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  • Paul Greenberg: Call Us Ishmael (Neo-Confederates and Arabs – brothers under the skin)

    05/25/2004 9:28:44 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 124 replies · 817+ views
    Tribune Media Services ^ | May 28, 2004 | Paul Greenberg
    Dear History Professor,It was wholly a pleasure to get your thoughtful letter, and read your response to my comparing the bitter remnants of the old Confederacy and the new terrorists of the Arab world. You seem to have thought this thing through. Yes, both old guards, Arab and Southern, represent a reaction against modernity and all its works — and both are heirs of a once great civilization that brought on its own ruin. Neither can come to terms with its own history. ("Forget, Hell!") As you note, "Both are/were led by cultured elites representing traditional, agrarian societies in which...
  • Jessica Simpson Beats Spears for Daisy Duke Role

    05/24/2004 8:04:22 AM PDT · by sathers · 135 replies · 41,093+ views
    WENN.com and IMDB ^ | 5.24.04 | wire report
    Jessica Simpson Beats Spears To Daisy Duke Role Britney Spears's hopes of landing the role of Daisy Duke in the forthcoming movie version of the 'Dukes of Hazzard' have been dashed-after bosses handed it to Jessica Simpson.While star Spears had expressed interest in playing the sexy character from the '70s TV show, singer Simpson has been chosen as the blonde who will fill the extra short shorts of original Daisy Duke Catherine Bach. Simpson's manager father Joe, 'She is really excited.' Simpson herself adds, 'I wanna wear those shorts so bad.'The film about three redneck cousins, two corrupt public officials...
  • Last Living Widow of Civil War Vet Ailing

    05/13/2004 3:27:52 PM PDT · by shuckmaster · 59 replies · 359+ views
    Wilmington Star ^ | 5/13/04 | ap
    The last known living widow of a Civil War veteran suffered a heart attack and is unable to talk, her caretaker said Thursday. Alberta Martin, 97, has been in Enterprise Medical Center since suffering the heart attack May 7. She can open her eyes but can't talk, said the caretaker, Ken Chancey. "The prognosis is not good," he said, "but Mrs. Martin is a fighter." Martin, known for years as the last Confederate widow, became the last Civil War widow when the last known widow of a Union soldier, Gertrude Janeway, died early last year. "She's the end of an...
  • Historian shines new light on tale of hanged Confederate

    05/13/2004 9:59:42 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 30 replies · 443+ views
    ajc ^ | 05/11/04 | BILL BANKS
    William Thomas "Billy" Overby, a member of the Confederate guerrilla group Mosby's Rangers, lived most of his life in Sharpsburg, not far from what is today Thomas Crossroads. He was hanged on Sept. 23, 1864, in Front Royal, Va., by a band of rogue Federals. Offered freedom if he would disclose Mosby's whereabouts, Overby supposedly told his captors, minutes before the noose tightened, "Mosby will hang 10 of you for every one of us." For years those words haunted Carolyn Cary, longtime Fayette County historian. Last March she self-published "William Thomas Overby: Proud Partisan Ranger," the first biography of this...
  • Get ready for a second U.S. civil war

    05/13/2004 4:45:12 AM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 292 replies · 781+ views
    Minnesota Daily ^ | 4/30/04 | John Troyer
    Get ready for a second U.S. civil war Major divisions will be along economic, political, secular and theologial lines. By John Troyer, Columnist he Washington Post recently ran an interesting three-part series of articles regarding political divisions in the United States. Two families were profiled in the story, the Stein family in Sugar Land, Texas, and the Harrison family in San Francisco. Both families are strikingly similar: white, Catholic, married heterosexual households with children and homes. Yet, the ideological location of the families in the story is significant — the Steins are conservative Republicans and the Harrisons are liberal Democrats....
  • UT (Univ of Texas) president proposes required diversity class

