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Custer hung civilians and rounded up families just north of here. Mosby did retaliate.

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“In early August, Sheridan moved south with 36,000 men toward the section of Virginia known as ‘Mosby’s Confederacy,’ prepared to lay waste to the green Valley that had caused so many problems for the North. Advancing with Sheridan was one of his close friends, the commander of the Michigan Brigade, Brig. Gen. ‘Autie’ Custer.

Mosby did not wait long to greet the invaders. In the early morning mist of August 13, while a large Federal wagon train rested near Berryville, Va., a group of men approached out of the fog and started to set up two small cannon. None of the Northern guards paid much attention, figuring they must be friendly troops. Suddenly, the cannon blasted Federal wagons, decapitating a mule with one of the first shells and setting fire to a number of wagons. Mules still hitched to burning wagons ran in terror, dragging behind them roaring infernos.

In an instant, gray-clad cavalry swooped in, yelling and shooting as they charged. It was over in a matter of minutes, with Mosby’s victorious men capturing over 200 prisoners, 700 horses and mules, 200 cattle, and 100 supply wagons. In this manner, was Mosby serving notice that Federal troops had best be on guard in his personal territory.

Grant quickly responded to this stinging defeat by ordering Sheridan to send troops ‘through Loudoun County, to destroy and carry off the crops, animals, Negroes, and all men under fifty years of age capable of bearing arms. In this way, you will get many of Mosby’s men.’

He also ordered Sheridan to hunt down the families of Mosby’s men. ‘I think they should be taken and kept at Fort McHenry, or some other secure place, as hostages for the good conduct of Mosby’s men.’ Grant then ominously added ‘When any of Mosby’s men are caught, hang them without trial.’

Three days later, Grant’s orders were carried out when seven prisoners, thought to be Mosby’s Rangers, were executed.”

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Nathan Bedford Forest renounced the KKK, fought to totally disband it, renounced racism, and in 1875, led the fight to allow blacks into law school.
As I recall, you are completely correct. BTW: People can change; If Forrest were once a slave trader..perhaps he changed greatly.

John Newton captained a slave ship..but he changed. Otherwise he would not have become a preacher, and he would

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LOL, I haven't quite figured her out yet. She has long, straight, very BLACK hair, and dresses similar, but not goth, lots of tattoos, and peculiar acting while polite. . She's fiftyish, and odd.
Dee. The important part is to stay out of HR!! 😀

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I may be totally wrong in this, but, I read somewhere that the union solders at fort Pillow taunted the southerners by telling them that they had raped all their girlfriends, wives, and daughters.
Of course the southerners couldn't stand the thought of a black yankee touching their womenfolk, so, they showed no mercy on the prisoners.

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I work with a woman born, in Texas, but raised in England.
Her computer mouse is a mini cooper replica, and she brought her on office chair which has been professionally covered with a British flag seat.

She tells me the United States is still "a British colony".

Insult?
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The best way to answer her charge that the U.S.A. is an English colony, is to say ..

"Was an English colony..and might still be one today, had not the 'lobsterbacks' tried to take away our GUNS at Concord, in 1775 !"

Note: "Lobsterbacks" was a yankee nickname for the British troops of the time..because of their bright red coats !

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LOL, I haven't quite figured her out yet. She has long, straight, very BLACK hair, and dresses similar, but not goth, lots of tattoos, and peculiar acting while polite. . She's fiftyish, and odd.
Dee. The important part is to stay out of HR!! 😀
LMAO! Luckily this HD dealership doesn't have an HR.

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I work with a woman born, in Texas, but raised in England.
Her computer mouse is a mini cooper replica, and she brought her on office chair which has been professionally covered with a British flag seat.

She tells me the United States is still "a British colony".

Insult?
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The best way to answer her charge that the U.S.A. is an English colony, is to say ..

"Was an English colony..and might still be one today, had not the 'lobsterbacks' tried to take away our GUNS at Concord, in 1775 !"

Note: "Lobsterbacks" was a yankee nickname for the British troops of the time..because of their bright red coats !

...Not really the best woods camo ! [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.go2gbo.com/forums/images/GreyBeardOutdoors_toucan/smilies/tango_face_wink.png[/IMG] [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.go2gbo.com/forums/images/GreyBeardOutdoors_toucan/smilies/tango_face_smile.png[/IMG]
LOL, ironglow I don't really talk to her much so there's really no reason to "correct" her history knowledge.
Like I said, she's kinda weird.

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LOL, ironglow I don't really talk to her much so there's really no reason to "correct" her history knowledge.
Like I said, she's kinda weird.
Hmmm..maybe they ran her out of England on a rail !

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