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(Slothed)   Twitter will be livetweeting Quantrill's Raid, an early Civil War battle, starting tonight and tomorrow   (slothed.com) divider line 34
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2013-08-21 09:50:02 AM
Them men wuz patriots!
 
2013-08-21 09:55:42 AM
There's already an account livetweeting the Second World War: link
 
2013-08-21 10:09:10 AM
They started it.
 
2013-08-21 10:10:34 AM

russlar: There's already an account livetweeting the Second World War: link


Yeah, I saw that. They mention that account at the end of the article.
 
2013-08-21 10:11:08 AM

russlar: There's already an account livetweeting the Second World War: link


Nice. I'm now following it.

The British Museum livetweeted the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that buried Pompeii a few months ago. It was really neat.
 
2013-08-21 10:14:00 AM
Just a tweet? That is no longer state of the art.

German TV will broadcast, over 4 days, a pseudo-live documentary (multiple "breaking news" inserts in the regular programming plus background documentaries, not 24h coverage) about the Battle of Leipzig (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Leipzig, the beginning of the end of the reign of Napoieon) at its 200th anniversary (October 16th to 19th). More info at (http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/vorab/mdr-sendet-live-von-der-voelkers ch lacht-a-917127.html  use Google translate).
 
2013-08-21 10:19:00 AM

Mentat: They started it.


Yep.
 
2013-08-21 10:19:07 AM
an early Civil War battle

In the sense that the Holy Roman Empire was holy, Roman, and an empire, sure.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Massacre

It happened post-Gettysburg, and involved the massacre of defenseless civilians and the looting of the town of Lawrence.
 
2013-08-21 10:21:32 AM
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2013-08-21 10:26:11 AM

Arkanaut: an early Civil War battle

In the sense that the Holy Roman Empire was holy, Roman, and an empire, sure.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Massacre

It happened post-Gettysburg, and involved the massacre of defenseless civilians and the looting of the town of Lawrence.


From your link:

The attack on August 21, 1863, targeted Lawrence due to the town's long support of abolition and its reputation as a center for Jayhawkers and Redlegs, which were free-state militia and vigilante groups known for attacking and destroying farms and plantations in Missouri's pro-slavery western counties.
 
2013-08-21 10:27:27 AM
Too bad I already have plans to do anything else at that time.
 
2013-08-21 10:30:11 AM
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The Battle of Randy Quaid
 
2013-08-21 10:30:32 AM

show me: Arkanaut: an early Civil War battle

In the sense that the Holy Roman Empire was holy, Roman, and an empire, sure.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Massacre

It happened post-Gettysburg, and involved the massacre of defenseless civilians and the looting of the town of Lawrence.

From your link:

The attack on August 21, 1863, targeted Lawrence due to the town's long support of abolition and its reputation as a center for Jayhawkers and Redlegs, which were free-state militia and vigilante groups known for attacking and destroying farms and plantations in Missouri's pro-slavery western counties.


Who gets to play Josey Wales?
 
2013-08-21 10:30:43 AM
I read a couple from the WWII link.

It it stupid.
 
2013-08-21 10:34:33 AM

Barricaded Gunman: Too bad I already have plans to do anything else at that time.


Eh, it turns out boring anyway. In retaliation, they start what they called the Manhattan Project (due to Lawrence being devastated) and once Lawrence is re-established  they hire a Canadian from Massachusetts to come out and perfect a new game called "basket-ball" and proceed to kick Missouri's ass for the next 150 years.
 
2013-08-21 10:37:32 AM
LOL. Ballz just shot off!
 
2013-08-21 10:38:43 AM

Muta: I read a couple from the WWII link.

It it stupid.


You, sir, win Fark Unintentionally Ironic Comment of the Day.
 
2013-08-21 10:39:32 AM

show me: Arkanaut: an early Civil War battle

In the sense that the Holy Roman Empire was holy, Roman, and an empire, sure.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Massacre

It happened post-Gettysburg, and involved the massacre of defenseless civilians and the looting of the town of Lawrence.

From your link:

The attack on August 21, 1863, targeted Lawrence due to the town's long support of abolition and its reputation as a center for Jayhawkers and Redlegs, which were free-state militia and vigilante groups known for attacking and destroying farms and plantations in Missouri's pro-slavery western counties.


Well, I generally think of battles as confrontations between two mobilized and armed opposing forces, not shooting someone in their homes.
 
2013-08-21 10:43:32 AM
What about F-Troop and their retweet into history?
 
2013-08-21 10:44:38 AM
The internet is finally dead, Civil War Reenactors have discovered it.
 
2013-08-21 11:02:43 AM
Of course, if you try to follow the Twitter hashtag, you have to wade through tons of stupid media tweets about it to pick out the few participating posts.
 
2013-08-21 11:19:42 AM

Arkanaut: Well, I generally think of battles as confrontations between two mobilized and armed opposing forces, not shooting someone in their homes.


Oh, absolutely, I wasn't disputing that. And obviously, pro-slavery assholes are assholes. I was only pointing out that the Jayhawkers were pretty much assholes too.
 
2013-08-21 11:30:39 AM
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2013-08-21 11:31:48 AM
Oh, Civil War era Missourians.  Passionate defenders of slavery.  Too bloody poor to actually have any slaves. Some of the hillfolk hadn't even seen a black person, let alone known a slave-owner. The deep south plantation owners didn't have any interest in the Missouri lands.  But, passionate defenders of slavery and the spread of slavery all the same.
 
