Lest We Forget

27 May 2013. The Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, participates in a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 27, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

 

“War is all hell.”

General William Tecumseh Sherman. His personal bodyguard was a troop of Alabama Horse.

In this era of partisan political division, which is not new in American history, it bears pointing out that all the states of the Confederacy, except for my native state of South Carolina, had regiments which fought for the Union. While many of these regiments were comprised of African-American troops, a number of Southern regiments fighting for the Union were comprised of white Southern males.

 

 

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/