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  • Confederate memorial took a community effort

    08/30/2017 7:00:57 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    SierraVista Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    SIERRA VISTA — It took a community effort to relocate the remains of soldiers — both union and confederate — to the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista. Starting in November 2006, a three-year effort together with the contributions of local civic groups and contractors helped create the “Historic Soldiers Section,” within the local state-run military cemetery. At the entrance to the one-acre, fenced section within the cemetery, are two small memorial tablets. To the north, a stone celebrating the service of union soldiers in the Grand Army of the Republic. To the south, a similarly-sized stone recognizing...
  • The South’s Chief Whipping Boy

    10/01/2016 9:31:00 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 48 replies
    WSJ ^ | 30 Sept 2016 | RUSSELL S. BONDS
    Earl J. Hess’s “Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy” is a thoughtful re-examination of a man who has become, unfortunately and unfairly, the South’s “chief whipping boy.”... Mr. Hess is a diligent old-school chronicler of battlefield history, producing a stream of studies of lesser-known battles, infantry tactics, and even small arms and field fortifications.... Mr. Hess does provide a fascinating glimpse of Bragg’s prewar friendship with another famously prickly officer, William Tecumseh Sherman.... Mr. Hess attributes Bragg’s execrable reputation to a number of factors: the benefit of historical hindsight; a host of scheming, incompetent subordinates; apocryphal stories...
  • Breaking: Wife of Orlando terrorist is now missing

    06/16/2016 12:39:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 198 replies
    RedStatewatcher ^ | 6/16/16 | ???
    At a Fort Pierce home owned by members of the Mateen family, Seddique Mateen — father of the Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen — said Omar's wife Noor Salman is "no longer here" and that she was no longer in the area. He would not say where she had gone.
  • 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.
  • The Stubborn Persistence of Confederate Monuments

    04/26/2016 8:41:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 25, 2016 | David A. Graham
    For most Americans, today is the second day of work this week. But state employees in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia are just kicking off the work week: They had Monday off for Confederate Memorial Day. Last July, it seemed like the momentum against the Confederacy had turned definitively, the biggest reversal since July of 1863. After the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina lowered the Confederate battle flag from the capitol grounds. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley ordered it removed in Montgomery, the former capital of the Confederacy, too. Cities and states began tearing down or quietly removing...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Assembly of The International Space Station

    11/09/2015 12:21:09 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | November 09, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: It is the largest and most sophisticated object ever built off the Earth. It has taken numerous spaceflights and over a decade to construct. The International Space Station (ISS) is currently the premiere habitat for humans in Earth orbit, and an amalgamation of sophisticated orbiting laboratories that have examined everything from the formation of new materials and medicines created in microgravity -- to the limitations of the human body -- to the composition of the universe. This month, the ISS is celebrating 15 years of continuous human habitation. The ISS has been visited by astronauts from 15 countries, so...
  • Politico Smear - Who Provided the Daily Schedule of a Chief of Staff for Partisan Political Attack?

    11/06/2015 12:17:26 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 32 replies
    Various | 11/6/15 | Self
    The question is Who is going through the fifty year old daily schedule of the US Army Chief of Staff? Who is going through the files of applicants to West Point of fifty years ago? How does Politico get this information? Both of these are US Government controlled files. Who is providing access to the files of a former Chief of Staff for the purpose of partisan political smear? This stinks of corruption and abuse of power. Maybe even illegal.
  • A Plan to Honor Martin Luther King at a Southern Civil War Symbol [Already in Trouble]

    10/24/2015 11:48:22 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 21, 2015 | RICHARD FAUSSET
    The idea is suffused with a simple poetry: A bell would be placed atop Stone Mountain, the massive granite outcropping east of Atlanta invoked by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his “I Have a Dream” speech — one of the places from which, as Dr. King imagined it, a nation no longer divided by racism might “let freedom ring.” But this “Freedom Bell” proposal, unveiled this month by a state government authority as a tribute to the civil rights leader, has become mired in complications and controversy, the latest skirmish over Southern symbols prompted by the racially...
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans say they’re preserving history, not racism

    10/11/2015 10:08:23 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 161 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 10/11/15 | Sarah Gish
    On a warm day in August, a couple dozen people gathered for an afternoon picnic at Shawnee Mission Park. Under the shade of a shelter surrounded by leafy green trees, two men cooked burgers and brats on a charcoal grill next to a row of tables topped with red plastic tablecloths and a summery spread of sliced watermelon, barbecue-flavored potato chips and sopapilla cheesecake. The weather would have been perfect if not for occasional gusts of wind that whipped through the grove and threatened to topple the three flags fixed to portable poles next to the dessert table: an American...
  • A monument to MLK will crown Stone Mountain

