War is hell. Audie Murphy (1925–1971), one of the most famous and decorated American combat soldiers of World War II, said as much in his book To Hell and Back. While considered a war “hero” and recipient of the Medal of Honor, Murphy was deeply affected by his time in the military:
“His first wife, Wanda Hendrix, stated that he once held her at gunpoint. She witnessed her husband being moved to tears by newsreel footage of German war orphans, guilt-ridden that his war actions might have been the cause of their having no parents.”
We just “celebrated” Abraham Lincoln’s delivery of the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln is considered to be our nation’s greatest president by liberals and conservatives alike even though he presided over America’s most destructive war.
Historians believe the combined Union and Confederate death toll was around 750,000. The number could be higher if we had Confederate war records, most of which “vanished with their defeat.” Thomas Fleming writes in his new book on the Civil War, A Disease of the Public Mind:
“This much is certain: more soldiers died in the four year struggle than the nation lost in all her previous and future wars combined.”
Read More at godfatherpolitics.com . By Gary DeMar.