This is not specifically directed at you, but to everyone participating in this "thread". I'm responding to you because you're the last message, chronologically, in the thread. Your response, that of Mr. Johnson and others are moving towards editorial commentary and opinion, rather than, sourced information. I think this is where these, already sensitive discussions, get into trouble. Ascribing the term "evil" to an act to the exclusion of "evil" acts on the other side or making blanket statements about how the world feels or what experience dictates or anything else based on personal opinions is not appropriate to this thread. The thread started out, pretty well, with the proponents of the belief that Bloody Bill was killed in 1864 making their arguments. Now we're discussing beheadings, the definition of "evil" and making statements inappropriate to a a serious historical debate. I would ask that we not post statements that would be considered inflammatory or that can cause this discussion to spontaneously combust. Let's try to post and reply with "sourced" statements and not add a lot of editorial commentary. From past history, I'm very skeptical that this discussion can continue for long without spinning out of control, but let's give it our best effort. I don't believe we're going to put this controversy to rest, but at least we should be able make our respective arguments in a scholarly and respectful manner.