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Subject: Civil War Date: 4/4/2011 11:02 PM
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Just watched the second part of the Civil War by Ken Burns. He is one masterful film maker.

I am quite vexed at McClellan and Lincoln. McClellan was an idiot and should have been shot early in the Civil War. Lincoln should have shot him.

The letter of Sullivan Ballou was read on last night's show.
Here is a link to it -- well worth reading, even if you have already seen Ken Burns' Civil War film -- http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/war/ballou_letter.html

All in all the Civil War was pretty much a disaster on both sides. It lasted 3 years longer than it should have.

• More than three million men fought in the war.
• Two percent of the population—more than 620,000—died in it.
• In two days at Shiloh on the banks of the Tennessee River, more Americans fell than in all previous American wars combined.
• During the Battle of Antietam, 12,401 Union men were killed, missing or wounded; double the casualties of D-Day, 82 years later. With a total of 23,000 casualties on both sides, it was the bloodiest single day of the Civil War. (Historians believe that if McClellan had advanced on Lee one day sooner the war would have been over.)
• At Cold Harbor, Va., 7,000 Americans fell in 20 minutes.
• North and South, potential recruits were offered awards, or "bounties," for enlisting, as much as $677 in New York. Bounty jumping soon became a profession, as men signed up, then deserted, to enlist again elsewhere. One man repeated the process 32 times before being caught. (Does this mean that fraud is not a new invention no matter what tele thinks???)
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