    05/11/2004 11:56:25 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 42 replies · 409+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/11/04 | TODD ACKERMAN
    The University of Texas at Austin would appoint a senior diversity officer, require a cross-cultural course and rearrange statues of Confederate leaders under a new proposal that aims to fix strained race relations. The recommendations, announced Monday by UT President Larry Faulkner, are a response to a report submitted in January by a task force on "racial respect and fairness." The task force was formed in response to incidents of racial insensitivity at UT. "We'd like to position UT to be a more positive agent in developing students' knowledge and skills so they can work across cultural boundaries in a...
  • Sherman still burns Atlanta

    05/08/2004 3:37:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 290 replies · 4,204+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 7, 2004 | CAMERON McWHIRTER
    One hundred and forty years ago this month, 100,000 Union soldiers marched into Georgia. Less than eight months later, the Yankees captured Savannah. Along the way, they fought more than 20 major battles, crushed Confederate resistance, destroyed at least $100 million worth of railroads, warehouses, plantations and factories, and left Atlanta in smoking ruins. It remains one of the most famous military campaigns in American history: Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March through Georgia. It's still taught to cadets at West Point as an example of how to break an enemy's will to fight. And without the trauma of Yankees plowing...
  • 141st Anniversary of Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's Death

    05/10/2004 8:11:09 AM PDT · by LTGStonewall · 214 replies · 887+ views
    5/10/2004 | LTGStonewall
    Today we morn the great loss of Lt. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Who died 141 years ago today. May the greatest General ever to walk the face of the earth Rest in Peace.
  • Attention: Wal-Mart Shoppers!

    05/10/2004 8:58:29 AM PDT · by shuckmaster · 54 replies · 408+ views
    Aw, Shucks! ^ | 5/10/04 | Aw,, Shucks!
    Dear Shucks, The other night I was checking out the new Walmart.com service in search of music to download for 88 cent a song. I have a about three hundred CD's in my collection, maybe twenty of which are albums that I can actually let play through from beginning to end. So, naturally being able to scan an entire album and choose the songs I actually wanted was the main attraction to their site. The first name I did a search on was Johnny Van Zant. I was just curious about his solo efforts before he took over his late...
  • Choice in wardrobe costs Russell senior her prom (Confederate flag dress)

    By CATHIE SHAFFER For The Independent FLATWOODS In a few weeks, Jacqueline Duty will graduate from Russell High School. Like other future graduates everywhere, she's savoring the special moments of her last year of high school. Among the highlights was to be her senior prom, where she'd enter the decorated gymnasium wearing a dress she designed herself, to reflect who she is. But instead of being greeted by her classmates Saturday as she walked in on the arm of her date, she was greeted outside the school by police officers and school officials — because of that choice in dresses....
  • Florida's southern traditions show in cemeteries

    05/06/2004 7:33:58 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 16 replies · 734+ views
    DB Journal ^ | 01 May 2004 | RONALD WILLAMSON
    Breezy gusts out of the north flutter banners of red, white and blue near a quiet gathering in Oakdale Cemetery. Long wisps of gray moss swing in the wind. The sudden sharp boom of a small cannon shatters the stillness as a man's cracked voice raises an old battle cry. The piercing howl once struck fear into the hearts of brave soldiers in blue, and inspired those in gray.Echoes of the rebel yell die away like a kind of benediction to Confederate soldiers buried in Oakdale.The annual ceremony marking Confederate Memorial Day is a patriotic event held at a large...
  • Some Pamlico High students want ban of Confederate flag on clothing lifted

    05/06/2004 7:30:59 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 19 replies · 317+ views
    New Bern ^ | May 05,2004 | sandy wall
    BAYBORO -- A handful of students from Pamlico County High School asked school board members Monday night to rescind their school's ban on clothing that contains the Confederate flag, arguing it strips them of their Southern heritage and compromises their First Amendment rights. The three students, all of whom were white, told board members that they don't believe the clothing creates any conflicts at their school, and they presented the board with a 201-name petition urging it to allow the clothing."Most people we've talked to don't have a problem with it," said 17-year-old Kristina Mayeur. "We've talked to black kids...
  • Come on down South, John Kerry!

