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Happy Confederacy Surrender Day!

skews13

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1865April 09
Robert E. Lee surrenders

In Appomattox Court House, Virginia, Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 Confederate troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. Forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond, blocked from joining the surviving Confederate force in North Carolina, and harassed constantly by Union cavalry, Lee had no other option.

In retreating from the Union army’s Appomattox Campaign, the Army of Northern Virginia had stumbled through the Virginia countryside stripped of food and supplies. At one point, Union cavalry forces under General Philip Sheridan had actually outrun Lee’s army, blocking their retreat and taking 6,000 prisoners at Sayler’s Creek. Desertions were mounting daily, and by April 8 the Confederates were surrounded with no possibility of escape. On April 9, Lee sent a message to Grant announcing his willingness to surrender. The two generals met in the parlor of the Wilmer McLean home at one o’clock in the afternoon.





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They should have been stripped of all property & forced to work for their Union Overloads. They shouldn't have been allowed to return to their property & build Confederate Statues.
 

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The end of the despicable Confederacy
 

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The South will rise again.

And the next time, Maryland will stay on the RIGHT side.
 

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The South will rise again.

And the next time, Maryland will stay on the RIGHT side.

You don’t know Maryland
 

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The Confederacy was one of the most inhuman and despicable governments ever formed.
40 percent of its population was in bondage while the rest of the population prospered off their labor.
 

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The Confederacy was one of the most inhuman and despicable governments ever formed.
40 percent of its population was in bondage while the rest of the population prospered off their labor.
Let me ask you a question:

Do you ever complain about the injustice of abortion?

If not, you have no right to complain about an injustice that happened more than 100 years ago.
 

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The Confederacy was one of the most inhuman and despicable governments ever formed.
40 percent of its population was in bondage while the rest of the population prospered off their labor.
Let me ask you a question:

Do you ever complain about the injustice of abortion?

If not, you have no right to complain about an injustice that happened more than 100 years ago.
How many abortions have you had?
 

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The Confederacy was one of the most inhuman and despicable governments ever formed.
40 percent of its population was in bondage while the rest of the population prospered off their labor.
Well that’s Democrats for you.

150 years later they are still up to the same shit.
 

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The Confederacy was one of the most inhuman and despicable governments ever formed.
40 percent of its population was in bondage while the rest of the population prospered off their labor.
Let me ask you a question:

Do you ever complain about the injustice of abortion?

If not, you have no right to complain about an injustice that happened more than 100 years ago.
 

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The Confederacy was one of the most inhuman and despicable governments ever formed.
40 percent of its population was in bondage while the rest of the population prospered off their labor.
Let me ask you a question:

Do you ever complain about the injustice of abortion?

If not, you have no right to complain about an injustice that happened more than 100 years ago.
How many abortions have you had?
If you don't care about abortion today you wouldn't have cared about slavery when it was happening.
 

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rightwinger

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The Confederacy was one of the most inhuman and despicable governments ever formed.
40 percent of its population was in bondage while the rest of the population prospered off their labor.
Let me ask you a question:

Do you ever complain about the injustice of abortion?

If not, you have no right to complain about an injustice that happened more than 100 years ago.

<sob> But....but...
What about ABORTION?

:icon_cry:
 

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The Confederacy did not surrender April 9, 1865.

Lee's surrender effectively ended the Army of Northern Virginia's participation but Generals Mosby and Johnson still remained with their armies
 

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The Confederacy was one of the most inhuman and despicable governments ever formed.
40 percent of its population was in bondage while the rest of the population prospered off their labor.
Let me ask you a question:

Do you ever complain about the injustice of abortion?

If not, you have no right to complain about an injustice that happened more than 100 years ago.

<sob> But....but...
What about ABORTION?
If you think abortion is OK today you would have owned slaves when it was legal.
 

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The Confederacy did not surrender April 9, 1865.

Lee's surrender effectively ended the Army of Northern Virginia's participation but Generals Mosby and Johnson still remained with their armies
It did effectively. Lost troops in the Wilderness don't really count. I'm okay with conventional dates for history.
 

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The Confederacy was one of the most inhuman and despicable governments ever formed.
40 percent of its population was in bondage while the rest of the population prospered off their labor.
Let me ask you a question:

Do you ever complain about the injustice of abortion?

If not, you have no right to complain about an injustice that happened more than 100 years ago.

<sob> But....but...
What about ABORTION?
If you think abortion is OK today you would have owned slaves when it was legal.

Not FAIR!
How can we complain about ANYTHING when there is ABORTION?
 

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