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  • Charlottesville City Council votes to sell Lee statue

    04/19/2017 1:47:37 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 25 replies
    Despite a pending court case that will ultimately determine the general’s fate, the Charlottesville City Council voted 3-2 Monday evening to sell the city’s statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
  • Today in U.S. military history: Lincoln calls up volunteers and Robinson breaks the color barrier

    04/15/2017 8:24:37 AM PDT · by fugazi · 36 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 15 Apr 2017 | Chris Carter
    1861: Following the capture of Fort Sumter by Confederate forces, Pres. Abraham Lincoln issues a proclamation calling for 75,000 volunteers (at the time, the Army consisted of just 16,000 men) to quell the rebellion. Four years to the day later, Lincoln would die from John Wilkes Booth mortally wounding him with a gunshot to the back of the head at Ford’s Theater. 1947: Former platoon leader in the 761st “Black Panther” Tank Battalion Jackie Robinson breaks the “color barrier,” becoming the first black baseball player in the Major Leagues. 1961: B-26B Invader bombers, painted by the CIA to resemble Cuban...
  • WWL-TV: Billy Nungesser 'Implores' Donald Trump to Save Confederate Monuments

    04/12/2017 3:56:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    New Orleans' Confederate monuments are slated for removal after recent court rulings, but Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is calling for help from the Oval Office. Nungesser wrote a letter to President Donald trump, according to a report from WWL-TV, asking him to step in. "I implore you to utilize the powers bestowed upon the Office of the President in the Antiquities Act, passed by Congress in 1906, which granted you the authority to declare by public proclamation, historic and prehistoric structures and other objects of historic significance as national monuments," Nungesser wrote to Trump, according to WWL-TV. Monuments to...
  • 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
  • On this date in 1862

    04/06/2017 4:51:47 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 67 replies
    Confederate General Albert S. Johnson's 40,000 man Army of Mississippi attacked General Ulysses S. Grant's 45,000 man Army of the Tennessee camped at Pittsburg Landing, MS near a small church called Shilo. The attack that morning was successful, Grant's forces were driven back three miles all the way to the Mississippi River.
  • New Orleans Can Remove Confederate Statues, Federal Appeals Court Says

    03/07/2017 10:24:40 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 62 replies
    NPR ^ | 3/7/17 | Bill Chappell
    Statues of Confederate leaders Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis are targeted for removal in New Orleans, after a federal appeals court approved the city's plan to change how it treats symbols of its history. Opponents of the move vow to keep fighting it in court. When Mayor Mitch Landrieu called for the city to remove the statue of Lee back in 2015, he said, "There may have been a time when that monument reflected who we were as a city, but times change. And so do we," as member station WWNO reported. After an intense public debate, the city...
  • The Battle Cry of Freedom [song]

    02/12/2017 5:40:01 PM PST · by cmj328 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1862 | George F. Root
    Youtube: The Battle Cry of Freedom (Columbia Masterworks recording) 1. Yes, we'll rally round the flag, boys, We'll rally once again, Shouting the battle cry of Freedom, We will rally from the hillside, We'll gather from the plain, Shouting the battle cry of Freedom. CHORUS: The Union forever, Hurrah! boys, hurrah! Down with the traitors, Up with the stars; While we rally round the flag, boys, Rally once again, Shouting the battle cry of Freedom. 2. We are springing to the call Of our brothers gone before, Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom. And we'll fill the vacant ranks With...
  • Yale drops slavery proponent Calhoun from college name

    02/12/2017 5:30:44 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 11, 2017 | AP
    After years of debate, Yale University announced Saturday it will change the name of a residential college that honors a 19th century alumnus and former U.S. vice president who was an ardent supporter of slavery. Yale trustees said the Ivy League university is renaming Calhoun College after trailblazing computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper, a mathematician who earned Yale degrees in the 1930s, invented a pioneering computer programming language and became a Navy rear admiral.
  • 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...
  • California Goes Confederate

