Here's the updated Barn Army Kids Shoot film, but without the kids. In other words, just the Barn Army.
The first go-around missed about a half-dozen people, due to
sloppy record keeping by my adjutant, Major Secretary Bunns
(#28). This time, every member has a number, which facilitates
guessing who is who? If the guesser happens to also be the
guessee, then we have validation, otherwise I am not responsible if,
say, Kim du Toit says he's number 34, when he's not.
The King of France, and Archbishop of Canterbury is #22. A lot of
people ask, Hey Rodge, why did the King of France fight for the
Yankees? Well, it was a tough call. The CSA had the legal,
and slavery not withstanding, moral authority to secede. On the other
hand, I was not native to any of the Confederate states, so I felt it
was my obligation to fight, not so much for Lincoln, as against the
Democrat party who were undermining him at every corner. I hate
liars and traitors, and Democrats were the traitors, during that
conflict, not the Confederates. Now here's something you didn't
After Lee surrendered his Army, at Appomattox, I met with Lincoln with
this proposal. We keep the vanquished South under arms, and
restore full citizenship if they will join us in waging war on
Democrats led by that traitorous scoundrel George B. McClellan.
Lincoln agreed, but was tragically assassinated before my commission as
Chief General in Charge was made official. Nearly a century later,
General George S. Patton, Jr., having read my memoirs, made the same
proposal to Eisenhower in regard the German army, and filthy
commies. Little did he know that FDR's closest advisors
were Democrats, and they squashed it.