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  • Jefferson Davis ‘Memorial Day’ Funeral Train

    05/29/2017 9:56:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/29/17 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    Lest We Forget! Don’t let the memory of our Southern men and women of the Old Confederacy ever die! The birthday of Jefferson Davis is June 3rd. Davis served as President of the Confederate States of America, United States Senator and Secretary of War under United States President Franklin Pierce. If you listen closely, and the wind is blowing in the right direction, you might hear a train whistle in the distance.
  • Alabama Makes It Illegal to Remove Confederate Monuments

    05/27/2017 3:22:11 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/27/2017 | Ryan Saavedra
    The new law attempts to preserve history by making it illegal to remove monuments that have been in place for more than 40 years. The Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017, signed into law Wednesday by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R), protects historical Confederate monuments which have come under fire in recent weeks by Democratic politicians. The new legislation prohibits: The relocation, removal, alteration, renaming, or other disturbance of any architecturally significant building, memorial building, memorial street, or monument located on public property which has been in place for 40 or more years.
  • Alabama moves to protect Confederate monuments

    05/27/2017 6:06:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/26/2017 | Reid Wilson
    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) this week signed legislation that will preempt cities and counties from removing monuments to the Confederacy from public property, over the objections of black lawmakers and civil rights groups. The legislation comes after the city of New Orleans removed several statues honoring Confederate figures in recent weeks. The measure’s lead sponsor, state Sen. Gerald Allen (R), said he hoped to end the “wave of political correctness” sweeping the nation. “Where does it end? Are all parts of American history subject to purging, until every Ivy League professor is satisfied and the American story has been...
  • If there's anyone from the Confederacy who deserves a memorial, it's Robert E. Lee

    05/23/2017 12:49:38 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 77 replies
    LA Times (really) ^ | May 23, 2017 | Murray Levine
    To the editor: So Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City Council of New Orleans feel that the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was a “public nuisance”? (“New Orleans removes a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from its perch of 133 years,” May 19) Good thing Landrieu is not mayor of Washington, where the Vietnam Veterans Memorial represents a period of public divisiveness. It has been called the memorial that nobody wanted except the Vietnam vets.
  • The American Confederacy Is Still Alive In A Small Brazilian City Called Americana

    05/07/2017 11:21:23 AM PDT · by blam · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-7-2017 | Melia Robinson
    When the American Confederacy lost the Civil War in May 1865, 10,000 Southerners fled the US for a small city in Brazil, where they could rebuild their lives and carry on their traditions. Now, 150 years later, their story has been seemingly erased from the history books. But deep in the heart of Brazil, descendants of these confederate expats gather annually to celebrate their controversial history and maintain their traditions and culture. In 2015, Vice's Mimi Dwyer attended the festival and revealed what life is like in the city called Americana. Each year, the small Brazilian city of Americana throws...
  • Stunning Civil War Presentation

    05/07/2017 7:01:58 AM PDT · by Badboo · 173 replies
    Civil War Trust ^ | Civil War Trust
    http://assets.civilwar.org/animatedmaps/civilwar-animated-map/?_ga=2.260762891.728501172.1494163380-233903159.1469498930#/playlist/1
  • Was Sherman a war criminal?

    05/02/2017 5:06:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 95 replies
    AJC.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | David Ibata, et al
    ...Civil War historians argue opposite sides of the debate. ... After World War II, the Nuremberg Charter defined war crimes as violations of the laws or customs of war. It lists several categories of offenses.... Murder or ill-treatment of civilians: Union artillery had barely gotten into range of Atlanta when, on July 19, 1864, Sherman ordered a bombardment of the city’s buildings: “No consideration must be paid to the fact they are occupied by families, but the place must be cannonaded.” The Yankee guns fired their first shells on July 20, and within a few days, Confederate newspapers began reporting...
  • The War against the Confederacy

    04/30/2017 9:49:31 PM PDT · by pboyington · 157 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 30, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The War against the Confederacy is a War against America. The War against the Confederacy is a war on American history. The War against the Confederacy is a war against all of us and a war on America’s institutions. The War against the Confederacy is being waged by militant leftists, big government lackeys, aggrieved snowflakes and the hate America crowd. Since a psychotic young man, who owned a Confederate flag, killed nine parishioners at a black church in South Carolina in June of 2015, the radical left, big government crowd in this country is doing something they’ve wanted to do...
  • On this date in 1865

    04/09/2017 8:20:32 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 101 replies
    Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, accepts the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia from Confederate General Robert E. Lee
  • Protesters mob provocative Va. governor candidate Corey Stewart) as he defends Confederate statue

    02/11/2017 2:49:37 PM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 11, 2017 | Fenit Nirappil
    Surrounded by protesters, Corey Stewart records a Facebook Live video defending a Charlottesville Confederate statue with Thaddeus Alexander, whose Facebook video railing against liberal demonstrators went viral. (Fenit Nirappi/The Washington Post) CHARLOTTESVILLE — Republican gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart came to this town to defend its statue of Robert E. Lee in a downtown park, only to be swarmed by dozens of protesters who shouted him down everywhere he went. It was the harshest reception yet for the provocative chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, who is campaigning for the GOP nomination for governor as Virginia’s Donald...
  • The Confederate Battle Flag is back in South Carolina… sort of

    02/04/2017 5:40:44 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 20 replies
    HotAir ^ | February 4, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    In 2015, after a prolonged battle in the courts and the national media, the Confederate Battle Flag was lowered for the last time at a monument on state property in Columbia, South Carolina. At the time it was hailed as a glorious victory for the SJW and a very sad day for many southerners. Now, less than two years later a different version of the flag is back up again, but at a different location. The Confederate battle flag is going back up at a monument in a northwestern South Carolina town. Luther Lyle had maintained the memorial in Walhalla...
  • North of the Tweed and South of the Potomac

