by Bill Bonner, Daily Reckoning.com.au:
Yesterday was the day set aside by the US federal government for us to remember our war dead.
We turn our thoughts back to Vicksburg, Mississippi…which gave the country enough corpses to remember…and from where we’ve just returned.
We were born south of the Mason-Dixon line. More importantly, we were born south of Pratt Street in Baltimore, giving us Southern tendencies from the start.
Even as a child, we felt a sentimental attachment to the Old South and a romantic softness for the underdog. We rooted for General Lee at Gettysburg and General Jackson at the Wilderness. We wanted to sign up for Jeb Stuart’s cavalry, but we were a century too late.
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