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  • Judge says statue at center of Charlottesville protests must stay

    09/12/2019 2:00:13 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/12/19 | Justine Coleman
    A Virginia state judge ruled Wednesday that statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson that were at the center of 2017 protests must remain standing in Charlottesville, Va. Circuit Judge Richard Moore ruled that Virginia state law prohibits moving war memorials and that moving the statues would break that law. Moore issued a permanent injunction preventing the statues from being moved at the beginning of a trial over a lawsuit brought against the city by groups that wanted to preserve the statues. People pressing for the statues to be moved argued it was wrong to celebrate generals who had...
  • Robert E. Lee statue removed from Dallas park sells for $1.4M after bidding war

    06/06/2019 9:42:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/06/2019 | Stephen Sorace
    A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was sold online for more than $1.4 million on Wednesday after it was removed from a Dallas park nearly two years ago over concerns the monument was racist. The bronze statue drew a top offer of $1,435,000 from a bidder identified only as "LawDude," according to the Lone Star Auctioneers Inc. website. The second highest bidder, "MustangJerry," maxed out at $1,432,500 after placing 41 bids since the statue first went up for auction with a starting price of $450,000 on May 26. The Dallas City Council last month voted 12-3 to declare...
  • WALSH: President Trump Is Right - Robert E. Lee Was A Great General

    04/30/2019 4:06:09 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 162 replies ^ | April 29, 2019 | Matt Walsh
    President Trump sent certain segments of population into outraged spasms on Friday when he described Robert E. Lee as a "great general." Trying to lend context to his infamous "very fine people" remark about the 2017 Charlottesville protests, Trump said this: “I was talking about people that went because they felt very strongly about the monument to Robert E. Lee, a great general. Whether you like it or not, he was one of the great generals. I have spoken to many generals here, right at the White House, and many people thought — of the generals, they think that he...
  • JUST IN: A Virginia judge in Charlottesville has ruled...

    04/29/2019 2:59:35 PM PDT · by blueyon · 79 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/29/19 | BNLNews
    JUST IN: A Virginia judge in Charlottesville has ruled that the Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson statues in the city are Civil War Memorials and protected by law
  • Robert E. Lee On Leadership

    04/29/2019 10:09:48 AM PDT · by Pelham · 209 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 14, 1999 | H.W. Crocker
    Brian Lamb interviews author H.W. Crocker H.W. Crocker talks about his book 'Robert E. Lee On Leadership: Executive Lessons in Character, Courage, and Vision', published by Prima Publishing. The book profiles the life and career of the Confederate Army General. The author pays special attention to General Lee’s career as a farmer and president of the school now known as Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He examines the general’s character, vision and spirit and how these principles can be applied in today’s marketplace

    04/28/2019 5:38:51 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 30 replies
    While many have began criticizing the dead former Confederate leader, in 1975 the Senate, which included freshman Democratic Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, unanimously approved the reinstatement of General Robert E. Lee’s citizenship to the U.S. ***** Lee died in 1870 without citizenship. Independent Virginia Sen. Harry F. Byrd spearheaded the push for reinstating Lee’s citizenship posthumously, and it passed through both chambers after the House, voting 407 to 10 in favor of the reinstatement on July 23, 1975.
  • Lee, Virginia, and the Union

    03/28/2019 8:50:21 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 576 replies ^ | March 27, 2019 | Fred H. Cox
    The Hall of Fame recently dedicated at New York Uni­versity was conceived from the Ruhmes Halle in Bavaria. This structure on University Heights, on the Harlem river, in the borough of the Bronx, New York City, has, or is in­tended to have, a panel of bronze with other mementos for each of one hundred and fifty native-born Americans who have been deceased at least ten years, and who are of great character and fame in authorship, education, science, art, soldiery, statesmanship, philanthropy, or in any worthy un­dertaking. Fifty names were to have been chosen at once; but, on account of...
  • Statue vandals seem to have mistaken WWII hero for Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee

    02/22/2019 9:24:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-22-19
    Statue vandals seem to have mistaken WWII hero for Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, museum officials say Vandals in North Carolina may be in need of a history lesson after having set fire to a statue honoring a World War II hero they apparently mistook for a Confederate general, officials said earlier this week. A white marble monument of U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William C. Lee, who commanded the 101st Airborne Division's "Screaming Eagles" during World War II, was doused with flammable liquid and set on fire last week, museum officials said. The statue bears black scorch marks running up...
  • Happy birthday Robert E. Lee

    01/17/2019 8:15:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 110 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/17/19 | Calvin Johnson
    Sir Winston Churchill: “Lee was the noblest American who had ever lived and one of the greatest commanders known to the annals of war.” During a tour through the South in 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt told the aged Confederate veterans in Richmond, Virginia, “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.” Saturday January 19, 2019, is the 212th birthday of Robert E....
  • Left Horrified as Trump Calls Robert E. Lee a 'Great General'

    10/16/2018 7:26:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/16/2018 | Rick Moran
    Donald Trump spoke at a rally in Lebanon, Ohio, Friday and decided to give a little Civil War history lesson to illustrate a point about native Ohioan Ulysses S. Grant. It's not surprising that Twitter exploded in rage: Robert E. Lee was not a great general, President Trump. He waged a war to hold onto the legal institution of white supremacy. — Southern Poverty Law Center (@splcenter) October 13, 2018 And now that Lost Cause "history" is being perpetuated by President of the United States. Robert E. Lee was not an incredible general. And monuments to his name are...
  • NBC News has totally and purposely changed the point and meaning of my story about General...