    05/05/2004 7:38:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies · 149+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 5-5-04 | Fran Marscher
    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – If John Kerry wants to be president, he ought to come down South and ask us Southerners to vote for him. Say it nicely, and we might do it. It makes us mad that Republican candidates for president have come to taking us for granted and Democrats have come to ignoring us. Give us a little credit. We don't put up forever with somebody blowing smoke and calling it incense. Think about it. We in the South are ranked highest in areas we don't want (school dropout rates, illiteracy, malnutrition, infant mortality, poverty) and lowest...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Revisits The CSS Hunley with Updates on Funeral - May 1st, 2004

    05/01/2004 12:03:57 AM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 107 replies · 2,378+ views
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    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...
  • Union troops used Confederate officers as human shields

    04/27/2004 6:28:54 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 194 replies · 992+ views
    newsleader ^ | April 24, 2004 | Terry Shulman
    <p>Saddam Hussein's devilish practice of using human shields isn't exactly new. It was pioneered by an American, in fact, during the last year of the Civil War.</p> <p>"Your officers, now in my hands, will be placed by me under your fire, as an act of retaliation," Union departmental commander Gen. John G. Foster wrote his Southern counterpart in an edict, and with that a sordid new standard was set in the conduct of war.</p>
  • Confederate flags wave as Riley celebrates Confederate monument

    04/27/2004 6:22:56 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 8 replies · 163+ views
    al.com ^ | 26-April-2004 | PHILLIP RAWLS
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Confederate flags waved and cannons boomed Monday at the state Capitol as Gov. Bob Riley and several hundred others used Confederate Memorial Day to celebrate the restoration of the Confederate Monument. Federal funds covered the $231,600 cost of restoring the monument that stands alongside Alabama's Capitol, where the Confederate States of America was organized and had its first seat of government. The monument honors Alabamians who died in the Civil War from 1861-65."We are the caretakers of their memory and their reputation. The restoration of this monument is part of our duty to them," Riley told...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles President Jefferson Davis - Apr. 26th, 2004

    04/26/2004 6:30:19 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 152 replies · 8,546+ views
    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...
  • NC Boy Scouts tell Confederate reenactors their flags are not welcome

    04/23/2004 12:33:29 AM PDT · by Rebeleye · 84 replies · 1,063+ views
    John Meeks
    ...they did not observe our rules regarding the inappropriateness of displaying the confederate flag. They had to be asked twice to take the flag down... There is never a time when it is appropriate to either wear or display the confederate flag at a Scouting function.
  • Hunley Burial; Why Did No Southern Governers Attend?

    04/22/2004 11:06:01 AM PDT · by tamcraft · 48 replies · 549+ views
    The Southern Spectator ^ | 4/22/04 | Southern spectator
    The Hunley Burial This site does not engage in rebel flag waving nor does it have any intention of refighting the Civil War. That being said, we have the utmost respect for the men, women (yes, there were) and children who stood up for their right to freely exit a union they freely entered. This past weekend, the crew members of The Hunley, the first submarine to ever successfully sink an enemy ship were laid to rest in Charleston, SC. Fourteen governers from the south were invited to attend. A grand total of zero showed up. While some cited scheduling...
  • Dixie Daily News gone liberal?

    04/21/2004 7:32:43 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 32 replies · 630+ views
    http://www.southerncaucus.org/ ^ | 4/21/04 | Rebelbase
    Front and center of the Dixie Daily News today is a Bush hit piece by Harry Browne titled "The 19 Dumbest Statements By Bush During the Last Week" I emailed Ron Holland, the site admin, owner, etc. the following: Dear Editor,Harry Brown's 4/20/04 article referenced above is a political hit piece against President Bush that has absolutely nothing to do with Southern issues. By running this article, the Dixie Daily News aligns itself with the anti-Bush crowd..a position that will not be well received by Southerners. If you look at the famous red/blue map of the 2000 election, you will...
  • Brave men of the South

