Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $19,206
22%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 22% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: csa

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Looking for Slave's Friend Bowie Knife Pamphlet

    03/26/2014 11:53:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A number of years ago I came across a good image of the above Slave's Friend abolitionist pamphlet.   It was published sometime between 1836 and 1860, most likely in the earlier years.    Freeper Ruy Dias de Bivar was kind enough to send me the image above, which is from MAN AT ARMS, published by the NRA, August, 1997, page 12. I intend to make this pamphlet easily available on the Internets, but I need a better image than the one above.   I know at least one better one exists, because I saw it in a reference book on weapons...
  • 'I Was Born This Way'

    06/09/2013 8:20:56 AM PDT · by neverdem · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 9, 2013 | Clayton E. Cramer
    One of the more effective arguments used by those arguing for same-sex marriage and sexual orientation anti-discrimination laws is that homosexuals have no choice in the matter -- that sexual orientation is something that you are born with, and you can't change it. The claim is that this is a natural part of human variability, no different from skin color or hair color or how tall you are. As an acquaintance -- a generally conservative, gay high power rifle shooter (talk about being a member of the world's smallest cross-section of identity groups) told me once, "Why would anyone choose...
  • Let's Save Forrest Park, Confederate Park and Jefferson Davis Park in Memphis

    04/03/2013 3:25:29 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 72 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 3, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Did you know that three Memphis, Tennessee parks named for our great Southern leaders Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest-Forrest Park, Confederate President Jefferson Davis-Jefferson Davis Park and Confederate Park were changed?
  • Experts find new evidence in submarine mystery

    01/29/2013 7:04:46 AM PST · by libstripper · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 28, 2013 | BRUCE SMITH
    Researchers say they may have the final clues needed to solve the mystery of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, which never resurfaced after it became the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship, taking its eight-man crew to a watery grave.
  • Klu Klux Klan Memorial Sparks Lawsuit

    10/28/2012 11:42:18 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/10/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    A Virginia company filed a lawsuit after it was forced to stop its construction of a monument in Alabama honoring a noted Confederate general, who also was a member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). The federal suit, filed by KTK Mining of Richmond, claims that the company received the necessary permits to do the work on the monument in Old Live Oak Cemetery honoring Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, The Selma Times-Journal reported. However, the city of Selma, Alabama, suspended the permits when the project drew protests. The KTK mining company claims it had not received notice prior to the...
  • Perry says he opposes Confederate license plate

    10/26/2011 10:59:19 AM PDT · by trumandogz · 91 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 10.26.11 | Jason Embry |
    Gov. Rick Perry told a Florida television station today that he opposes the creation of a Confederate license plate in Texas.
  • Confederate sub upright for first time since 1864

    06/24/2011 4:10:05 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Fri Jun 24, 2011 | Bruce Smith
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship is upright for the first time in almost 150 years, revealing a side of its hull not seen since it sank off the South Carolina coast during the Civil War. Workers at a conservation lab finished the painstaking, two-day job of rotating the hand-cranked H.L. Hunley upright late Thursday. The Hunley was resting on its side at a 45-degree angle on the bottom of the Atlantic when it was raised in August 2000 and scientists had kept it in slings in that position in the lab...
  • Confederate Memorial Day (Virginia)

    05/30/2011 10:04:19 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 167 replies
    We all know that today is a day to remember US troops that have fallen in battle. In the state of Virginia today is also a day to remember our brave soldiers of the Confederacy. The marching armies of the past Along our Southern plains, Are sleeping now in quiet rest Beneath the Southern rains. The bugle call is now in vain To rouse them from their bed; To arms they'll never march again-- They are sleeping with the dead. No more will Shiloh's plains be stained With blood our heroes shed, Nor Chancellorsville resound again To our noble...
  • Col. Robert E. Lee joins the CSA 150 years ago today

    04/20/2011 4:48:12 PM PDT · by central_va · 87 replies
    Today in U.S. Civil War History ^ | 1/3/2011 | on this day
    1861 - Colonel Robert E. Lee resigned from the U.S. Army. Two days earlier he had been offered command of the Union army.
  • General Forrest License Plate in Mississippi

