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|David White wrote:
In the accounts of the 22 May 1863 Assault of Vicksburg there are refrences to fire ants and the torture they inflicted upon the wounded caught between the lines.
I don't doubt that ants were an issue but they were not Fire Ants, which were introduced to this country from Brazil when they came aboard ships to Mobile in the 1930s. As a kid in the late 50s and early 60s we used to have huge red and black ants here in Texas the fire ants made it here by the 70s and killed off all the colonies of those big ants. As far as I know they are extinct thanks to those illegal immigrants from Brazil that deserve extinction and are now everywhere, sort of the Kudzu of the insect world.
Thank you for the clarification; I was unaware of their illegal immigrant status. My own experiances w/ them are anything but pleasant. Though I have to thank ants for getting me out of jury duty on one occasion. Glad I knew how the Apaches used to deal w/ rapists...