“I would like to speak in terms of praise due to the many brave officers and soldiers who have fought in the cause of the war.” – Abraham Lincoln

Running late in the game of blogging, I therefore must concede that many bloggers around the United States (and World) are constantly posting about the causes and conflict of the American Civil War. This blog is a testament of the will power of Americans in its most dire position, whether fighting for the most despicable causes of disunion and slavery, or for the preservation of the country and the destruction of America’s greatest evil. The stories shared here are both inspiring and honest. A presentation of how this country climbed the parapet towards Civil War, and how it remains stagnated in it’s attempt to explain the conflict. I will say that revisionist scholars of the war have generally remained unbiased, though certainly glimmers of favoritism for particular generals, battles, regiments and soldiers regularly fill the pages of their manuscripts. It is only human instinct as we research the war that the personalities of these flawed Americans (both North and South)  that we become attached to these characters of civil strife.

This blog is a journey of my life researching the American Civil War, the interesting stories that I have come across and I feel need to be shared with those who otherwise might never hear about them. “I would like to speak in terms of praise due to the many brave officers and soldiers who have fought in the cause of the war.” Abraham Lincoln spoke these words after the Union victories of Gettysburg and Vicksburg.

These words transcend that moment. They can be attributed to the entire war and any war that has ever been fought before or since. So, this Memorial Day weekend, as this blog lifts it’s feet off the ground, let us remember the veterans, both living and lost, who devoted portions of their lives for their countries.

RoughRiders

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