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Who made this famous quote?

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  1. biff

    biff Active Member

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    Who was the author of this famous quote?

    "I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."
     
  2. Hipshot 3

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    Lumper said that! I heard him!
     
  3. Neil Winston

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    Nixon?

    OK, WTS - but I looked it up. I thought it might be Lincoln.

    Neil
     
  4. biff

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    Neil, I thought for sure you would know. It's as true today as it was then! Biff
     
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    William Tecumseh Sherman
     
  6. biff

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    Give MTA Tom a cigar! You didn't have to look that up did you? Biff
     
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    Bill Crawford......Oh no wait, I see the correct name has been listed.....
     
  8. MTA Tom

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    Bill Sherman and I marched through Georgia together.
     
  9. phirel

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    Considering the life of W.T. Sherman, it is not surprising that few could find good things to write about him.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    MTA Tom is correct..........Gen. Wm. T. Sherman.
     
  11. b12

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    Apparently Pat you never read Sherman's Bio. He was a Great Person. We need their king today. Bill
     
  12. biff

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    Pat, I'm not a fan of Sherman,but he was a military man--he fought to win. He stated he wanted the southern people who were supporting the war to know what war was like and in doing so he broke the back of the confederacy. And Grant was called the butcher. When Lincoln was told that Grant, who was being successful, was a whiskey drinker; Lincoln asked what brand it was so he could send some to his other generals! Biff
     
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    biff- Grant was called "the butcher" by his own troops, not by the Southern gentry. W.T. Sherman marched back up through South Carolina after burning Georgia and came across my Great Great Great Grandfathers farm. Just for fun, he shot the horses, stole not only the food but also the seed corn, and burnt the house and barn. This military accomplishment was done with a smile. All my poor Great Great Great Grandmother could do was collect excrement from a neighbor with typhoid fever and spice up the wells that the Northern invaders used for drinking water. There is a possibility that I might have a slightly biased opinion of the reprobate called Gen. Sherman.
     
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    "You might as well appeal against the thunder-storm as against these terrible hardships of war. They are inevitable, and the only way the people of Atlanta can hope once more to live in peace and quiet at home, is to stop the war, which can only be done by admitting that it began in error and is perpetuated in pride." W. T. Sherman, 12 Sept. 1864

    I wonder how our current day media would have dealt with this General.
     
  15. biff

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    Pat, is this why so few Southerners named their children Sherman?

    Sounds like your Great,Great, Great Grandmother started a little biological warfare! I didn't know you eminated from Southern Aristocracy, you are not still angry, I can tell you haven't forgot!

    djm, people looked at things much different then, I doubt if there was such a thing as Liberal Press in those days. Biff
     
  16. phirel

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    Biff - If you were to make a study of the objectiveness of the press in 1863 and today, you would quickly find that the current press is much more accurate and fair. This conclusion is not intended as a compliment to our current newspaper publications but is simply a reflection of the historic press.

    And, I am proud of my Southern heritage. This pride can result in a bit of a bias.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    In a tour of the Poe home in Richmond, VA the docent who conducted the tour mentioned "the war between the states, from which the South has not recovered". That was twenty years ago. Is it still true?
     
  18. biff

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    Pat, You are an Icon on TS.Com and I meant no disparaging remarks toward the South or Southerners. It was more of a parallel between how the army felt about the news then and the kind of news being reported today, seems like from the press all we hear are the bad things which are happening.

    I had ancestors on both sides in the Civil War, I grew up witnessing several family skirmishes! Biff
     
  19. phirel

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    biff- You certainly wrote nothing that was out of line. I always appreciate the opportunity to brag about the South.

    Big Heap- No, we have not fully recovered from the War of Northern Aggression. There are still a few manufacturing jobs left in the North. Although most have moved to the South, our recovery will not be complete until we have all of them. We lost the war because of a deficiency in manufacturing capabilities, and we do not intend to let that ever happen again.

    Pat Ireland- a very biased Southerner
     
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    For what it's worth, my most revered bumper sticker reads-- "Yankee by birth, r
    Rebel by choice"
    Proud North Carolinian
    Bill.
     
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