    04/19/2004 5:40:39 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 110 replies · 2,171+ views
    al.com ^ | 04/18/04 | GENE OWENS
    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The eight men of the CSS Hunley came to the end of their journey Saturday, a journey interrupted by 136 years on the ocean floor outside Charleston harbor, entombed in the submarine hull fabricated on Mobile's Water Street. They went home to Charleston's Magnolia Cemetery, their route thronged by tens of thousands of people who still hold the Confederate cause warmly in their hearts. Their arrival was heralded by speakers who dwelt on the nobler aspects of the Confederate struggle.The remains of Lt. George Dixon, the Mobile resident who commanded the Hunley, were ushered to his grave...
  • (Hunley) funeral honors courage, ministers say

    04/15/2004 6:36:08 AM PDT · by Moose4 · 17 replies · 232+ views
    The State (Columbia, SC) ^ | 15 April 2004 | Paul Wachter
    The founder of the Methodist Church, John Wesley, made explicit his view of slavery as early as 1774, when he wrote, “I absolutely deny all slave-holding to be consistent with any degree of natural justice.” It would have surprised Wesley to see defenders of a cause that condoned slavery honored in a Charleston-area church bearing his name, Methodist scholars say. On Wednesday, the Hunley’s Confederate crew lay in state at John Wesley United Methodist Church on Savannah Highway. “Though he died before the Civil War, there’s no doubt Wesley would have sided with the anti-slavery forces,” said John Wigger, a...
  • Hunley Hoopla Ignores the other side of the story

    04/14/2004 9:56:42 AM PDT · by Rebeleye · 261 replies · 490+ views
    The State (Columbia, SC) ^ | 11 April 2004 | John Monk
    Nowhere will it be mentioned that if the eight-man Hunley crew had been on the victorious...4 million black people would have continued to be slaves.
  • Favorite FReepers...

    04/09/2004 2:37:38 PM PDT · by Long Cut · 1,463 replies · 2,251+ views
    Me. | April 9, 2004 | Long Cut
    We've all done it. You've just gotten home, logged on to FR, and are scrolling down the "Latest Posts" page, deciding which thread will get your attention this evening, when THAT SCREENNAME jumps out at you in a "to" or "from" position. You are powerless to resist; if THAT GUY's there, it's gonna be a good thread... All of us have our own "favorites" among the many colorful souls who congregate at this fine website. They could be someone you disagree totally with, agree completely with, or somewhere in between. They might be a fount of useful information, links, and...
  • A Confederate Soldier in Egypt (Long Read)

    04/08/2004 10:42:12 AM PDT · by ijcr · 14 replies · 684+ views
    Civil War Circuit ^ | April, 1884.Reprinted | William Wing Loring/Michael Butzgy
    Michael Butzgy writes "WILLIAM LORING is today known but by a scant few, yet in 1886, ten thousand people attended his burial in Florida. He was an attorney and a member of Florida's first state legislature. He helped open the West for millions of settlers. He was the youngest colonel in the history of the U.S. Army. He commanded the Departments of Oregon, the Rio Grande, and New Mexico." His Confederate assignments included: brigadier general, CSA (May 20, 186 1); commanding Army of the Northwest July 20-August 3, 1861 and October 1861February 9, 1862); commanding brigade, Army of the Northwest...
  • Gov. Haley Barbour has declared April Confederate Heritage month in Mississippi

    04/03/2004 9:02:32 PM PST · by WKB · 206 replies · 373+ views
    As is customary across the South, Gov. Haley Barbour has declared April as "confederate Heritage Month" in Mississippi. In keeping with this important, public recognition of our valiant Confederate ancestors, the Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library, the Friends of the Library, and the Gainesville Volunteer (Sons of Confederate Veterans) are featuring a Confederate "Heritage of Honor" display in the library's foyer through April 12, 2004. The public is cordially invited to view the display during regular library hours. In declaring April as Confederate Heritage Month, Gov. Barbour said: "Whereas April is the month in which the Confederate States began and...
  • The Founders did not Grant the Federal Judiciary the Power to Interpret the Constitution

