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NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: Jeremiah ()
Date: February 07, 2014 02:49PM


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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: kE9TY ()
Date: February 07, 2014 03:16PM

Rape in war? Whaaat?

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: libarachie ()
Date: February 07, 2014 03:36PM

Any man on man rape? I would like to ram a Billy yank with my Johnny head!

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: History Repeats ()
Date: February 07, 2014 07:06PM

And now Obama is raping the people of NoVA with Obamacare, spying on citizens, killing jobs, and elimination of rights.

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: CjUVv ()
Date: February 07, 2014 08:25PM

Virginia author’s book outlines Civil War sexual atrocities
Account provides details on cases in Northern Virginia
http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/article/20140207/NEWS/140209481/1064/virginia-author-x2019-s-book-outlines-civil-war-sexual-atrocities&template=fairfaxTimes

A Virginia author has written a book outlining violence against women during the Civil War, which includes some documented atrocities that occurred in Fairfax County. Rape was an executable offense in Virginia in the 19th century, but in “I Had Rather Die: Rape in the Civil War,” author Kim Murphy shows that while only 30 soldiers were executed for rape during the entire Civil War, in fact hundreds of women came forward with horror stories of rape and attempted rape.

In her book, Murphy contends that in many cases, the judicial system worked against these women: overturning guilty verdicts, reducing sentences to the equivalent of a wrist slap, and in many cases, denying even the possibility of truth in their accusations.

An Illinois native, Murphy said her interest in the Civil War began when she moved to the Charlottesville area in 1990. “I have always loved history, but I didn’t get interested in the Civil War until I moved to Virginia and realized that I was sometimes standing right where a battle had happened,” she said. “That was inspiring.”

In 2001, she wrote a fiction trilogy about a Civil War-era Fredericksburg woman who was a smuggler. From there, she continued her Civil War writing with a fictitious ghost story.

While researching for her books, she said she became interested in the way women were treated by soldiers, a topic she said was rarely published.

“What I discovered was that the few historians who bothered to mention violence against women during the Civil War consistently referred to it as a ‘low-rape’ conflict,” she said. “In general, historians contended that although they perpetrated all sorts of pillaging and other wrongdoing, Civil War soldiers maintained ‘gentlemanly restraint’ when it came to the treatment of women. I began to seriously question that, and began researching it for myself.”

Utilizing trial records from the National Archives’ Courts-Martial, Murphy said she accumulated about 400 cases of rape and attempted rape during the war that she used as the basis for her new nonfiction book. Because Confederate records are more difficult to come by, most are cases of Union soldiers attacking southern women, she said, but not all.

“Not surprisingly, treatment of both rape survivors and those they accused differed widely depending on where they fill on the spectrums of race and class, as well as on the continuum of “acceptable” female behavior,” she said. “White men attacking black women were likely to receive little or no punishment; black men attacking white women often faced death or castration. Virgins who could prove they fought back as hard as they could were more likely to find at least a little bit of justice than women with a sexual history, or women terrified into submission under threat of death or severe bodily harm.”

The book outlines several cases that occurred in Northern Virginia, including the case of 15-year-old Annie Nelson of Fairfax.

“That case was one in which the attacker was executed,” Murphy said. “Three Union soldiers of 13th New York Cavalry went to the house of James Nelson in search of ‘rebels.’ They pulled Nelson out of the house and one of the men stood guard over him, while the other two went inside. They searched the house, and Sergeant Charles Sperry grabbed 15-year-old Annie Nelson by the arm. He struck her in the head with the pistol and attempted to rape her as the other man held her.”

According to Murphy, 15-year-old Nelson eventually was able to escape with her life.

Sperry was prosecuted for the crime, and with a prior history of desertion, he was summarily executed. The other man was given a minor sentence, and the one outside was let go.

“I think it takes a woman to attack this topic,” said Don Hakenson, a local Civil War historian, author and assistant curator of the Stuart-Mosby Civil War Cavalry Museum in Centreville. “I know that the Union Army did not always conduct themselves in a gentlemanly manner while in Northern Virginia, and I am aware of local women who were raped. But it did not happen all the time and to my knowledge there has never been a definitive book on the subject. This may be it.”

Kim Murphy’s book, “I Had Rather Die: Rape in the Civil War” is available at Amazon.com.

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: CjUVv ()
Date: February 07, 2014 08:26PM

I guess we should remove the confederate general's names off the streets after all.

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: XmPXD ()
Date: February 07, 2014 08:32PM

Bitch is just tying to sell a book

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: Jack A Bee ()
Date: February 07, 2014 08:32PM

CjUVv Wrote:
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> I guess we should remove the confederate general's
> names off the streets after all.

Perhaps you should comment until you learn to read?

"Utilizing trial records from the National Archives’ Courts-Martial, Murphy said she accumulated about 400 cases of rape and attempted rape during the war that she used as the basis for her new nonfiction book. Because Confederate records are more difficult to come by, most are cases of Union soldiers attacking southern women, she said, but not all"

"That case was one in which the attacker was executed,” Murphy said. “Three Union soldiers of 13th New York Cavalry went to the house of James Nelson in search of ‘rebels.’ They pulled Nelson out of the house and one of the men stood guard over him, while the other two went inside. They searched the house, and Sergeant Charles Sperry grabbed 15-year-old Annie Nelson by the arm. He struck her in the head with the pistol and attempted to rape her as the other man held her.”

