Tuesday, May 2, 2017
From the War is Boring Internet web site and thanks to the tip from Freeper here with a blog entry that can raise considerable hackles in some quarters.
"Confederate Veteran John Mosby Knew the Lost Cause Was Bull. The chief of Mosby’s Rangers wrote of his disgust at Civil War revisionism"
Historical revisionism as it EXISTED AT THE TIME and to an extent EXISTS NOW!
Revisionism of the variety as to the cause of the American Civil War. That popular perspective as presented in the history books all wrong according to the revisionists.
MOSBY PERHAPS THAT MOST DECORATED CONFEDERATE SOLDIER OF THE WAR!! AT THE LEAST MOST RECOGNIZED FOR HIS COURAGE AND MILITARY PROWESS!!
"Despite being one of the Confederacy’s most decorated war heroes, Mosby hated the 'Lost Cause' narrative that romanticizes the Confederacy and downplays or ignores the role of slavery in precipitating the war."
Mosby also it seems the subject of a safeguard? As issued by U.S. Grant himself!
"Union authorities regularly harassed and arrested him on trumped up charges until his wife and children appealed directly to Grant, who issued a handwritten exemption from arrest, in January 1866."
That word safeguard and the definition of same as contained in the current U.S. military UCMJ might have been used at the time of the American Civil War but the intention and result was the same.
That image of Mosby ICONIC! A fine figure of a man with a certain casual cockiness and superior bearing most representative of the Southern officer class during the American Civil War?