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« Reply #540 on: July 20, 2018, 07:46:09 am »

He had killed his first man as a teenager. He had been a warrior, a war chief, a chief and a Holy Man. He was the primus inter pares of the Lakota, and leader of the Hunkpapa Sioux, and the Lakota hostiles in 1875-1876. He had predicted the massacre of the 7th Cavalry at the Little big horn, and had organized both the resistance to that attack, and the evacuation of the village. And when U.S. Army ressure after the Custer fight broke the coalition that beat Custer, and forced the surrender by the following Spring of not only the Northern cheyenne and Arapaho, but of Crazy Horse himself, Sitting Bull took his band, and slipped into Canada, where the U.S. Army couldn't reach him.

But by 1881, Sitting Bull had worn out his welcome. The U.S. government was pressuring the British. The scarcity of buffalo put the Sioux at odds with the Cree and Blackfeet.His people either left in ones, twos, or small groups, or faced starvation. So with assurances of amnesty from the Army, Sitting bull recrossed the border on this date in 1881 and surrendered.

Sitting Bull was held as a POW for two years, then released to live on the Standing Rock Reservation. He toured with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. But he never overcame his animus to the Whites. Unlike Gall, and other chiefs and prominent Lakota, he did not participate in tribal/ agency government. And when the Ghost Dance  craze took root among the Lakota, Sitting Bull not only did nothing to discourage it, but may have quietly supported it. And when the Standing Rock Indian agent [McLaughlin] panicked, and summoned the Army, Sitting Bull and his son were killed by Reservation Indian Police when they tried to arrest him, and Sitting Bull's supporters engaged them in a firefight [several of the police were also killed].
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« Reply #541 on: July 20, 2018, 10:31:42 am »

Rolling Stones are my favorite band. Love their blues songs. Sweet Virgina, Love in Vain. Did not know Jones lost entry to USA. I also thought Jones and Keith where seeing the same girl. Palenburg I think her name was. She just died some time ago.
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« Reply #542 on: July 20, 2018, 10:37:29 am »

I saw a TV show on Lucky Luciano. It threw me a bit to hear how he was in charge. It also threw me to know they let him go back to Italy in exchange for the boat docks. Is that how he had a hand in victory? The boat docks?
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« Reply #543 on: July 20, 2018, 02:32:05 pm »

Rolling Stones are my favorite band. Love their blues songs. Sweet Virgina, Love in Vain. Did not know Jones lost entry to USA. I also thought Jones and Keith where seeing the same girl. Palenburg I think her name was. She just died some time ago.

Anita Pallenberg [Pallenburg(?)] was Jones' girlfriend, and Richard stole her from him. As I recall, she was heavily into drugs with both men.
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« Reply #544 on: July 20, 2018, 02:38:57 pm »

I saw a TV show on Lucky Luciano. It threw me a bit to hear how he was in charge. It also threw me to know they let him go back to Italy in exchange for the boat docks. Is that how he had a hand in victory? The boat docks?

That was part of it. But when ONI was trying gather intelligence for the invasion of Sicily, Lucky passed the word, and Sicilian-American fisherman began showing up at ONI HQ to fill the Navy in on tides, shoals, and beaches in Sicily. then other sicilians showed up and helped fill in the terrain map of Sicily. Finally, Lucky passed the word to the Sicilian Mafia to help "Our Friends", by acts of sabotage, guiding our troops, exposing the local Fascists, and helping to govern. Since they hated Mussolini, who almost destroyed them, all of the above was no problem. And there was money to be made in governing. there's an apocraphal story that some American forward units flew yellow banners with the letter "L" stitched on in black.
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« Reply #545 on: July 20, 2018, 11:29:13 pm »

See "PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p.16
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« Reply #546 on: July 22, 2018, 12:46:32 am »

See "PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p. 16
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« Reply #547 on: July 22, 2018, 12:47:50 am »

See "PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p. 16
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« Reply #548 on: July 24, 2018, 10:55:59 pm »

Oh my goodness.....my screen is blurry. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
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« Reply #549 on: July 27, 2018, 11:59:33 pm »

John Bell hood makes his third attempt in a week to push William T. Sherman's army back from Atlanta. Hood sent a Corps to both block a Sherman swing to the southeast to cut yet another Atlanta supply line. Once again, a Hood plan founders on a hood execution.

