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  • Hispanic Heritage Month tribute to Moses Ezekiel

    10/12/2014 2:29:38 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 12, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    September through October is Hispanic Heritage month and an Atlanta TV station is currently airing Hispanic Heritage Month tributes. Will the American media that are doing Hispanic segments include the story of Moses Jacob Ezekiel who had a Jewish-Hispanic Heritage and who marched with his fellow VMI Cadets to engage the Yankee invasion at the Battle of New Market?
  • Texas wants U.S. Supreme Court to help it block Confederate license plates

    09/04/2014 7:39:32 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/2/14 | Niraj Choksi
    Texas’s attorney general wants the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a five-year fight over specialty Confederate flag license plates. The plates were sponsored five years ago last month by the Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a nonprofit group that describes itself as “neither political nor sectional” and “strives to honor and keep alive the memory of the Confederacy and the principles for which Confederates fought.” Supporters of such groups say they are simply celebrating those who fought for state’s rights, while critics say doing so ignores the involvement of those states in slavery. The specialty...
  • 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 school’s 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. Ruscio’s 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 university’s president after the Civil War, his crypt is beneath the chapel, and the school has gingerly addressed its ties to the Confederacy...
  • Two Memorial Day Wreathes at Arlington

    05/23/2014 3:06:15 PM PDT · by BigReb555
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 23, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Some people claim the Confederate monument at Arlington may have been the first to honor Black Confederates.
  • 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.
  • Confederate Memorial Day of Southern memories

    04/22/2014 4:17:42 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 22, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Memorial Day in America was first held in the South in honor of both the soldiers of Confederate gray and Union blue.
  • Old times not forgotten during Confederate History Month

    04/08/2014 2:00:26 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 7, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    If you have not visited Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta, Georgia and seen the beautiful Confederate Memorial carving of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson you should plan a visit for your family. Make your plans to attend the Annual National Confederate Memorial Day observance on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 1 PM in front of the magnificent carving.
  • Teen: Suspended for Confederate flag on truck

    03/29/2014 5:17:56 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 94 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | March 28, 2014
    <p>By FOX NEWS - A New Jersey high school student says he was suspended from school after refusing to remove a Confederate flag on his truck.</p> <p>Gregory Vied, 17, told News12 he was suspended for flying the flag on his pickup truck, which was parked in a student lot at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township.</p>
  • A Southern Saint Patrick's Day Remembrance

    03/15/2014 4:10:29 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 15, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    There has been much written about the 150,000 Irishmen who fought for the Union during the War Between the States “1861-1865” but did you there were 30,000 equally brave Irishmen who fought for the Confederacy?
  • The Georgia SCV Tag is about Heritage

    02/27/2014 3:16:46 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 27, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The recent approval of the Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans Georgia State specialty car tag is a good thing and the polls show a high approval rating with the folks.
  • Goodbye Shirley Temple “The Littlest Rebel”

    02/22/2014 11:52:37 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 22, 2014 | Calvin Johnson
    Shirley Temple was an actor, a diplomat, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wife for fifty-five years to the late Charles Alden Black.
  • A Southern Black History Month tribute

    02/15/2014 6:28:07 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 15, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Frederick Douglas, a former slave, made an interesting but accurate statement in 1861, saying: “It is now pretty well established, that there are at the present moment many colored men in the Confederate army doing duty not only as cooks, servants and laborers, but as real soldiers, having muskets on their shoulders, and bullets in their pockets, ready to shoot down loyal troops, and do all that soldiers may to destroy the Federal Government and build up that of the traitors and rebels. There were such soldiers at Manassas, and they are probably there still.”
  • Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero

    01/19/2014 5:51:53 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 165 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | January 19, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    “Here I greet you in the shadow of the statue of your Commander, General Robert E. Lee. You and he left us memories which are part of the memories bequeathed to the entire nation by all the Americans who fought in the War Between the States.”
  • The Dedication of the McLean House

    01/16/2014 2:57:22 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 1 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 01/14/2014 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    On November 25, 1947 bids for the reconstruction of the McLean House were opened and on April 9th 1949, eighty four years after the historic meeting reuniting the country, the McLean House was opened by the National Park Service for the first time to the public. At the dedication ceremony on April 16, 1950, after a speech by Pulitzer Prize winning historian Douglas Southall Freeman, Major General U.S. Grant and Robert E. Lee IV, direct descendents of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses Grant, cut the ceremonial ribbon. The event was attended by an audience of approximately 20,000 . . .
  • Virginia city..may ban a law that requires them to name new streets after Confederate soldiers