    04/02/2004 6:52:40 AM PST · by Free Fire Zone · 499 replies · 2,153+ views
    The Price of Liberty ^ | 03/29/2004 | Robert Greenslade
    The Founders did not Grant the Federal Judiciary the Power to Interpret the Constitution By Robert Greenslade © Nitwit Press March 29, 2004 Several prominent conservative commentators have stated that it is critical to re-elect George W. Bush because presidents have a direct voice in the appointment of federal judges and these judges “have the power to interpret the Constitution.” Since most Americans have been carefully indoctrinated in a federally funded education camp masquerading as an institution of higher learning, most people, including conservative media pundits, only have a vague understanding of the system of government established by the Constitution....
  • Confederate flag debate flares in school tribute

    03/26/2004 10:19:36 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 31 replies · 536+ views
    Confederate flag debate flares in school tribute Students at Lawrence County High School are paying tribute to 15-year-old classmate Kyle Anderson, who died last week in an ATV accident.In honor of Anderson's love of southern heritage, some students wore shirts with the Confederate battle flag to school this week. A typical week at Lawrence County High School turned tense. It was bad enough that classmates had lost a friend, after 15-year-old Kyle Anderson was killed in a 4-wheeler accident last Friday. But then a tribute to his memory went awry. Principal Mickey Dunn said, "Kyle didn't have a prejudiced...
  • State still flying Confederate flag

    03/23/2004 12:10:32 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 24 replies · 873+ views
    espn ^ | March 16, 2004 | AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The NCAA has indefinitely extended its ban on awarding championships to South Carolina for flying the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds. NCAA spokesman Jeff Howard told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the August 2001 decision for a two-year moratorium called for "significant change" from the state. That has not occurred, he said.The NCAA executive committee had voted for a ban on selecting sites in South Carolina for sports events, such as basketball championships."The membership believes that this is the correct stance to take around this particular issue," Howard said.The NCAA tournament was in Greenville for the...
  • Presence of the Past

    03/21/2004 1:09:44 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 15 replies · 1,110+ views
    Publication Program | 1996 | Harry Kollatz, Jr
    In February 1996, the Museum of the Confederacy, located in Richmond, Virginia, held a fund-raising ball celebrating its centennial and invited participants to come in black tie or period clothing. This created a controversey that launched a televised face-off between former Gov. Douglas L. Wilder, a grandson of slaves, and Robin Reed, the museum's director. Wilder drew comparison between Confederate soldiers and Nazi prison camp guards. Reed said the ball was a non-political event, designed to raise money and attract a younger audience. Denunciations and affirmations piled up, and the publicity swelled participants in the event. To some critics, it...
  • The Southern Cross

    02/27/2004 2:13:31 PM PST · by Publius · 23 replies · 1,062+ views
    Atlantic Monthly ^ | March 2004 | Joshua Green
    Georgians want the Confederate emblem back on their state flag, and are frustrated that a referendum this month won't give them that option. What they don't know is that if the emblem's creator were alive, he'd vote to bury it. It's said that Social Security is the third rail of American politics, but an honest look would turn up something just as deadly. Though it lacks New Deal stature, nothing is more hazardous to a political career than the Confederate flag. Like Sherman's march, it lays waste to everything in its path. In recent years alone the flag has ruined...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign(May-June,1862) - Feb. 26th, 2004

    02/26/2004 12:00:20 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 127 replies · 2,970+ views
    www.civilwarhome.com ^ | Mark M. Boatner III
    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...
  • An opposing view: Descendant of black Confederate soldier speaks at museum

