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  • On this date in 1864

    06/03/2018 4:42:36 PM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 78 replies
    Following General Grant's instructions, General George Meade orders three Corps of his Army of the Potomac to attack the lines of General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia near a crossroads named Cold Harbor. The attack is a failure, about 7000 Union soldiers are killed, wounded or captured within a short time. For the three days of combat around Cold Harbor, the Army of the Potomac has lost between 13 - 14 thousand men as casualties. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia has lost between 4500-5000 men.
  • Stacey Abrams calls for removal of Confederate faces off Stone Mountain

    05/22/2018 6:02:49 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 103 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 08-15-2017 | Greg Bluestein
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams called for the removal of the giant carving that depicts three Confederate war leaders on the face of state-owned Stone Mountain, saying it "remains a blight on our state and should be removed." "We must never celebrate those who defended slavery and tried to destroy the union," Abrams said in a series of tweets posted early Tuesday, a response to the deadly violence sparked by white supremacist groups in Charlottesville, Va.
  • National Archives Thief Sentenced (stole historical artifacts and sold them on eBay)

    05/30/2005 2:23:51 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 8 replies · 223+ views
    Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter ^ | 5/26/2005 | Dick Eastman
    Like many genealogists, historians and other researchers, Howard Harner was a regular visitor at the U.S. National Archives in downtown Washington, D.C. He spent hundreds of hours there from 1996 through 2002. However, he wasn't simply seeking information. He was stealing. Harner was "researching" letters from military officers and government officials involved in directing both the Civil War and the westward expansion of the United States, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Among the documents that Harner stole were letters from famous historical figures such as Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Generals Lewis Armistead and George Pickett. When nobody...
  • Tarps must come down from Confederate statues, judge says

    02/27/2018 1:09:19 PM PST · by think4yrsf · 134 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | Feb 27, 2018 | The Daily Progress staff reports
    The City of Charlottesville will soon be ordered to remove the black tarps currently covering two Confederate statues downtown. Reading from an official court letter Tuesday afternoon, Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Richard Moore said he thinks the shrouds on the statues of Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson are a violation of a state code protecting the removal or disturbance of war memorials. Moore said the city will have 15 days to remove the tarps after an official order has been signed.
  • George P. Bush: Confederate Heroes Day Should Not Be a Texas Holiday

    01/22/2018 9:08:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 21, 2018 | Bob Price
    Land Commissioner George P. Bush told the editorial board of Bryan-College-Station’s The Eagle that he believes Confederate Heroes Day should not be a Texas state holiday. He said some consider it a “slap in the face” to celebrate the holiday the same week as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Confederate statue at Georgia cemetery has its face smashed, hands 'surgically' [tr]

    12/27/2017 6:07:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 27, 2017 | Matthew Wright
    A Confederate statue in a North Georgia cemetery, that has been up for more than 100 years, was vandalized this week. Located at the Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Rome, Georgia, the statue of a Confederate soldier had its face smashed, hands 'surgically' cut and rifle taken on Wednesday night. 'It has been reported, the damage has been estimated and, yes, [we] are investigating,' Rome Police Department Lt. Danny Story said to ABC News.
  • New Confederate Monuments Are Quietly Going Up Across the U.S.

    10/29/2017 5:01:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 86 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/23/2017 | Tom Porter
    New Confederate statues and plaques are appearing across the country, and authorities are powerless to act because many are being built on private land. But those who honor the Confederacy have been quietly working to preserve, and even increase, the number of Confederate monuments. In the small town of Orange, on the Texas-Louisiana border, the privately funded Confederate Memorial of the Wind is nearing completion. Stretching across a half-acre, the monument’s 13 pillars, each representing a Confederate state, rise from a circular base. It will eventually be surrounded by poles flying Confederate battle flags. In Chickamauga, Georgia, last year, a...
  • Only Confederate monument in Massachusetts to be removed