    01/15/2014 12:47:47 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2014 | Staff
    A city just 15 minutes’ drive away from Washington D.C. is now considering a repeal of an old law that requires a certain number of new streets to be named for long-dead Confederate generals. Alexandria in Northern Virginia, just across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital, is steeped in history but some local politicians are hoping to prevent some new reminders of the Civil War.
  • Liberals on Twitter: One idiot with Confederate flag at tea party rally = GOP is racist

    10/14/2013 8:57:50 AM PDT · by celmak · 314 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2013 | Koala McDidgeridoo
    At a tea party rally in Washington Sunday billed as the “Million Vet March,” one idiot decided to bring Confederate flag, which was enough for liberals to paint the entire Republican Party as racist.
  • Last Farewell to Robert E. Lee

    10/11/2013 2:26:23 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 36 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | October 11, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    His last great deed came after the War Between the States when he accepted the presidency of Washington College, now Washington and Lee University
  • 1913 Gettysburg Reunion of Blue and Gray

    06/28/2013 3:59:00 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 6 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | June 28, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    President Woodrow Wilson, a son of Virginia, summarized the spirit of this historic event with his July 4, 1913 Gettysburg Reunion Address by saying: quote "We have found one another again as brothers and comrades in arms, enemies no longer, generous friends rather, our battles long past, the quarrel forgotten—except that we shall not forget the splendid valor.” unquote
  • 1913 Gettysburg Reunion of Blue and Gray

    06/15/2013 2:53:18 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 262 replies
    Huntington News ^ | June 14, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    A highlight of the reunion was the Confederate Veterans walk on the path of Gen. George Pickett’s charge that was greeted, this time, by a handshake from the Union Veterans.
  • Jefferson Davis still remembered in Dixie

    05/29/2013 2:33:16 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 163 replies
    Huntington News ^ | May 28, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The Jefferson Davis Presidential Library will be officially dedicated on his birthday Monday, June 3, 2013 at “Beauvoir” Davis’ last home on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Biloxi.
  • Confederate flag shirts stir tensions at Mo. high school

    05/13/2013 12:53:39 PM PDT · by 0.E.O · 150 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 5/13/13 | Anon
    NIXA, Mo. —The Nixa school district is refusing to allow students to wear T-shirts emblazoned with the Confederate flag to memorialize a classmate's death. The Springfield News-Leader reports that students wanted to wear the shirts on the anniversary of a Colby Snider's May 1, 2012, death from carbon monoxide poisoning. Besides the Confederate flag, the shirts included the slogan "heritage
  • Keep Stone Mountain carving a Confederate Memorial

    05/01/2013 4:10:00 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 67 replies
    Chattanoogan ^ | May 1, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    “Like previous campaigns criticizing other Confederate Memorials, he sees the petition to remove the carving of Jefferson, Lee and Jackson as an attack on the truth.”
  • Remembering the Great Locomotive Chase

    04/11/2013 3:26:02 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 11, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    America's most famous locomotive "The General" is now home at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History http://www.kennesaw.com/attractions/southern-museum-of-civil-war-and-locomotive-history/ that is just 45 miles from Atlanta.
  • Happy Saint Patrick’s Day from Dixie!

    03/16/2013 4:22:48 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 16, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The 8th Alabama Irish Brigade made their mark in history fighting for the Confederacy and is remembered for their Erin Go Braugh! flag with a field of green.
  • 181st Birthday tribute to General Gordon

    02/05/2013 4:28:07 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 4 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | February 5, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    John B. Gordon believed in the South's Constitutional right to secession, but after the war, he worked to unite the nation and helped white and black Southerners the war made poor.
  • Remembering Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson

    01/19/2013 2:20:42 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 82 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 19, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    General Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are forever memorialized and remembered along with Confederate President Jefferson Davis on the larger than life carving at “Stone Mountain Memorial Park” near Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Remembering Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson

    01/04/2013 3:18:18 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 44 replies
    Huntington News ^ | January 3, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    A portrait of Robert E. Lee adorns the Georgia State Capitol where the Sons of Confederate Veterans held their first Lee birthday celebration in 1988.
  • Wirz Memorial Set for November 4th

