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Monday, July 21, 2008

147 Years Ago....

The good guys won!

The battle of 1st Manassas was was a battle of several firsts. Besides being the first major battle, and the first major Confederate victory, it also caused the first civilian casualty of the war. Judith Henry, who lived in the Henry house, was killed when a Yankee shell detonated inside her house. All civilian deaths are terrible, but Mrs. Henry's was even more noteworthy. She had been born on the day Gen. Cornwallis surrendered to Gen. Washington at Yorktown.

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Blogger Gravelbelly said...

I noticed the various elements of battle psychology in the video.

Thanks for posting.

July 21, 2008 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

Isn't that interesting?

One reason I like Gods and Generals so much is because of the vivid and accurate portrayal of such things.

Later in the film, Jackson sums up what the Christian Sheepdog's philosophy should be to fear when he states, "My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to always be ready, no matter when it may overtake me."

Thanks for the comment.

July 21, 2008 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Word Warrior said...

Gods and Generals is a wonderful but sad movie. One that I love watching. Thank you for all the great posts. History is my favorite subject in school.


July 21, 2008 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...


I agree! It's probably the saddest movie I've ever seen. The War for Southern Independence marks the saddest part of our nation's history because it shows the downfall of our government into tyranny.

Thanks for the comment.

July 21, 2008 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Hehe, I almost blogged this date myself.

G&G--one of my favorites! Very sad, but I've seen sadder. :-D


July 24, 2008 at 2:29 AM  
Blogger Son3 said...

Horrid war, too bad the South lost.

Excellent blog, Stephen!

It's good to know that there remains at least a remnant of a lost society.

July 25, 2008 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...


Welcome to my blog! (btw, how did you get here?)

Thanks for the compliments!

You also have a great blog! I really enjoyed your articles on the Constitution/Second Amendment. You must read alot of books, are you by any chance home-schooled?

July 25, 2008 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Son3 said...

Long story short, I know people who know people that go to Spencer's blog.
I found some comments you made there and followed the link here.

Thanks for the compliments on my blog.

And you guessed it; as the Irish say, "One beetle always recognizes another beetle."

For privacy reasons, though, I prefer not to bring attention to that fact.

July 25, 2008 at 1:37 PM  

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