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  • Lincoln vs. Lee: How History is Distorted to Preserve Legends [Comparing their views on race]

    08/01/2015 7:09:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2015 | William Sullivan
    Social engineers have a knack for destroying history, then self-servingly reshaping it to align with political agendas for consumption by the masses.  The results of their skill are no better exemplified than we are currently witnessing.  Confederate history is quite literally being destroyed, as monuments to Robert E. Lee and other Confederate heroes are being defaced by ignorant vandals who know nothing more than the legend of how Abraham Lincoln and his brave Union army crushed Jefferson Davis’ and Robert E. Lee’s Southern hordes in the name of liberating enslaved blacks.  That this is legend is in no way...
  • Revisiting Shelby Foote's Enduring Work

    07/29/2015 8:22:42 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 25 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 7/28/2015 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Foote's narrative is such a breath of fresh air when compared to much of the politically motivated and agenda driven Civil War history of recent years. That alone would make it bad enough but, in addition, much of what is being written is not only poor history, it is poor literature. (Foote remains of the few adults in a room of Civil War historians populated by juveniles.)
  • Does Black America Understand We've Declared War On the Confederacy?

    07/19/2015 11:47:10 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 43 replies
    The Black Commentator ^ | july 16, 2015 | Desi Cortez
    Therere consequences and repercussions for just about everything . . . . With that notion in mind, as I ran-across the news and discovered the Atlanta branch of the NAACP wants all the Confederate paraphernalia removed from the infamous Georgia Stone Mountain state park . . . the branchs chair, Richard Rose said his group not only wants Confederate symbols removed from all state-owned buildings, parks and lands . . . hed start with the enormous monument itself of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Well go-head with ya bad-ass self bra. "Those guys need to go. They...
  • The Rebel Yell: The Seething Blast of an Imaginary Hell

    07/18/2015 7:24:12 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 32 replies
    Essential Civil War Curriculom ^ | 07/15/2015 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Then arose that do or die expression, that maniacal maelstrom of sound; that penetrating, rasping, shrieking, blood curdling noise that could be heard for miles and whose volume reached the heavens such an expression as never yet came from the throats of sane men, but from men whom the seething blast of an imaginary hell would not check while the sound lasted. ~ Confederate Colonel Keller Anderson of Kentucky's Orphan Brigade There are few aspects of the Civil War which have been engrained in American culture and remembrance more than the Confederate soldiers Rebel Yell . . ."
  • Stars And Bars Fanatic Is Now Behind Bars

    07/18/2015 3:40:13 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 41 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 7/17/2015 | Unknown
    JULY 17--But who will care for all those Confederate flags? The North Carolina man who responded to the South Carolina church massacre by further covering his property in the rebel flag was arrested and jailed this week on a probation violation charge, records show. Edward Lee West, 69, is locked up in the Nash County jail in advance of an August 5 court appearance. Seen in the adjacent mug shot, West was collared Wednesday afternoon. According to court records, a judge issued an arrest warrant for West after he failed to show up last week for a court hearing on...
  • West Point Revokes Diplomas Of Confederate Graduates

    07/17/2015 11:41:49 AM PDT · by Cry if I Wanna · 38 replies
    The DuffleBlog ^ | July 17, 2015 | Maxx Butthurt
    WEST POINT, N.Y. ─ Following the decision of the South Carolina government to remove the Confederate flag from a state memorial, and the subsequent, nation-wide uproar over all things Confederate, West Point has announced that it will posthumously revoke the diplomas of all cadets who graduated from the Academy and fought for the South during the Civil War.
  • West Point Revokes Diplomas Of Confederate Graduates (Satire)

    07/17/2015 8:50:52 AM PDT · by rey · 33 replies
    Duffleblog ^ | 17 July 2015
    WEST POINT, N.Y. ─ Following the decision of the South Carolina government to remove the Confederate flag from a state memorial, and the subsequent, nation-wide uproar over all things Confederate, West Point has announced that it will posthumously revoke the diplomas of all cadets who graduated from the Academy and fought for the South during the Civil War. “This sends a clear message to slave-owners and those who would fight for such a horrific cause that 150 years after most of them died we will not tolerate such atrocities on American soil,” said Lt. Col. Thomas Jackson, a spokesman for...
  • The Bloody Rags of Righteousness