    02/24/2011 2:05:32 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 24, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    "After all, I think Forrest as the most remarkable man our 'Civil War' produced on either side.”
  • How Europeans Invented the Modern World

    07/05/2010 8:38:13 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | David Deming
    Both Greece and Rome made significant contributions to Western Civilization. Greek knowledge was ascendant in philosophy, physics, chemistry, medicine, and mathematics for nearly two thousand years. The Romans did not have the Greek temperament for philosophy and science, but they had a genius for law and civil administration. The Romans were also great engineers and builders. They invented concrete, perfected the arch, and constructed roads and bridges that remain in use today. But neither the Greeks nor the Romans had much appreciation for technology. As documented in my book, Science and Technology in World History, Vol. 2, the technological society...
  • Confederate history month proclamation causes massive outbreak of Offendeditis

    05/17/2010 7:04:35 PM PDT · by Idabilly · 424 replies · 3,238+ views
    RenewAmerica.com ^ | April 12, 2010 | Doug Hagin
    I would also remind any Conservative that America is in the hole it is today because we have forgotten so much of our history. We are right to demand that our representatives remember the founding documents, we are right to demand these documents be taught in school. Again, how is studying the Confederacy any less important? Is not the essential question right now, on so many issues, NOT States rights? And what was the fight from 1861-65 over again? Yes, States rights.
  • Tea Party drops speaker for alleged ties to white supremacists

    04/11/2010 9:45:50 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 29 replies · 1,016+ views
    The Badger Herald ^ | April 11, 2010 | Andy Graves
    Eidsmoe reportedly spoke at an Alabama Secession rally, Zielinski said. He covered topics touching on slavery and the Constitution. Eidsmoe’s speech in the rally claimed God ordained slavery, and Jefferson Davis was a much better President of the Confederate States than Abraham Lincoln ever was for the United States. “He’s a pseudo-intellectual racist who belongs to the League of the South and whose writings happen to pop up on neo-Nazi websites,” Zielinski said.
  • Glenn Beck Discusses Lincoln with "Expert"

    02/15/2010 3:29:27 PM PST · by central_va · 340 replies · 4,732+ views
    Glenn Beck Show ^ | 2/15/2009 | Self
    Did anyone here see tonight's Glenn Beck TV show segment with the author (Lehrman?) of Lincoln at Peoria?
  • CSA: The Confederate States of America (movie)

    10/25/2009 3:24:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies · 2,025+ views
    various | 2004
    This is a fake documentary that was made a few years ago. It runs about 90 minutes. It's on YouTube in nine parts. When you finish with one part, click on the next part in the right panel under Related Videos: The Confederate States of America: Part 1 of 9 WikipediaIMDb Allmovie Official site
  • Rebel Flag Allowed to Fly at Veterans Day Parade

    09/04/2009 1:41:52 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies · 1,325+ views
    nbcmiami.com ^ | Sep 4, 2009 | JESSICA SICK
    Despite protests, the city of Homestead said they won't ban the controversial symbol --- Over a century later, the Confederacy seems to have won. It's a small battle, of course, but it looks like Homestead's Veteran's Day Parade will happen, and, despite protests by the NAACP, organizers decided they could not ban the displaying of the Confederate flag, according to the Miami Herald. The controversy over the flag began last November, when black residents became outraged that the city allowed the symbol to fly during Veterans Day events. "I think the Confederate soldiers have always been in the parade. I've...
  • NAACP ponders NASCAR boycott in fight against Confederate Flag

    05/22/2009 5:09:15 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 89 replies · 4,252+ views
    South Florida Times ^ | 5-21-2009 | Elgin Jones
    HOMESTEAD—The Miami-Dade branch of the NAACP has set its sights on NASCAR, Homestead’s major national attraction, in its fight against the Confederate Flag. The civil rights organization will first reach out to officials with the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, seeking to enlist their help in efforts to ban the controversial symbol from city-sponsored events. If that does not work, however, NAACP officials say they will consider a boycott and protest march at the NASCAR events slated for Nov. 20-22 at the Homestead-Miami Motor Speedway. NAACP officials on Wednesday said they are drafting a letter to NASCAR Chairman...
  • Race Baiting Alabama Councilman Plies Faux Outrage Over Confederate Flags on Graves

