Friday, September 14, 2012
It is said that the first casualty of war is truth and that the victors write and perpetuate the history. There are two sides to every story, two sides to a conflict, and while it would seem simple to record and report history, it has always been open to different interpretations. Somewhere along the line the Southern perspective has been obscured.
“In our government-controlled schools we are taught that Lincoln was our greatest president because his war ended slavery and saved the Union. As usual, the other side of the story – the side that reflects poorly on the government – somehow gets lost.” – Richard J. Maybury, “The Abe Lincoln Hoax”
Photo: 34th Arkansas Veterans, I had a GG Uncle in this unit, mortally wounded at the Battle of Prairie Grove Ak.