    07/13/2015 6:51:53 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 5 replies
    Self | 7/13/15 | Me
    While radical leftists dust off their 60s and 70s Marxist yearbooks, dawn their holy Che Guevara t-shirts, wave the black flag of the ISIS JV team, desecrate century-old memorials with Black Lives Matter, dig up confederate soldiers in the name of progress and rewrite their politically incorrect history to remove the last traces of common sense from the American frontier, perhaps the time has come to ban the most pervasive and offensive embodiment of racism in America: the Democratic Party. Not only did Democrats constitute the beating heart and unrelenting face of human trafficking in America streamlining commercial operations...
  • The Day the Flag Went Up

    07/09/2015 11:15:43 AM PDT · by Pelham · 34 replies
    Hollis remembers the day the Confederate flag was hoisted over the State House to commemorate the war. The centennial kicked off on April 11, 1961, with a re-creation of the firing on Fort Sumter. The flag went up for the opening celebrations. "The flag is being flown this week at the request of Aiken Rep. John A. May," reported The State on April 12. May didn't introduce his resolution until the next legislative session. By the time the resolution passed on March 16, 1962, the flag had been flying for nearly a year. (This explains why the flag is often...
  • Wal-Mart explains stance on rings with Rebels mascot

    07/08/2015 4:40:26 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 19 replies
    Decatur Daily ^ | 7/8/2015 | Briana Harris
    Wal-Mart corporate spokesman Brian Nick said the reason West Morgan High graduate Aaron Browder was not able to purchase his senior class ring with a generic Rebels mascot is because design features included the Confederate flag in the background and foreground. The nickname for West Morgan's athletic teams is Rebels.
  • De-Confederatizing the U.S. wont solve anything

    07/06/2015 9:19:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/06/2015 | Taylor Millard
    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” George Santayana in The Life of Reason. The Civil War was an awful time of American history. It pitted brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend, and state against state. Around 620,000 Americans died in the war, more than any other conflict the U.S. has been involved in. It’s something which will hopefully never happen again. Which is why those calling for the destruction of Confederate monuments are wrong. University of Vermont Emeritus Professor of Society James Loewen wants the United States to be de-Confederatized. He...
  • Was the South Ever Confederate, Anyway?

    07/05/2015 11:52:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Knoxville Mercury ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jack Neely, director, Knoxville History Project
    Everybody has an opinion about whether the Confederate flag is good or bad. Theyre all dug in. Some are certain its racist and the very signature of evil. Others say its purely an expression of Southern pride and reverence for ancestors who fought and died a long time ago. Some of them have devoted careers and personal reputations to these propositions. A newspaper column is not going to change any minds. The Civil War is a big bagful of ironies and paradoxes, and not a recommended study for folks who like to keep things simple. It would be a particular...
  • The Left vs. Robert E. Lee [The Attempt to Nazify the Honorable General]

    06/30/2015 6:19:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/30/2015 | Greg Richards
    With the revulsion against Confederate symbols that has resulted from shooter Dylann Roof's internet picture with the Confederate battle flag, Robert E. Lee has been put in the gunsights of social radicals. Lee was one of the two great generals of the Civil War and due in part to his good fortune in having an excellent biographer in Douglas Southall Freeman, is generally regarded as the greatest, although it should be noted that Grant won the war. Lee came from one of the oldest families in Virginia and arguably its most distinguished. His father, Light Horse Harry Lee, was a...
  • Virginia Democrats are giving away tickets to Hillary Clinton's speech tonight

