Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Battle of the Pen #georgiapioneers #georgiaancestors

The Battle of the Pen

QuillThere were a number of Indian Wars and skirmishes in America, as well as the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and the War with Mexico. Do you know your history? If you read history books in school, you do not. The real answers come from researching the movements of American ancestors as they settled upon the vast virgin wilderness. For years after the end of the Civil War, a magazine was published detailing the events of each battle, which included the names of regiments, companies, officers and privates as they fought certain battles. In other words, the northern officers and southern officers wrote vivid details concerning their participation in each battle of the war. The stories often conflicted, however, in the end, the South won the "Battle of the Pen." Perhaps it was this literary accomplishment which boosted the morale of the defeated South, devastated and lying in waste all through the Reconstruction period and through the depression of the 1930s.

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