At one point in ECW’s history, there was a shortage of blog posts. Kris/Chris sounded the alarm and mentioned that even a joke would do. Ever since that time, I have been looking for jokes that might work for this blog & not make any southerners angry. I think I found one in Edmund Wilson’s Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War. It is on page 322.
Although enemies during the war, Ulysses Grant and John Mosby became friends afterward. Their personal respect and shared interests led to Mosby’s support of Grant during the 1872 presidential election over Democrat and newspaper editor Horace Greeley. When asked about his seeming “flip” to becoming a Republican, Mosby replied:
The South fought Greeley for forty years. We only fought Grant for four.