The plan was to hit O.O. Howard in the flank. Instead the Confederates attacked the center of Howard's line in a series of attacks, attacks undertaken against entrenched troops behind field fortifications.The result was twofold. hood lost some five times as many troops as Howard. More importantly, Hood lost the ability to undertake further offensive operations against Sherman due to the total losses he had suffered in a week [much like R.E. Lee was constrained after the wilderness battles]. From this point on, hood danced to Sherman's tune. By the end of August, Sherman will have cut Atlanta's last supply line. And before the all important election of 1864, he will have taken it.
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« Reply #550 on: July 30, 2018, 09:07:11 am »

Anita Pallenberg [Pallenburg(?)] was Jones' girlfriend, and Richard stole her from him. As I recall, she was heavily into drugs with both men.

She was real heavy into drugs is correct. Yes that is her name. She died a year or so ago.
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« Reply #551 on: July 30, 2018, 09:07:29 am »

My mom and dad went to one of these camps as a tourist. She was sorry she went.
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« Reply #552 on: July 30, 2018, 10:30:13 pm »

See "PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p.16
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« Reply #553 on: July 30, 2018, 10:49:46 pm »

George Thomas is born this day in 1816 in the state of Virginia. Like the Quartermaster General, Montgomery Meigs, and other Southerners, like Grimes Davis, Thomas remains loyal to the Union when the Civil War breaks out, and pays a heavy price for his loyalty. He is disowned by his family, and his sisters never speak to him again.

He initially fares little better with his brother Union officers, who doubt his fealty, since he had served before the War in the Second Cavalry, with Albert Sidney Johnston, Robert E. Lee, and J.E.B Stuart, but his battlefield record won most of them over. Thomas came into his own at Chickamauga, where in the middle of a Union rout, he, his men, and other Union troops he gathered to him, held the confederates at bay long enough for the bulk of the Union forces to escape the battlefield. At Chattanooga, Thomas' troops stormed the heights without orders, breaking the Confederate lines [and depriving Grant of giving the glory to Sherman]. It may have been there that Thomas ran afoul of the Grant / Sherman 'family', and got in their bad graces.

Thomas went on to command the Army of the Cumberland under Sherman during the Atlanta Campaign, and when Sherman began his March to the Sea, Thomas was given the command of the larger portion of Sherman's Army, with orders to stop John Bell Hood, which Thomas did, at Nashville [despite pressure from Grant to speed things up, and almost being relieved by Grant].

At Nashville, Thomas became the only General in the Civil War to destroy an enemy Army. When he was done with hood, the Army of Tennessee was hors de combat for almost six months.

Thomas remained in the Army after the Civil War. But he never rose to command the Army like Sherman, or Sheridan, and he never got any of the 'juicy' assignments. He died within five years of the War's end.
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« Reply #554 on: July 30, 2018, 11:07:15 pm »

As an American mystery, he's right up there with the MARIE CELESTE, and Judge Crater. He's the Teamster Boss who should have a statue put up in his honor by the grateful citizens of Las Vegas. He's James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa, and he fell off the face of the Earth on this day in 1975.

Hoffa was the President of the Teamsters' Union, and the piggy bank for the Mob when they needed money to build casinos in Vegas. He was also the guy who gave the figurative finger to Bobby Kennedy [who still holds the record for most illegal wiretaps by a U.S. Attorney General], the Consigliore of a President [his brother] who owed his election to the Texas machine of LBJ, and the combined efforts of various Mafia families [see  Sam "Mo Mo" Giancana, and Santo Trafficante].

Bobby Kennedy decided to 'make his bones' on the Mob, and the Teamsters. He got Hoffa stripped of his office, and sent to jail [first for witness tampering, and then for fraud]. It took Nixon to commute his sentence, and the Union to give him back some of his power. But Hoffa apparently was going to run to replace his  [Mob chosen] successor, and making a lot of noise about it. So after a lunch in a Detroit restaurant, he did a Houdini. He hasn't been seen since.

There have been claims he's buried under Giant Stadium in the Meadowlands, fed to 'gators in Florida, buried in Detroit itself. He's been 'seen' more places than the Scarlet Pimpernel. But he's never been found. He was declared legally dead in 1982, after the statutory seven years.
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