something for all to enjoy--colorized photos of Civil War

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    Russia's primary interest in Alaska was the sea otter pelts and once they had decimated that population they no longer had any use for it. Lucky for us.
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    Could you imagine if Russia had control of the Alaskan oilfields in addition to their own? Scary.
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    Wow.

    I was expecting some crappy colorization, like you see in bad movies. But those are fantastic. Thanks for the find and link.
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    I don't see either being looked upon favorably. This era will probably be viewed in a similar light to the 1840s-50s, 1870s-80s, 1920s-30s (pre-FDR). In short: Completely and utterly lacking in real leadership.
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    Love how they definitively describe Grant as a "functioning alcoholic." I've heard the rumors (mostly by detractors) but have yet to see any factual evidence that he was so while commanding the Union armies.
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    They didn't do a good job coloring him apparently. Where's his rosacea? :laugh:
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    My great great great grandfather is general George Pickett.
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    ND now produces more oil than Alaska and if the feds keep lands closed oil production in Alaska will be done within 5 - 10 years as the volume being produced will not justify the expense of the pipeline. Sad but true
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    some of the links at the bottom are pretty interesting
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    Maybe so but the point is it could have been in Russian hands and we both know that Russia would have no such qualms about drilling for oil in Alaska.
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    true and one of the world's largest copper deposits would already be under production instead of in court over a permit.

    back to the OP. thanks for posting, sorry about the hijack
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    OBOB just wants to impress us all with his extensive knowledge of everything that ever happened. We're all impressed just ever so much.
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    From the earliest times when Moscow was just a wooden settlement Russian men have had a keen interest in pelts.
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    Very interesting. His command was totally destroyed at Gettysburg. Never could quite figure out why Lee made that decision. Should have taken Longstreet's counsel.
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    If any of you have a free day and are interested in history, check out Andersonville in Georgia. It was a POW camp and a nice way to spend a few hours.
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    Very interesting. Nice thread.
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    Been there and totally agree with you. It has a way of getting next to you. Would also advise watching the movie about it. As movies go I thought they did a pretty good job.

    Visiting all of the major battle sites and others related to the war is on my bucket list.
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    He begged Lee not to go thru with the charge. Lee thought the Union was out of artillery ammo thus ordering the charge because of past success of brigades under Pickett.

    Pickett never fully understood why they did it. 15,000 confederates died in that charge and he was never the same after that. He never forgave Lee for the decision or even himself for going thru with it.

    My family used to have war relics of his but with people dying with no wills and such have lost or sold many of them unfortunately.
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    If you haven't visited Gettysburg you need to. Its an incredible experience. You can almost feel the energy from the battlefield(s). Its very neat. Shiloh is another great place to visit.
    The battle of the stones river in Murfreesboro, TN just celebrated its 150 year anniversary last December. They fired cannons off and had exclusive tours. Very fun stuff.
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    Thanks for posting - amazing work!

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