Saturday, August 10, 2013
Back to War Part two
All of these men (previous post) made reputations for themselves from killing civilians without trial or evidence. They looted homes in the name of the U S Government and took anything they wanted no matter what it was or its use.
The following is a part of a paragraph from the previous story on Nathan B. Forrest in the Confederate Veteran Magazine:
"First Lt. W. H. Nelson, 5th Tennessee Cavalry, US, kept a diary in which he recorded the killing of prisoners as routine:
May 18, 1964, Lieut. Creasy killed two prisoners, one unknown. Warm and pleasant. Nothing important happening.
June 14,1864. We were in a fight today. We burned the houses where the fight took place and took the men of the houses to Lynchburg.
June 15, 1864. We killed the prisoners we took yesterday.
HUMAN LIFE had become cheap in Tennessee by 1864, and the debaser of its value were not Confederates."
Of the men I have written about, Nathan B Forrest is the one who is the villain in today's historical facts. Nathan attacked a fort of military men at 4 P.M. and at 4:30 P.M. 182 of the men were dead and 398 US soldiers survived. Maybe he should have killed all of them then it could have been what it is called a massacre. He did not but alas it was trout ed as massacre.
I am not saying that our Southern Gentlemen who were in charge never committed a crime against humanity but from all I have read so far, they were the most civil and honorable of the commanding officers on both sides of the issue.
The Kitty Justice is who were the real Terrorist of the Civil War.