    06/26/2015 11:22:03 PM PDT · by South40 · 51 replies
    Busines Insider ^ | 26 JUN 2015 | HUNTER WALKER
    The Democratic Party of Virginia is currently giving away free tickets to an event featuring Hillary Clinton later tonight. Clinton is headlining the party's annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner on Friday evening. Though the event is raising money for the Virginia Democrats rather than her presidential bid, it is considered an important campaign appearance for Clinton. The dinner is Clinton's first campaign stop in Virginia, a crucial swing state. It's also one of her first stops outside of the early primary states. Tickets for the event are being sold for $30 and $125. However, on Friday afternoon, some Virginia Democrats received an...
  • National Cathedral to remove Confederate stained glass

    06/26/2015 9:12:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    USATODAY | June 25, 2015 | Adelle M. Banks
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  • The war on nation pride

    06/26/2015 7:23:48 AM PDT · by impactplayer · 7 replies
    Self
    National Pride is essential to the building of a people - and so is regional pride, state pride, and even being proud of our city or school. It helps to bond us and unite us. But some - especially on the left - believe that this is destructive. They believe that this divides us and creates feelings of superiority. We see this every time they attack a school or sports mascot, the Boy Scouts, and when they say America is not a great nation, only one among many. Thus their attempts to destroy the roots and symbols of pride in...
  • When Erasing Symbols of Slavery, Don't Forget the Democratic Party

    06/26/2015 6:08:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/26/2015 | By Anthony J. Ciani
    In the aftermath of the mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC, there are increasing and ever louder calls for the removal of all symbols, objects and persons connected to slavery or the Confederate States of America. Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, and so all honors given him should be renamed, and all copies of the Declaration of Independence shredded. Robert E. Lee fought for the South, so all his effigies should be melted down and his rebel flags shredded, even though the Confederacy had nothing to do with the shooting. The Confederacy is no...
  • In the wake of the Emanuel AME Church Massacre, time to ban the series 'Firefly'

    06/26/2015 3:58:17 AM PDT · by Marcus · 51 replies
    Houston TV Examiner ^ | June 26, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    In the wake of the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church, America seems to be bent on eradicating even the hint of any symbol regarding the Confederacy, from removing the Confederate battle flag from public spaces to even deleting Civil War computer games. Serious people have proposed banning Gone With the Wind and sanitizing The Dukes of Hazzard. Others have advocated blowing up the Jefferson Memorial and other monuments to famous Southerners whether they had anything to do with the Civil War or not. However, if America is serious about expunging any hint of the Confederacy, it must even ferret...
  • The True South Through My Eyes - HK Edgerton (Black Confederate Reenactor)

    06/25/2015 10:47:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3-28-2011 | ProudRebel
    K Edgerton, a black Confederate advocate, tells of his fondness for the South, the Confederacy, the distinction between the original Klan and another formed forty years later for totally different purposes, and the rarely told truth about Nathan Bedford Forrest.
  • Monument Avenue, in Richmond, Virginia

    06/25/2015 9:34:52 AM PDT · by central_va · 17 replies
    wiki ^ | 6/25/15 | wiki
    Monument Avenue, in Richmond, Virginia, is a premier example of the Grand American Avenue city planning style. The first monument, a statue of Robert E. Lee, was erected in 1890. Between 1900 and 1925, Monument Avenue exploded with architecturally significant houses, churches and apartment buildings. A tree-lined grassy mall divides the east- and westbound sides of the street and is punctuated by statues memorializing Virginian Confederate participants of the Civil War Robert E. Lee, J.E.B. Stuart, Jefferson Davis, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and Matthew Fontaine Maury, as well as Arthur Ashe, a Richmond native and international tennis star.
  • Please Explain Confederate Pride to Me

    06/25/2015 6:46:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies
    americanthinker ^ | June 25, 2015 | Carole Jackson
    I am a 60-something Caucasian Yankee, born and raised in Michigan. My mother was British. My father was the first in his Canadian-immigrant family born in the USA. I have lived in North Carolina for almost 40 years, longer than my next door neighbors who were born and raised here. I understand a lot about the South, except for one thing: The pride in the Confederacy, its history and symbols. I do understand the reverence for General Robert E. Lee. I share it. He was a great general and a good and great man. He could have fought on but...
  • Jefferson Memorial, Confederate statues enter national race debate