    04/25/2009 7:13:00 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 19 replies · 826+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 4/25/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    The cool thing about attacking someone that's been dead for over 100 years is that they can't fight back. The other cool thing is that you can use them to fuel your race baiting so that you can get some cheap publicity, get noticed, or play the faux "civil rights leader" on TV. Such is the case in Auburn, Alabama where a city councilman decided to get noticed by ripping tiny Confederate flags from the graves of long-dead Confederate veterans buried in a local cemetery. Shockingly those flags were placed there on Confederate Memorial Day. Who wouldda thunk it, eh?...
  • Gen. Sherman's 'Disproportionate Response'

    01/04/2009 2:29:32 PM PST · by NCjim · 215 replies · 3,309+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 4, 2009 | Jerome J. Schmitt
    Reviled in the South to this day as a terrorist, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman decided that the only way to end the protracted armed conflict of the American Civil War and terminate the rebellious, racist, slave-regime in the south was to bring the war home to the civilian population of the Confederacy. Defying conventional military wisdom, he turned his back on the Confederate field armies, captured and burned Atlanta, and commenced his "March to the Sea". According to Wikepedia" He and U.S. Army commander, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, believed that the Civil War would end only if the Confederacy's...
  • Ringgold to unveil statue of Confederate general (Patrick Cleburne)

    12/28/2008 5:48:58 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 28 replies · 1,089+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 28, 2008 | Cameron McWhirter
    RINGGOLD — In a dark warehouse, the 700-pound bronze statue of a Confederate general most people have never heard of lies on its back under plastic wrapping. The likeness of Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne, set down next to an old phone booth, represents the seven-year dream of some quirky history buffs who believe the man deserves belated honors. And it is the hope of a small town that this obscure figure will bring visitors with fat wallets. The statue almost was not finished because for years organizers couldn’t scratch up the money to pay the sculptor. When it’s put on...
  • African-American historian discusses Confederacy

    12/20/2008 5:52:49 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 29 replies · 1,304+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 12/14/2008 | Dennis Hill
    I see that the Curator of African-American & Community History for the North Carolina Museum of History, Mr. Earl Ijames, is back in the news. Mr. Ijames was recently the keynote speaker at a new Confederate monument dedication in North Carolina. A news story quotes Mr. Ijames as saying: "We need to present a more balanced history," he said, adding that the black Confederate soldier has been lost to history. "They never got recognized, but we are starting to change that," Ijames said.
  • Confederate flag advocate Bart Siegel found dead (Giant Tampa Flag)

    08/09/2008 9:02:39 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 60 replies · 1,741+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | August 9, 2008 | St, Petersburg Times
    TEMPLE TERRACE — Bart Siegel, an outspoken advocate for the display of the giant Confederate flag near the intersection of Interstate 4 and I-75, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot in his Temple Terrace home Thursday. Siegel, 50, was a Republican accountant who penned long letters to newspapers and verbally sparred with columnists. In 2000, he announced his desire to "stir things up" by running against then-Hillsborough Clerk of the Circuit Court Richard Ake, a Democrat unopposed since 1986. Siegel lost, but kept stirring things up. In the face of a protest, Siegel professed his love for the...
  • This Day In History | Civil War May 2, 1863 Jackson flanks Hooker at Chancellorsville

    This Day In History | Civil War May 2 1863 Jackson flanks Hooker at Chancellorsville Stonewall Jackson administers a devastating defeat to the Army of the Potomac. In one of the most stunning upsets of the war, a vastly outnumbered Army of Northern Virginia sent the Army of the Potomac, commanded by General Joseph Hooker, back to Washington in defeat. Hooker, who headed for Lee's army confident and numerically superior, had sent part of his force to encounter Lee's troops at Fredericksburg the day before, while the rest swung west to approach Lee from the rear. Meanwhile, Lee had left...
  • This Day In History | Civil War May 10, 1863 Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson dies

