Thursday, April 09, 2015

150th Anniverary of Peace at Appamatox

The Battle of Appomattox Court House was fought on this morning 150 years ago.  It was the final engagement of the Civil War before the secessionist traitor Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia  surrendered to the Union Army under Ulysses S. Grant.
The Civil War killed an estimated 750,000 soldiers and an unknown number of civilians, making it one of the bloodiest wars in world history. It's estimated that ten percent of all Northern males 20–45 years old, and 30 percent of all Southern white males aged 18–40 died in the war.


To this day people will tell you the war was not about slavery, but that is a lie. Yes, the war was also fought to preserve the union, but let us not forget that the union was being pulled apart because a vast group of people wanted to preserve the institutionalized violence and subjugation that was the slavery system.  

The secessionist states were clear why they were leaving the union; it was about slavery and only about slavery. Secessionist traitors were not just suiting up to create a new country; they were suiting up to enslave people and preserve a system of  violent subjugation targeting men, women, children, and families.

Custer and other men with dog.
Slaves, Northern Virginia
A lot of men signed up for the glory of war.
Civil War death data does not cover the full extent of the horror.
This is what the secessionist states sought to preserve.

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