    02/10/2017 3:07:28 PM PST · by gubamyster · 61 replies
    VDH Private Papers ^ | February 9, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Threatening secession is far from the only thing that the Golden State has in common with the Old South. Over 60 percent of California voters went for Hillary Clinton — a margin of more than 4 million votes over Donald Trump. Since Clinton’s defeat, the state seems to have become unhinged over Trump’s unexpected election. “Calexit” supporters brag that they will have enough signatures to qualify for a ballot measure calling for California’s secession from the United States. Some California officials have talked of the state not remitting its legally obligated tax dollars to the federal government. They talk of...
  • Charlottesville, Groups Prepare Next Steps for Gen.(Robert E.)Lee Statue

    02/08/2017 12:09:16 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 29 replies
    NBC29 ^ | February 7, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -The decision by Charlottesville City Council to move a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is drawing cheers from supporters and harsh criticism from others. The issue could end up being decided in a courtroom. City councilors voted 3-2 Monday, February 6, to move the statue from Lee Park. City staff now has 60 days to develop a plan to remove the statue, and recommend where to put it. This process is estimated to cost Charlottesville at least $350,000. “I think that this could become a whole new chapter in the city's public visible history about...
  • 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...
  • Is Google trolling the South? (Vanity)

    01/16/2017 9:39:12 AM PST · by lerker · 32 replies
    google.com ^ | 1/16/2017 | google
    Is google trolling the south? Search a restaurant from the deep south and get: Search up north and get:
  • 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,...
  • Obama: Southern Whites Don’t Like Me Because I’m Black

    12/09/2016 4:12:52 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 117 replies
    truthandaction.com ^ | 12/9/16 | Truth and Action
    Even at the end of his second term, Barack Obama is finding ways to blame others for his failures. At the beginning of his presidency, everything was George W. Bush’s fault. After several years — and long after the Bush-blaming had outstayed its welcome — Obama finally found a new scapegoat. Suddenly, all of the administration’s shortcomings had to do with a racist electorate. At one point Obama even claimed that racism holds all black people back, including his own family. It was an absurd argument from a man who was elected twice to be President of the United States....
  • School boss changes ruling, bans Confederate flag clothes [Plum, PA]

    12/09/2016 4:27:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 9, 2016 6:47 PM EST
    A school district where a black student was upset that a classmate was allowed to wear a sweatshirt depicting the Confederate flag said on Friday that after more students went to class wearing Confederate flag clothing, it must be banned. Earlier Friday, Plum Borough School District Superintendent Timothy Glasspool had told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that a high school student had a right to wear a sweatshirt depicting a Confederate flag even though it upset the black student and her father. He said courts had determined school officials can’t prevent a student from wearing a sweatshirt unless it’s disruptive. However, when...
  • Obama: Attitudes About My Presidency Among Whites In Northern States Very Different From Southern St

    Full title: Obama: Attitudes About My Presidency Among Whites In Northern States Very Different From Southern States; "I Seem Foreign" President Obama speaks about his legacy in a CNN special hosted by Fareed Zakaria that was broadcasted on the cable network Wednesday night. In this segment Zakaria examines if race played a part in early opposition to the Obama agenda. (snip) "There are people who dislike me because they think I'm a liberal," the president told the CNNer. "I think there is a reason why attitudes about my presidency among whites in northern states are very different from whites in...
  • The South Is On Fire And National Media Couldn’t Care Less

    11/29/2016 10:01:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 77 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/29/16 | Sean Davis
    Ravaged by months of drought, huge swaths of the southeast United States are on fire, but you wouldn’t know it judging by national media coverage.A total of six states in the southeast (Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi) are currently suffering from “exceptional drought,” a category reserved for the most severe drought conditions, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center. The majority of land in four states (Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia) are facing “extreme drought,” the second most severe level.(snip)But because it’s not happening in New York or D.C. or Los Angeles, it doesn’t really count...
  • US Civil War reading Recommendations?

    11/23/2016 6:01:04 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 681 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/23/2016 | Loud Mime
    I am studying our Civil War; anybody have any recommendations for reading?
  • Crew begins dismantling Confederate monument in Louisville

    11/20/2016 9:06:24 AM PST · by yoe · 91 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | November 19, 2016 | Staff
    A work crew began to dismantle a Confederate monument in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, the mayor said, in the latest move to take down or relocate symbols of the slaveholding Southern Confederacy from the American Civil War. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer in a pair of messages on Twitter showed photos of figures that had been removed from the monument.[snip]Students and staff members at the University of Louisville had said the memorial condoned slavery.