    This Day In History | Civil War May 10 1863 Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson dies The South loses one of its boldest and most colorful generals on this day. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson died of pneumonia a week after losing his arm when his own troops accidentally fired on him during the Battle of Chancellorsville. In the first two years of the war, Jackson terrorized Union commanders and led his army corps on bold and daring marches. He was the perfect complement to Robert E. Lee. A native Virginian, Jackson grew up in poverty in Clarksburg, in the mountains of...
  • A Birthday Tribute to Robert E. Lee

    01/18/2003 9:06:10 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 96 replies · 2,695+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Jan. 19, 2003 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    All that the South has ever desired was that the Union, as established by our forefathers, should be preserved, and that the government, as originally organized, should be administered in purity and truth. – Robert E. Lee The men and women who serve our nation in its armed forces are true American heroes. Gen. Robert E. Lee served this country valiantly and will always be a hero among the people. This article is dedicated to all the great people who have served and are presently serving to keep their country free. God bless them all!Many commemorations will be held throughout...
  • America Remembers Robert E. Lee

    01/18/2005 5:57:53 PM PST · by wagglebee · 714 replies · 7,473+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/19/05 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    All the South has ever desired was that the Union, as established by our Forefathers, should be preserved, and that the government, as originally organized, should be administered in purity and truth. --Robert E. Lee Why do Americans continue to remember their past? Perhaps it is because it was a time when truth was spoken. Men and women took their stand to give us the freedoms we now enjoy. God bless those in military service, who do their duty around the world for freedom. The Hall of Fame for great Americans opened in 1900 in New York City. One thousand...
  • The places that shaped Lee: For his 200th birthday, Confederate general gets another look

    01/15/2007 6:34:19 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 14 replies · 399+ views
    RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH ^ | Sunday, January 14, 2007 | KATHERINE CALOS
    Stratford Hall Robert E. Lee was born here Jan. 19, 1807, at the impressive H-shaped brick home built in 1730-38 by ancestor Thomas Lee. It's in Westmoreland County, about 40 miles east of Fredericksburg. A leading figure under English rule, Thomas Lee produced sons who were leaders of the Revolutionary War. Two sons -- Richard Henry and Francis Lightfoot Lee -- were the only brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence. Thomas' granddaughter, Matilda Lee, inherited the house and married another notable Lee, her second cousin Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee. "Lighthorse Harry" was a Revolutionary War hero, a governor...
  • Remember Robert E. Lee, a man of character

    01/18/2007 9:03:30 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 18 replies · 542+ views
    myrtlebeachonline ^ | 19-Jan-2007 | Randolph D. Wilson
    Friday will mark the 200th birthday anniversary of future Confederate Gen. Robert Edward Lee. Lee was born Jan. 19, 1807, at Stratford House in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the son of "Light Horse" Harry Lee and Ann Hill Carter Lee. Lee would be educated in the schools of Alexandria, Va., and in 1825 he entered West Point Military Academy. He graduated from West Point in 1829, second in his class and without a single demerit, a record that still stands today. In June 1831, Lee wed Mary Anna Randolph Custis, the daughter of George Washington Parke Custis, who was the grandson...
  • An Evening with Gen. Lee

    01/19/2007 5:02:13 AM PST · by Rebeleye · 10 replies · 935+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 19 January 2007 | Paul Greenberg
    Which is why not all the rains that have come and gone since his time have been able to wash out the single name that still sums up whatever is best in us and in this, our ever fecund, always forgiving South: Lee.
  • Today's Birthday: Robert E. Lee [19 January 1807]

    01/19/2007 6:31:54 AM PST · by yankeedame · 13 replies · 324+ views
    Robert E. Lee, Military Leader / Civil War Figure Born: 19 January 1807 Birthplace: Stratford, Virginia Died: 12 October 1870 (natural causes) Best Known As: Leader of Confederate armies in the Civil War Name at birth: Robert Edward Lee Lee was the Confederacy's most famous general in the American Civil War. He attended West Point (graduating second in his class) and became an engineer in the United States Army, serving with distinction in the Mexican-American War. As the Civil War broke out he resigned his commission and joined the forces of the South. In 1862 he was made commander...
  • Selected Civil War Photographs Collection

