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Coca-Cola and the Confederacy

bettabreeder
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6/5/2014 7:23:49 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Do you like Coke, but hate the South? Well the inventor of Coke, John Pemberton fought in the Confederate's 12th Calvary and was wounded in the Battle of Columbus. The medications that the hospitals gave Pemberton were addictive, so like most veterans that were wounded they would try to come up with medications to heal them. In 1866 in the SOVEREIGN state of Georgia, John Pemberton's creation was known as Coca-Cola. He created it in Columbus, Ga but carried it to Atlanta in which it got famous. He later died right after Coke hit the market. and never got to saw what Coke is today but died a Confederate Hero and a hero to my tastebuds

P.S according to the slave list of 1860, Pemberton owned a 22 year old female slave.
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Martley
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6/5/2014 11:01:37 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/5/2014 7:23:49 PM, bettabreeder wrote:
Do you like Coke, but hate the South? Well the inventor of Coke, John Pemberton fought in the Confederate's 12th Calvary and was wounded in the Battle of Columbus. The medications that the hospitals gave Pemberton were addictive, so like most veterans that were wounded they would try to come up with medications to heal them. In 1866 in the SOVEREIGN state of Georgia, John Pemberton's creation was known as Coca-Cola. He created it in Columbus, Ga but carried it to Atlanta in which it got famous. He later died right after Coke hit the market. and never got to saw what Coke is today but died a Confederate Hero and a hero to my tastebuds

P.S according to the slave list of 1860, Pemberton owned a 22 year old female slave.

Interesting topic. Many civil war veterans became morphine or opium addicts. So few people really look at the effects of the war on the generation that lived it.
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jnedwards11
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6/6/2014 7:18:24 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/5/2014 7:23:49 PM, bettabreeder wrote:
Do you like Coke, but hate the South? Well the inventor of Coke, John Pemberton fought in the Confederate's 12th Calvary and was wounded in the Battle of Columbus. The medications that the hospitals gave Pemberton were addictive, so like most veterans that were wounded they would try to come up with medications to heal them. In 1866 in the SOVEREIGN state of Georgia, John Pemberton's creation was known as Coca-Cola. He created it in Columbus, Ga but carried it to Atlanta in which it got famous. He later died right after Coke hit the market. and never got to saw what Coke is today but died a Confederate Hero and a hero to my tastebuds

P.S according to the slave list of 1860, Pemberton owned a 22 year old female slave.

Since we are on the topic it might also be worth noting that John Pembertons uncle, John "C" Pemberton, was a major general for the confederacy during the civil war. He was the general in charge of the defense of Vicksburg while it was being sieged by Grant. Pemberton was ultimately forced to surrender Vicksburg by Grant which basically ended his career. Despite Pembertons honorable and mostly competent handling of his forces, most southerners were deeply suspicious of him because he was actually a Yankee from Pennsylvania who left the North and his state for the South when war broke out. His family and professional contemporaries never forgave him, and without any real victories (and indeed one huge loss) the South refused to fully trust him. However, despite public sentiment, Jefferson Davis knew him to be an honorable and competent general so rather than censur or fire him, he kept him active through the war but without giving him any more large commands and important posts. An unfortunate way to go down in history for someone how has such obvious will to do what he belived was right!
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2/23/2016 4:05:53 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 6/5/2014 7:23:49 PM, bettabreeder wrote:
Do you like Coke, but hate the South? Well the inventor of Coke, John Pemberton fought in the Confederate's 12th Calvary and was wounded in the Battle of Columbus. The medications that the hospitals gave Pemberton were addictive, so like most veterans that were wounded they would try to come up with medications to heal them. In 1866 in the SOVEREIGN state of Georgia, John Pemberton's creation was known as Coca-Cola. He created it in Columbus, Ga but carried it to Atlanta in which it got famous. He later died right after Coke hit the market. and never got to saw what Coke is today but died a Confederate Hero and a hero to my tastebuds

P.S according to the slave list of 1860, Pemberton owned a 22 year old female slave.

Quite interesting.