2013-08-21 11:34:11 AM
Frank and Jessie James laugh at these shenanigans...
 
2013-08-21 11:39:49 AM
I'm a Civil War buff and think this is awesome. I'd love to see a group retweet the Battle of Gettysburg and would gladly participate.
 
2013-08-21 11:46:23 AM

Arkanaut: show me: Arkanaut: an early Civil War battle

In the sense that the Holy Roman Empire was holy, Roman, and an empire, sure.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Massacre

It happened post-Gettysburg, and involved the massacre of defenseless civilians and the looting of the town of Lawrence.

From your link:

The attack on August 21, 1863, targeted Lawrence due to the town's long support of abolition and its reputation as a center for Jayhawkers and Redlegs, which were free-state militia and vigilante groups known for attacking and destroying farms and plantations in Missouri's pro-slavery western counties.

Well, I generally think of battles as confrontations between two mobilized and armed opposing forces, not shooting someone in their homes.


They did the same in Osceola, MO, for what it's worth. Lawrence had been "on guard" for militia attacks and dropped its defenses. They got their asses handed to them as a result.

Anyways, cue the Kansans pretending to have any knowledge of Civil War history who think that Missouri was pro-slavery. I mean, Columbia (a definitively Pro-Union, abolitionist town) was defended from Bushwackers by the Tigers (the sports teams and mascot get their name from them), the University Library served as a Union prison, and the Confederate attacks west of Mississippi were halted by the Battle of Westport, but you know... "Rock Chalk Jayhawk, beat those Slavers!".
 
2013-08-21 11:53:21 AM
Retweet This!

The end of the Civil War was near
When quite accidentally,
A hero who sneezed, abruptly seized
Retreat and reversed it to victory!

//Season 1 intro to F Troop


// Starting on ME-TV on September 2nd-- Monday to Thursday at 9:30PM
 
2013-08-21 11:59:10 AM

Marine1: Anyways, cue the Kansans pretending to have any knowledge of Civil War history who think that Missouri was pro-slavery.


Certainly parts of Missouri were Union. Columbia and Lawrence have more in common than not.  But, you can't really argue the thousands of Missouri residents who crossed the line to vote for the pro-slavery KS Constitution were just out because it was a nice day.
 
2013-08-21 12:28:41 PM
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2013-08-21 12:39:11 PM
Here's my favorite phony live tweet, the Most Dangerous Game (language NSFW). It takes a while to get going but there's a real character arc imo.

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/the-mostdangerousgame
 
2013-08-21 01:07:09 PM

Lawnchair: Marine1: Anyways, cue the Kansans pretending to have any knowledge of Civil War history who think that Missouri was pro-slavery.

Certainly parts of Missouri were Union. Columbia and Lawrence have more in common than not.  But, you can't really argue the thousands of Missouri residents who crossed the line to vote for the pro-slavery KS Constitution were just out because it was a nice day.


On the balance, the state was more or less equally divided. If it hadn't been, the Union couldn't have placated Missouri and kept it.

What annoys me as a Missourian (and Mizzou student) is the pity party Lawrence residents and KU students throw for the town because of the raid. Lawrence was a hub for unauthorized jayhawker attacks on western Missouri counties, most of which were of little strategic importance and attacked with little mercy for residents, even those who didn't own slaves. In the summer of 1863, after painting a target on their backs from all of this militia activity, the leaders of Lawrence decided it was time to lower the guard around the city because none of the threatened attacks had materialized. Quantrill did what any even mildly competent military strategist would do and attacked the city as a target of opportunity. Afterwards, the Union cleared out good chunks of farmland in western Missouri, whether the residents had anything remotely to do with pro-Confederate efforts or not. Thousands lost their homes.

All's fair in love and war, especially in wars like the Civil War. You can't act as a base for militia efforts that disregard rules of warfare then stake your city's identity on that of the unfortunate victim when you foolishly let your guard down and someone attacks for retribution, no matter how misguided they might be.

realmacro.com

"Lawrence was a loose cannon. He played it fast and he played it loose, and in the end, he got burned."
 
2013-08-21 02:40:20 PM

Lawnchair: Oh, Civil War era Missourians.  Passionate defenders of slavery.  Too bloody poor to actually have any slaves. Some of the hillfolk hadn't even seen a black person, let alone known a slave-owner. The deep south plantation owners didn't have any interest in the Missouri lands.  But, passionate defenders of slavery and the spread of slavery all the same.


My great-great-great grandfather frowns at your shenanigans.
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http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/soldiers/details.asp?id=S319249&confl ic t=Civil%20War&sType=unit&txtUnit=35th+Regiment+Infantry+Volunteers&sel Conflict=Civil+War&offset=900#
 
2013-08-21 09:55:29 PM

Lawnchair: Marine1: Anyways, cue the Kansans pretending to have any knowledge of Civil War history who think that Missouri was pro-slavery.

Certainly parts of Missouri were Union. Columbia and Lawrence have more in common than not.  But, you can't really argue the thousands of Missouri residents who crossed the line to vote for the pro-slavery KS Constitution were just out because it was a nice day.


You also can't argue that the Red Legs who followed behind the Union Army, raping and pillaging in the name of General Order #11, weren't terrorists.  There is all sorts of correspondence from the Kansas side about how the Biblical prohibition against murder didn't apply because Missourians were animals.

/There's three kinds of suns in Kansas: sunshine, sunflowers and sons of biatches.
 
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