    01/19/2017 5:16:12 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 7 replies
    Emerging Civil War ^ | 1/19/2016 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    North of the River Tweed, on the border with England, lies the hauntingly beautiful land of Scotland. A land inhabited by a hardy breed of Celts whose history is rich with romantic stories of bravery and heroic struggles for freedom—a land so full of legends and myths, it’s sometimes difficult to separate true history from the romanticized version. During the 13th and 14th centuries, the Scots fought two bloody wars with their neighbor to the South, England, in Scotland’s struggle for independence. In recent years there has been a renewed interest about Scottish history, thanks in large measure to Mel...
  • Joy Reid Guest Calls Sessions a 'Confederate Attorney General'

    01/14/2017 2:55:33 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How puerile can progressives be? Childish enough to taunt someone over his name, and even ascribe ideological views to a person based on his moniker. And here we thought liberals prided themselves on never judging people on their superficial characteristics. On Joy Reid's MSNBC show this morning, Reid, and guest the Rev. Mark Thompson, a talk radio host and civil rights activist, made a point of mentioning AG nominee Jeff Sessions' full name: Jefferson Beauregard Sessions. The presumption is that he was named after Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard. Thompson took things an ugly step further,...
  • More Anthem Hypocrisy: Kneeling, Yes; Confederate Flag, No

    10/03/2016 5:39:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/3/2016 | Selwyn Duke
    In today’s politically correct schools, all types of divisive expression are equal, but some are more equal than others. A case in point is Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel, FL, where showing disrespect for the National Anthem is supposedly a “First Amendment right.” Wearing a Confederate Flag cape, however, is a violation. The school recently made news because three students came on campus dressed in supposed KKK outfits and another draped himself in a Confederate Flag cape. It turned out that the three white-sheeted lads are minorities — two Hispanics and one “Middle Eastern” kid — which must...
  • Frustrated, Armed With Ropes, Activist Group Plans to Pull Down Andrew Jackson Monument

    09/16/2016 7:04:51 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 40 replies
    NO Advocate ^ | 9-15-2016 | Jeff Adelson
    A New Orleans activist group is threatening to pull down the city's most recognizable statue in response to what members claim are unreasonable delays in removing four other monuments honoring Confederate leaders and a 19th century white supremacist militia. Take 'Em Down NOLA says it will attempt to topple the statue of Andrew Jackson during a protest later this month in Jackson Square. Legal delays have kept the other statues -- honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard, and a militia known as the White League -- standing nine months after the City Council...
  • Monuments to the Battle for the New South: Virginia, increasingly diverse [tr]

    09/16/2016 8:14:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | September 15, 2016 | Lisa Rab
    Nine years ago, a driver lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into the Confederate monument on the front lawn of the Franklin County Courthouse, decapitating the marble soldier. Some locals who found the monument offensive said they were glad to see it go, but there was never much doubt that once the money was raised, the soldier would be back. The rededication ceremony in 2010 drew a crowd of about 500 people—women wore hoop skirts and men donned the gray uniforms of Confederate soldiers. “We’re very proud of it,” says Linda Stanley, managing director of the Franklin County...
  • Congress votes to ban Confederate flags from VA cemeteries

    05/22/2016 6:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 22, 2016 | Madison Margolin
    Congress passed a proposal on Thursday that essentially bans Confederate flags from national cemeteries. With a 265-159 vote, the proposal makes it illegal to display the Confederate flag in Department of Veteran Affairs cemeteries – even on individual grave sites that honor soldiers who fought for the Confederacy, except on Memorial Day and Confederate Memorial Day. Introduced by Rep. Jared Huffman (D) of California, the proposal received support from 84 Republicans and all but two Democrats. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D) of Georgia, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, voted against the amendment, while Representative Betty McCollum (D) of Minnesota...
  • Yale: John Calhoun Stays - But What About Elihu Yale?

    05/21/2016 5:35:57 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 3 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 19 May 2016 | Richard Williams
    So if we use the same logic used in regards to Confederate figures and icons in the South, Yale should change its name. Why don't we hear that demand from the "historians" in the blogosphere? That's simple. It does not serve the purpose of their agenda, at least not yet. And maybe, in this instance, the administration at Yale realized that Calhoun was the low-hanging fruit and once he had been vanquished, the offended would aim higher - at Elihu Yale. And what might alumni benefactors have to say about that? All that there moral reformin' could get expensive. Virtue-signaling...
  • A Slice of the Confederacy in the Interior of Brazil

    05/08/2016 9:43:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 May 2016 | Simon Romero
    On a stage festooned with Confederate flags, a singer was belting out “Dixieland Delight” by Alabama near an obelisk honoring the Americans who fled to this outpost in the aftermath of the Civil War. “We’re not racists,” said Cícero Carr, 54, an engineer whose great-great-grandfather hailed from Texas. Wearing a fedora featuring the rebel battle flag, he explained in Portuguese, “We’re just revering our ancestors who had the good sense to settle in Brazil.” At the annual celebration of Brazil’s self-described Confederados one scorching Sunday in April, Confederate flags adorned the hoop-skirted gowns of young belles and the trucker caps...
  • Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years

    04/30/2016 4:57:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    AP ^ | April 29, 2016 | Dylan Lovan
    A Confederate monument capped with a statue of Jefferson Davis will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895. The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy in the Civil War will be moved to another location, University President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said during a surprise announcement Friday.