    10/14/2018 1:03:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 69 replies
    Twitter ^ | 14 OCT 2018 | Real Donald Trump
    NBC News has totally and purposely changed the point and meaning of my story about General Robert E Lee and General Ulysses Grant. Was actually a shoutout to warrior Grant and the great state in which he was born. As usual, dishonest reporting. Even mainstream media embarrassed!
  • Outrage erupts over Trump speech praising Civil War general – but here’s the whole story

    10/13/2018 6:40:42 PM PDT · by TBP · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 13, 2018 | Carlos Garcia
    “So Robert E. Lee was a great general,” Trump told the audience. “And Abraham Lincoln developed a phobia.” “He couldn’t beat Robert E. Lee,” he explained. “He was going crazy.” “I don’t know if you know this story,” he continued. “But Robert E. Lee was winning battle after battle after battle.” “And one day it was looking really bad and Lincoln just said you hardly knew his name,” he said, “and they said don’t take him he’s got a drinking people.” “And Lincoln said I don’t care what problem he has, you guys aren’t winning,” Trump continued. “And his name...
  • Trump: 'Robert E. Lee was a great general'

    10/12/2018 7:13:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 730 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/18 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    President Trump praised Confederate Geader Robert E. Lee as "a great general" on Friday during a campaign rally in Lebanon, Ohio. "So Robert E. Lee was a great general. And Abraham Lincoln developed a phobia. He couldn’t beat Robert E. Lee," Trump said before launching into a monologue about Lee, Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. "He was going crazy. I don’t know if you know this story. But Robert E. Lee was winning battle after battle after battle. And Abraham Lincoln came home, he said, 'I can’t beat Robert E. Lee,'" Trump said. "And he had all of his generals,...
  • Robert E. Lee statue vandalized on Richmond's Monument Ave.

    08/04/2018 11:50:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    AP ^ | August 4, 2018 | AP Staff
    A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Richmond's famed Monument Avenue has been vandalized. Red paint was splattered on the statue's base. The letters BLM, an apparent reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, was also sprayed on the base. Virginia Capitol Police, which is responsible for policing the monuments, told news outlets the vandalism occurred late Friday or early Saturday between patrols. The vandalism occurs a week ahead of the one-year anniversary of the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville that was organized in part as a protest to plans to remove a Lee Statue there. ETC...

    06/22/2018 11:46:12 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 636 replies
    That was according to my 8th grade history teacher-retired military. The only one who came close was MacArthur. That brings up the politics of the left. If it is true that Lee was a great General isn't it at least worth acknowledging? This tearing down of statues should stop. Educated persons should acknowledge the truth. It's the left that's the intelligent ones as they would have us believe. I see no conservatives standing up for this truth. The Senate GOP candidate in Virginia should start an 'intellectual' conversation on Lee and let the left react. Don't wait for a baiting...
  • The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

    04/04/2018 7:33:54 PM PDT · by donaldo · 65 replies
    YouTube | Donald Jennings
    Revisiting 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' by the Band. Any opinions? I think James Gleason nailed it in his Rolling Stone Review: Nothing I have read … has brought home the overwhelming human sense of history that this song does. The only thing I can relate it to at all is The Red Badge of Courage. It's a remarkable song, the rhythmic structure, the voice of Levon and the bass line with the drum accents and then the heavy close harmony of Levon, Richard and Rick in the theme, make it seem impossible that this isn't some traditional...
  • Archives Thief Gets Two Years (No, not Sandy Berger)

    05/27/2005 3:40:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies · 600+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2005 | Carol D. Leonnig
    A Virginia man was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison for stealing more than 100 Civil War-era documents from the National Archives, including some he tried to sell on eBay. Howard Harner, 68, took letters authored by Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and other historical figures. Federal prosecutors sought a lengthy sentence to help discourage trafficking in stolen American history. Harner, of Staunton, pleaded guilty in March to hiding the documents in his clothing and smuggling them out of a National Archives research room from 1996 to 2002. Prosecutors said he made $47,314 by selling the documents to a...
  • Bridging the Mississippi: The Railroads and Steamboats Clash at the Rock Island Bridge

    02/10/2018 6:35:19 PM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    National Archives Prologue Magazine ^ | Summer 2004 | David A. Pfeiffer
    On April 22, 1856, the citizens of Rock Island, Illinois, and Davenport, Iowa, cheered as they watched three steam locomotives pull eight passenger cars safely across the newly completed Chicago and Rock Island railroad bridge over the Mississippi River. The first railroad bridge across the Mississippi was open for business. Now the people of eastern Iowa could reach New York City by rail in no more than forty-two hours. The construction and completion of this bridge came to symbolize the larger issues affecting transcontinental commerce and sectional interests. Backers of a railroad across the country were divided between those who...
  • Kelly is right about Robert E. Lee

    10/31/2017 11:50:55 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 31, 2017 | Ralph Peters
    In these willfully ignorant, fiercely partisan times, let’s recall that we fought our bloodiest war to end human bondage. Almost three-quarters of a million Americans died in a complex struggle that began to right an inexcusable injustice. Now we’re re-fighting our Civil War with neo-Stalinist, fact-purging propaganda that makes cartoon villains of the dead. We rush to tear down statues of men we refuse to understand. We rob one group of citizens of their heritage to please another. And the president’s chief of staff cannot state facts about our history without triggering mob-rule outrage from those who could not even...
  • Mississippi school drops Jefferson Davis to rename itself after Barack Obama

    10/18/2017 4:29:54 PM PDT · by NRx · 112 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10-18-2017 | Barney Henderson
    A school in Mississippi is dropping its connection to the American Confederacy's only president, Jefferson Davis, and renaming itself after President Barack Obama. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson will be renamed Barack Obama Magnet IB following a vote. The move, which when approved will come into force in the next academic year, was proposed by parents and approved by a majority of students, parents, faculty and staff members. Ninety-eight percent of the students who attend the school are African-American.