The Civil War...

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    Apr 12, 2011 10:57 PM GMT
    ...officially began 150 years ago today at Fort Sumter in Charleston, SC.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Sumter

    After untold destruction and 625,000 casualties, the Confederacy finally surrendered on April 9th, 1865. America was forever changed.
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Apr 13, 2011 12:43 AM GMT
    Yes, I know. I've heard fireworks on and off all day. (sigh)
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 13, 2011 12:45 AM GMT
    I noted it under News and politics and the commentary from CNN.....and posted it to my FB profile.. have a discussion going on as to who was at fault... it wasn't "who" it was "why"...
  • masculumpedes

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    Apr 13, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    You mean the War Between The States ?

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    Apr 13, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    Alpha1 saidYes, I know. I've heard fireworks on and off all day. (sigh)


    Wow. What better way to celebrate the anniversary of a bitter war than with fireworks. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:48 AM GMT
    malefeet saidYou mean the War Between The States ?

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    ha, I was involved in a heated three-way discussion on whether William T. Sherman should have been hung as a war criminal icon_confused.gif


    rather..... that was how it ended. It started off on how the war should be designated.
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:54 AM GMT
    Columbusite said
    Alpha1 saidYes, I know. I've heard fireworks on and off all day. (sigh)


    Wow. What better way to celebrate the anniversary of a bitter war than with fireworks. icon_rolleyes.gif


    well, technically, the fireworks were done by historical reenactors. They couldn't fire artillery shells.
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:58 AM GMT
    Alpha1 said
    malefeet saidYou mean the War Between The States ?

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    ha, I was involved in a heated three-way discussion on whether William T. Sherman should have been hung as a war criminal icon_confused.gif


    rather..... that was how it ended. It started off on how the war should be designated.


    Interesting thought handsome....39.gif
    ( and I'm still waiting to see those size 12 double wides) BattingLashes.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
    Wow, the former colonies at war with each other.. seems so unimaginable from my perspective...

    Funny enough, these last two days the cruiseship guests ive been welcoming have all been southerners... I never had more fun at work!!!! Southerners are the best icon_smile.gif But I still dont really know where the south really begins or ends... is mississippi and kentucky the south too? they sound like they are quite a bit to my ears
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:04 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]. is mississippi and kentucky the south too? they sound like they are quite a bit to my ears[/quote]

    Yay-ess.....and so is Tennessee BattingLashes.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:05 AM GMT
    malefeet saidYou mean the War Between The States ?

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    Around here, it's commonly known as "The War of Northern Agression," although we'll accept "The War Between the States." There wasn't much civil about it.
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    solaguy said
    malefeet saidYou mean the War Between The States ?

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    Around here, it's commonly known as "The War of Northern Agression," although we'll accept "The War Between the States." There wasn't much civil about it.


    I agree..and jus' thinking about the South makes me think of: Magnolias, Weepin' Willows, Southern Gentlemen, and......solaguy BattingLashes.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:08 AM GMT
    solaguy said
    malefeet saidYou mean the War Between The States ?

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    Around here, it's commonly known as "The War of Northern Agression," although we'll accept "The War Between the States." There wasn't much civil about it.


    I've heard it referred to as the "Yankee invasion" once by a old woman.
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:10 AM GMT
    malefeet said
    Alpha1 said
    malefeet saidYou mean the War Between The States ?

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    ha, I was involved in a heated three-way discussion on whether William T. Sherman should have been hung as a war criminal icon_confused.gif


    rather..... that was how it ended. It started off on how the war should be designated.


    Interesting thought handsome....39.gif
    ( and I'm still waiting to see those size 12 double wides) BattingLashes.gif


    hahaha I'm working on it icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:10 AM GMT
    malefeet saidYou mean the War Between The States ?

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    Yes... and it hasn't ended either.. kinda like Iraq or Korea...it keeps on keeping on!
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    malefeet said
    solaguy said
    malefeet saidYou mean the War Between The States ?

