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Why should ordinary people back right wing institutions? Part Two: snobbery

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 06:29 PM by Black Dog

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It has long been noted that the British working class was always "Conservative" with a small "C". Whilst not usually Tory, nevertheless, working people were usually conservative in attitude: they disliked change, anything very different, and they intrinsically didn't approve of foreigners. Within their limited means, they also wanted to be well thought of: that their washing was clean, their house clean and it was commonly held amongst...
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Sherman and the journalists

Posted February 11th, 2013 at 01:00 PM by Stefany (The American Civil War)
Updated February 11th, 2013 at 02:05 PM by Stefany

William T. Sherman hated the reporters. He believed that they were spies because they tended to publish information about his troops and later on the Confederates just had to read the recent newspaper and they would know everything.
He regarded their reports “false, false as hell” and the people reading newspapers, he called them “the non-thinking herd”.

Sherman would often say "If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world,
but I am sure we would...
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Halleck and the glorious capture of Corinth

Posted March 12th, 2013 at 10:14 AM by Stefany (The American Civil War)
Updated March 14th, 2013 at 09:18 AM by Stefany

After the battle of Shiloh, General Henry W. Halleck decided and capture Corinth, Mississippi.
He gathered an army of 120,000 men and wired Washington: "I will be in Corinth tomorrow" That "tomorrow" turned out to be 4 weeks.

The weather turned out to be rainy and the army was advancing really slowly. Halleck, being the needlessly careful general he was, made the soldiers dig entrenchments on nearly every advance, so the mood was horrible and the soldiers...
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Battle of Brawner's Farm- Stonewall meets the Iron Brigade

Posted April 5th, 2013 at 09:54 AM by Viperlord (Viperlord's History Blog)
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The opening clash in the Second Battle of Manassas erupted on August 28th. The ailing Rufus King's division of Federal troops was marching along the Warrenton Turnpike, bound for Centreville, where Union Maj. Gen. John Pope, commanding officer of the Army of Virginia, believed Stonewall Jackson's men to be located. In fact, Jackson and his veteran divisions...
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