    06/24/2015 9:51:54 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 24, 2015 | David Ng
    This week, the Jefferson Memorial was drawn into the national debate about race following the shooting deaths of nine people in a predominantly black church in South Carolina last week. It joins other public statues depicting Southern or Confederate figures, including Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, that some are arguing represent the country's racist past and should be removed. CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield this week questioned whether the Jefferson Memorial should be taken down because Jefferson owned slaves. "There is a monument to him in the capital city of the United States. No one ever asks for that to...
  • Debate over rebel flag widens to include all symbols of Confederacy

    06/24/2015 3:34:38 PM PDT · by Sopater · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24, 2015
    The debate over the rebel flag that began anew after last week's church shootings in Charleston, S.C., has morphed into a full-blown Confederate controversy. While Stars and Bars have long been associated by many with slavery, the latest campaign to remove Confederate emblems has extended beyond the flag to statues, memorials, parks and even school mascots. Never has the debate over what symbolizes heritage and what stands for hate covered so much ground, as efforts to strip icons that have been part of the visual and cultural landscape of the South for decades are afoot at national, state and local...
  • Yes, You're a Racist -- And a Traitor

    06/23/2015 11:56:19 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 137 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 23, 2015 | John E. Price
    <p>Gone With the Wind is Birth of a Nation with less horses. The movie, and its position among the American cinematic pantheon, has done more to further the ahistoric Lost Cause bullshit than any other single production. Because that's the fundamental problem with the Lost Cause narrative: it's not true.</p>
  • Begala: Hillary 'Absolutely' Has to Answer for Confederate Flag in Arkansas

    06/23/2015 11:44:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Weekly Standard's The Blog ^ | June 23, 2015 | Michael Warren
    Former Clinton advisor Paul Begala told CNN's Chris Cuomo Tuesday morning that Hillary Clinton "absolutely" has to answer for standing by her husband when he served as governor of Arkansas and defended that state's flag's relationship to the Confederate battle flag. "Does she have to answer for her time as first lady in Arkansas with Bill standing by the Arkansas flag proudly when it, too, is said to borrow from the Confederate symbology?" Cuomo said. "Well, sure, absolutely," said Begala. "Times change. Circumstances change." Watch the video below: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Begala added he is "really thrilled" that South Carolina appears likely to...
  • Senator Tim Scott to Call for the Removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the Statehouse Grounds

    06/22/2015 12:43:25 PM PDT · by C19fan · 101 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 22, 2015 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    All three statewide-elected politicians in South Carolina have now called from the Confederate Battle Flag to be taken down. The Post and Courier reports:
  • The Confederate battle flag is what makes America stupid

    06/22/2015 12:34:25 PM PDT · by C19fan · 99 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 22, 2015 | David P. Goldman aka Spengler
    As the New York Times reports this morning, not a single Republican presidential candidate has the courage to tell South Carolina to stop flying the Confederate battle flag from its state capitol. It is a bit late for that, to be sure; public display of any kind of the symbol of the slaveholders rebellion should have been banned after the Union victory in 1865. Removing the Confederate flag from the grounds of South Carolinas seat of government has become an African-American cause in the wake of last weeks Charleston church massacre. It may be incommensurate with the crime, but black...
  • Why Nikki Haley is smart to want to remove South Carolinas Confederate flag

    06/22/2015 11:48:57 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 277 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/22/15 | Philip Bump
    <p>During a press conference on Monday, Gov. Nikki Haley will ask that the Confederate flag on the grounds of South Carolina's capitol be removed, according to the Post and Courier. The move from the popular governor (reelected last year by 15 points and with 79 percent approval last April) will almost certainly help encourage the state legislature to vote for removal. As it stands, the legislature needs a two-thirds vote to make that happen -- a high bar.</p>
  • The Dishonorable Confederate Battle Flag (Barf)

