Sunday, April 17, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nathan Bedford Forrest

Nathan Bedford Forrest was one of the greatest, if not the greatest military commander of the civil war. With no formal military education - or any formal education for that matter - he developed some of the most innovative cavalry tactics and planned some of the most complicated strategic attacks seen in the war.

Beware reading the Wikipedia entry about Forrest - it makes him out to be one of the founders of the KKK. He was an early member, but moved to disband the group after it became too violent. It also indicates he was involved in killing a number of black Union troops at Fort Pillow - but an investigation ordered by General Grant and conducted by General Sherman, found no indication that Forrest was responsible for the actions of some of the troops - and according to Forrest post-war, he stopped the massacre.

Collectible 'Yotas

From Hooniverse:

Question of the Weekend: Would you ever consider any Toyota Collectible?

I think any of you f'ers that know me - know my response. Hellz yes! Here's what I'm looking for - from Jalopnik.

Sweet Sickness...

This may be the best movie of the summer - based just on the trailer - I'd say it will be the best movie of the summer...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Been lost in history...

Haven't been blogging much 'cause i been lost in the Civil War. I've taken on Shelby Foote's - The Civil War: A Narrative. It's unbelievable in its depth and breadth. The total series is composed of 3 books and well over a million and a half words. It should be required reading for every American...