Brev. Brig. Gen'l
- Feb 14, 2012
- Central Pennsylvania
From a stereo view which enlarged surprisingly well, USCT at Petersburg. Image packs an awful lot of story into one frame.
Easy enough to find these articles. Don't get me wrong, easy to find articles ' da*mming with faint praise ' too, like finding excuses why troops would behave so incredibly well was necessary and those are from Northern papers.
Accounts from there are chilling. Losses immense, they did it anyway and planted regimental colors all the way from Maine to Petersburg. Just did a thread on who shouldn't be here at CWT, with ancestors living through carnage. USCT troops at Petersburg? Makes the question even more striking. 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th USCT left more future generations behind than we'll ever know.
Where's Hollywood when a story needs to be filmed?
So I don't care if ' in those days ' it was acceptable to print slurs, they've seen their last airing here. You get the idea without it.