    10/11/2015 10:48:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 11, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    On the summit of Stone Mountain, yards away from where Ku Klux Klansmen once burned giant crosses, just above and beyond the behemoth carving of three Confederate heroes, state authorities have agreed to erect a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Specifically, an elevated tower — featuring a replica of the Liberty Bell — would celebrate the single line in the civil rights martyr’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech that makes reference to the 825-foot-tall hunk of granite: “Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.” (snip) Gov. Nathan Deal has green-lighted the projects, and a formal...
  • More than 20 Christiansburg High students out of class after wearing Confederate flags on clothing

    09/17/2015 3:18:55 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    WBDJ7.com ^ | September 17, 2015 | Justin Ward
    More than 20 Christiansburg High School students are out of class Thursday morning after wearing Confederate flags on their clothing. According to Montgomery County Public Schools spokesperson Brenda Drake, the students were originally put in in-school suspension. However, the students didn’t comply and were told to leave school for the day. This involves 22 or 23 students, according to Drake. Several students were given in-school-suspension and 17 were given out of school suspension for disrupting the school day. The students protested the school's decision across the street Thursday morning. Some students received three days of out-of-school suspension; others received one...
  • Civil War [Union] monument in Petersburg vandalized

    08/30/2015 7:05:08 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    WTVR.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | WTVR 6 Staff
    A Civil War monument in Petersburg was vandalized at some point early Saturday morning. The Monument to Union Soldiers stands on Wakefield Street and is across from Walnut Hill Elementary School. Petersburg police and the National Parks Service are working together to investigate the damage. If you have any information that could help investigators, call Petersburg police at 804-732-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 804-861-1212.
  • Democratic Party shuts their fair booth over Confederate-flag sales

    08/29/2015 10:23:58 PM PDT · by euram · 61 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | wire reports
    The local Democratic Party has closed its booth at a county fair in northeastern Ohio because officials won’t ban the sale of Confederate flags at the event.
  • Why a Virginia principal refuses to take down her school’s Confederate flags

    08/23/2015 11:17:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2015 | Peter Holley
    As students entered Hurley High School in Hurley, Va., for the first day of classes this week, they passed through a set of bright red doors on which the Confederate battle flag is boldly painted.
  • Stand By The Flag Rally

    08/07/2015 9:03:48 AM PDT · by euram · 12 replies
    Facebook ^ | Aug 2, 2015 | Unknown
    D.C. RALLY UPDATE: The permit for the Lincoln Memorial has been APPROVED!! We're all systems GO for ‪#‎StandByTheFlag‬ ‪#‎WashingtonDC‬ ‪#‎September5‬ PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT FLIER EVERYWHERE!!!
  • Confederate Flag supporters rally through Myrtle Beach

    08/05/2015 9:16:05 AM PDT · by euram · 4 replies
    WPDE.com ^ | Aug 1 2015 | Erin MacPherson
    About 50 different vehicles, including motorcycles, trucks, and tractor trailers, drove from Coastal Grand Strand Mall through Market Common and up to North Myrtle Beach.
  • Scores attend Confederate flag rally in King

    08/05/2015 9:07:57 AM PDT · by euram · 10 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | Aug 2 2015 | Jordan Howse
    A seemingly never-ending line of cars, pickups, SUVs and even a replica Hazzard County sheriff’s cruiser drove out of the parking lot of Central Park in King on Saturday to start the Confederate Pride Ride through Stokes County.
  • Confederate flag rally in Danville draws hundreds

    08/05/2015 9:00:08 AM PDT · by euram · 1 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | Aug 2 2015 | Denice Thibodeau
    DANVILLE — More than 300 Confederate flag supporters gathered at the Sutherlin Mansion on Sunday to show their support for keeping the Third National flag of the Confederacy atop a war memorial on the mansion’s grounds.
  • Thousands expected at Confederate flag rally Saturday in Hillsborough

    08/05/2015 8:55:12 AM PDT · by euram · 18 replies
    Times-News ^ | Aug 5, 2015 | Mark Schultz
    Saturday’s rally follows a July 18 rally in nearby Graham where about 1,500 people demonstrated outside the Alamance County Courthouse to support a statue that displays a Confederate soldier. Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County held that rally after another group announced it would ask county leaders to remove the monument because it represented slavery, The Burlington Times-News reported.
  • 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.)