Monthly Archives: July 2011

28 07, 2011

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Sons of Confederate Veterans plans rally to protest Lexington's flag proposal By: Lindsey Ward July 27, 2011 LEXINGTON, VA -- An update to the battle over confederate flags in Lexington. Back in January, the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) put up the flags on Lee Jackson Day after Lexington City Council gave the group permission to. Mayor Mimi Elrod says after years of talking about a need for flag and banner regulation, [...]

28 07, 2011

News 2263

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Sons of Confederate Veterans plan Sept. 1 protest over proposed ordinance to regulate flags THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  July 28, 2011 LEXINGTON, Va. — The war over Confederate battle flags is heating up in Lexington. The Sons of Confederate Veterans is planning a rally for Sept. 1. That's the day the city will hold a public hearing and possible vote on a new ordinance that would ban anything other than U.S., Virginia or [...]

28 07, 2011

News 2262

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The Jackson legend: Standing like a stone wall ... or? Gregg Clemmer DC Civil War Heritage Examiner July 26, 2011 - Could it be that Gen. Thomas J. Jackson’s battlefield nickname, Stonewall--by far the civil war’s most famous nom de guerre, bequeathed in the heat of battle by fellow Confederate Gen. Barnard Bee just before his mortal wounding--originated out of anger and disparagement during the battle of First Manassas … instead of [...]

28 07, 2011

News 2261

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Stance of Stonewall Jackson statue stirs a fuss Wednesday July 27, 2011 by Paul Fallon Daily Mail Staff CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- Howard Swint stirred a hornet's nest with opinion pieces published in local newspapers calling for the statue of Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson on the Capitol grounds to be removed. Swint, an associate broker of commercial real estate by trade, said he had been thinking about why the statue should be removed [...]

28 07, 2011

News 2260

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CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG MAKING A COMEBACK IN GEORGIA PRESS RELEASE  (Atlanta - July 27, 2011)   After more than two decades of misinformation about the history of the Confederate Battle Flag, and Southern heritage in general, in Georgia politics and the media, there is a large and growing movement of citizens who are harkening back to their roots and arming themselves with the truth.  An audio CD entitled "The Truth About the Confederate [...]

26 07, 2011

News 2259

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Why the need for "black Confederates?" I know that there were black soldiers in the Confederate armed forces. For one thing, we have the witness of Frederick Douglass, hardly a shill for the South! For another, we have contemporary evidence validating that fact as well as evidence that many black Union troops were either drafted or otherwise coerced into service on their side. But all of this is irrelevant just as it [...]

26 07, 2011

News 2258

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Did a large number of black troops fight for the Confederacy? Sunday - 7/24/2011 Hank Silverberg WASHINGTON - It was a small paragraph of a large textbook, but the controversy sparked by the big error led to a a complete review of the way Virginia reviews its textbooks. The textbook falsely claimed that African American soldiers fought for the confederacy in large numbers. Now, with the 150th anniversary of the war [...]

26 07, 2011

News 2257

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Honoring Confederate heroes, with reservations By Robert McCartney July 23 We might as well scratch the itch right at the start. As the United States begins observing the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, let’s ask whether it’s moral to honor both sides even though one of them — the Confederacy — tried to break up the nation primarily to defend the institution of slavery. I admit I’m prejudiced on the subject. [...]

26 07, 2011

News 2256

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48ers Tuesday, July 26, 2011 The 1848ers: Communists Then Helped Set the Stage for War and the New World Order by Joan Hough Part I of a Critique of Hochbruck’s “Actundvierziger” Appearing now on the free pages of genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry is a genealogy article written by Professor Wolfgang Hochbruck entitled: “Achtundvierziger” in den Armeen der Union: Eine vorlaufige Liste” (“Forty-eighters in the Union Armies: A Preliminary Checklist”) Hochbruck’s article publicizing the military activities [...]

26 07, 2011

News 2255

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Family Conflicts...and not Sunday, July 24, 2011 BY BOB HURST War is unlike any other event of humankind. There are those who try to equate politics, business, athletic competition and other endeavors to war but there is no comparison. War can bring out the absolute best in some individuals and the horrific worst in others. The expression "war is hell" best describes this most visceral of human interactions so it is not [...]