Research Road

Glorious

by baldilocks Rawlins: And what are you? So full of hate you want to go out and fight everybody! Because you've been whipped and chased by hounds. Well that might not be living, but it sure as hell ain't dying. And dying's been what these white boys have been doing for going on three years … Continue reading Glorious

Voices of the People: Stephen Twining of the Sons of Union Vets

While I was at the Niki Tsongas event I met Stephen Twining of the Sons of Union Veterans who spoke to me about the organization and some Civil War History. You can find out more about the Sons of Union Veterans here As you might guess there is a such an organization for the Confederate … Continue reading Voices of the People: Stephen Twining of the Sons of Union Vets

Subscriber Tease Strategy vs Tactics

Today's Subscription video talks about the difference between Strategic thinking vs Tactical thinking and includes a bit of Civil War History. Of course if you want to hear the entire commentary (available here) simply hit DaTipJar and I'll send you the code as soon as I see the confirmation e-mail. If you don't want to … Continue reading Subscriber Tease Strategy vs Tactics

Braxton Bragg on the Wisconsin River

In 1863 after Robert E Lee's defeat and retreat from Pennsylvania The Confederate Government detached James Longstreet and his troops from the Army of Northern Virginia and sent them to reinforce General Braxton Bragg in an attempt to go on the offense in the Western Theatre of operations. Reincorced, Bragg attacked union general William Rosecrans … Continue reading Braxton Bragg on the Wisconsin River

John Bell Hood and the Tea Party

During the Atlanta Campaign Confederate Commander Joseph Johnston was in a dilemma. Outnumbered 2-1 he was not in the position to crush the advancing forces of William T. Sherman. His best bet was to delay Sherman and look for a chance to hit him in detail or to force him into a deadly frontal assault. … Continue reading John Bell Hood and the Tea Party

“Sherman never admitted he made a mistake but never repeated it.”

During the campaign for Atlanta William Tecumseh Sherman Faced Joseph Johnston inferior force over the highly defensible terrain of Northern Georgia. Sherman used his advantage of a larger force to turn and flank Johnston out of position after position as he slowly proceeded closer and closer to his objective of Atlanta, but Sherman was worried … Continue reading “Sherman never admitted he made a mistake but never repeated it.”