    06/22/2015 10:29:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 22, 2015 | Jason Lee Steorts
    Whether you think its all right for South Carolina to fly a Confederate battle flag over a Confederate memorial on its capitol grounds depends on whether you think that the Confederate war dead should be honored. If you do, then you can, as David French does, see the flag as a symbol of their valor and skill while decrying its use by white supremacists. This strikes me as a whitewash of both the flag and the Confederacy. The Confederacy was a rebellion founded on the incoherent idea that the sovereign authority of the United States might be shucked off at...
  • S.C. state rep vows bill to remove Confederate flag

    06/22/2015 7:28:58 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 22, 2015 | CBS
    From Charleston, South Carolina, to the statehouse steps in Columbia, there is anger over the Confederate flag and all it represents. The mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston has reignited the debate over whether officials should remove the Confederate flag from state property. Republican state Rep. Doug Brannon plans to introduce a bill to remove the flag, which he acknowledges will likely cost him re-election, reports CBS News' Adriana Diaz.
  • A Confederate monument defaced (Black Lives Mater)

    06/22/2015 5:29:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 22, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday, in the midst of all the church services and speeches and emotional turmoil welling up in Charleston, South Carolina, protesters defaced a statue in White Point Gardens. The iconic piece, dedicated to the Confederate soldiers from the state, was spray painted with various messages including the now seemingly ubiquitous Black Lives Matter. (Or that seems to be the intent, anyway. It actually says, Black Lives Mater. A statue near The Battery memorializing Confederate defenders of the city was found vandalized Sunday with the message Black lives matter. Another message, This is the problem #racist, also was spray-painted on To...
  • VANITY- Bill Clinton Signed into law Arkansas State Flag with a Star to commemorate the Confederacy

    06/20/2015 8:38:53 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 8 replies
    NLZ | June 20 2015 | NZ
    Bill Clinton signed into law the Flag change for the state of Arkansas to Commerate the Confederacy.Clinton had the change include the main start as a commemoration for the States participation in the... CONFEDERACY! Act 116 of the Regular Session in Arkansas 1987. SB377 "The blue star above "ARKANSAS" represents the Confederate States of America'
  • State offices in SC closed for Confederate Memorial Day

    05/11/2015 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    http://www.wistv.com ^ | May 11, 2015
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State offices across South Carolina are closed Monday for Confederate Memorial Day. The holiday itself was Sunday, marking 152 years since Southern Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson died after he was accidentally wounded by his own troops. But since May 10 was on a Sunday, the holiday for state workers is on Monday this year. Several other states in the South also have official holidays to honor the Confederacy, although the dates vary.
  • Why the Confederacy Lives

    04/10/2015 5:03:22 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 593 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | April 08, 2015 | EUAN HAGUE
    One hundred-fifty years after Appomattox, many Southerners still wont give up. One hundred fifty years ago, on April 9th, 1865, Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House and the Union triumphed in the Civil War. Yet the passage of a century and a half has not dimmed the passion for the Confederacy among many Americans. Just three weeks ago, the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) appeared before the Supreme Court arguing for the right to put a Confederate flag on vanity license plates in Texas. Just why would someone in 2015 want a Confederate flag on their license...
  • Make the Confederacy's Defeat a National Holiday (Hurl)

    04/06/2015 11:47:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 126 replies
    New Republic ^ | April 5, 2015 | Brian Beutler
    In a speech one month ago, the first black president of the United States challenged millions of white Americans to resist the convenient allure of overlooking the countrys blemished moral record. It was a dual challenge, actuallyfirst to the classical understanding of American exceptionalism, but also to Americas persistent critics, who abjure the concept of exceptionalism altogether. What greater expression of faith in the American experiment than this? President Barack Obama said. What greater form of patriotism is there than the belief that America is not yet finished, that we are strong enough to be self-critical, that each successive generation...
  • The Romance of the Confederacy