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    Around here, it's commonly known as "The War of Northern Agression," although we'll accept "The War Between the States." There wasn't much civil about it.


    I agree..and jus' thinking about the South makes me think of: Magnolias, Weepin' Willows, Southern Gentlemen, and......solaguy BattingLashes.gif


    Awe thanks! icon_redface.gificon_redface.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:12 AM GMT
    solaguy said
    malefeet said
    solaguy said
    malefeet saidYou mean the War Between The States ?

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    Around here, it's commonly known as "The War of Northern Agression," although we'll accept "The War Between the States." There wasn't much civil about it.


    I agree..and jus' thinking about the South makes me think of: Magnolias, Weepin' Willows, Southern Gentlemen, and......solaguy BattingLashes.gif


    Awe thanks! .icon_redface.gificon_redface.gif
    Do you make a mean Jambalaya?????icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    solaguy said
    malefeet said
    solaguy said
    malefeet saidYou mean the War Between The States ?

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    Around here, it's commonly known as "The War of Northern Agression," although we'll accept "The War Between the States." There wasn't much civil about it.


    I agree..and jus' thinking about the South makes me think of: Magnolias, Weepin' Willows, Southern Gentlemen, and......solaguy BattingLashes.gif


    Awe thanks! .icon_redface.gificon_redface.gif
    Do you make a mean Jambalaya?????icon_lol.gif


    Well, I used to, until I went and got healthy and all. It's not quite the same with brown rice!
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    solaguy said
    TropicalMark said
    solaguy said
    malefeet said
    solaguy said
    malefeet saidYou mean the War Between The States ?

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    Around here, it's commonly known as "The War of Northern Agression," although we'll accept "The War Between the States." There wasn't much civil about it.


    I agree..and jus' thinking about the South makes me think of: Magnolias, Weepin' Willows, Southern Gentlemen, and......solaguy BattingLashes.gif


    Awe thanks! .icon_redface.gificon_redface.gif
    Do you make a mean Jambalaya?????icon_lol.gif


    Well, I used to, until I went and got healthy and all. It's not quite the same with brown rice!
    Hmmmm I cook now with Mrs Dash and all kinds of other stuff for flavor seeing that I have to eat 'healthy' now myself! I wonder if it could be played with somehow.. Oh how I love that louseeanna cookin!
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:51 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    solaguy said
    TropicalMark said
    solaguy said


    Do you make a mean Jambalaya?????

    Well, I used to, until I went and got healthy and all. It's not quite the same with brown rice!
    Hmmmm I cook now with Mrs Dash and all kinds of other stuff for flavor seeing that I have to eat 'healthy' now myself! I wonder if it could be played with somehow.. Oh how I love that louseeanna cookin!


    Jambalaya and a Crawfish Pie and Filet Gumbo..... smiley_singing.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    malefeet saidYou mean the War Between The States ?

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    The War of Northern Aggression!
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:58 AM GMT
    Caslon18000 said
    malefeet saidYou mean the War Between The States ?

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    The War of Northern Aggression!


    I had no idea you were so.....Southern...39.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    malefeet said
    Caslon18000 said
    malefeet saidYou mean the War Between The States ?

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    The War of Northern Aggression!


    I had no idea you were so.....Southern...39.gif
    Suthun! icon_wink.gif FIFY!
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    Apr 13, 2011 2:04 AM GMT
    I've only seen this Yale Course on Youtube from "The Civil War and with David Blight." It was a great lecture and I was entertained. I plan on watching more in the future.

    http://youtu.be/QXXp1bHd6gI


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    Apr 13, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    malefeet said
    Caslon18000 said
    malefeet saidYou mean the War Between The States ?

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    The War of Northern Aggression!


    I had no idea you were so.....Southern...39.gif
    Suthun! icon_wink.gif FIFY!


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