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26 04, 2011

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Old Times not forgotten in Dixie Calvin Johnson April 19, 2011 Tennessee Senator Edward Ward Carmack said in 1903, "These Confederate soldiers were our kinfolk and our heroes." He also said, "The people of the South have the right to teach their children the true history of the War Between the States, the causes that led to it and the principles involved." Black, White, Jewish, American-Indian and Hispanic Americans who served the [...]

26 04, 2011

News 2122

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The Confederate Constitution Commentary by Frank Gillispie 4/19/11 How would you like to view a rare historic document that has great significance to this area. This document is so valuable that it is only put on display one day a year by the University of Georgia’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. It is the original Confederate Constitution inscribed on parchment and it can be seen only on Confederate Memorial Day, April [...]

26 04, 2011

News 2121

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The Sesquicentennial Is Upon Us by Kirkpatrick Sale As an editor at large, I get to be considerably at large and so I am in fact living these days across the Cooper River from Charleston, South Carolina. That was the place, as you may remember, where the phenomenon erroneously called the “Civil War” began some 150 years ago, and where some folks now are determined to remember what went on and some [...]

26 04, 2011

News 2120

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Civil War ceremonies seek to include blacks Friday, April 15, 2011 CHARLESTON, S.C. --- As cannons thudded around Charleston Harbor this week in commemoration of the start of the war that extinguished slavery, the audiences for the 150th anniversary events were nearly all white. Even black scholars lecturing about black Union troops and the roots of slavery gazed out mostly on white faces. The reasons blacks stayed away are not a mystery: [...]

26 04, 2011

News 2119

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Dr. John Stith Pemberton, "The Inventor of Coca Cola" Confederate History Month Series A Confederate History Minute (15) –  by Calvin E. Johnson, Jr. Dr. John Stith Pemberton, "The Inventor of Coca Cola" John Stith Permberton, the inventor of Coca Cola, fought for the Confederacy during the War Between the States. Pemberton rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the 3rd Georgia Cavalry at the end of the war. John Stith [...]

26 04, 2011

News 2118

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January 19, 2010, was the 203rd birthday of General Robert E. Lee Confederate History Month Series A Confederate History Minute (14) –  by Calvin E. Johnson, Jr. January 19, 2010, was the 203rd birthday of General Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee, a man whose military tactics have been studied world wide, was an American soldier, educator, Christian gentlemen, husband and father. General Robert E. Lee said, "All the South has ever [...]

26 04, 2011

News 2117

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Debunking the Saintly Yankee Myth In the April 15th Macon Telegraph, they published an editorial entitled, It's Time for Honesty (text below). I agree with the headline, but as you'll see below, some correction was needed to the thrust and ideas of the editorial. What follows is my response, followed by the text of the editorial. ******************************************** Editors: While the headline to your Apr. 15th editorial (“It’s Time for Honesty”) is certainly [...]

26 04, 2011

News 2116

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The War Between the States WAS NOT about Slavery Saturday, April 16, 2011 The War Between the States WAS NOT about Slavery By Al Mccray almccray@aol.com I am responding to an article I recently read by Leonard Pitts Jr., a noted Black Columnist in South Florida. His article was entitled, ‘The Civil War was about slavery... Nothing more’. I found this article to be very misleading and riddled grossly with distortions of [...]

26 04, 2011

News 2115

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Confederate cause was freedom Friday, April 15, 2011 AKRON, Iowa - With his usual malice aforethought toward anything Southern and white, syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts ("Civil War was about slavery ... nothing more," April 10) smears the cause of the Confederate States of America as the defense of a loathsome institution. The truth is that Confederate soldiers, most of whom were not slave owners, were defending their country against the Northern invasion, [...]

26 04, 2011

News 2114

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Confederate Soldiers are American Veterans by Act of Congress April 14, 2011 Jim W. Dean April is Confederate Memorial Month where various commemorations held throughout the month, primarily in the South. In the other states I would venture to say that most have never even heard of it, a combination performance of historical revisionism, political correctness, and amnesia. But I am happy to report that we are seeing more events being held [...]