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Twittage from Steve, the Ink-Stinking Word Slinger, Whose Tweets are solely his own opinion, not those of his employer or associated organizations, and whose retweets do not necessarily mean endorsements, but usually they do.

@secularagnostic @GenGeorgeThomas "... when it is considered that life and property—justly forfeited by the laws of the country, of war, and of nations, through the magnanimity of the government and people—was not exacted from them." Nov. 1868.

@secularagnostic @GenGeorgeThomas "... so that the precipitators of the rebellion might go down in history hand in hand with the defenders of the government, thus wiping out with their own hands their own stains; a species of self-forgiveness amazing in its effrontery ...

@secularagnostic @GenGeorgeThomas "... suffered violence and wrong when the effort for southern independence failed. This is, of course, intended as a species of political cant, whereby the crime of treason might be covered with a counterfeit varnish of patriotism ...

@secularagnostic @GenGeorgeThomas In 1868, he wrote this, which is a perfect summation: "[T]he greatest efforts made by the defeated insurgents since the close of the war have been to promulgate the idea that the cause of liberty, justice, humanity, equality, and all the calendar of the virtues of freedom ...

@secularagnostic @GenGeorgeThomas For The Rock of Chickamauga's loyalty, "his family turned his picture against the wall, destroyed his letters, and never spoke to him again."