Monthly Archives: May 2011

26 05, 2011

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Civil War Buffs and Volunteers Enlist in Campaign to Publish Millions of Historic Records Online 5/11/11 By Dena Brett Lincoln     SALT LAKE CITY—As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, people who had ancestors involved in the conflict can access millions of historical records recently published on the familysearch.org website. And millions more records are coming, as Civil War volunteers enlist in an epoch online campaign over [...]

26 05, 2011

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Confederate memorial day cost debated Wednesday, May. 11, 2011 Confederate memorial day cost debated Some to call for abolishing state funding for holiday, while others take time to honor war dead Commemorating the soldiers who died defending the Stars and Bars cost South Carolina taxpayers about $10 million Tuesday. That’s because Confederate Memorial Day is one of 13 paid holidays for the state’s 60,000-plus employees, according to data from the S.C. Budget [...]

26 05, 2011

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Honoring a heritage: Confederate Memorial Day service lauds soldiers killed in battle By Ryan Quinn rquinn@postandcourier.com Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Three cannons fired Tuesday to salute the Confederate fallen. Hundreds of small Confederate battle flags lined the graves of the dead Southern soldiers surrounding the monument to Wade Hampton, the Confederate cavalry leader who later served as governor. Four large flags, each a different historical iteration of the Confederacy's banner, also flanked [...]

26 05, 2011

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SC Confederate holiday not sitting well with some by Fraendy Clervaud 05.10.2011 COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Marion Hutson is spending his Tuesday at the Statehouse dressed in confederate attire. He’s a member of the South Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans. He says he wants to recognize confederate soldiers for their sacrifice during the Civil War even if he's looked down upon. “I don't think they understand the true history of the south or [...]

26 05, 2011

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Confederate Group Wants Flag on 3 More States' Plates Opponents say states shouldn't support offensive statements Matt Cantor, Newser Staff May 10, 2011 With an eye to the American Civil War’s sesquicentennial, a Confederate organization wants the Confederate flag to adorn license plates in Texas, Florida, and Kentucky—and critics aren’t happy about it. Sons of Confederate Veterans has already adorned plates in nine states with the flag; the group says the images [...]

26 05, 2011

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Caruba: Confederate Memorial Day From: ACaruba@aol.com To: tribuneeditor@bellsouth.net Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2011 Subject: Caruba: Confederate Memorial Day Confederate Memorial Day By Alan Caruba It seems odd, even to me, that a northerner, born and bred, should join in the celebration of Confederate Memorial Day on May 7th. Odder still because I saw the worst of the South with its Jim Crow laws that so cruelly oppressed the Blacks that lived there, [...]

26 05, 2011

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What It Was Was Not What They Say It Was Commentary by Frank Conner 5/04/2011 As we head into the sesquicentennial remembrance of the "American Civil War," and the liberal media run out all of their big guns to blast the conservative South yet again, this would be a good time to note that it was not a civil war. A civil war is defined as a war fought between two factions [...]

26 05, 2011

News 2150

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Louisiana Supreme Court to Consider Impact of Courthouse Confederate Flag in Murder Trial Posted May 4, 2011 By Debra Cassens Weiss The Louisiana Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday in a death penalty appeal that targets a Confederate flag flying outside the courthouse in Caddo Parish. Lawyers for Felton Dorsey, a black man convicted of killing a white firefighter, will argue that the flag intimidates African Americans from serving on juries, [...]

26 05, 2011

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NAACP Challenges Confederate Flag Wed., May 4, 2011 By Josephine Bennett EASTMAN, Ga.  —  Dodge County leaders are refusing to take down a Confederate flag that flies at the county courthouse. The NAACP wants it removed. Sixty people stood before the county commission Tuesday requesting that the members reconsider their April decision to fly the flag year-round. It was only supposed to be up on Confederate Memorial Day, but it’s been flown [...]

26 05, 2011

News 2148

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NAACP wants Confederate flag removed at Caddo Courthouse Issue will be subject of hearing before state Supreme Court on May 9 May. 4, 2011 The NAACP, joined by a coalition of civil rights leaders, is calling for the Confederate flag that flies in front of the Caddo Parish Courthouse to be taken down immediately. Lloyd Thompson, president of the local chapter of the NAACP, and the group, including members of the American [...]