    12/23/2006 5:45:58 PM PST · by indcons · 214 replies · 5,588+ views
    The Selected Civil War Photographs Collection contains 1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects. The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men. An additional two hundred autographed portraits of army and navy officers, politicians, and cultural figures can be seen in the Civil War photograph album, ca. 1861-65. (James Wadsworth Family Papers). The full album pages are displayed as well as the front and verso of each carte de visite, revealing...
  • Today In History - December 20, 1860 - South Carolina Secedes From The United States

    12/20/2006 10:40:19 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 62 replies · 1,771+ views
    12/20/06
    In response to Abraham Lincoln winning election as President of the United States as well as a list of grievances against the Federal govt, the state of South Carolina voted (thru a Convention) to secede from the United States of America. The Convention was held in Charleston and issued a Declaration of Secession at the end of the convention. That document can be seen here: http://www.thevrwc.org/historical/SouthCarolinaDeclarationofSecession.html Comments or opinions - anyone?
  • Scientists: Hunley's hatch was unlocked

    07/15/2006 12:10:36 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 55 replies · 2,113+ views
    yahoo news/AP ^ | Jul 14, 2006
    Scientists: Hunley's hatch was unlocked Scientists say they may have found an important clue in the mystery of why the Confederate submarine Hunley sank 140 years ago after making history by sinking an enemy warship in battle. Archaeologists and others working to restore the submarine recovered six years ago from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Sullivans Island have found evidence the forward hatch may have been opened intentionally on the night the sub sank. The forward hatch was one of two ways crew members got in and out of the sub. It is covered in...
  • "Confederate States of America: The Movie"

    02/26/2006 1:56:28 PM PST · by pabianice · 101 replies · 2,649+ views
    The Boston Fishwrap ^ | 2/26/06 | Burr
    Kevin Willmott's ersatz documentary "CSA: The Confederate States of America" is an act of provocation that's sheer genius in its conceptual simplicity. Fairly unoriginal, too. Writers and historians have been penning "what-if" scenarios predicated on the War Between the States going the other way for decades; I recall MacKinley Kantor's "If the South Had Won the Civil War" on my elementary school reading list years ago, and more recent authors such as Harry Turtledove and Roger L. Ransom have addressed the matter as well. Willmott isn't interested in academic niceties. He wants to make you laugh and hurt at the...
  • Missing view port muddies long-held theory of Hunley's disappearance

    01/10/2006 9:16:20 AM PST · by robowombat · 28 replies · 987+ views
    Island Packet ^ | December 28, 2005 | JOHN C. DRAKE,
    Missing view port muddies long-held theory of Hunley's disappearance By JOHN C. DRAKE, Published Wednesday, December 28, 2005 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Scientists chipping away the hard layer of mud that covers the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley have discovered that a view port on the front of the vessel is missing. If no pieces of the view port are found in the ship, then it is possible the tower was knocked off when the sub sank. That would conflict with the prevailing theory that the tower was blown in by an enemy warship, causing the Hunley to fill with water....
  • Burning the Confederate Flag, LSU-style

    11/07/2005 11:44:45 PM PST · by Crackingham · 6 replies · 2,455+ views
    Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | 11/6/5 | Jessica Fender
    Students marching Saturday to ban a Confederate flag, dyed in LSU's colors met the most fiery opposition from tailgaters since the students began protests of the popular game-day decoration three weeks ago. Police arrested three people for throwing objects at or inciting protestors as about 200 mostly black students trekked from the African American Culture Center to Tiger Stadium before LSU's homecoming game with Appalachian State. The arrests were the first made during any of the three protests staged so far this fall, LSU Police Capt. Ricky Adams said. Chanting "ban that flag" and "LSU unite," protestors were met by...
  • CSA: Confederate States of America

    07/29/2005 3:37:40 PM PDT · by sheltonmac · 17 replies · 517+ views
    CSA: THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, through the eyes of a faux documentary, takes a look at an America where the South won the Civil War. Supposedly produced by a British broadcasting company, the feature film is presented as a production being shown, controversially, for the first time on television in the States. Beginning with the British and French forces joining the battle with the Confederacy, thus assuring the defeat of the North at Gettysburg and ensuing battles, the South takes the battle northward and form one country out of the two. Lincoln attempts escape to Canada but is captured...
  • Commemorating Battle of Cedar Mountain (where Stonewall Jackson drew his sword)

