Tuesday, June 30, 2009
This picture was taken in 1863 on the Gettysburg Battlefield. It shows a picture of three confederate soldiers captured at the Battle of Gettysburg. I love this picture because of the pride still shown by the men. They had been defeated in battle, but their pride was not, and shows through in the picture.
As you probably know, I am a Southern Sympathizer, as far as the war goes. I think that the South had many legitimate grievances, some of which the country still struggles with today. The unfortunate strategic mistake by the South was to include as part of those grievances the slavery issue. This allowed the North to attain the moral high ground in the war, and perhaps inhibited other countries from providing more aid to the South.