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10 Jul 2018 5:18 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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American Civil War

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 4:20 p.m. PST

"On April 9, 1865 Union General Ulysses Grant accepted the surrender of Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army to end the Civil War. But it's also the day Grant, with an act of goodwill, started to help the South fight their silent enemy: hunger.

Grant's actions showed compassion and reason, something tragically lacking in many countries involved in civil wars today. Conflicts in South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Central African Republic are no different than our own civil war in the sense that they have damaged agriculture and caused extreme hunger.

Millions of people are starving. These nations must end the fighting and take action to help the small farmer who is the lifeblood of their food supply…"
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Hlaven10 Jul 2018 4:48 p.m. PST

Amen Brother

USAFpilot11 Jul 2018 6:51 a.m. PST

Grant believed in the cause he was fighting for, but he did not hate those he fought against. He saw them as his fellow Americans that needed to be welcomed back into the fold. Also, unlike many of today's civil wars, the US Civil War was fought without meddling from foreign powers.

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 8:34 a.m. PST

US Civil War was fought without meddling from foreign powers
When my dad visited the Soviet Union in the 50s and 60s, he was told that Russia supported the Union in opposition to slavery by sending naval vessels. Of course, these vessels were just conveniently berthed in the San Francisco Bay, which was not ice-bound in the winter, unlike the majority of Russian ports. But his tour guides seemed to believe this!

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 10:17 a.m. PST

Well the south sure wanted some foreign powers to meddle…

: )

Garde de Paris Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 10:49 a.m. PST

I seem to recall thar a squadron of Russian ships moved into New York harbor, allowing the Union to use those NY ships to add to the blockade of Southern ports.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 10:57 a.m. PST



USAFpilot11 Jul 2018 11:12 a.m. PST

I should have qualified my statement with mostly unmeddled. Sort of like "mostly harmless". The Brits did interfere a little bit for the Confederate side.

donlowry11 Jul 2018 3:08 p.m. PST

The Russian ships were in U.S. ports to get them where the British and French could not blockade them in case of a war in Europe.

donlowry12 Jul 2018 9:21 a.m. PST

Another lesson Grant taught us was that indecision is not a viable strategy; you have to try something; if that doesn't work, try something else.

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