    02/25/2004 11:52:26 AM PST · by 4CJ · 2,676 replies · 6,241+ views
    Thomasville Times-Enterprise ^ | 24 Feb 2004 | Mark Lastinger
    THOMASVILLE -- Nelson Winbush knows his voice isn't likely to be heard above the crowd that writes American history books. That doesn't keep him from speaking his mind, however. A 75-year-old black man whose grandfather proudly fought in the gray uniform of the South during the Civil War, Winbush addressed a group of about 40 at the Thomas County Museum of History Sunday afternoon. To say the least, his perspective of the war differs greatly from what is taught in America's classrooms today."People have manufactured a lot of mistruths about why the war took place," he said. "It wasn't about...
  • Poll: Southerners favor Bush

    02/25/2004 11:22:37 AM PST · by EllaMinnow · 22 replies · 64+ views
    AP ^ | Feb 25, 2004 | Brendan Farrington
    Voters in 11 Southern states favor President Bush over Sen. John Kerry and they trust Republicans more on moral and cultural issues, according to a poll released Tuesday. But when it comes to the economy, Democrats might have an edge. The poll of 802 voters conducted by the University of North Florida showed that 51 percent of Southern voters prefer Bush in a matchup against Kerry, who is the leading Democratic candidate for the presidential nomination. Kerry was preferred by 42 percent of respondents. "Bush leading in the South should not be surprising," said Matthew Corrigan, the political science professor...
  • Why This Man, and His Era, Merit Our Consideration

    02/23/2004 4:50:53 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 4 replies · 515+ views
    CWHome ^ | 23-Feb-2004 | H. Alexander Wise Jr.
    On the verge of the 21st century, some may ask, "Why the Museum of the Confederacy" The answer varies with the person. For me, it is that the culture of which the Confederacy was the final expression can teach us many lessons as our country prepares for a new century. We owe it to ourselves and our society to re-examine that culture. Nor can we afford to let stereotypes - either pro or con blind us to the good things. The culture that gave rise to the Confederacy was imperfect and provincial. But in a way its provincial character was...
  • Separating fact from fiction at Gettysburg

    02/23/2004 4:10:07 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 16 replies · 369+ views
    pressherald ^ | February 22, 2004 | William David Barry
    One can talk about truth in history, but given the number of people involved in an event, let alone the all-too-human desire to advance a particular cause, finding the "true" truth can be a daunting task. In 1995, for example, Keller Freeman and University of Southern Maine historian Parker Albee Jr. did an extraordinary job of sorting fact from fictions in "Shadow of Suribachi: Raising The Flags On Iwo Jima." In short order they debunk the myth that Joe Rosenthal's famous photo was staged and demonstrate that there were two legitimate flag-raisings. In similar workmanlike fashion, Maine historian Thomas A....
  • Black service, on both sides, in the Civil War

    02/21/2004 5:47:02 AM PST · by aomagrat · 11 replies · 1,238+ views
    The State ^ | 19 February 2004 | JACKIE R. BOOKER
    On March 30, 1865, John W. Riley, the Confederate adjutant general in Richmond, Va., gave Capt. Edward Bostick of the 26th South Carolina Volunteers these orders: “You are authorized to raise a battalion of four companies of Negro troops in the state of South Carolina. You are allowed sixty days to raise the battalion.” This order during the last weeks of the Civil War has often been debated by historians and laypersons alike. Did South Carolina ever raise these four black battalions in defense of the Confederacy? The immediate answer is no. But several individual blacks did fight for the...
  • Rebel flag continues to divide our nation

    02/17/2004 5:44:59 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 92 replies · 3,499+ views
    sptimes ^ | February 17, 2004 | ernest hooper
    As a child growing up in an all-black Tallahassee neighborhood, the sight of a truck rumbling up my street with a Confederate battle flag in the window made me and my friends shudder in fear. Maybe the pickup had a reason for passing through, but the combination of the Southern cross and a gun rack always was seen as a harbinger of violence. Usually, I ran in the house.Some 30 years later I shudder because people are still holding on to this symbol of racism. Controversy about the flag has arisen at Tarpon Springs High and Hudson High. Integration and...
  • Northern Discomfort

