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Old 05-09-2014, 05:27 PM   #1
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Civil War (Yours Not Ours!)

Rooting about in Google for something else I found this fascinating article.
Veterans' Benefits Live On Long After Bullets Stop - WSJ.com

Amazing the 2 generations could straddle so many years.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:11 PM   #2
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Nothing like a good BS story. "Pulled the fangs from rattlesnakes and kept them as pets in a chicken coup." Crotalids always have fangs at the ready to replace those lost during shed, normal wear and tear and those broken off in prey or while defending themselves.
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Nothing like a good BS story. "Pulled the fangs from rattlesnakes and kept them as pets in a chicken coup." Crotalids always have fangs at the ready to replace those lost during shed, normal wear and tear and those broken off in prey or while defending themselves.
I beg your pardon?????

I'm not sure what rattlesnakes have to do with the story I mentioned. Perhaps you thought you were replying to another thread?
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:45 PM   #4
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Interesting article, I guess someone always has to be last!

If Uncle Bob was still with us he would have corrected you. The people in the American south refer to the Civil War as the War of Northern Aggression, I miss Uncle Bob and his little brown eyed gal!
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Interesting article, I guess someone always has to be last!

If Uncle Bob was still with us he would have corrected you. The people in the American south refer to the Civil War as the War of Northern Aggression, I miss Uncle Bob and his little brown eyed gal!
Come to think of it I believe I'd heard that before. I'd forgotten.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:59 PM   #6
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I just saw the phrase the other day, The War of Northern Aggression.
It didn't used to bother me, but now it does.
Maybe not the phrase as much as people trying to perpetuate a bad time. Don't you think it's time to let it go? (rhetorical)
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I live in the South and I never hear people refer to the Civil War that way. I think it's one of those clichťs that gets repeated but doesn't really mean anything.
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I beg your pardon?????

I'm not sure what rattlesnakes have to do with the story I mentioned. Perhaps you thought you were replying to another thread?
Maybe you skipped over or missed this part.

"Pvt. Triplett had farmland and a big house near Elk Creek, in Wilkes County, N.C. Long after his death, local men would drink moonshine, play banjo and fiddle, and swap legends about what a "hard man" Mose Triplett had been, said his grandson, Charlie Triplett, who heard the stories from his father. He wore a Wyatt Earp mustache and would pull the fangs from rattlesnakes, then keep them as pets in a chicken coop."
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For anyone who wants to read a really good book about the American Civil War:

The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War"

By Michael Shaara

I've read it 2 times and now it may be time to read it again.
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For anyone who wants to read a really good book about the American Civil War:

The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War"

By Michael Shaara

I've read it 2 times and now it may be time to read it again.
Sadly, having spent a chunk of my lifetime teaching history I really can't be doing with historical novels.
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