    10/26/2012 3:30:33 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 6 replies
    Huntington News ^ | October 25, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The Alexander H. Stephens Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans invite you to attend a 37th Annual Captain Henry Wirz Memorial Service to be held in the town of Andersonville on Sunday afternoon, November 4, 2012 at 3 PM.
  • A Hispanic Month tribute to Moses Ezekiel

    10/23/2012 3:40:41 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 1 replies
    Huntington News ^ | October 22, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Ezekiel talked his parents into letting him attend Virginia Military Institute and he did enroll on September 17, 1862.
  • 142nd Anniversary of Gen. Lee’s death

    10/12/2012 11:00:08 AM PDT · by BigReb555 · 229 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | October 12, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    America mourned the death of Gen. Robert E. Lee on Wednesday, October 12, 1870 and Friday, October 12th marks the 142nd anniversary of his death.
  • 142nd Anniversary of Gen. Lee’s death

    10/03/2012 2:20:10 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 33 replies
    Huntington News ^ | October 2, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    America mourned the death of Gen. Robert E. Lee on Wednesday, October 12, 1870 and Friday, October 12th marks the 142nd anniversary of his death.
  • Veterans Administration Reinterpretation Disses Civil War Veterans

    09/15/2012 8:39:44 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 30 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 09/15/2012 | Richard Williams
    But this attitude by the Veterans Administration is not necessarily confined to Confederate soldiers. An article in the most recent issue of Civil War News explains that the current V.A. has "reinterpreted existing law." This flies in the face of a policy which has been in place since 1906 and which allowed--even encouraged--the placing of appropriate headstones, without preference, for both Union and Confederate Veterans . . .
  • Contrary to reports, Dukes of Hazzard merchandise not having Confederate flag removed.

    09/03/2012 6:28:17 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 11 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 9/03/2012 | Zach Bowman
    Fear not, Dukes of Hazzard fans, no one is going to mess with the General Lee. After a forum post on HobbyTalk.com indicated that Tomy Toys, manufacturer of all official Dukes of Hazzard merchandise, would no longer produce scale models of the show's famous 1969 Dodge Charger with its Confederate battle flag displayed on the roof, Warner Brothers has issued a statement to the contrary. The original story reportedly came courtesy of an anonymous worker with Tomy Toys, who said the Stars and Bars livery would be excised from the models beginning on January 1, 2013. The news incited substantial...
  • Battle of Nueces recalled 150 years later

    08/14/2012 2:04:39 AM PDT · by Lattero · 30 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 8/10/2012 | Scott Huddleston
    A little known battle and massacre happened in the Texas Hill Country during the Civil War 150 years ago. The date was Aug. 10, 1862. On or around Aug. 1, 68 mostly German immigrants gathered at Turtle Creek near Kerrville and began what they thought was going to be a straight-forward trail to Mexico, where they could join the ranks of the Union army just across the Rio Grande. As fate would have it, they were intersected by Confederate troops on the banks of the Nueces River in Kinney County. Just after midnight on Aug. 10,, a short, fierce battle...
  • Confederate Veterans & Their Descendants - Defenders And Builders Of These United States

    07/28/2012 7:52:18 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 12 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 21 July 2012 | Richard Williams
    These contradictions explain, in part, what at first glance appears to be irreconcilable ideals: the South's fierce opposition to Federal dominance and over-reaching authority, as well as it's undying patriotism - both of which continue to this day . . .
  • Tenn. Democrat beats lawyer who linked him to KKK

    08/07/2008 9:06:08 PM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 20 replies · 495+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8-7-2008 | WOODY BAIRD ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A racially charged Democratic primary campaign ended Thursday with an incumbent congressman trouncing the opponent who ran an ad linking him to the Ku Klux Klan. Early, unofficial results showed Democrat Steve Cohen with 79 percent of the vote to 19 percent for Nikki Tinker, a black corporate lawyer who was his chief opponent in the district that covers Memphis.
  • 191st Birthday Tribute to General Forrest

    07/13/2012 2:14:55 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 57 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | July 13, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    It should be also noted that after the War Between the States, Bedford Forrest returned home with the 'free' black men who fought with him.
  • Remembering the Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    07/03/2012 3:28:07 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 53 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 3, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Do you know who Gen. Robert Edward Lee, Major Gen. George Edward Pickett and Major Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain were?
  • Gettysburg, Day 3 (High Water Mark by Iced Earth)

