posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 05:03 AM
]reply to post by Pervius
Those Russian boys couldn't have sat in their ships in New England ports during those winters. Russia had boots on the ground when Lincoln fought the
Don't be daft. The Russians were in US ports because they didn't want to be frozen into their own. They were worried about war with Britain and
France and they had their own problems. OK, sure, the Czar was not a fan of rebellions, as he was constantly dealing with them in Russia, the the
presence of his fleet gave moral support to the Union cause, but they weren't there to fight and didn't.
In fact those Russians may have fought at Gettysburg as well.
Well when I say they weren't there to fight, they apparently did get into a number of fights with New York street gangs, usually winning, and usually
convincing the losing American thugs that enlisting in the Union Army or the Russian Navy would be a great way to save paperwork and the headache of
an international diplomatic incident. I take it that everyone took up the call to arms to fight for the Union.
Russians at Gettysburg? There were certainly fighters on both sides that were immigrants, and there's no reason to conclude that there were no
Russian immigrants. But Russian soldiers or seamen serving in the Czars military? Not a chance.