When people think about war today they usually think
of World War II and Vietnam. These were wars fought outside our own borders
in the cities of Europe and the jungles of Southeast Asia. They were important.
Many brave soldiers died, but these wars weren't the most costly wars in
history. No, more men died in our own fields and forests then the Revolution,
War of 1812, Mexican war, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and Desert
Storm COMBINED. In this war men fought their own fathers, brothers, and
sons. Over 620,000 were killed and over 1 million wounded. This war was
the Civil War. Its battles turned peaceful settings into slaughtering fields
where men struggled and died for a cause they thought was right. It lasted
for 4 bloody years and raged from Southern Pennsylvania to the swamps of
Florida. Everybody was affected some way by this horrible war. Please honor
your ancestors who fought by reading up on this terrible event in our history.
"We Americans have never lost a war!"
From the movie Patton- George Patton's grandfather
fought for the South during the Civil war. He was American and he definitly
lost a war!