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CIVIL WAR/WW2 history...... help me out.
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CIVIL WAR/WW2 history...... help me out.
I know I am a pain in the ass, and I don't know if I am reading this wrong or misunderstanding but this is the article title I picked up on WIKI.

"Google headline for a wiki article, " Eight presidents served during World War IIwhile seven served in the military during the American Civil War."

According to this link. 


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pr...vil%20War.

The how the fuck can you serve in the civil war and WW2? Maybe I am reading this wrong, but those 7 must have had good genes and been eating their Wheaties.  I don't get it, 

There was like 5 billion years between those wars, and how young were those 7 served in the Civil War? I swear I am not on meth, I simply cant wrap my head around this.

DAM IT, I think I was mislead by the line.

They were talking about overall numbers not one president serving in both wars.

I know people get old, but that line I quoted made no sense. Took me some time to figure it out.
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#2
RE: CIVIL WAR/WW2 history...... help me out.
You are reading it wrong.

It is two separate groups of presidents.

Those that served in the Civil War and those that served in WWII
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#3
RE: CIVIL WAR/WW2 history...... help me out.
(June 22, 2020 at 1:47 pm)onlinebiker Wrote: You are reading it wrong.

It is two separate groups of presidents.

Those that served in the Civil War and those that served in WWII

I get that now. But for a moment I was like, "No way, there are Presidents who served in both wars?"

But the last known recorded Civil War Veteran died in 1956, so that is why that line confused me.
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#4
RE: CIVIL WAR/WW2 history...... help me out.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pr...ry_service

If you look at the far right column it tells you when each one served, if they did.

It's important to look past headlines to find out the facts. Headlines are simply to grab your attention...not to fully educate you.
Popcorn

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RE: CIVIL WAR/WW2 history...... help me out.
(June 22, 2020 at 1:35 pm)Brian37 Wrote: I know I am a pain in the ass, and I don't know if I am reading this wrong or misunderstanding but this is the article title I picked up on WIKI.

"Google headline for a wiki article, " Eight presidents served during World War IIwhile seven served in the military during the American Civil War."

According to this link. 


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pr...vil%20War.

The how the fuck can you serve in the civil war and WW2? Maybe I am reading this wrong, but those 7 must have had good genes and been eating their Wheaties.  I don't get it, 

There was like 5 billion years between those wars, and how young were those 7 served in the Civil War? I swear I am not on meth, I simply cant wrap my head around this.

DAM IT, I think I was mislead by the line.

They were talking about overall numbers not one president serving in both wars.

I know people get old, but that line I quoted made no sense. Took me some time to figure it out.

That might be the stupidest thing I’ve ever read. How the hell could that title confuse you?

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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#6
RE: CIVIL WAR/WW2 history...... help me out.
History maths are hard.
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#7
RE: CIVIL WAR/WW2 history...... help me out.
(June 22, 2020 at 2:54 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: History maths are hard.

Sure, such as confusing the 80 years between the wars with ‘like 5 billion’.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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#8
RE: CIVIL WAR/WW2 history...... help me out.
Hyperbole is hard too.
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#9
RE: CIVIL WAR/WW2 history...... help me out.
Friends don't let friends do internet research while drunk.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein
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#10
RE: CIVIL WAR/WW2 history...... help me out.
But! I'm doing a history of Scotchland.
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