Monthly Archives: October 2012

31 10, 2012

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What You Can't Say by Walter E. Williams Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has a book, titled Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative. Among its statements for which Hubbard has been criticized and disavowed by the Republican Party is, "The institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing [...]

31 10, 2012

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Lynyrd Skynyrd's Rickey Medlocke on Flying the Confederate Flag: "It's Not About Hatred. We Don't Preach That" By Lee Zimmerman Wed., Oct. 24 2012 Billy Idol may have wailed about a "Rebel Yell," but no band embraced that Southern sensibility more defiantly than Lynyrd Skynyrd. One of the most essential Southern bands of the last 40 years, they emerged from their native Jacksonville to become album rock standard bearers, courtesy of such [...]

31 10, 2012

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Moreland author shares family story that inspired book Sunday, October 21, 2012 By W. WINSTON SKINNER Moreland resident David Dean recently shared the outlines of a family story that inspired him to write a book. Dean spoke at a meeting of Coweta Guards Camp 715, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Mike Webb, commander, introduced Dean to the group, noting Dean is “one of our newest members.” Dean, a native of Montgomery, Ala., [...]

31 10, 2012

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Cannon shot to open Veterans Day ceremony Sunday, October 21, 2012 By Ann Fish Special to the News & Record REIDSVILLE — A replica of a Civil War cannon will be fired at 5 p.m. on Nov. 10 to open the Veterans Day observance at Mount Bethel Covenant Church. This is the third year the church congregation has honored veterans, and the event is growing every year, church historian Wayne Barham said. [...]

31 10, 2012

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Hundreds honor Confederate general in rededication ceremony October 21, 2012 Rachel Brown Many historians criticize Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston for what they say was a timidity and reluctance to engage the enemy in battle. Yet on Saturday, as more than 200 people gathered to re-dedicate a 100-year-old, larger-than-life statue of the general that sits in downtown Dalton, patriots and historians alike focused on his devotion to the men he lead [...]

31 10, 2012

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Civil War papers contradict popular account Hood's descendant, historians, transcribe letters and documents Oct 20, 2012 Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood, often blamed for the Confederacy’s staggering loss during the battles of Franklin and Nashville, might finally get his due 148 years later. A never-seen-before cache of Hood’s personal papers — including handwritten notes, letters and field orders written by Hood and other Civil War luminaries — is now being pored over [...]

31 10, 2012

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HOW THE UNITED STATES PRESERVES THE HISTORY OF ITS PRISONS FOR CONFEDERATES Friday, October 19, 2012 HOW THE UNITED STATES PRESERVES THE HISTORY OF ITS PRISONS FOR CONFEDERATES BY JOAN HOUGH Join me and disseminate Southern truth. Please feel free to reproduce and share any and all commentaries--accrediting me, please. Reports are surfacing that repairs are to be made on the only Memorial for Confederates who were murdered at Camp Douglas [...]

31 10, 2012

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Getting Even Friday, October 19, 2012 By Bob Hurst The Confederacy was blessed with many great generals and among those who dwelt on the Southern Olympus were such familiar names as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Jeb Stuart, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Patrick Cleburne, Joe Wheeler and Edmund Kirby Smith. There were also many Confederate generals who performed outstandingly during the War but were not as well-known as these immortals. One such Confederate [...]

31 10, 2012

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Mom protests Confederate flag hanging at South Florida school Published: October 18, 2012 By MICHAEL VASQUEZ — Miami Herald MIRAMAR -- Sunset Lakes Elementary School in Miramar is not your typical school — opened 10 years ago with a “U.S. History” theme, just about every hallway is emblazoned with historical murals, artifacts, or flags. Does that make it OK to display the Confederate flag? The school’s principal, Marc Charpentier, thinks so. But [...]

31 10, 2012

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Sunset Lakes Elementary School's Confederate Flag Display Prompts Petition Posted: 10/18/2012 A South Florida mom is not happy with a history exhibition at her child's elementary school. Tina Meadows is asking Sunset Lakes Elementary School in Miramar to remove a Confederate flag on display in a school hallway, the Miami Herald reports. The controversial flag is encased on the wall along with other historical flags including a 36-star Union flag, 1814 flag, [...]