Famous Last Words

This image has been making its way around Confederate heritage social media:

famous last words

General Green was killed on June 27, 1863, during the siege of Vicksburg.

I guess he was #wrong.

11 thoughts on “Famous Last Words

  1. Nightflyer January 27, 2016 / 9:12 am

    Well, Union General Sedgwick was on his horse at Spotsylvania, and his officers, said, “Please get down, sir, you might get hit.”

    He said, “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this range…” and then got cut down by a bullet to the ear.

  2. Jimmy Dick January 27, 2016 / 9:59 am

    He led the much larger force of secessionists in Northeast Missouri into a fight at the Battle of Athens in August of 1861 whereupon the much smaller force of Union supporters completely routed Green’s force. This took place in the northeast corner of Missouri in Clark County right across the Des Moines River from Iowa. This took place before Wilson’s Creek. The result of the battle was that Green and the much reduced force of supporters he had left were forced to flee the region. The region would erupt in a guerrilla campaign the following year when Joseph Porter returned to the area to recruit men to join Sterling Price’s command in Arkansas.

  3. Joshism January 27, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    Sam Elliott said it better at San Juan Hill.🙂

  4. Gerald Greenfield January 27, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    I don’t understand what this has to do with H. Clinton. There’s been a lot of debate about things that don’t affect the 21st century as it is today. I appreciate there are many sides to racial inequality. However, we should all try to get along, whatever your race is. Let’s make progress together.

    • Brooks D. Simpson January 27, 2016 / 9:07 pm

      The post has nothing to do with HRC. Why might you think otherwise?

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