    07/27/2005 10:42:30 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 4 replies · 560+ views
    Culpeper 'Star Exponent ^ | July 25 05 | Culpeper 'Star Exponent
    Aug. 9, 1862, was a hot and dusty day, a grueling time to be marching into war. Confederate soldiers struggling through the blistering heat on their way from Gordonsville that day were about to engage in a battle that would go down as the deadliest in Culpeper County history. The Battle of Cedar Mountain, the only time Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson is known to have drawn his sword in combat, is approaching its 143rd anniversary, and the fledgling preservationist group Friends of the Cedar Mountain Battlefield has planned a weekend of activities to commemorate the event. The group, in partnership...
  • Organic Methods Setting Examples (Co-Op Type Farm)

    07/28/2005 10:34:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 426+ views
    Grand Fork Herald ^ | Thu, Jul. 14, 2005 | Carolyn Jung
    Jason McKenney of Half Moon Bay wanted to make a political statement. Not by marching in the streets. Not by boycotting big business. Not by signing a petition. But by growing fruits and vegetables naturally. In this day and age of mega-scale corporate farming, 34-year-old McKenney, who studied environmental studies and biology at Brown University, ekes out a living growing organically on all of three leased acres along the coast. There, among the rows of potatoes, garlic, onions, kale, chard, arugula, mustard, parsley and Forellenschluss (an heirloom lettuce with green leaves speckled with burgundy), McKenney makes his point. ``This is...
  • A Toast to the South

    07/03/2005 9:21:19 PM PDT · by injin · 5 replies · 338+ views
    July 3 2005
    On this day of July the 3rd in 1863 the Army of Northern Virginia left the field at Gettysburg PA , broken . On this same day CSA forces at Vicksburg in Mississippi surrendered after a long and difficult siege . To all the brave men that died on this day in 1863 , on both sides of North and South , I offer a toast ,and a heartfelt thanks for their sacrifice . You are not forgotten.
  • Scientists: Hunley Had Skylights

    06/16/2005 4:28:32 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 37 replies · 1,221+ views
    wltx ^ | 6/15/2005
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Scientists excavating the Confederate submarine Hunley say they've found another unique feature of the boat. They say the Hunley had a series of skylights on top of the hull. Each had a cover which could be closed from inside. Charleston Senator Glenn McConnell chairs the Hunley Commission. He says the covers could have prevented light from escaping from the inside of the Hunley, revealing its position. McConnell says it appears the covers were designed to help seal the sub if one of the skylights broke. He says it's another indication the Hunley was a well-thought-out...
  • Confederate ironclad wreckage may rise again

    06/04/2005 6:06:13 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 16 replies · 1,500+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 6/5/05 | Mike Toner
    Archaeologists, with an assist from 21st-century technology, have gotten their first detailed look at Georgia's most notorious shipwreck — the best view since the Confederate forces scuttled the ironclad CSS Georgia in 1864 as Union Gen. William Sherman's army entered Savannah. Detailed sonar scans of the wreck — the only way to "see" anything in the murky, 40-foot depths of the Savannah River — show sections of the ship's armor, as well as cannons, engines, boilers and propellers scattered across the river bottom off Fort Jackson, where it went down 141 years ago. To everyone's surprise, however, there is no...
  • Al Qaeda`s Neo-Nazi Connections

    03/02/2004 5:42:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies · 13,200+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 2/25/2004 | William Grim
    On the surface there would seem to be little to unite the Aryan racialists of the neo-Nazi movement with the terrorists of radical Islam. To the neo-Nazis, Muslims are almost all members of ``inferior`` races; and to the Islamic terrorists, the neo-Nazis are almost without exception either atheists or members of fringe quasi-Christian sects. But the reality is that there has been close cooperation between Muslim extremists and Fascists ever since the founding of the Nazi movement in the 1920`s. For all of their differences, Muslim extremists and Nazis have always been united by a common group of beliefs and...
  • Letters from the Front (Civil War)

