Friday, February 12, 2016

Brigadier General, Grenville M. Dodge (Yep, the Railroad Crony), on the Union Occupation and "Foraging", of Tennessee During the American Civil War

"I propose to eat all the surplus, and perhaps the entire crops of the country.......These people are proud, arrogant rebels and must be made to understand that all they possess belongs legitimately to the U.S. Government."......So, the Bernie Sanders of his generation, in other words?

1 comment:

BB-Idaho said...

"....the Credit Mobilier, it had never materialized. Dodge had been eager to get in on the windfall, however, and purchased 100 shares in his wife's name. It turned a handsome profit -- 341 percent in just 18 months" Doubt Sanders would have approved.