Stop being Reconstructed

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In theory, “Reconstruction” was the process of re-integrating the rebellious states into the One Holy Eternal Union. In practice, it was a reign of terror and plunder swaddled in the rhetoric of righteousness and carried out through the apparatus of military dictatorship. William N. Grigg, “Civil Rights” and Total War, […]

Books

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Mosquito Fleet (Civil War) by Scott Dawson Southern Reconstruction Robert E Lee It was not about slavery Causes of the War (highly recommended)

Lincoln’s Tax ship that started the War

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Lincoln’s first written message to congress War is about taxes. “My policy sought only to collect the Revenue (a 40 percent federal sales tax on imports to Southern States under the Morrill Tariff Act of 1861).” reads paragraph 5 of Lincoln’s First Message to the U.S. Congress, penned July 4, […]

More Nathan B Forrest

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“Major Booth, Commanding United States Forces, Fort Pillow: Major—The conduct of the officers and men garrisoning Fort Pillow has been such as to entitle them to being treated as prisoners of war. I demand the unconditional surrender of this garrison, promising you that you shall be treated as prisoners of […]

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