    10/04/2017 6:58:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    AP ^ | October 3, 2017
    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ lone Confederate memorial will be removed after Columbus Day weekend. The Boston Globe reports that the memorial will be removed from Georges Island and temporarily placed in storage at the Massachusetts Archives. Thirteen Confederate soldiers who died while imprisoned at Fort Warren during the Civil War are commemorated on the headstone.
  • Confederate Monument Defaced With Red Spray Paint, "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA"

    09/29/2017 7:25:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KVEO-TV ^ | September 29, 2017 | Derick Garcia
    Brownsville, TX - In bright red spray paint reads "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA" over the bronze plaque fixed to a large stone Confederate monument to Jefferson Davis. The monument in Washington Park in Brownsville, TX has been the part of the national conversation to remove confederate markers throughout the U.S. In July 2016, News Center 23's Derick Garcia spoke with those pushing for the removal because of the history of oppression Hispanics and the black community share, “Mexican Americans have been lynched. We've been racially segregated in Texas and the valley” explained Sadie Hernandez. Antonio Hernandez, has...
  • Irish town refuses to remove Confederate plaque [Tuam, Co. Galway; Richard Dowling]

    09/17/2017 10:38:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Irish Central ^ | September 13, 2017 04:33 AM | Ciaran Tierney
    The only town in Ireland to have a plaque commemorating a Confederate Army war hero on a public building is set to keep the memorial in place despite intensive lobbying from the United States. Councillors in Tuam, Co Galway, have been accused of caring more about the image of the town than the search for truth or justice after deciding to keep the plaque in memory of Major Richard “Dick” Dowling at the Town Hall. Dowling rented slaves, including a 12-year-old boy, for his restaurant and hotel business in Houston, Texas. The matter was raised at a meeting of the...
  • Richmond (VA) police plan weapons ban at pro-Confederate protest Saturday on Monument Avenue

    09/14/2017 7:41:39 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | September 13, 2017 | Ned Oliver
    A small, Tennessee-based group is planning to rally on Monument Avenue on Saturday around the statue of Robert E. Lee. Authorities are planning to cordon off a “weapons-free assembly zone” around the statue of Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in an effort to head off any potential violence at a rally to support preserving Confederate monuments planned for Saturday. “We do not want what happened in Charlottesville to happen in Richmond,” said Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham in a letter distributed to residents this week. While authorities acknowledge they’re preparing for the worst, so far they’ve downplayed the parallels...
  • Liberals in a Tizzy

    09/06/2017 7:19:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Many blacks and their white liberal allies demand the removal of statues of Confederate generals and the Confederate battle flag, and they are working up steam to destroy the images of Gens. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and President Jefferson Davis from Stone Mountain in Georgia. Allow me to speculate as to the whys of this statue removal craze, which we might call statucide. To understand it, we need a review of the promises black and white liberals have been making for decades. In 1940, the black poverty rate was 87 percent. By 1960, it had fallen to 47...
  • BEN AFFLECK HAS ANOTHER NINE SLAVEHOLDER ANCESTORS FROM THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH (214 slaves total)

    04/27/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Big Government ^ | April 27, 2015
    Movie star Ben Affleck has another nine slaveholder ancestors from Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia, according to publicly available Census records and genealogy research conducted by Breitbart News. Last week, Affleck admitted that he successfully pressured Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates to edit his Georgia slaveholding ancestor, Benjamin Cole, out of an episode of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots” that featured his family history. This brings the number of Affleck’s known slaveholder ancestors to 12, who owned a total of 214 slaves. The relative ease with which Breitbart News was able to find these nine additional slaveholding...
  • NOW 14 KNOWN SLAVEHOLDING ANCESTORS OF BEN AFFLECK THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH

    05/01/2015 8:29:47 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/29/15 | Patrick leahy
    Hollywood movie star Ben Affleck has two additional slaveholding ancestors. S.L. Speisseger, who owned 3 slaves in Chatham County Georgia in 1840, according to 1840 U.S. Census, and Georgia A. Speissegger Cole, who owned 1 slave in 1863 and 1864, according to Savannah and Chatham County, Georgia tax digests found by the Daily Beast. This brings the total number of Affleck’s known slaveholding ancestors to 14, and the number of slaves either owned or “held” as a trustee or on behalf of an estate by these ancestors to 242.
  • PBS: 'Finding Your Roots' Affleck episode violated standards

