I Can’t Spare This Man, He Fights

19th Indiana Infantry national colors.

Said President Lincoln of General Grant after Shiloh. When reports of Grant drinking blew up in Washington. Grant did have a drinking problem, when he was bored and when his wife Julia wasn’t with him. You remember his early career, he took Fort Donelson telling his best friend in the army, now commanding the Confederates, That I will only agree to immediate and unconditional surrender, I propose to move immediately on your works. So said Ulysses Simpson Grant, and the plays on the letters were irresistible. Thus are careers made, but his boss, General Halleck stole most of the credit, using it to become the commanding General of the army. One of the reasons that Grant was the first US Lieutenant General since Washington.

At Shiloh Church he was bored and he got surprised. He lost a lot of men on that first day. But on the second day, he drove the Southrons from the field with heavy casualties, clearing the way for the siege of Vicksburg which would sever the Trans-Mississippi West from the Old Southwest and closing the Mississippi to the Confederates forever.

And then he came east and co-located with the Army of the Potomac to ensure that it did its job of holding the Confederates, by the nose, while Sherman (in Patton’s apt phrase) kicked them in the ass. Thus ended America’s hardest war, the one against ourselves.

R. S. McCain, Has heard people talking about a second civil war, as I have, and he recalls The Bloody Cornfield where, as he says, 8000 men were killed or wounded in about three hours. It’s amazing that anybody survived, but his Great Grandfather did. On the other side of that Cornfield was the 19th Indiana Infantry, of the Iron Brigade of the West, those of you who read me on Discus discussions may know that my avatar there is the standard of the 19th Indiana, they’ve been my hero unit since reading about them as a child.

If there was ever a rock and a hard place, the Bloody Cornfield was it. And how well has America reunited? To the point that Southrons like Stacy and Yankees like me are now on the same side. Anybody really think Antifa wants any part of the Cornfield. Me either, but I don’t, and Stacy doesn’t either. But we also know that like Company D’s Lieutenant David S. Holloway who went back and retrieved the 19th’s colors under fire, there are things worth living for and those things are the ones worth dying for, and the honor of America is one of them.

As the 19th’s Lieutenant Colonel Bachman told his troops,

“Boys, the command is no longer forward, but now it is follow me!”

And that is what we must do, we must follow and support President Trump, at least until the very last bugle calls retreat, which we know it will never do. We won a lot in the last 4 years, because we and our president fought instead of folding like a bunch of GOP weenies, and they’re already starting to.  I’m a Nebraskan and I’ll tell you this, next time around I’ll vote for Nancy Pelosi before I vote for Ben Sasse, better an open opponent than a traitor in the ranks. I’ve had enough of the GOPe, the cocktail party republicans whatever you want to call them. I’ve had a bellyful and it smells like the offal from a Nebraska packing house. They are no longer my representatives, and I’ll do my best to see them retire broke and dishonored.

There is plenty of evidence of flagrant and open fraud out there, the complicit media including Faux News certainly isn’t going to report it, but the word is available, and getting more so. Keep the faith and keep your powder (and ink) dry.

On a personal note, my long time co-blogger here and on her All along the Watchtower is celebrating her birthday today, if’s the first time in years that I have been able to say to her “Happy Birthday, Dearest friend, and many  happy returns.” I don’t remember for sure, but I think it is also Chalcedon451’s birthday, who is also a contributor here, so if you see him around, wish him a Happy Birthday.

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13 Responses to I Can’t Spare This Man, He Fights

  1. audremyers says:

    Great article. More news coming in about the depth and breadth of the fraud. Hang on folks!

    Happy birthday to Jess and John.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Neo says:

      Indeed there is.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Nicholas says:

      Who knows what the future holds, but now, more than ever, it is important to look beyond this veil, to the city that is above, the New Jerusalem and to the day of vindication.

      “But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” -Rev 2:25-29

      Liked by 1 person

  2. JessicaHof says:

    You are a sweetheart – thank you, dearest friend, and in case anyone is curious, I am 21 … again! xx

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Robert Stacy McCain says:

    Dude! My great-grandfather was part of Archer’s Brigade at Gettysburg, where he was captured when they were outflanked by — you guessed it — the iron Brigade.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Neo says:

      It’s amazing how our ancestor’s fighting for different versions of our American dream, now strengthen us all as we fight tyranny. I’m sorry for your Great Grandfather’s capture, but it seems he survived to help us all build a better country. As one Southron proclaimed, “Taint no militia, it’s those Black Hat Boys.”


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