    03/28/2015 5:52:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 123 replies
    National Review ^ | March 28, 2015 | Josh Gelernter
    This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments re Texass refusal to allow Confederate flags to be stamped on license plates as part of a Sons of Confederate Veterans design. I wouldnt ask sons of Confederate veterans to disown their ancestry; in fact, my mothers mothers family was Southern, and four of my great-great-grandfathers fought in the Confederate army. And I know that lots of Americans sincerely see the Confederate flag as a symbol of states rights particularly because virtually no Confederate soldiers actually owned slaves. But, personally, I see the Confederate flag as the symbol of men who, as...
  • Nathan B Forrest's Address to the Pole Bearers

    03/07/2015 11:30:33 AM PST · by Repulican Donkey · 117 replies
    Civil War Talk ^ | 2007 | Sears
    Ladies and Gentlemen, I accept the flowers as a memento of reconciliation between the white and colored races of the Southern states. I accept it more particularly as it comes from a colored lady, for if there is any one on God's earth who loves the ladies I believe it is myself. (Immense applause and laughter.) I came here with the jeers of some white people, who think that I am doing wrong. I believe I can exert some influence, and do much to assist the people in strengthening fraternal relations, and shall do all in my power to elevate...
  • Should Jews Have To Pay Reparations for Slavery? Looking Back, Jewish Record Far From Admirable

    01/31/2015 6:16:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Jewish Forward ^ | January 30, 2015 | Richard Kreitner
    Uncivil Behavior? Judah P. Benjamin served as the Confederate Secretary of War. The 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the United States Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment in late January 1865 comes at an fraught moment in the history of race relations. Considering that black men are being killed by police at the same rate as they were lynched in the era of Jim Crow, it can be depressing to reflect on how many promises of 1865, not to mention 1776, have not yet been fulfilled. But it can also be edifying to probe into some...
  • Misreading Robert E. Lee - A Video Review of Elizabeth Brown Pryor's "Reading the Man"

    01/24/2015 2:25:41 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 39 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 1/23/2015 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Dr. Bryon McClanahan reviews Pryor's work on Lee. He is quite critical and discusses major problems with the book as well as the "trendy" practice by modern historians of "humanizing" (tearing down) American heroes . . .
  • Thoughts on the Anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's Birth

    01/19/2015 10:47:15 AM PST · by DanMiller · 23 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 19, 2015 | Dan Miller
    This is a re-post of an article I wrote last yearto celebratethe anniversary of General Lee's birth on January 19, 1807. My concernsfor thefuture remain aboutthe same, although the current threats to freedom of speech and of religion from Islam and its advocates are now higher. We have changed as a nation, often not for the better.We, as a nation, seem to have done with heroes of his type. Yet he inspired a fledgling nation, the Confederate States of America -- young, old, rich and poor alike. Those who reminisce about him do so mainly because of his devotion to...
  • We Could Not Have a General Patton Today

    12/20/2014 8:30:06 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 34 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 12/20/2014 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    "Patton's familial ties to Confederate veterans is quite fascinating (Chapter One is titled, "Ghosts of the Confederacy") and had a significant impact on his view of history, as well as his role it it. (An extremely important and influential factor, despite what some think.) Patton's great-grandmother once wrote, "I am crying because I have only seven sons left to fight the Yankees."
  • Slave photo discovered from Robert E Lee home on Ebay

    10/13/2014 5:56:54 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 130 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | Oct 12, 2014 | unknown
    An extremely rare Civil War-era photograph of the enslaved woman who helped save Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Virginia home has been obtained by the National Park Service after a volunteer spotted the image on eBay. The previously unknown photograph depicts Selina Gray, the head housekeeper to Lee and his family, along with two girls thought to be her daughters. The photograph was unveiled Thursday at the Arlington House plantation overlooking the nation's capital that was home to Lee and dozens of slaves before the Civil War. An inscription on the back of the image reads "Gen Lees Slaves Arlington...
  • Are you ready for some Football: Southern Style?

