Saturday, January 9, 2016

Fact of the Day: Roosevelt Civil War

President Theodore Roosevelt's father Theodore Roosevelt Sr. was very pro-union during the Civil War, despite never serving a day in the military. He hired another man to take his place (which was legal at the time) which would have seemed cowardly without knowing his at-home situation. He most likely never joined the war to avoid a massive conflict with his wife Martha Bulloch. She was a southern belle who had brothers fighting for the Confederacy and she was deeply worried for their safety.

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  1. Certainly a problem of conflicts.
    "Hiring" someone to take his place ???
    Well that may have been legal, but do you have
    a conscience for the plight of the "hired man"??

    Anyhow Pres. Bush Jnr - "The Prince of Clowns of the
    White House" seemed to have had patronage for not going
    to Vietnam.
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin
    PS: I reckon Capt. Hawkeye Pearce of the 4077 Mash would have had plenty to say on this report, and Bush Jnr. eh????

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  2. This is a prime example to never judge someone for what they do or how they act...we never know what they might be doing it for or what they are going thru.

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  3. Family can complicate things, beats war though.

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  4. Very good point about not knowing his situation. At least, he was pro-union:D

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  5. I never knew you could hire someone to go to war for you.

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  6. so no war for the rich who usually start it in the first place?

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