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Date: February 07, 2014 08:40PM

I'm not sure what is wrong with raping the women of the enemy. The South had been raping black women, evidenced by the large number of half breeds , quadroons, and mulattos.
From wiki:
Antebellum era
Creole woman of color with black servant, New Orleans, 1867.

During the European colonization of the Americas, some mulattoes resulted from the rape of African slave women (rape was not held to be a crime under Colonial Law)[36] Author and historian F. James Davis wrote:

Rapes occurred, and many slave women were forced to submit regularly to white males or suffer harsh consequences. However, slave girls often courted a sexual relationship with the master, or another male in the family, as a way of gaining distinction among the slaves, avoiding field work, and obtaining special jobs and other favored treatment for their mixed children (Reuter, 1970:129). Sexual contacts between the races also included prostitution, adventure, concubinage, and sometimes love. In rare instances, where free Blacks were concerned, there was even marriage (Bennett, 1962:243-68).[37]"


The practice continues. Just ask the bastard daughter of "Sperm" Thurmond.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/07/2014 08:48PM by Ugh the giant caveman.

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: CjUVv ()
Date: February 07, 2014 08:48PM

Jack A Bee Wrote:
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> CjUVv Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I guess we should remove the confederate
> general's
> > names off the streets after all.
>
> Perhaps you should comment until you learn to
> read?
>
> "Utilizing trial records from the National
> Archives’ Courts-Martial, Murphy said she
> accumulated about 400 cases of rape and attempted
> rape during the war that she used as the basis for
> her new nonfiction book. Because Confederate
> records are more difficult to come by, most
> are cases of Union soldiers attacking southern
> women
, she said, but not all"
>
> "That case was one in which the attacker was
> executed,” Murphy said. “Three Union
> soldiers of 13th New York Cavalry
went to
> the house of James Nelson in search of
> ‘rebels.’ They pulled Nelson out of the house
> and one of the men stood guard over him, while the
> other two went inside. They searched the house,
> and Sergeant Charles Sperry grabbed 15-year-old
> Annie Nelson by the arm. He struck her in the head
> with the pistol and attempted to rape her as the
> other man held her.”

It's okay though, their great, great, great, grandchildren are getting their revenge on Northern VA by raping and pillaging it on a daily basis.

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: Ricardo ()
Date: February 10, 2014 02:52PM

> > CjUVv Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> It's okay though, their great, great, great,
> grandchildren are getting their revenge on
> Northern VA by raping and pillaging it on a daily
> basis.

#Word!

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: Really Old Timer ()
Date: February 10, 2014 03:22PM

I never saw any of that, and I was there!

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: Paper Lace ()
Date: February 10, 2014 04:56PM

libarachie Wrote:
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> Any man on man rape? I would like to ram a Billy
> yank with my Johnny head!


Billy don't be a hero, don't be a fool with your life.

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: Al Sharpton ()
Date: February 10, 2014 05:48PM

WHITE PEOPLE are going to pay.

Boycott Fairfax and their confederate general named roads.

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: djDbtdjDbt ()
Date: February 10, 2014 08:19PM

there were also reports of many women who willingly straggles the mason dixon fence for dick

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also remember: the usa law aginst hookers was made during that war because more soldiers were dying from hookers than battle.

since then the health hazard is not the same but the law stuck

mostly so asshole cops can rent free hotel rooms, shack up with female cops, and play out some fantasy there is a reason they are being paid

at one period in roman history they had public hookers. they also made judges on public pay.

unfortunately they kept the hookers on call and the jduges paid

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: pnJFppnJFp ()
Date: February 10, 2014 08:22PM

oh i didn't say hookering is good for women (though some swear by it)

nor that i wouldn't rather have a wife than a rat race looking for tokens to give the next hooker ?

i meant we don't need to misconstrue that the usa consittuion allows us to stalk, trick and hunt them into prisons using weapons and of course using weaposn to steal the money they got

that's what i mean. they shouldn't chase hookers with weapons. right.

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: Ralph Pootawn ()
Date: February 10, 2014 08:40PM

Imagine what that booty smelled like back then.

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: February 10, 2014 08:52PM

Do you think any of the plantation livestock was raped? 19th century bestiality.....

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: Jbone ()
Date: February 11, 2014 09:36AM

Debbie does Dixie.

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: Gerrymanderer2 ()
Date: February 11, 2014 09:38AM

It ain't no fun if your homies can't have none.

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: Poontangious ()
Date: February 11, 2014 05:18PM

Yeehaw!! We got us some gosh durn war porn! And to top it off, it's got rape and slaves! I loves me some democrat slave ass.

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: Hussein Obama- ()
Date: February 11, 2014 05:31PM

Michelle raped me to get those black girls. I'm only 25% black so we had a few white babies that we killed before we got two black ones. I can tell you I'm glad that was over. It left a mark one so emotionally that I need to take it out on America now and many generations to come. I rape America!

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: Civil War historian ()
Date: February 11, 2014 05:58PM

When it's jammed, you look everywhere for relief.


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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: svenestle ()
Date: February 12, 2014 07:10PM

probably a goverment employee

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no better then thoes chinese toilet flappers


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or those democrats pulling me over whenever i leave my house

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i havent been to the pharmacy/grocery store in 2 weeks because of those damn democrats

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Re: NOVA women raped during Civil War
Posted by: svennestlee ()
Date: February 12, 2014 09:15PM

i have rarely been to the pharmacy/grocery store in 20 years because of those damn democrats

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