    02/15/2004 10:28:07 AM PST · by Willie Green · 60 replies · 734+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Sunday, February 15, 2004 | Barry Alfonso
    <p>For the last three decades or so, there's been an increasing sense that the Southern voter expects to be sweet-talked by presidential candidates. And nothing seems to work as well as when those promises come with a down-home drawl. Nominees from Dixie have become particularly attractive, especially for the Democrats. We've seen North Carolina's John Edwards and Arkansas' Wesley Clark emphasizing their roots this year. Over and over, we hear that Southerners only get excited when one of their own is running.</p>
  • The Confederate battle flag continues to be a symbol of regional pride

    02/10/2004 6:16:00 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 1,047 replies · 2,656+ views
    freelancestar ^ | 2/10/2004 | BUFFY RIPLEY
    IS THE Confederate battle flag a symbol of hate? Although there are certain connotations that have been improperly associated with the Confederate flag, there are still many people within the American population who display it to show pride in their heritage. Heritage, not hate.The Confederate States of America was a compilation of southern states that seceded from the United States of America. Following the formation of this new government, the grievances between the North and South produced hostility and warfare.Our differences divided us as a nation. Yet during that period, there arose a certain Southern solidarity that people cannot forget.A...
  • The Myth of the Morally Superior Yankee

    02/10/2004 6:17:06 AM PST · by PeaRidge · 56 replies · 1,883+ views
    http://www.lewrockwell.com ^ | February 10, 2004 | Thomas Dilorenzo
    The Myth of the Morally Superior Yankee by Thomas J. DiLorenzo "Hillary Clinton is a museum-quality specimen of a Yankee – self-righteous, ruthless, self-aggrandizing" ~ Clyde Wilson Being born and raised in Pennsylvania, I am a northerner but not a Yankee. The same is true of my friend Lew Rockwell, a native of Massachusetts who would qualify for membership in Sons of Union Veterans. The word "Yankee" gained popularity in the early to mid nineteenth century to describe a particular brand of New Englander: arrogant, hypocritical, unfriendly, condescending, intolerant, extremely self-righteous, and believing that he and his were God’s chosen...
  • Confederate flag a national issue?

    02/03/2004 9:54:29 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 62 replies · 441+ views
    WND ^ | February 3, 2004 | Les Kinsolving
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Following Thursday night's Democratic Candidates' debate in Greenville's Peace Center, South Carolina's U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings, when asked about the issue of the Confederate flag, replied: "Don't worry about it. It's not an issue anymore." But it was indeed an issue, in that NBC's debate moderator Tom Brokaw raised this issue during the presidential candidates' debates.Candidate and Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich replied that because of the NAACP boycott of the entire state of South Carolina (due to one Confederate flag flying on the state capitol grounds at a Confederate war memorial) he was spending the nights outside...
  • "Offended" Girl suspended for distributing petition to ban Confederate flag at high school

    02/02/2004 11:22:05 AM PST · by Rebeleye · 216 replies · 579+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | 31 January 2004 | Steven Isbitts
    TARPON SPRINGS - It wasn't like this in Pittsburgh for Krista Abram. After moving to Florida from Pennsylvania this summer, Abram, 16, spent her first few days attending Tarpon Springs High School bewildered by her peers' and teachers' ambivalence to the daily sight of Confederate battle flag images at the school's north Pinellas County campus. Abram saw dozens of students wearing shirts, hats, belt buckles and more adorned with the Confederate battle flag. Abram's disbelief turned to motivation, and she wrote a critical flier, made a sheaf of copies and began circulating them in school this month denouncing the use...
  • Land commissioner wants Confederate plaques back at court

    01/27/2004 4:47:46 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies · 203+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | January 27, 2004
    Sons of Confederate Veterans lawsuit demands display of plaques removed in 2000. Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says he wants to find a compromise that would allow the state to restore plaques commemorating the Confederacy that were removed from the Texas Supreme Court building in 2000. The Sons of Confederate Veterans organization has sued to restore the plaques, which were removed under then-Gov. George W. Bush in response to objections by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Patterson belongs to the Confederate descendants' group, but he said he is not actively involved in the lawsuit. Patterson told...
  • Edwards: Ban Confederate flags on public property: irritated when pressed on Southern symbols

