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Lt. Col. Charles R. Mudge was born #OTD in 1839. A graduate of @Harvard in 1860, Mudge was wildly popular with his classmates and served a term as Vice President of @TheHastyPudding club. He joined the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry as a Lieutenant at the outbreak of the #CivilWar.
Mudge was wounded in May, 1862 at the First Battle of Winchester. He returned to duty in time to distinguish himself at the Battle of @Antietamnps1862, after which he was promoted to Major. Seeing action again at the Battle of Chancellorsville, he was breveted to Lt. Colonel.
He found himself in command of the regiment as they marched into @GettysburgNMP as part of XII Corps. They took position on Culp’s Hill on the Union right flank, and defended the position against repeated confederate assaults on July 2 and 3, 1863.
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The Battle of Pocotaligo, SC was fought #OTD in 1862, when the @USArmy’s X Corps under General John Brannan moved to sever the Charleston and Savannah Railroad, burn railway bridges, and isolate Charleston from receiving supplies and reinforcements. #CivilWar
Brannan and his 4200 men steamed up the Broad River on troop transport ships, protected by gunboats for a Naval Squadron. They disembarked at Mackey Point, with Brannan marching most of the force toward Pocotaligo while a smaller force headed for the bridge at Coosawhatchie.
Opposing them was a 2000-man confederate force under William Walker. He deployed detachments to defend bridges, with his main body opposing Brannan’s. He fought a delaying action back into his works at Pocotaligo, awaiting reinforcements from Charleston.
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The Battle of Ball’s Bluff was fought #OTD in 1861. An early test of the newly formed Army of the Potomac under General George McClellan, it proved to be a debacle. A raid by nearly 2,000 Union troops resulted in a rout - more than half the force became casualties. #CivilWar
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The Battle of Little Blue River was fought #OTD in 1864. Part of Sterling Price’s raid of Missouri, the engagement took place as U.S. forces attempted to slow Price’s advance, the final major confederate offensive in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the #CivilWar.
Price’s raid had started a month earlier and met with only scattered opposition as he moved his force across the state, as the U.S. commander in Missouri, Gen. William Rosecrans, scrambled to coordinate a defense. Price was slow to move, allowing Rosecrans time to request troops.
Among those moving to oppose Price were troops from Kansas under Gen. James Blunt. He initially halted his 2000 men at the Little Blue River and established a line to slow Price’s advance, but then withdrew to Independence, leaving only a small unit under Col. Thomas Moonlight.
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Heavy fire fight between Pak Army and Sindh Police is going on in #Karachi after Pak Army tried to take custody of a Superintendent of Sindh Police Md Aftab Anwar. #LocalSMreporting

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In a Bold move , First time in History ,70% of Sindh Police has applied for leave including IG Sindh, 3 additional IGs, 8 IGS , 30 SSP's, All SHO's

Serious Law & Order situation in Pakistan . Rangers to do Flag March

#SindhPolice demands FIR against PAK Army
In Points :
-Clashes between Pak army and Pak(Sindh) police forces
-Sindh IG attacked & forced to work on direction of army
-4 soldiers & 1 Sindh SI killed
-Mass resignations by police office bearers
-Army opened fire on Sindh police
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Samuel “Champ” Ferguson, a confederate guerrilla who was one of just two men to be be charged, convicted and hanged for war crimes during the #CivilWar, was hanged #OTD in 1865 in Nashville, TN. He was 43 years old. Image
During the Civil War, Ferguson organized a company of guerrillas and attacked and killed civilians in East Tennessee who he believed were pro-Union. Given a confederate commission, Ferguson operated in concert with confederate forces, but continued to commit atrocities. ImageImageImage
Among the more notorious of these atrocities occurred after the Battle of Saltville, where Ferguson and his men reportedly murdered several Black soldiers of the 5th Cavalry Regiment of U.S. Colored Troops who had already surrendered.
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General Daniel Sickles was born #OTD in 1819. A member of Congress from New York before the #CivilWar, he gained notoriety for killing the son of Francis Scott Key when he learned Key was having an affair with his wife. He was acquitted after claiming temporary insanity. ImageImageImage
When the war began, Sickles raised several regiments of troops, which formed the Excelsior Brigade. Promoted steadily throughout the war, he found himself a Major General in command of III Corps of the Army of the Potomac at the Battle of @GettysburgNMP. ImageImageImage
During the battle, Sickles advanced his corps forward to the Peach Orchard without orders, placing them in a precarious position. James Longstreet’s attack on the battle’s second day slammed into the Corps, eventually routing them. Image
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This is just so ****ed up. I swear if #Biden wins the election & their psyop to push #CivilWar succeeds I will be none to happy. **** #China & **** Mossad, whomever all the POS phony a$$ agents in politics destroying our country w/ lies & propaganda can **** themselves.🤬
It’s insane to me that we’re basically gunna use the honor system run by the worst human beings on the planet.
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#NVHOW20 Introducing Mike Sewell @Mike_Sewell @Uni_of_Essex ‘Using the British Civil War in Colchester in the early nineteenth century’ - how the Civil War was used by Whigs and Tories to express loyalty in the late 18th and early 19th centuries #Colchester #CivilWar
1 #NVHOW20 The study of the impact of the British Civil War has often ended in the early eighteenth century as the last combatants died, but the conflict had a lengthier impact on local communities such as Colchester in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
2 #NVHOW20 Colchester was heavily impacted by the 1648 siege, so much so that people would argue in the centuries afterwards that it led to the town’s economic decline in the eighteenth century. The ruins from the Siege are still in the town as a constant reminder of the damage
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Did you know that the last person to surrender on the side of the Confederacy was a Cherokee slave-owner named Stand Watie? He owned a large plantation in Spavinaw Creek in the Indian Territory. #NativeHistory #CivilWar
As staunch slave owners, factions from each of the Five Slaveholding Tribes fought alongside the Confederate army. Their reasons for fighting for the Confederacy were complex, but they were motivated in part to fight for the Confederacy in order to continue owning Black slaves.
On the other hand, Black enslaved people fought for freedom from bondage by fighting with the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry Regiment on the Union side of the war.
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#Spain #Madrid #Franco #SpanishCivilWar #CivilWar

