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Thursday, April 12, 2012

War of Northern Aggression

Want to see some fine pictures of the war of northern aggression? Then click, here.

They're some of the finest high quality pictures I've ever seen.


Some of you Yankees refer to it as the civil war...then again 'ya'll just don't know any better.

Enjoy.

Stephen

22 comments:

  1. Absolutely Stunning photographs..... wow.

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    1. Yes they are indeed. I really liked the one of the poor guys with the job of 'picking the bones.' Thanks, PISSED.

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  2. As a native of the Show-me-state this war wasn't cut and dried in either direction around here.

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    1. I understand...fence sitters. Kinda like Kentucky. Thanks, my friend.

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  3. Old timers in the south insisted on calling it the 'war of northern aggression' or the 'war between the states' but NEVER the civil war.

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    1. Yep, that's us. Thanks, my friend.

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  4. I'm just a Jayhawker, so I don't know what it was called.

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    1. Truthfully, John, a bad time. Thanks, my friend.

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  5. I have always heard "war between the states". I like to remember as the Civil War. Very good pictures. It helps me chronologically. Today we have Aggression everywhere.

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    1. Like one reader said, nothing civil about it. Thanks.

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  6. I don't think it was a very "civil"-ized war. When I first moved to the south in 8th grade, I was a total outcast ...being a Yankee and all. It was a real education to learn how the south viewed the war. Very different than from what I had learned up north.

    It taught me that yes indeed there ARE two sides/perspectives to all stories. (maybe even more than 2)

    take care and have a great day!
    kellie

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    1. I agree, Kellie....it wasn't civil. Shame, sorry about your birth status..but then again, none of us are perfect...
      You take care and have a great weekend, Sweet Lady.

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  7. Sadly, being from South South Louisiana, anything north of I-10 is damn yankee country.

    Up here in the badlands of Colorado, I have to explain what the "War of Northern Aggression" was. They think I'm nuts.

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    1. Understand. And, I-10 begins here....as you well know. Yankees can't help it...thanks, Mudbug. Good to see yo again around here.

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  8. Absolutely right! Around here we just say "The War", everyone knows what war we are talking about.

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    1. Especially when we take a walk among the granite markers...thanks, my friend.

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  9. I saw these last night. I can't find the words to describe them. I was impressed by the photos of the ships/ironclads, and sadden by the loss of life like any war.

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    1. I do seem to remember posting them about four in the morning....sad indeed. Thanks, my friend.

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  10. While the "war of northern aggression" works for me, I also like to think of it as the "war of federal aggression" which is what it was and is what we're starting to see all over again.

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  11. "They're some of the finest high quality pictures I've ever seen."

    Note as well, how completely the north dominated that strategic communication medium. Very few pictures of northern dead. Zero unflattering pictures of northern operations. Very few pictures of southern forces appearing confident, capable, well-equipped, or ready for war. Lots of dead southerners, former slaves later reaping their bones.
    There is no 'southern' perspective. The north 'ownes' the narrative in its entirety.

    The south just couldn't afford to invest in information warfare (aka propaganda, etc.). Those pictures are riveting to this very day, just as they'll surely be another 100 years from now. There a significant lesson to be learned from the story told here.

    Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg

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    1. Snoop, great points and thanks for the quick history lesson. Please, hang around, and again, thank you.

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