    07/03/2012 4:07:16 AM PDT · by chargers fan · 20 replies
    Iced Earth ^ | July 3 | Iced Earth
    The 149th Anniversary of Day 3 and Longstreet's Assault. The band Iced Earth wrong a rock song about it (below). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh6M4jBd1O8
  • Gettysburg Day 2

    07/02/2012 3:30:18 AM PDT · by chargers fan · 16 replies
    Iced Earth ^ | July 2 | Iced Earth
    Iced Earth's Song, Hold At All Costs, about Day 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsW3i9rY58k
  • Gettysburg: Day 1 (149 Years)

    07/01/2012 7:26:55 AM PDT · by chargers fan · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1 July | Iced Earth
    I know that the real focus on Gettysburg will be next year with the 150th anniversary then but I found a Hard Rock band that put together a "Rock Opera" of the battle and figured the 149th was a good enough time to show it. Days 2 and three to follow.
  • Remembering the Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    06/20/2012 2:50:47 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 18 replies
    Huntington News ^ | June 19, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Richard “Dick” Poplar a Black Confederate rode with the 13th Virginia cavalry. He was captured during the Confederate retreat from Gettysburg. Poplar then served 5 months at Fort Delaware and 14 months in Point Lookout Prison and refused to sign the Oath of Loyalty that would have freed him in the first month of his captivity.
  • Remembering Jefferson Davis: American Patriot & Southern Hero

    06/04/2012 6:00:58 AM PDT · by BigReb555 · 103 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 3, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Do you and your family know what is considered by some folks the largest monument to an American?
  • Remembering Jefferson Davis: American Patriot & Southern Hero

    05/25/2012 3:40:47 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 60 replies
    Huntington News ^ | May 24, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Jefferson Finis Davis was born on June 3, 1808, in Christian County later Todd County, in the horse racing (Derby State) of Kentucky.
  • Teen banned from prom over controversial dress (Confederate Flag theme)

    04/25/2012 3:56:16 PM PDT · by Stoat · 32 replies
    WAFB News / Various ^ | April 24, 2012 | Janice Broach
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) – A Mid-South teen is banned from prom for wearing a dress that resembles a confederate battle flag. "It wasn't done to offend anybody," Texanna Edwards explained of her dress. "It was done just for the sole fact that I just wanted a rebel flag dress because I thought it was cool." But the principal at Gibson High in West Tennessee did not think it was cool.  Edwards, a senior at the school, tried to wear the dress that she helped design to the prom Saturday night.  She also wore a rebel flag necklace. "He told...
  • 150 Anniversary of America’s Great Locomotive Chase

    04/12/2012 2:37:07 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 12, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Our nation's most famous locomotive "The General" is now home at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, Georgia. See more at: http://www.southernmuseum.org/2012/02/southern-museum-gearing-up-for-great-locomotive-chase-sesquicentennial/
  • Gen. Patrick Cleburne--The Fighting Irishman

    03/13/2012 4:04:16 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 7 replies
    Huntington News ^ | March 12, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Due to his brilliant strategy on the battlefield Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne was nicknamed “Stonewall Jackson of the West.”
  • They Ain't-a Fergettin'!

    02/18/2012 11:51:41 AM PST · by Davy Buck
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 1/21/2012 | Richard Williams
    "Many Americans, particularly many Southerners, observe academia's agenda-motivated analysis and respond with a collective yawn. This infuriates and frustrates the "professionals." Academic historians then fume, pout, and spout forth even more of what caused the yawn to begin with. While not providing much real value, the whole spectacle does, nonetheless, make for some great entertainment."
  • A Southern Black History Month Moment

    01/31/2012 6:27:36 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 11 replies
    Huntington News ^ | January 31, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The Christmas of 1864, would be memorable for the Davis family and probably the best Christmas Jim Limber would ever have.
  • Remembering John B. Gordon’s 180th Birthday

    01/25/2012 3:28:15 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 9 replies
    Huntington News ^ | January 24, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    February is Black History Month. It is also the birthday month of George Washington, our first president. And it is the birthday month of John Brown Gordon of Georgia.