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 Posted: Thu Mar 1st, 2007 02:41 pm
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Kentucky_Orphan wrote: I guess it is unavoidable...any conversation about Forrest, no matter how it starts(in this case his merits as a combat officer), always seems to end with Fort Pillow or some controversial aspect of his personality-or about race relations.

Unfortunate, really... and its getting to be as polarized as it was in 1865.In many places simply stating admiration for any confederate general automatically places one in the racist bigot category.

 


But this is probably true of any Civil War personality...Lincoln, Davis, Grant. Lee, Sherman, Jackson.

They are not flat 2-dimensional characters in a finely-scripted play, but living, breathing men with faults and virtues magnified by a time of incomprehensible change in our nation's history.

 

Cheers,

HankC

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