[Marxism] On Joseph Weydemeyer's rank....
MLause at cinci.rr.com
Tue Feb 28 15:35:10 MST 2006
Charles wrote that Weydemeyer was "one rank below Grant."
I responded that he was not and gave a history of this rank based on the
Civil War database, run by professional scholars based on official
military records. I also checked the official enlistment records
directly at the State of Missouri's website.
Charles replied that it all "depends on whether he was a Major General
or not. Grant was a Lieutenant General (three stars). I got the claim
that Weydemeyer was a Major General from mes Jackson in a pamphlet 'Karl
Marx and the United States' (International 1983)"
My response: This information doesn't jibe with Weydemeyer's military
service record. But, is it makes you feel good to believe it, why not
make him vice president?
Not only am I not your research assistant, but I spend the time to
supply some solid information to no avail.
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