Where did you hear that fantasy?! They weren't fighting to defend their country 
- It is WELL KNOWN that the reason the white dirt farmers and sharecroppers in 
the South were pro-slavery was that they were in desperate straits themselves 
with no economic mobility, due to the large plantation owners. As long as 
slaves were around, they had someone to look down on, and they weren't seen as 
the bottom of the barrel. Any other justification is a gauzy fairy tale.  

 Not much has changed today - rednecks remain racists for the exact same 
reasons (while collecting their disproportionate share of Government welfare). 
The oligarchs have been onto this game for hundreds of years - deflect 
criticism of the ruling class, by creating boogeymen for the impoverished to 
hate. Let the poor and disenfranchised tear themselves to pieces while 
continuing to enslave them. Trump is just the latest overseer in sheep's 
clothing. You may want to set down that bible, and use some critical thinking 
skills once in awhile. 
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mdixon.6569@...> wrote :

 No Doug, it's a matter of pride. The Bible says to honor thy mother and thy 
father so that you may have long life and  that is extended to previous 
generations. People tend to be proud of their heritage and that includes their 
country. To this day, southern people tend to join the military as a matter of 
patriotic duty in large numbers. The average southern soldier in the War of 
Northern Aggression wasn't fighting for anyone's slave, few owned them. They 
were fighting to defend their country from an invading army , just as anyone 
would do now if a foreign army were to invade the US today.
 Re-enactors try to adopt the mind set of their ancestors based on what they 
have been told about the history of the time, which may or may not be accurate.


 From: "dhamiltony2k5@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 4:47 AM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Battle of Shiloh
 Emotionally charged vasana in the nervous system..  A special curiosity within 
the hobby of historical re-enacting is this thing of running up against some 
folks who are so identified, defended and obsessed about their ancestors, those 
people particularly on the losing south side of the rebellion against the 
United States.  
 It always seemed a deep karma there when you run into it particularly with the 
Southern confederate re-enactment element.  Generally, I have heard it said 
that it takes seven generations to clear the bad blood of an area.  It seems so 
with this for some people within their cultural DNA and their ancestral genetic 
DNA too. 

 Thinking now of PTSD and a place like, Serbia. Afghanistan. Syria.

 “.. the subliminal inclinations and habit patterns which, as driving forces, 
color and motivate one's attitudes and future actions Vasanas are the 
conglomerate results of samskaras (subconscious impressions) created through 
experience. Samskaras, experiential impressions, combine in the subconscious to 
form vasanas, which thereafter contribute to mental fluctuations, called vritti 
http://veda.wikidot.com/word:vritti. The most complex and emotionally charged 
vasanas are found in the dimension of mind called vasana chitta (the 


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote :


 Yep, Fairfield and Jefferson County Iowa shopkeepers and farmers were in line 
arrayed there at Shiloh defending the United States of America against that 
confederacy of completely rebellious and retrograde slave-interests in the 
country then.  

 Yep Fairfield, Iowa folks proly chased those terroristic rebel skedaddle-ers 
who had taken up arms against the US Constitution and public order on to 
Corinth and eventually on to Appomattox too.  The Annals of Iowa has published 
good first hand accounts about those times. Iowa and Fairfield, Iowa was there. 


 srijau writes,

one of my great Grandfathers also fought under Grant's command. 


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote :

 Col. Leed, you might enjoy this about the underground railroad.  ..I conducted 
a re-enactment once of a ‘runaway’ escape of a group of slaves fugitive from 
Missouri farms to Iowa. 

 See the recap:


 A couple of tour operators.. 
 Two Old Conductors of the Underground Railroad in Iowa:

 Salem & the Fugitive 
 Slave Era
 Iowa Quakers, abolitionist activism, the Underground Railroad



---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <WLeed3@...> wrote :

 My great grand father Wm D, Leed of New Holland PA was  at Gettysburg & other 
engagements  with The Penn  Federal union troops, gggf on mom's side hid the 
family silver not much in the cow barn 64 miles away at Red Run near Ephrata PA 
that time & could hear the cannon fire those days. as they did in Philly as 
well. He related the vultures followed the army & ate well.. gggf  H/a Rev as 
well.,Shimp was prosecuted 4 having stolen property in his possession was 
Mennonite & although such always asked 4 a jury ( 12) men,  & found either NOT 
guilty or acquitted some 13 times as no propriety was ever located in his 
possession Fugitive  Slave Law. of 1850
 -----Original Message-----
 From: Mike Dixon mdixon.6569@... [FairfieldLife] 
 To: FairfieldLife <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>
 Sent: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 8:46 pm
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Battle of Shiloh
 My great grandfather had his thumb shot off there. One of his three brothers 
was shot there and died in evacuation to Corinth Mississippi.

 From: "yifuxero@... mailto:yifuxero@... [FairfieldLife]" 
<FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:16 PM
 Subject: [FairfieldLife] Battle of Shiloh

 1862, bloody battle in TN; Union victory under Grant:

 Battle of Shiloh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
 Battle of Shiloh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
 The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a 
major battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, fought April 
6–7, 1...

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