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To: jz638

You forget those men served in the U.S. Military for more years than they were in the Confederacy, and several fought in the Mexican-American War. Robert E. Lee was Superintendent of West Point, and also fought in Mexico.


36 posted on 06/09/2020 12:54:38 AM PDT by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

Not the case for some. John B. Gordon and Edmund W. Rucker never served in the army prior to going into Confederate service. Leonidas Polk served for 6 months after graduating from West Point, resigned his commission and became a minster.


44 posted on 06/09/2020 2:55:59 AM PDT by Bull Snipe (c)
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