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  • Harper’s Weekly – January 16, 1858

    01/16/2018 4:48:13 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies
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  • Harper’s Weekly – January 9, 1858

    01/09/2018 5:01:09 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies
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  • A monument to SC’s black Confederate soldiers? None fought for the South, experts say

    01/05/2018 12:07:18 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 459 replies
    The State ^ | 12/30/18 | Jeff Wilkinson
    Two South Carolina lawmakers want to erect a monument on the State House grounds to African-Americans who served the state as Confederate soldiers. But records show the state never accepted nor recognized armed African-American soldiers during the Civil War. “In all my years of research, I can say I have seen no documentation of black South Carolina soldiers fighting for the Confederacy,” said Walter Edgar, who for 32 years was director of the University of South Carolina’s Institute for Southern Studies and is author of “South Carolina: A History.” “In fact, when secession came, the state turned down free (blacks)...
  • Harper’s Weekly – January 2, 1858

    01/02/2018 5:23:04 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 20 replies
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  • January 1858

    01/01/2018 5:13:26 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 20 replies
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  • Does Sheila Jackson Lee Know The Person She's Accused Of Racism For Airline Fiasco

    12/29/2017 7:07:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, I bet you’ve heard about the airline incident between a woman and Texas Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Katie wrote about it. In all, Jean-Marie Simon was booted from her first class seat on a United flight for Lee. Simon was obviously upset, voiced her objections, and was even threatened with being forced off the flight. She was eventually given a $500 voucher for her pre-paid seat and relocated to economy class. She alleges that United gave the Texas Democrat preferential treatment. The saga got even worse when Lee accused Simon of racism regarding this matter. I noted that this...
  • Meet Sgt. William Carney: The first African-American Medal of Honor recipient

    12/20/2017 3:22:39 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 32 replies
    army.mil ^ | 12/20/2017 | By Katie Lange
    Meet Sgt. William Carney: The first African-American Medal of Honor recipient Of the 3,498 service members who have received the Medal of Honor throughout U.S. history, only 88 have been black. In recognition of African American History Month, we're sharing the stories of the brave men who so gallantly risked and gave their lives for others, even in times when others weren't willing to do the same in return. We'll start with the first black recipient of the award: Army Sgt. William H. Carney, who earned the honor for protecting one of the United States' greatest symbols during the Civil...
  • What Might Civil War Be Like?

    12/20/2017 9:28:48 AM PST · by fwdude · 246 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 20, 2017 | E.M. Cadwaladr
    The thought of Civil War has been in the minds of many people lately, on both sides of the political and cultural divide. This is not a thing to be wished for, though no one should kid themselves into believing it’s impossible either. Let us take a sober look at what such a conflict might entail. To begin with, it would not look like the first American Civil War, which was essentially a war between two regions of the country with different economic interests. The divide created two separate countries, both initially contiguous, intact, and relatively homogeneous. The lines of...
  • Whitworth Sniper Rifle

    12/19/2017 6:01:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/19/2017 | J Hines
    Anyone into long range shooting and a history buff or have had sniper training will remember the Confederate Whitworth rifle. The Whitworth Rifle was a single-shot muzzle-loaded rifle used in the latter half of the 19th century. Possessing excellent long range accuracy for its time, the Whitworth, when used with a scope, was the world’s first sniper rifle, and saw use with Confederate sharpshooters in the American Civil War. This rifle was invented by Sir Joseph Whitworth, a famed British engineer and inventor. Whitworth had experimented with cannons using polygonal rifling instead of traditional rifled barrels, which was patented in...
  • December 1857

    12/01/2017 4:55:21 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 38 replies
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  • A Time for War

    11/24/2017 5:18:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 24, 2017 | David Prentice
    “To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.” That’s the beginning of a famous bible verse. It’s a litany of life’s times and wonders that are dropped in our laps; weeping, laughing, dancing, healing. The last line purposely changes tone and says, “a time for war”. Like it or not, this is that time. Civil War. It’s here. Now. Thankfully this is not yet the blood in the streets kind of war, but war it is. It’s a war for the soul of this country, it’s a war that will affect everyone; none will...
  • This Day in History: The Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2017 6:23:02 AM PST · by iowamark · 36 replies
    TaraRoss.com ^ | November 19, 2016 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivers his famous Gettysburg address. Did you know that no one knows exactly where he gave the speech? And no one knows precisely what he said? Several different transcripts of the speech exist, each with slightly different phrasing. lincoln-11-19-3His speech wasn’t even supposed to be the main feature that day! Instead, a two-hour oration by a former Secretary of State, Edward Everett, was supposed to be the highlight. Lincoln’s two-minute speech would go down in history. Everett’s has been mostly forgotten. Perhaps Everett saw the writing on the wall? He wrote to the...
  • This Day in History: The origins of the Battle Hymn of the Republic

