Thursday, May 21, 2015

Grand Review Centennial-And-A-Half

The Grand Review of three Union Armies in Washington D.C. was May 23 and 24, 1865. It is worth reading about on Wiki. One of the things I noted was the herd of cattle that was stolen from families in the Carolinas. You have to wonder how many people starved out from that. Losing a cow or your rooster was a devastating situation for subsistence farmers. In addition to the 600,000 plus who died on both sides of the Civil War, there were uncounted thousands of invalids on both sides. How many families were wiped out because their sons were gone? That is something that most never think about because the elder survivors die with no-one left to speak for or remember them. Thank You, Professor, for this memorable performance!


Merle Morrison said...

I haven't heard this version for a long time - thanks for posting it along with the slide show.


David aka True Blue Sam said...

You can keep up with the Professor on Facebook:
He and his lovely bride are performing at Hannibal, MO this weekend.

David aka True Blue Sam said...

Or just search of Sanford D. Lee on Facebook.