As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.
I see by the archive date that this is July 25th, and you have since the 4th had several stories posted here concerning the real American Civil War and it's Heroes, led by the Southern Americans. What is the purpose of this blog is to expose your minds to the real history in broadening your understanding of events that which puzzle and make you ponder, as you are going to hear things which you have never heard.
In this journey of the past exposing you to the civil war of your present, the world will be viewed by an American who was abused by the Confederacy, refused amnesty by the North, and in this, a clear vision appeared of the the realities of America.
The author is Lt. General James Longstreet. In review of his prowess and writings, he was the American Napoleon of the Civil War. No one wanted to battle James Longstreet and his army, because as one Union officer noted, "One or a thousand men, you go up against Longstreet and you lose".
Pay attention to the BOLD PRINT in the following letter.
Longstreet to Lee on Impressment of Gold, Head-quaeters First Corps, February 26, 1865. General E. E. Lee, Commanding : General, — I have just heard from General Ewell indirectly that he can raise force enough at Richmond to hold the lines on this side, so that my corps may be withdrawn temporarily to your right, that is, if you can put a part of the Second Corps in place of Pickett's division. This arrangement will give you force enough to meet any move that the enemy may make upon your right. If he makes no move, then you can, when the proper mo- ment arrives, detach a force to the aid of General Beauregard, and if the enemy should then press you, you can abandon Peters- burg and hold your line here, and take up the line of the Appo- mattox. But I think that the enemy will be forced to move a force south the moment that he finds that you are reinforcing against Sherman, else he will encounter the risk of losing Sherman as well as Richmond. There is some hazard in the plan, but nothing can be accomplished in war without risk. The other important question is provisions. We are doing tolerably well by hauling from the country and paying market prices in Confederate money. If you would give us gold I have reason to believe that we could get an abundant supply for four months, and by that time we ought to be able to reopen our com- munication with the South. The gold is here, and we should take it. We have been impressing food and all of the necessaries of life from women and children, and have been the means of driving thousands from their homes in destitute conditions. Should we hesitate, then, about putting a few who have made im- mense fortunes at our expense to a little inconvenience by im- pressing their gold ? It is necessary for us, and I do not think that we should let our capital fall into the enemy's hands for fear of injuring the feelings or interests of a few individuals. We have expended too much of blood and treasure in holding it for the last four years to allow it to go now by default. I think that it may be saved. If it can, we should not leave any possible contingency untried. I think, however, that the enemy's positions are so well selected and fortified that we must either wait for an opportunity to draw him off from here or await his attack. For even a successful as- sault would cripple us so much that we could get no advantage commensurate with our loss. I remain with great respect, and truly, your obedient servant, J. LONGSTREET, Lieutenant- General
To understand the above, the Southern leadership had made several miscalculations.
1. They were planning to have England or France invade America to help their cause. They trusted their allies and discovered too late that the Europeans were fond of starting wars, but not fond of bleeding their own blood in them.
2. They intended to fight a civil or a war which was one with honor, while Abraham Lincoln's mindset was this was not a war, but a criminal action of traitors to be hung.
3. They were expecting early victories would force Abraham Lincoln to peace.
The question in this is the known quantity that there were Southerners who were not dealing in Confederate currency, but were only transacting business in gold, and hording that gold. It was a known stockpile which the elite of the Confederacy knew of, and would not touch, as it belonged to a most powerful interest.
None of this gold was being introduced or invested into the South for the war effort, in even lucrative markets as rail. The Southern railroads remained unfinished and worse yet, there was absolutely no conformity in rail lines, in different tracks had different widths for different trains.
As in all wars, it was the Patriotic poor who were being infringed upon to absolute poverty in it was their livestock being eaten and confiscated, along with their produce. It was a point in how did a Southern farmer plant tobacco, cotton or grains, if their mules are in army harness and their milk cow died the year before to feed the Confederate military.
Does this sound a great deal like these Pentagon wars of this last generation, and Mr. Trump signing a blank check for more wars, as 95 million Americans are without work, America is 21 trillion dollars in debt, the Kushner's live in a 5 million dollar mansion, the Buffett's and Zuckerbergs have all the billions, and it is the same situation the Confederacy faced.
Yet even in the final desperate months of the Army of Virginia, General Longstreet saw yet an advantage for the South, in it still could prolong the war even at that late stage, and obtain a victory as they were depriving the North of Southern cotton.
Pay attention to the quote in the North was confiscating Southern cotton and appears to actually been buying the cotton, in other words Abraham Lincoln was funding and feeding the Confederacy in this great struggle.
When Lincoln embargoed Southern cotton to European trade, it was for the reason that the North needed that cotton or the North would collapse. The South understanding this edge, began destroying the cotton, as the North needed it more than the South.
All of this high moral abolitionist Negroid suffrage, and just like the Rockefellers doing business with the Nazis, communists or terrorists, Abraham Lincoln was conducting business with the South for cotton or the Union would crumble, and why not, as it is the same financiers who did business with the South are the same ones having LaVoy Finicum shot in Oregon over energy resources under American ranches in the 21st century.
Longstreet to Lee waging Use of Gold. Head-quarters First Army Corps, March 7, 1865. General E. E. Lee, Commanding : General, — I received a letter yesterday from a friend in the interior of North Carolina assuring me that there are large quantities of provisions in the State ; that many have two and three years' supply on hand, and that gold will bring anything that we need to our armies. The gold is in the country, and most of it is lying idle. Let us take it at once and save Richmond, and end the war. If we hold Richmond and keep our cotton, the war cannot last more than a year longer. If we give up Rich- mond we shall never be recognized by foreign powers until the government of the United States sees fit to recognize us. If we hold Richmond and let the enemy have our cotton, it seems to me that we shall furnish him the means to carry on the war against us. It looks to me as though the enemy had found that our policy of destroying the cotton rather than let it fall into their hands would break them down, and that it has forced them to the policy of sending on here to make a contract to feed and clothe our armies in order that they may get the means of carrying on the war of subjugation. If we will keep our cotton and use our gold our work will be comparatively easy. I remain, respectfully, your obedient servant, J. LONGSTREET, Lieutenant- General
Even in March 1865, if the Confederacy would have seized the gold of the financiers, purchased the supplies which were being horded, the Confederacy could have turned the corner on this war by keeping their cotton, to keep their Capital Richmond, and force the federals to recognize the Right of the States and the Right of the People.
The federal dictatorship would have been broken in 1866 AD in the year of our Lord. That is how close it came if the Confederates had seized the money from the rich, the same rich who swindled the Southerner out of their savings, exactly as the same 21 trillion the financiers have swindled from Americans. That money is still there and America's salvation is not Donald Trump, but Donald Trump seizing that money back from the accounts of those who swindled Americans in this massive national socialist state called Trump America.
Once again, another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.