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Private Matter22 Dec 2015 10:00 a.m. PST

On this date in 1864 General Sherman presented President Lincoln with the city of Savannah Georgia as a Christmas present.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2015 10:17 a.m. PST

And don't think for a single second the folks in Savannah have ever forgotten! Or forgiven, for that matter.

avidgamer Inactive Member22 Dec 2015 10:40 a.m. PST


Hey don't forget what the famous song said about Sherman's army:

Hurrah! Hurrah! we bring the jubilee!
Hurrah! Hurrah! the flag that makes you free!

So… now you are free. Happy now? ;)

jpattern222 Dec 2015 11:21 a.m. PST

They seem perfectly willing to take Yankee tourist dollars. grin

mad monkey 122 Dec 2015 11:32 a.m. PST

We call that revenge. : )

jpattern222 Dec 2015 11:58 a.m. PST

thumbs up

wrgmr122 Dec 2015 12:02 p.m. PST

Revenge is a dish best eaten cold.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2015 1:24 p.m. PST

If you have ever seen the women walking up and down River Street (usually bachelorette parties), then you know that revenge is anything but cold.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2015 1:41 p.m. PST

The best revenge is the billions (yes, with a B)
pouring into the Savannah River Site to convert some
of the facility into MOX production a process which
converts legacy weapons grade nuclear material into
commercial power grade nuclear material.

The Savannah River Site is also the only US facility
which produces tritium, an essential element in the
production of thermonuclear weapons.

There are in addition to the two processes mentioned
quite a number of other processes housed at the SRS,
employing about 10,000 people and covering about 300
square miles in South Carolina.

Sweet revenge, indeed – at least economically.

KSmyth22 Dec 2015 5:04 p.m. PST

Cold and Savannah don't exist in the same universe. A beautiful city.

jpattern222 Dec 2015 7:32 p.m. PST

Savannah and Charleston make a nice three-day weekend. As KSmyth says, beautiful cities, both of them.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2015 6:44 a.m. PST


Good travel advice. My wife and I did a four day trip to Savannah & Charleston this past spring. We visited three Civil War forts, a wildlife refuge and some outstanding restaurants. Poogan's Porch is the must-visit restaurant in Charleston.

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