A person asked why admire an army that never won a war?
It was an army that emerged out of thin air. Underfed, underpaid, poorly shod, clothes in tatters, fought 4 years and bled their enemy dry while defending their homes, churches, schools, farms, families and communities from an invading force that outnumbered them in men and material.
They froze in the winter and roasted in the summer heat. Ate dust on marches of 20 miles a day for days, many without shoes. When the north started recruiting foreigners, they fought on against the mercenaries. Afterwards they rebuilt their country with no help and sent their sons and grandsons to fight for their former enemies.
Admire? The word isn’t adequate.
In the course of human history, no men did more with less, against greater odds, for as long, as these brave men!
November 16, 2018