More Revisionist History :)

From the former gift that keeps on giving (some folks seem to want to regain the title):

and at franklin we had a break through in the yankee lines and the yankees turned tail and ran to nashville and the yankees spun the lie that we lost at franklin and nashville…when the truth is after the battle of nashville we held half of the town

It’s on the internet, so it must be true.


14 thoughts on “More Revisionist History :)

  1. rortensie January 16, 2014 / 5:04 am

    Al Gore would not allow it if it wasn’t! Wait, isn’t Gore living in Tennessee. Has he turned to Civil War revisionist history after the polar vortex?

  2. jfepperson January 16, 2014 / 6:01 am

    This would be news to the author of the following:

    Now I’m marching southward,
    my heart is full of woe!
    I’m going back to Georgia,
    to find my Uncle Joe.
    You can talk about
    your Beauregard,
    and Sing of General Lee,
    but the gallant Hood of Texas,
    played hell in Tennessee.

  3. bdhamp January 16, 2014 / 7:19 am

    That page is … odd.

    Lost Cause obsessions with Gettysburg notwithstanding, I’ve never quite understood why so many so-called southern heritage aficionados seem obsessed with its imagery to the exclusion images that might pain the Confederate armies in a better light. July 1863 was not a good month for the Confederacy, and a painting of the Cashtown Inn depicting Lee and Hill on the cusp of making a monumental error seems out of place for a southern heritage page’s banner.

    Or maybe I’m just thinking about it incorrectly. Perhaps this is a subtle acknowledgement that “southern heritage” with the Confederacy at its center is consumed by failure.

  4. Will Hickox January 16, 2014 / 8:06 am

    Issues of revisionism aside, this individual must be at least 165 years old or so to have fought at Franklin and Nashville. Clearly, they were there, since it’s the only way they could legitimately use “we.”

  5. John Foskett January 16, 2014 / 8:31 am

    Somebody should put the crack pipe away.

    • Brooks D. Simpson January 16, 2014 / 4:29 pm

      I read the original post and an image of your reaction fitting this response crossed my mind.

  6. Al Mackey January 16, 2014 / 12:02 pm

    It’s heritage, so they don’t care if it’s true or not.

  7. M.D. Blough January 16, 2014 / 12:46 pm

    Wow! Those crafty Yankees! They managed to fool John Bell Hood, the Army of Tennessee and the entire Confederate government plus those silly Confederate generals at Franklin who thought they’d been killed.

  8. neukomment January 17, 2014 / 7:11 am

    Even more ironic that Hood was bested at Nashvile by a Virginian named Thomas….

  9. Talmadge Walker January 17, 2014 / 10:17 am

    The most likely explanation here is bad whiskey, IMO.

  10. Chris Evans January 21, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    If this person can read I would recommend the novels by Howard Bahr that use Franklin as a backdrop especially The Black Flower and The Judas Field. See if any victory is found there. I guess the spectacular writing would go over there heads.


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