Tens of thousands of victims of the Spanish civil war and the Franco dictatorship are to be exhumed from mass graves and given a dignified remembrance.
The socialist government passed a bill providing state funding for the exhumations. According to estimates by historians and victims' associations, there are still more than 100,000 missing persons in collective graves.
A map with all mass graves is to be created and a DNA database of the victims is to be created to enable their identification. "Remembrance, justice and reparation must be the responsibility of the state," said Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.
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Well this is interesting. Is it possible we find out something interesting about #AbrahamLincoln’s lineage? Hopefully we get all the disclosures out at once no matter how brutal it likely is. The only way to make change is to be honest w/ yourself. We’ll need to heal as a nation.
I’m still researching this but the #CivilWar seems to be rich with the same evil banking families that are behind the #EndlessWars & evil that exists in the world today. Image
This as opposed to the assassination narrative from others. Just trying to think outside the box with the bloodlines. The item is just so random to me. Bloodsoaked letters and locks of hair scream DNA to me.
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The Rothschilds have been in control of the world for a very long time, their tentacles reaching into many aspects of our daily lives, as is documented in the following timeline.

However, before you jump to the timeline, please read this invaluable introduction which will
tell you who the Rothschilds are as oppose to who they claim to be.

The Rothschilds claim that they are Jewish, when in fact they are Khazars.

They are from a country called Khazaria, which occupied the land locked between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea which is now
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This message by right wing extremists on #Parler is promoting more violence & applauding the murder of protesters. Two weeks ago, #KyleRittenhouse was seen beating a girl before he opened fire in #Kenosha #WI. #StochasticTerrorism
More of the same #StochasticTerrorism on #Parler . They are framing #Kenosha #WI #Shooting as #SelfDefense while using the hashtags #FreeKyle & #JusticeForKyleRittenhouse among others.
#Hashtag #KyleRittenhouse on #Parler currently with 1,924 posts. Lionizing him, writing his hagiography in real time.

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Well I woke up to the realization that the democrats have jumped the shark. They no longer have any compunction even pretending like they want to win the election. The decision to invite a cop onto the November ticket (even a 'black' one) cements their idiocy. #FuckBiden
I was delighted to watch #Tulsi2020 take down @KamalaHarris in the start of primary season. She's done little to defend working people from the banks. Failed to go after @stevenmnuchin1 for his part in the forclosure crisis. She thought the way to address truancy was to attack..
working parents and throw them in jail, rather than addressing the underlying systemic issues. She smoked pot for years while enabling her departments to continue to arrest black and poor people for the same thing. She is so out of touch with what needs to happen to accect..
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There is zero question that the American #CivilWar was fought over slavery. Anyone who says otherwise is misinformed or intentionally lying.

The following is only a sampling of quotes from a few Southern states' articles of succession. This is not an exhaustive list (THREAD):
Texas – “[A]ll white men are and of right ought to be entitled to equal civil and political rights; that the servitude of the African race, as existing in the states, is mutually beneficial to both bond and free . . . /2
". . . and is abundantly authorized and justified by the experience of mankind and the revealed will of the Almighty Creator.” /3
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Just watched #CivilWar. This is a linchpin story in the #MCU. So many good things that payoff later. But, what I saw with absolute clarity was the arc of #BlackPanther and Justice.
In Civil War, T'Challa is driven by vengeance masquerading as justice. He wants to get justice for his father and he thinks killing the culprit (Bucky) would be just. However...
T'Challa comes to realize that revenge isn't justice, as he watches the Avengers tear themselves apart. Revenge is reductive "justice" (which isn't justice, but reciprocity) that leaves everyone worse off. "You took from me, so I take from you" makes everyone LESS.
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#OTD 157 years ago the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, the first sanctioned all Black regiment in the US Army, made its famous attack on Battery Wagner. We'll do a day long celebration of the unit, the men, and the assault. 🇺🇸

