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Union Victory Day

Postby mplsjaromir » April 9th, 2015, 7:35 am

Today marks the sesquicentennial of the defeat and unqualified surrender of the treasonous Confederate forces in the American Civil War. Remember today as the day that the patriots of this country succeeded, a barbaric institution was dismantled, and that many Confederates were not only traitors but cowards as well.

The Union victory is a true example of American good.

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Re: Union Victory Day

Postby Snelbian » April 9th, 2015, 8:13 am

And Minnesota, of course, was the first state to promise troops, the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, to the Union cause after Fort Sumter thanks to Governor Ramsey being in Washington at the time.

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Re: Union Victory Day

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Re: Union Victory Day

Postby acs » April 9th, 2015, 8:39 am

mplsjaromir wrote:Today marks the sesquicentennial of the defeat and unqualified surrender of the treasonous Confederate forces in the American Civil War. Remember today as the day that the patriots of this country succeeded, a barbaric institution was dismantled, and that many Confederates were not only traitors but cowards as well.

The Union victory is a true example of American good.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Civil_War_(TV_series)

This is for you. Watch it before you make such a wildly simple comment about such an important event again. The reason we say "The" United States instead of "These" United states is because more Americans died than in all our wars since...combined.

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Re: Union Victory Day

Postby acs » April 9th, 2015, 8:43 am

Still the largest loss by percentage of any surviving U.S. Military unit in a single day. I'd say we earned that flag.

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Re: Union Victory Day

Postby mplsjaromir » April 9th, 2015, 9:00 am

The Confederacy was wrong. There was no way the institution of slavery would end without serious conflict. The Confederacy was void of all valor and honor.

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Re: Union Victory Day

Postby talindsay » April 9th, 2015, 11:48 am

mplsjaromir wrote:The Confederacy was wrong. There was no way the institution of slavery would end without serious conflict. The Confederacy was void of all valor and honor.
Did you know that slavery persisted, and was legal, in the north after it was illegal in the south? The Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863) freed only slaves in rebellious territories; meanwhile, black slaves in non-rebellious slaveholding states (Maryland, West Virginia, Missouri, the District of Columbia being the most obvious examples) remained property of their owners until the eventual ratification of the 13th Amendment, on December 6, 1865, nearly three years later.

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Re: Union Victory Day

Postby grant1simons2 » April 9th, 2015, 11:52 am

Are we seriously going to argue about slavery and a historic battle? This is more of a day that celebrates our country re-uniting. And although some days I'm kind of a upset we did (south holds us back a bit), it's still a re-uniting.

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Re: Union Victory Day

Postby mog » April 9th, 2015, 3:17 pm

talindsay wrote:
mplsjaromir wrote:The Confederacy was wrong. There was no way the institution of slavery would end without serious conflict. The Confederacy was void of all valor and honor.
Did you know that slavery persisted, and was legal, in the north after it was illegal in the south? The Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863) freed only slaves in rebellious territories; meanwhile, black slaves in non-rebellious slaveholding states (Maryland, West Virginia, Missouri, the District of Columbia being the most obvious examples) remained property of their owners until the eventual ratification of the 13th Amendment, on December 6, 1865, nearly three years later.
Exactly, and had the country not gone to war, there is no way the 13th Amendment would have ever been ratified. The Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation were the first step to complete emancipation.

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Re: Union Victory Day

Postby Nick » April 9th, 2015, 3:22 pm

gotta hear both sides here

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Re: Union Victory Day

Postby Chef » April 20th, 2015, 5:12 pm

The Civil War was the bloodiest event in American history. It was a national tragedy that was shared by both north and south. The end result may have been worthwhile, but the war itself is nothing to be triumphant about.


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