    06/24/2015 1:35:59 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    kvoa ^ | 6-24-2015 | ap
    PBS says an episode of "Finding Your Roots" that omitted references to Ben Affleck's ancestor as a slave owner violated public TV standards. In a statement Wednesday, PBS said it's postponing the show's third season and delaying a commitment to a fourth year until it's satisfied with improvement in the show's editorial standards. The public TV service launched an investigation after it was reported that Affleck requested the 2014 episode not reveal his ancestor was a slaveholder. The review found that co-producers violated PBS standards by allowing improper influence on the show's editorial process and failed to inform PBS or...
  • Confederate flag sales booming after Charlottesville

    08/27/2017 10:37:30 AM PDT · by Twotone · 118 replies
    Actions News Jax ^ | August 26, 2017 | Bob D'Angelo
    Despite the controversy over monuments and the deadly Alt-Left vs Alt-Right rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, there has been another surge in the sale of Confederate flags, CBS News reported. Belinda Kennedy, owner of the Alabama Flag & Banner shop in Huntsville, Alabama, said sales have been brisk. She said sales spiked even more “dramatically within in the last 24 hours,” since an interview about the shop was published at AL.com. “What's really pushing sales [now] is removal of the monuments,” said Kennedy, who opened her shop in 1985. “The general feeling I get from customers that call and email is...
  • The Real Reason the Democrats Want to Be Rid of Confederate Monuments

    08/25/2017 9:35:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 25, 2017 | Patricia McCarthy
    George Orwell’s dictum, "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past," is often quoted, and for good reason. But it is usually quoted out of context. The passage begins: "And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed -- if all records told the same tale -- then the lie passed into history and became truth. " Then comes the aphorism, and Orwell continues: "And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. All that was needed was...
  • Southern Secession Was One Thing-The War To Prevent It Was Another

    08/25/2017 10:16:25 AM PDT · by SurfConservative · 131 replies
    Mises.org ^ | August 24, 2017 | Ryan McMaken
    There's an old saying that "he who distinguishes well teaches well." In other words, if one's going to talk about an important subject, one should be able to define his terms and tell the difference between two things that are not the same. This wisdom, unfortunately, is rarely embraced by modern pundits arguing about the causes of the American Civil War. A typical example can be found in this article at the Huffington Post in which the author opines: "This discussion [over the causes of the war] has led some people to question if the Confederacy, and therefore the Civil...
  • ESPN's Robert Lee Belly-Flop

    08/25/2017 5:45:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    ESPN has been working hard for several years to establish itself as just another sermonizing member of the liberal media, most audaciously by hailing "Caitlyn" Jenner with an award for "courage" in 2015 for facing down such tortures as the disrespectful use of "incorrect pronouns." Soldiers who lost their lives in combat hadn't a fraction of Jenner's bravery, according to their judgment. Now, ESPN has shown its true colors, which is to say: The people there are idiots. In the wake of the media's Charlottesville feeding frenzy, it reassigned a college football announcer named Robert Lee away from covering the...
  • Nancy Pelosi's father helped dedicate Confederate monument {Libs tell us how parties flipped again]

    08/24/2017 7:47:11 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | Au 24, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    It was May 2, 1948, when, according to a Baltimore Sun article from that day, “3,000” looked on as then-Governor William Preston Lane Jr. and Pelosi’s father, the late Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., spoke at the dedication of a monument to honor Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. The article said Lane delivered a speech, and Mayor D’Alesandro “accepted” the memorial. “Today, with our nation beset by subversive groups and propaganda which seeks to destroy our national unity, we can look for inspiration to the lives of Lee and Jackson to remind us to be resolute and determined...