America’s Greatest Sin

Here’s a quote I thought I would use for today’s first post. I found it on the jacket of a book I’m reading entitled, War Crimes Against Southern Civilians by Walter Brian Cisco (Pelican Publishing). This is a book that stirs the emotions of sadness and anger that such things could have happened to Southerners then be covered up (or rewritten) by historical revisionists and the ultra-politically correct.

“Of all the enormities committed by Americans in the nineteenth century–including slavery and the Indian wars–the worst was the invasion of the South, which destroyed some twenty billion dollars of private and public property and resulted in the deaths of some two million people, most of whom were civilians–both white and black.”–David Aiken, editor of A City Laid Waste: The Capture Sack, and Destruction of the City of Columbia.