    01/23/2004 12:57:17 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 76 replies · 346+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, January 23, 2004 | Les Kinsolving
    Edwards would ban Confederate flags on public property Posted: January 23, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com SALEM, N.H. – Democrat presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, denounced the Confederate flag on Wednesday, Jan. 21, calling it "divisive" and "a symbol of oppression to some Americans." He also declared that the Confederate flag which flies on the state capitol grounds in Columbia, in his native South Carolina, should be removed. WND: "Senator, do you believe that all Confederate war memorials – like the one in Columbia – are divisive and should be removed?" SEN. EDWARDS: I don't know...
  • Life According to Stonewall Jackson

    01/17/2004 1:41:11 PM PST · by quidnunc · 46 replies · 1,934+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | January 15, 2004 | John Elvin
    Many of us try to model our lives after heroes, and it is helpful if those heroes left guiding words behind. Those who favor the heroic Southern general Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson as a guiding light have been without benefit of his reflections; a shot from one of his own sentries deprived him of the chance to leave memoirs. Of course, there are numerous biographies of the gentlemanly military genius, but the words of others are not the same as his own. In a small way, this vacuum has been filled by a new book, Stonewall Jackson's Book of Maxims,...
  • Confederate flag sells for $40,000 at auction

    01/20/2004 9:12:00 PM PST · by archy · 36 replies · 517+ views
    the Commercial-Appeal [Memphis, TN] ^ | January 18, 2004 | Michael Lollar
    Confederate flag sells for $40,000 at auction By Michael Lollar January 18, 2004 A Confederate flag discovered in a trunk in a Dancyville, Tenn., farmhouse sold for $40,000 Friday at auction by Sotheby's auction company in New York. One of the first Confederate flags carried into battle, the silk flag with 12 stars decorated with gold-colored sequin-like spangles, sold to a telephone buyer who declined to reveal his name. Sotheby's described him only as a "private American collector." With a 20 percent buyer's premium, the final price for the flag was $48,000. Nancy Druckman, head of Sotheby's Folk Art Department,...
  • Clark, Sharpton speak out against rebel flag in South Carolina at NAACP flag rally

    01/20/2004 3:38:32 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 34 replies · 327+ views
    The State ^ | Jan. 20, 2004 | JENNIFER TALHELM
    Presidential hopefuls Wesley Clark and the Rev. Al Sharpton celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day in South Carolina sunshine on Monday, taking advantage of their fellow candidates’ focus on the Iowa caucuses. Both spoke at the NAACP’s anti-Confederate flag rally on the State House grounds, saying the flag should be removed from where it flies in front of the Capitol steps. They urged the audience to continue the fight for equal rights by voting in South Carolina’s Feb. 3 Democratic presidential primary. Clark, a retired Army general who sat out Monday’s Iowa caucuses to focus on later primaries, said the...
  • Who Was Robert E. Lee?

    01/19/2004 6:19:46 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 45 replies · 1,923+ views
    newsmax ^ | Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    Why do Americans continue to remember their past? Maybe because it was a simpler and slower time. 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 who today do their duty around the world for freedom.With all the good things, there are things that do not make sense. We remember our past heroes, yet efforts are under way to change streets and schools named after such men as: George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.Let America not forget Jan. 19, 2004, the 197th anniversary of the...
  • Warner refuses to honor fete for Civil War

    01/16/2004 10:39:31 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 26 replies · 356+ views
    Wash Times ^ | January 16, 2004 | Christina Bellantoni
    <p>RICHMOND - Civil War heritage groups are criticizing Gov. Mark Warner for refusing to officially recognize their commemorative events since taking office two years ago.</p> <p>As Virginians celebrate Lee-Jackson Day today with Mr. Warner's blessing, the groups are urging the Democratic governor to issue a proclamation for a Civil War History Month, a Confederate History Month or a Union Soldier Month.</p>