Monday, February 6, 2012

Battle of the Crater--finally up!

After a small kerfluffle, the book review for Battle of the Crater is up. Read it on, and let folks know what you think.

I saw Red Tails over the weekend, after seeing Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Terrence Howard on CNN. Both actors talked about the importance of the movie, comparing it to Glory. I thought about that for a long time, and thought about it again as I watched the film. There is a statement at the beginning of the movie saying something to the effect that black soldiers aren't very good troops. The statement is dated 1925.

I was shocked, if not surprised, that even in 1925, this argument was still being made. Had the 28th gone on to cut the Jerusalem Plank Road, opening the way for the Army of the Potomac to enter Richmond, ending the war almost a year earlier, would the argument still hold water?

Can't we all just get along?

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