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09 February 2005 @ 09:10 am
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Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

At the Beginning of the Civil War the leaders of the North so badly misjudged the capabilities and resolve of the Confederates that during the Battle of Bull Run, parties of civilians followed the Union forces into battle so they could enjoy the spectacle of a quick victory. These rubbernecking revelers included congressmen who should have known better, but didn't. They brought along their wives and even brought lunch in baskets. They were quickly disabused of the notion that the Civil War would be a picnic.
 
 
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