#54thMass #BatteryWagner #GiveEmHell54th
While not the first attempt at creating an all Black regiment, the 54th Mass was the first one sanctioned by the War Department after the passage of the Emancipation Proclamation, and began the enlistment of almost 200,000 Black Americans into the US Army.
The idea of allowing Black men to serve in the Army, either free men or former slaves, was not new. John Fremont and Benjamin Butler had already tried but were rebuked. It wasn't until the Emancipation Proclamation, and New England abolitionists, that they were formally accepted.
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देशभक्ती-Patriotism म्हणजे काय ? देश म्हणजे काय ? सरकार म्हणजे देश का ?
हे शिकण्यासाठी कॅप्टन अमेरिकासारखा आदर्श दुसरा नसेल !

सिव्हिल वॉर हे कॉमिक वाचताना कॅप्टन अमेरिका आणि त्याचा खंबीर नैतिक पवित्रा मनात घर करून राहतो...
त्यातील एक प्रसंग अप्रतिम आहे... तो इथे शेअर 1/13
करत आहे...

स्पायडरमॅनला कॅप्टन अमेरिका देशभक्ती म्हणजे काय हे समजवतो आहे ! त्या कथेत कॅप्टनला टोनी आणि अन्य हिरोज् 'गुन्हेगार' ठरवतात... एकेकाळी राष्ट्राचे गौरवचिन्ह असलेला कॅप्टन Outlaw बनतो, Wanted बनतो... तेव्हा स्पायडरमॅन त्याला याबद्दल विचारतो...

देशभक्तीचे अढळ 2/13
चिन्ह बनलेल्या माणसाला व्यवस्था जेव्हा देशद्रोही ठरवते- तेव्हा तुला कसं वाटतं- हे सगळं तू सहन कसं करतोस असा स्पायडरमॅनचा प्रश्न असतो...
त्यावर कॅप्टन अमेरिकाने दिलेलं उत्तर विचार करायला भाग पाडणारं आहे...

कॅप्टनचं ते जबरदस्त उत्तर हे असं आहे :

“I was just a kid…A 3/13
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 7/08/2020-2…

The radical technologies to keep offices clear of coronavirus | Free to read | Financial Times…

#technologies #offices #radical #coronavirus
Evictions likely to skyrocket this summer as jobs remain scarce. Black renters will be hardest hit. - The Washington Post… 

#jobs #renters #summer
The Metaverse Is Coming And It’s A Very Big Deal… 

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If you'd been looking down this road in 1643, the following would have been coming towards you:

3 cannon
2 drakes
1 great mortarpiece
120 odd wagons and carriages laden with provisions
An armye[sic] consistynge[sic] of neer[sic] 5,000

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A 50 acre woodland would juat have been felled nearer Wem at Lacon, and taken to make earth and timber ramparts around the town...
The houses outside the new rampart walls would have been flattened...
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At @MountVernon.
DYK: #GWMountVernon is owned & maintained in trust for the people of the US by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, a private/non-profit organization.
Join me & help preserve George Washington's home & legacy.
👉… Image
Get ready for a #TwitterTour

The mansion is closed due to #Covid19, but perhaps a 📷 or two from the grounds of the home of America’s first president, George Washington, & perhaps the most visited historic home in the USA: Mount Vernon @MountVernon in Virginia.
#StayTuned! ImageImage
Ok... let’s get started.
A #TwitterTour of Mount Vernon #GWMountVernon @MountVernon 🇺🇸 to follow…
Thread. The home of George & Martha Washington & the most popular historic home in America.

Note: The mansion itself is temporarily closed but check out: Image
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I must correct you. We were created a Confederate Republic as reflected in our Articles of Confederation ratified 1781. Circa 1843 we became a Federate republic to concentrate power over the people to DC in our first step towards socialism.
America didn't invent slavery. The first people in history as slaves were the Slavic people. Hence the name slave. America ended slavery. Jefferson Davis freed the southern slaves in 1863. The Yankees didn't totally free their slaves until 1868 with the 14th Amendment. 1/3
The Emancipation Proclamation was only directed to the 7 bordering states which were no longer under Lincoln's jurisdiction. It was a false flag to Rally support because the union was losing. The Union Army remain segregated because Lincoln didn't want blacks learning to defend Image
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It feels like we are in the midst of a virtual #CivilWar. Left vs right. Love #Trump vs hate Trump. Woke vs un-woke.

We drink from two completely different news sources, and increasingly surround ourselves only with allies, making it easy to view the “other side” as the enemy. 1
Families are fractured when ideological fault lines are exposed.

Friendships end after sharing voting records.

Disagreements tend to be virtual, explosive and via anonymous avatars.

There seems to be no forum or institution where the two sides come together in peace. 2
Except the church.

Those who view Trump as the greatest threat & those who believe he’s what stands between America and socialism dine together weekly.

Those who protest and those who refuse to march citing the Marxist tenants of #BLM pick up items for each other at Costco. 3
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