Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ever Noticed This?

Floggers love to rip into Southern heritage folks who get history "wrong." But do you ever see them correct folks who take the other side? For example, those who pass off the north as righteously indignant about slavery and uniformly eager to make war in order to march across the South freeing slaves?

You find such sentiments frequently in comment threads following news stories, editorials, or blog posts about the Confederacy, and especially about contemporary Southern heritage issues.  But I don't recall ever seeing a flogger or their followers or commenters correct the folks who make these errors -- not even with gentle language, let alone with the animosity and  disparagement they flog Southern heritage folks with.

They say that for Southern heritage advocates, "It's not about history, it's about heritage."

Floggers constantly demonstrate that, for them, it's not about history, it's about derision.


  1. Well if my ancestor rode with Sherman' I guess I would keep my yap shut also, you know how it is, them that have nothing to be proud of tear down the folks that do !
    I was checking out the 60th Illinois,
    Turns out their claim to fame was getting their Butts Spanked at the Battle of Buzzards Roost !
    After getting whooped they got a furlough, geee must be nice! Get a whoopin and then a vacation.
    Meanwhile if you were a Confederate outfit and got whooped / ya go right back out the next day and continue to fight, and when ya run outta ammo ya start throwing rocks !

  2. David,

    Where are you getting your information. Must be the Cracker-Jack version of the Civil War.

    5 days after Buzzard Roost Gap the 60th was a Resaca...oh hell don't take my word for it...

    60th Regiment Infantry

    Organized at Camp Dubels, Anna, Ill., and mustered in February 17, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., February 22, 1862, thence to Island No. 10, Mississippi River, March 14. Attached to District of Cairo to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 13th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

    SERVICE.--Operations against Island Number 10, Mississippi River, March 14-April 8. Return to Columbus, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., thence moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 7-12. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., May 12-30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. At Clear Creek until July. March to Tuscumbia, Ala., July 20-25, thence to Nashville, Tenn., August 28-September 15. Action at Columbia September 10. Siege of Nashville September 15-November 6. Repulse of Forest's attack on Edgefield November 5. Duty at Nashville, Tenn., until July 20, 1863. Skirmish at Edgefield November 7, 1862. Skirmish near Nashville January 3, 1863. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., July 20, thence march to Columbia, Athens, Huntsville and Stevenson, Ala., August 24-September 7, and to Bridgeport, Ala., September 12. Duty there until October 1. Operations up the Sequatchie Valley against Wheeler October 1-17. Anderson's Cross Roads October 2 (Detachment). Moved to Waldron's Ridge, thence to Kelly's Ferry and guard lines of transportation until January, 1864. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27, 1863. Chickamauga Station November 26. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 24. At Rossville, Ga., until May, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864, Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Near Tunnel Hill May 5. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Rome May 17-18. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's or Vining Station July 4. Chattahoochie River May 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. LoveJoy Station September 2-6. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Forest and Hood September 29-November 3. Florence, Ala., October 6-7. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Fayetteville, N. C., March 13. Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 12. Provost guard at headquarters 14th Army Corps until July 31. Mustered out July 31, 1865.
    Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 44 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 225 Enlisted men by disease. Total 275.

  3. and
    ----- on the 26th took part in the reconnoissance toward Dalton, Ga., which resulted in the battle of Buzzard Roost, losing in this battle 42 killed and wounded. On March 6 it was ordered to Illinois on veteran furlough, and the men were furloughed from Centralia on March 15.---

  4. Corey most of the time were I or another Pro Southern person post what you did you would be screaming,
    "PLAGIARISM" Wouldn't ya ?
    OK your one click research =

    But you're on the right track!
    Instead of Bashing Confederate forces, Promote Union forces.

    I know it's a hard sell, given the fact Sherman's troops ravaged the South.

    Maybe your ancestor left a tally of stolen gold, silver, whatever.
    (Oh thats right they didn't leave any records, were they illiterate ?)

    Yep thats a life you can hang your hat on !

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  7. LOOOOL Corey for the most part I disregard all of your post !

    If I remember correctly your ancestor, bailed out right after Columbia.

  8. Corey you did not address your plagiarism, had it been a southern supporter you would have been on it like a Duck on a Junebug. So I guess it's OK for you to Plagiarize.
    Wow you throw up a "Wall O Text" and don't even have the decency to give credit to the folks who did the actual research, that says alot about you !
    So does " But something isn't right and It is nice to see that you did nothing to correct the problem...typical...that is called research." Followed up by "Disregard the last post...I misread the information."
    LOOOL you are a "Trip"
    Also you are very close to being added to my ZERO list.
    What's a Zero list ?
    A Zero list means I don't care if you support or disagree with what I say, because it all amounts to the same = ZERO !

  9. David,

    I would hardly call completing your enlistment as bailing out.

  10. Hey Corey, ya might wanna go to Wal-Mart and stock up on Rolaids, Cause if you're half as sick of "Eating Your Words" as I am of reading your Drivel it might not be a bad idea!

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    May 12, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Have a nice day !


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