Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by bennymuso, May 3, 2015.
Who would you of fought for?
On principle, the North, but, lately I am leaning towards the South.
Most Mid-Western states (where I live) sided with the North.
assuming we have teleported ourselves back to the 1860's then the answer is simply you fought for where you lived, so like my ancestors i would have been confederate.
I don't know if you noticed but the war is still going on.
I would have fought for the North as my family was from Illinois and Kentucky.
Although Kentucky started the war neutral and produced many prominent southern military and political leaders it was recognized during the war as a northern state.
i suspect the majority of people who fought in the war, died or was seriously maimed, so neither. i think i would have found a way to get elected to congress. its not like congressmen actually are expected to do anything anyway.
The north won, and our country is turning to shit.
The south deserves a chance, but they'd increase the slave population...
the civil war ruined a good business market. i'm not calling for a return to slavery but it was a good market until those uppity, politically correct northern housewives stuck their noses into our business. this was all because your guys could not keep your wives barefoot and pregnant.
The Union for me. My great great Grandfather fought in The 18th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
U.S. Grant and William T. Sherman the pride of Ohio.
did he return whole?
Yes he did. Survived The Battle of Chickamauga. It's unreal what a blood bath the Civil War was.
Every time I see my asshole Father-in-Law who's from Nooselimb Alabama, he lets me know what he thinks of yankees. So, because of him alone, the north.
Actually, the Confederacy outlawed the importation of slaves in their constitution. Until ol' Nat Turner started butchering whites, there were more abolitionists in the south than in the north. The south didn't mind ending slavery, they just wanted to do it right by educating, training and have some sort of plan to make them a productive part of society . Instead, we got the mess we have today.
Great Great Great Grandfather - fought for the north twice. Enlisted, shot and discharged, enlisted again in a different unit and came back. Connecticut volunteers.
"But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
November 19, 1863
Who the fuck am I to go against my forefathers and Abe Lincoln?
At the beginning of Ken Burns Civil War documentary there is a comment by Shelby Foote, the noted historian and author, that the Civil War did not start at Fort Sumter, it started some 80+ years earlier when Thomas Jefferson wrote the words 'all men are created equal'.
Unfortunately we are still struggling with that concept today.
Missed a Beff joke by one lettter.
I would've lobbied for the exportation of all blacks after freeing them. Why the hell did they think that keeping them around after freeing them was a good idea? Or they could of just killed them all. Either way, we wouldn't have the problems in Baltimore etc. That being said, I would've fought to protect my financial interests no matter which side I was on. Assuming, of course, that I was just an average, moderately informed citizen. End rant.
Never understood why the South started the war by firing on Fort Sumner.
Why didnt they just secede from the union? That would have forced Lincoln to start the war.
Also never understood why the agricultural south with 7 million people would take on the industrialized north with 21 million people. Were they just stupid back in those days?
Antietam - The Cornfield
It changed hands some 15 times that morning.
Bloodiest day in American history.