Tag: US Civil War
Widely known as the American Civil War, was the greatest war in American history. 3 million fought - 600,000 paid the ultimate price for freedom. And a war for freedom it was. The desire for freedom traveled deeper than the color of skin and farther than the borders of any state.
The election of Abraham Lincoln as President, caused eleven states to secede from the Union beginning with South Carolina and form the Confederate States of America.
Prominent figures in the warlike Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Gen. Irvin McDowell, Gen. Thomas Jackson, George B. McClellan, Gen. John C. Frémont, Gen. David Hunter, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, and many more, have been documented very well throughout history.
The conflict ended in 1865 with the death of 620,000 soldiers of the 2.4 million who fought the war.
Over Easter, I posted this to Facebook:
Today is humanity’s annual reminder that the case fatality rate for life is 100%. By all and any various means, each of us will die, and no mitigation measure or scientific breakthrough will allow any of us to escape this result. There is, however, a whisper of a ‘cure,’ a rumor, if you will, of a Doctor who licked Death, and now offers his own antibodies to those who seek Him. This is your annual reminder that many who seek claim they have found and now feel they have Good reason to Hope. … continue reading...