The young bloods of the South; sons of planters,
lawyers about towns, good billiard players and sportsmen, men who
never did any work and never will. War suits them. They are splendid
riders, first rate shots and utterly reckless. These men must all
be killed or employed by us before we can hope for peace....Gen.
William Tecumseh Sherman
The more Indians we can kill this year the
fewer we will need to kill the next, because the more I see of
the more convinced
I become that they must either all be killed or be maintained
as a species of pauper. Their attempts at civilization is ridiculous...
Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
Look to the South and you who went with us
through that land can best say if they have not been fearfully
in every household, desolation written in broad characters across
the whole face of their country, cities in ashes and fields laid
waste, their commerce gone, their system of labor annihilated
and destroyed. Ruin and poverty and distress everywhere, and now
adding to the very cap sheaf of their stack of misery...Gen.
William Tecumseh Sherman, the man who left a 60 mile wide, 300
path of death and desolation across GA and up through SC.
I have destroyed over 2,000 barns filled
with wheat, hay and farming implements; over 70 mills filled
and wheat, and have
driven in front of the Army over 4,000 head of stock and have killed
and issued to the troops not less than 3,000 sheep. Tomorrow I
will continue the destruction down to Fisher’s Mill. When
this is completed, the Valley from Winchester to Staunton, 92 miles,
will have but little in it for man or beast.....from an Oct. 7,
1864 report to Gen. Grant from Gen. Sheridan.
During the War Between
the States, Lincoln, was waging war on women and children on two
fronts. Old Abe's thugs were raping, pillaging and murdering in
the West as well as the South.. Lincoln's generals Sheridan and
Sherman committed war crimes. Sherman, famous for his "march
to the sea," had made a habit of waging war on civilians from
early on. Dr. Thomas J. DiLorenzo, economics professor at Loyola
College in Baltimore and historian and writer, tells us that Sherman
once wrote to his wife that his purpose was the "extermination,
not of soldiers alone...but of the people" of the South. Sherman
often ordered his soldiers, many of whom were street criminals
from Northern as well as European cities, to shoot civilians at
random. He ordered his men to burn entire towns in Tennessee and
Mississippi and of course Georgia. And the thousands of letters
and diaries that survived the war attest to the rape of both black
and white women by Sherman's men.
Another of Lincoln's generals Phil Sheridan is
known for the horrors he inflicted on civilians in the Shennandoah
Valley during the
war. In the autumn of 1864, with the winter closing in, Dr. DiLorenzo
tells us Sheridan's troops burned crops and killed thousands
upon thousands of cattle and sheep and turned women and children
in the cold.
While Sheridan was destroying crops, killing
livestock and starving women and children, a Yankee colonel named
J. M. Chivington was
slaughtering, scalping and mutilating Arapahos and Cheyenne camped
at a place called Sand Creek in Colorado. The Indians in the
camp had decided to live in peace with the white man because they
come to trust Major Edward W. Wynkoop who was the commander of
Fort Lyon located forty miles from Sand Creek. Major Wynkoop
was a rare man in the Union army in that he was honorable and kept
his word. He did not believe in waging war on civilians either
and that was to be his ultimate undoing. Known to the Indians
Tall Chief Wynkoop, he was eventually to resign in protest over
Phil Sheridan's policies toward the Indians in the West.
Wynkoop was removed from his post at Fort Lyon because of his kindness
to the Indians and was replaced with a cruel man named Major Scott
J. Anthony who lied to the Indians and who, under the command of
Colonel Chivington, raided the encampment at Sand Creek where they
slaughtered men, women and children. Some of the Indians huddled
together under a large American flag which belonged to the chief
Black Kettle, but the Yankee soldiers killed them anyway. One little
girl, Dee Brown tells us in the book "Bury My Heart at Wounded
Knee" met the soldiers waving a white flag, and they still
shot her down in cold blood.
St. Mary's Today, Dispatches from Little Dixie:
Real Americans by "The Rebel Yell" un-reconstructed journalist Joyce
Bennett. Oct. 2, 2001
"The government of the U.S. has any and
all rights which they choose to enforce in war - to take their
lives, their homes, their land,
their everything...war is simply unrestrained by the Constitution...to
the persistent secessionist, why, death is mercy, and the quicker
he or she is disposed of the better...Mjr. Gen. W. T. Sherman,
Jan. 31, 1864.
This war on citizens was not simply restrained to be applied against
men and women but also children. Gen. Sherman in a June 21, 1864,
letter to Lincoln's Sec. of War, Edwin Station wrote, "There
is a class of people men, women and children, who must be killed
or banished before you can hope for peace and order." Stanton
replied, "Your letter of the 21st of June has just reached
me and meets my approval." While the war on civilians started
much earlier than 1864, the above is simply proof that the war
on children was part of that scheme!
In MO, if care packages of food or clothing was sent to sons of
the Confederate Army, they were arrested for "care and comfort
of the enemy!" Many of MO civilians were thrown into Gratiot
Street Prison, including pregnant women.
It is hard on our men held in Southern prisons not to exchange
them, but it is humanity to those left in the ranks to fight our
battles. Every man released on parole or otherwise becomes an active
soldier against us at once, either directly or indirectly. If we
commence a system of exchange which liberates all prisoners taken,
we will have to fight on until the whole South is exterminated." .....Gen.
Grant, August 18, 1864 in a dispatch to Gen. Butler.
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