    04/15/2005 7:27:55 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 57 replies · 2,191+ views
    The Decatur Daily ^ | 15 Apr 05 | Deangelo McDaniel
    Letters from the Front News from the battlefield was not always good, but sad mail was better than none Last of a series. By Deangelo McDaniel DAILY Staff Writer With a heavy heart, Col. Columbus Sykes sat near a tree in Aberdeen, Miss., and wrote a letter to his niece and nephew. "You are yet young, very young," he wrote, "one just emerged from his mother's arms; the other an infant, whose age is numbered only by months." Less than a month earlier on Oct. 26, 1864, Sykes had held his brother, Dr. William E. Sykes, in his arms as...
  • "Delay, Delay, Muddle, Muddle, Muddle" (anti-Terri Schiavo column by a Tampa Tribune jerk)

    02/26/2005 10:59:07 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 44 replies · 1,343+ views
    Tampa Triune ^ | Feb 23 05 | Daniel Ruth
    It's merely a guess - and an admittedly presumptuous one, too - but here's some unsolicited advice for attorney George Felos - as long as Jeb Bush reigns over Florida, your client Michael Schiavo will never be permitted to allow his brain-damaged wife Terri to die. Even if courts continue to rule in Michael Schiavo's favor? Nope, not even then. Not even if indeed it was Terri's wish never to be simply kept alive as the world's leading Larry King prop?Nope, not even then. Not even if the medical evidence supports the argument that Terri Schiavo's consciousness slipped away 15...
  • Robert E. Lee Birthday

    01/19/2005 9:35:15 AM PST · by cowboyway · 12 replies · 357+ views
    1/19/2005 | cowboyway
    In Memory of Confederate General Robert E. Lee born on January 19, 1807.
  • Confederate States Of America (2005)

    12/31/2004 2:21:30 PM PST · by Caipirabob · 4,988 replies · 26,331+ views
    Yahoo Movies ^ | 12/31/04 | Me
    What's wrong about this photo? Or if you're a true-born Southerner, what's right? While scanning through some of the up and coming movies in 2005, I ran across this intriguing title; "CSA: Confederate States of America (2005)". It's an "alternate universe" take on what would the country be like had the South won the civil war.Stars with bars:Suffice to say anything from Hollywood on this topic is sure to to bring about all sorts of controversial ideas and discussions. I was surprised that they are approaching such subject matter, and I'm more than a little interested.Some things are better left...
  • Americans Owe Confederate History Respect

    12/16/2004 6:48:26 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 423 replies · 4,174+ views
    Confederate States of America Page ^ | 6/10/2003 | CHRIS EDWARDS
    Americans Owe Confederate History Respect By CHRIS EDWARDS The Time Has Come To Take A Stand After attending the Confederate Memorial Day service on June 1 in Higginsville, I found myself believing our nation should be ashamed for not giving more respect and recognition to our ancestors. I understand that some find the Confederate flag offensive because they feel it represents slavery and oppression. Well, here are the facts: The Confederate flag flew over the South from 1861 to 1865. That's a total of four years. The U.S. Constitution was ratified in April 1789, and that document protected and condoned...
  • SLATE writer: "Unteachable ignorance of Red States" (their "bloodthirst" dates back to Civil War)

    11/04/2004 5:35:53 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 220 replies · 6,915+ views
    Slate ^ | Nov. 04 | Jane Smiley
    I grew up in Missouri and most of my family voted for Bush, so I am going to be the one to say it: The election results reflect the decision of the right wing to cultivate and exploit ignorance in the citizenry. I suppose the good news is that 55 million Americans have evaded the ignorance-inducing machine. But 58 million have not. (Well, almost 58 million—my relatives are not ignorant, they are just greedy and full of classic Republican feelings of superiority.) Ignorance and bloodlust have a long tradition in the United States, especially in the red states. There used...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Reviews "The Myth of the 5 Dead Rebel Generals" - October 30th, 2004

    10/30/2004 12:06:05 AM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 126 replies · 1,764+ views
    see educational sources
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...