    11/18/2017 6:36:43 AM PST · by iowamark · 492 replies
    TaraRoss.com ^ | November 18, 2017 | Tara Ross
    On or around this day in 1861, Julia Ward Howe is inspired to write the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Did you know that this much-loved patriotic song has its roots in the Civil War years? Julia was the daughter of a Wall Street broker and a poet. She was well-educated and was able to speak fluently in several languages. Like her mother, she loved to write. She also became very interested in the abolitionist and suffragette causes. Samuel Howe was progressive in many ways, but he wasn’t too keen on expanding women’s rights. He thought Julia’s place was in...
  • Now is the Perfect Time For the North and South to Divide

    11/14/2017 6:27:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 150 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 14, 2017 | David Fagin, Writer, musician, Trump Resister, food snob
    Let’s face it. These are trying times. The Assault on Reason, as Al Gore calls it, is a war in full bloom on all fronts. One that, sadly, seems to only get worse as the days go by. The more proof that emerges revealing the overwhelming majority of our country’s most powerful leaders are nothing but a bunch of corrupt criminals and traitors, the more their supporters will deny it. On one side, we have a population that relies on facts, truth, fair play, and common sense. On the other, well, who the hell knows what they rely on? Fox...
  • Alabama Sec. of State: If State GOP Pulls Support for Moore ... Election Would Be ‘Null and Void’

    11/14/2017 3:40:35 PM PST · by SMGFan · 107 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 13, 2017
    Alabama Secretary of State: If State GOP Pulls Support for Moore and He Gets the Most Votes, Election Would Be ‘Null and Void’ On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox News @ Night,” Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill (R) said that the Alabama Republican Party can formally pull its support for its Senate nominee Judge Roy Moore, and if this happens and Moore still gets the most votes, the election would be null and void. Merrill said Moore could withdraw from the race, or the state Republican Party could formally pull its support. He further stated that if that...
  • November 1857

    11/01/2017 4:44:16 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 55 replies
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  • Kelly is right about Robert E. Lee

    10/31/2017 11:50:55 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 31, 2017 | Ralph Peters
    In these willfully ignorant, fiercely partisan times, let’s recall that we fought our bloodiest war to end human bondage. Almost three-quarters of a million Americans died in a complex struggle that began to right an inexcusable injustice. Now we’re re-fighting our Civil War with neo-Stalinist, fact-purging propaganda that makes cartoon villains of the dead. We rush to tear down statues of men we refuse to understand. We rob one group of citizens of their heritage to please another. And the president’s chief of staff cannot state facts about our history without triggering mob-rule outrage from those who could not even...
  • Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly Says ‘Lack of Compromise’ Led to Civil War

    10/31/2017 8:17:25 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 206 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 31, 2017 | ALEX JOHNSON
    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly waded into the long-simmering dispute over the removal of memorials to Confederate leaders saying in a televised interview on Monday night that "the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War." In the interview on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle," host Laura Ingraham asked Kelly about the decision by Christ Church, an Episcopal congregation in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, to remove plaques honoring President George Washington and Robert E. Lee, the commander of Confederate forces during the Civil War. "Well, history's history," said Kelly, whom President Donald Trump...
  • There Is No GOP Civil War

    10/27/2017 5:50:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    Despite the unrequited longings of the left and certain vocal Republicans, there is no civil war in the Republican Party, and there is not even widespread disaffection with President Donald Trump among rank-and-file GOP voters. But this is not what you would assume listening to Democrats and the mainstream media or frequenting the Twitter accounts of a number of high-profile Trump-disdaining conservatives. Sen. John McCain has been in a public feud with President Trump, as have Sens. Bob Corker and Jeff Flake, who both have announced that they will retire, lamenting the decline in dignity and manners that Trump has...
  • Nikki Haley's visit to South Sudan can be the beginning of its civil war's end

    10/25/2017 5:43:07 PM PDT · by topher · 4 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 25-Oct-2017 | By Payton Knopf, Fox News
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, arrived in South Sudan this week amidst a political, security, and humanitarian catastrophe of epic proportions: A country engulfed in civil war that is hemorrhaging more refugees than any African state since the Rwandan genocide and where two-thirds of the population is starving. To her great credit, Haley delivered an unequivocal message to the brutal regime led by President Salva Kiir: The U.S. has lost its trust in South Sudan’s government. The United States must now act to provide the African Union and the United Nations with the necessary leverage to broker...