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#266747 - 12/28/10 03:29 PM Re: USA Supporters: 1st Minnesota Volunteers [Re: Fordprefect]
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#266748 - 12/28/10 03:33 PM Re: USA Supporters: 1st Minnesota Volunteers [Re: Lightning Striker]
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I trust you have a large black pooch as mascot in keeping with the illustious forebeares who fought in the war for Southern Independence ?
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#266749 - 12/28/10 04:45 PM Re: USA Supporters: 1st Minnesota Volunteers [Re: Doctor_Scrumpy]
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Originally Posted By: Doctor_Scrumpy
in keeping with the illustious forebeares


What are illustious forebeares? It sounds scary.
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#266755 - 12/29/10 04:04 AM Re: USA Supporters: 1st Minnesota Volunteers [Re: nathan3e]
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1st Mn were one of the famous regiments of the civil war. They took 82 % casualties at Gettysburg (215 of 262).
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#266757 - 12/29/10 07:41 AM Re: USA Supporters: 1st Minnesota Volunteers [Re: Doctor_Scrumpy]
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Originally Posted By: Doctor_Scrumpy
1st Mn were one of the famous regiments of the civil war. They took 82 % casualties at Gettysburg (215 of 262).


Right. Now why is it that you call the American Civil War the War For Southern Independence ?
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#266764 - 12/29/10 12:44 PM Re: USA Supporters: 1st Minnesota Volunteers [Re: nathan3e]
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I was told by a Richmond native that they don't harbor a grudge against Minnesota and Wisconsin because we never made it farther than Gettysburg.

And he called it the War of Northern Aggression.
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#266765 - 12/29/10 12:48 PM Re: USA Supporters: 1st Minnesota Volunteers [Re: GregX]
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I had a high school history teacher that called it, The *Infamous* War of Northern Aggression. He also celebrated Robert E. Lee's birthday in class. I wore a Lee Sucks button
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#266766 - 12/29/10 01:15 PM Re: USA Supporters: 1st Minnesota Volunteers [Re: propes]
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Originally Posted By: GregX
I was told by a Richmond native that they don't harbor a grudge against Minnesota and Wisconsin because we never made it farther than Gettysburg.

And he called it the War of Northern Aggression.


Originally Posted By: propes
I had a high school history teacher that called it, The *Infamous* War of Northern Aggression. He also celebrated Robert E. Lee's birthday in class. I wore a Lee Sucks button


Sweet Jeebus guys. I am glad to have not met these people of which you speak. My older son is mixed race so I tend to be a bit touchy on the subject, but I would think that most people could agree on the Slavery = Bad principle.

Propes, where was this high school?
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#266767 - 12/29/10 03:42 PM Re: USA Supporters: 1st Minnesota Volunteers [Re: nathan3e]
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The war was fought for the right of Southern men to have the freedom to own other people, just as the original decleration of independence said 'all men are created equal" ... especially the ones we own..

The civil war had nothing to do with slavery, Lincoln would have gladly kept slavery if it meant keeping the union intact, and Grant famously owned slaves whilst Lee never did.
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#266768 - 12/29/10 04:02 PM Re: USA Supporters: 1st Minnesota Volunteers [Re: Doctor_Scrumpy]
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Originally Posted By: Doctor_Scrumpy
The war was fought for the right of Southern men to have the freedom to own other people, just as the original decleration of independence said 'all men are created equal" ... especially the ones we own..

The civil war had nothing to do with slavery, Lincoln would have gladly kept slavery if it meant keeping the union intact, and Grant famously owned slaves whilst Lee never did.


Uh-huh. The war was fought for the right of Southern men to have the freedom to own other people but the war had nothing to do with slavery. I'm picking up a slightly sinister vibe from you good Doctor. Just as I do from anyone who attempts to ameliorate Civil War motives.
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