|Title||:||solid gold soldiers|
|Plot||:||+Program #626. "Solid Gold Soldiers". Sponsored by: Budweiser, Buick. The program was rebroadcast on July 7, 1976. + In time of war all other things being equal a rich army will usually beat a poor army. An army travels on its stomach, which means it needs food and it also travels on its feet, which means it needs shoes. And it needs a lot of other things too and these are things only money can buy. The confederate states is raising what was for those days a huge sum of gold but where is it going? + No war in our history, has the power to fire the imagination as does the Civil War, or The War Between the States. Obviously, that's because it was our very own war. It belonged to us, and nobody else. Professional and amateur historians keep fighting and re-fighting it constantly. If Grant had done this, or if Lee had done that... We're obsessed with the battles, the great bloody battles. But there were greater, more important, more decisive battles. Battles in which not one drop of blood was shed. Battles which did not occur on the open field. Today's story begins in Charleston, South Carolina, and it is the beginning of the year 1863...|
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