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 Post subject: The Star of the Sunny South - Victory Cometh!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:21 am 
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The Strangest Race - by Mort Kunstler

http://www.mortkunstler.com/html/art-am ... 21&cat=144

Aye Lads! Who's Ready for a Ride?? Ol' Stuart gonna ride circle 'round them Yankees!!

Let's whup 'em Yanks boys! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: The Star of the Sunny South - Victory Cometh!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:15 am 
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OK, I can't help it, and it's been knawing at me for a long time.

Take a hard look at those three Reb gunners riding the caison. The two guys on the outside each had a hand-rail to hold on to. What did the guy in the middle hold on to?!!!

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 Post subject: Re: The Star of the Sunny South - Victory Cometh!
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The edges I assume...weren't there middle handles on top of the caisson too I thought??

By the way, the write up is good....such an unusual event, but hey it's Stuart, right.... :P

"The summer of 1862 witnessed one of the most unusual skirmishes of the entire American Civil War.

Confederate cavalry commander Jeb Stuart received information that there were 5,000 Union soldiers guarding a nearby depot and decided to attack. As the sun rose the following day, Stuart’s troopers arrived at the location, only to find that the enemy had already departed.

Less than a mile away, the rebel cavalry discovered the Union gunship U.S.S. Marblehead, anchored on the nearby Pamunkey River, close to the shoreline. Stuart immediately ordered a detachment of his men to attack the ship and prevent its escape. As they neared, Federal troops disembarked and began firing on the horsemen.

Major John Pelham, a gifted Confederate officer, positioned his horse-drawn artillery along the shoreline and was able to fire several shots that exploded above the Union ship. What followed was a highly unique melée in which cavalry, naval and artillery units engaged one another.

As the gunboat gathered steam, its defenders were called back on board and the ship quickly withdrew downstream. Pelham’s men continued to follow it along the water’s edge, firing at the retreating vessel for as long as their horses could keep pace with it.

The Marblehead finally managed to escape from its pursuers. Later, it was reassigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. There, the ship commenced to patrol the southeastern coast in search of Confederate vessels. After several reassignments, she was finally decommissioned in September of 1868."

Pelham was such a genius and such a good artillerist. Stuart was really at a loss for talent when he died so young.

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 Post subject: Re: The Star of the Sunny South - Victory Cometh!
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Why General Meyer I do not know what you are insinuating :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: The Star of the Sunny South - Victory Cometh!
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Well...OBVIOUSLY! :mrgreen: :lol:

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Lol.... :P

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Seems there is no story too weird for in the Civil War.
Really great picture!

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Indeed, there are a lot of crazy stories and yeah Mort is pretty tops when it comes to ACW art! :)

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Geez, i clicked on this thread to see if General Ludwig had finally won a battle.. I guess not :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: The Star of the Sunny South - Victory Cometh!
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Lol oh God no....you know that lol. :P

I barely won 5 this year if I am lucky.... :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Star of the Sunny South - Victory Cometh!
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No wonder, this time you're on the "wrong" side. :mrgreen:

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Lol always on the wrong side.... :P

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