Re: The Untold Story of Quitman Cemetery

Writes Greg Privette:

Hi Lew,

Sorry about the miss-attribution for the quote. It’s been a long time since I visited Port Gibson but I should have remembered my history a little better. I have lived in the Atlanta area for almost 40 years so I certainly know it was Sherman who burned GA. I also toured the battlefield museum in Vicksburg a number of times years ago so I should have remembered it was Grant who pillaged that area. I guess I had the right quote but the wrong sociopath. It also reminds me of how good it is we live in a country with a history of respect for Liberty, freedom, and property rights. Heck, in some of the horrible totalitarian countries we ridicule, interfere in, sanction, and invade, they have so little regard for those values they might actually elect a person like Grant to be their president!