    09/27/2014 1:31:53 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 27, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    What happened to those days when it was cool for bands to play Dixie at both Northern and Southern schools while students cheered and waved Confederate flags?
  • How to Spell the Rebel Yell

    09/19/2014 7:00:00 AM PDT · by condi2008 · 11 replies
    Longreads ^ | 09/11/2014 | Elena Passarello
    First Manassas. In the 90-degree heat, the Union fords Bull Run and then busts through line after line of Confederate troops, aiming for the railroad to Richmond. Under the grassy shield of Henry House Hills western slope, the Confederates scramble for reinforcements. Somebody overhears General Bee comparing Colonel Jackson to a stone wall. This either compliments Jacksons steadfastness or jeers the corporals languor. No one will ever know for certain, since Bee is shot dead shortly after the quip leaves his lips.
  • Washington and Lee University to remove Confederate flags following protests

    07/09/2014 12:56:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2014 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Washington and Lee University expressed regret Tuesday for the schools past ownership of slaves and promised to remove Confederate flags from the main chamber of its Lee Chapel after a group of black students protested that the historic Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities. President Kenneth P. Ruscios announcement was a surprising move for the small, private liberal arts college in Lexington, which has long celebrated its Southern heritage. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee served as the universitys president after the Civil War, his crypt is beneath the chapel, and the school has gingerly addressed its ties to the Confederacy...
  • Bill banning state Confederate flag sales passes

    05/05/2014 7:31:49 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 63 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 5, 2014 | FENIT NIRAPPIL
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California state government departments will be prohibited from selling or displaying items with an image of the Confederate flag under a bill that passed the Assembly on Monday.
  • An Analysis of President Lincoln's Legal Arguments Against Secession

    03/31/2014 10:24:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    Apollo3 ^ | April 9, 1994 | James Ostrowski
    INTRODUCTION On May 27, 1861, the army of the United States of America (the "Union")--a nation formed by consecutive secessions, first from Great Britain in 1776, and then from itself in 17881--invaded the State of Virginia,2 which had recently seceded from the Union, in an effort to negate that secession by violent force. The historical result of the effort begun that day is well known and indisputable: after four years of brutal warfare, which killed 620,000 Americans, the United States negated the secession of the Confederate States of America, and forcibly re-enrolled them into the Union. The Civil War ended...
  • Anti-Russians display controversial US Confederate flag in Kiev

    03/07/2014 12:30:30 AM PST · by Lattero · 18 replies
    PressTV ^ | Mar 7, 2014 | Caleb Maupin
    This was the flag of slave holding states in the United States that seceded in 1861, causing Civil War. Today the symbol is used by the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi groups, and other organizations who are hostile to African-Americans. For the last several decades, protests have continued, demanding that this flag not be displayed in public places. Many people were greatly disturbed to see that the Confederate Flag is now being displayed, not in the United States, but in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Larry Holmes, a civil rights activist in New York City, explained why the flag is...
  • Painting Dixie Blue: Can Democrats retake the South? Yes, and heres how.

    02/21/2014 6:17:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | February 20, 2014 | Scott Arceneaux, executive director, FL Dem. Party
    Often you need to hit bottom before you can start working your way back up. We Southern Democrats are basically at that point. With control of only two of 22 legislative bodies, three of 11 governors mansions and precious few other statewide offices, Southern Democrats are an endangered species indeed. In 1969, Republican strategist Kevin Phillips argued that the South was shaping up as the pillar of a national conservative party. He was half right: Although Democrats have made great strides elsewhere, between 1992 and 2012 Republicans won the governorships and legislatures of all but two Southern states. The last...
  • The Terrible Truth About Abraham Lincoln and the Confederate War

    01/20/2014 1:42:16 PM PST · by mhutcheson · 443 replies
    Snap Out of it, America! ^ | 1/20/14 | Michael Hutcheson
    President Lincoln has been all but deified in America, with a god-like giant statue at a Parthenon-like memorial in Washington. Generations of school children have been indoctrinated with the story that Honest Abe Lincoln is a national hero who saved the Union and fought a noble war to end slavery, and that the evil Southern states seceded from the Union to protect slavery. This is the Yankee myth of history, written and promulgated by Northerners, and it is a complete falsity. It was produced and entrenched in the culture in large part to gloss over the terrible war crimes...