Wednesday, August 24, 2016

McHenry County Civil War Deaths-- Part 15: Maratin to Morse

C. Maratin
N. Martin
M. McCollum
T. McLean
H.C. Mead
T.R. Mead Jr.
H. Metiz
W.R. Miller
J. Monear
H. Montgomery
H.C. Morley
P.H. Morris
C.J. Morse

--Old Secesh


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

McHenry County Civil War Deaths-- Part 14: Lamb to Marshall

McHenry County is in Illinois, northwest of Chicago.

E.B. Lamb
W. Lawson
J.M. Lee
C. Leber
B. Lewis
C. Loomis
E. Lyons
M. Mackey
H. Maddick
C. Madgett
J.B. Manzer
A. Marshall
W. Marshall

--Old Secesh

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 333: Wilmington, N.C.Confederate Memorials Safe for Now

From August 6 and 8, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  City sued for banning Confederate Flag at Christmas parade.  (Natchitoches, Louisiana) (Win)  The suit filed by the Louisiana Division SCV.  Of course, we don't have a chance of winning in the courts.  But nice try anyway.

**  Confederate memorials in Wilmington: Here to Stay Unless N.C. General Assembly Deems Otherwise.  (Wilmington, N.C.)  (Win)  But for how long.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 332: Some Folks Easily Offended by the Flag

From the August 3-4, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate Flag sparks free speech debate in Durham's Trinity Park neighborhood.  (North Carolina) (Loss) (A Confederate Flag was found to be on someone's windshield.)  Well, just don't look at it, silly.

**  Petition wants bikers to stop flying Confederate Flags at Bikes, Blues & BBQ.  (Arkansas) (Loss)  If it offends, don't go.

**  Sales of Confederate Flags are banned at Field Days.  (New Haven, Vermont)  (Loss)  The place was the Addison County Fair & Filed Days.  One pl;ace I won't be going to.  A church petition caused this ban.

--GreGen

Friday, August 19, 2016

Restored Female Confederate Captain's Coat To Be Unveiled

From the July 18, 2016, Washington Times.  AP.

Again, this is what I definitely would prefer to be doing than the Confederacy Under Attack.  If those other people ever stop their attacks and bad-mouthing, perhaps I can get back to what I'd rather be doing.

Matthews, Virginia.  The Civil war coat owned by the only woman believed to have been commissioned by the Confederacy has recently been restored.

Sally Louise Tompkins' uniform coat was unveiled Saturday at Tompkins College in Matthews, Virginia.  She was born in 1833 and was a nurse commissioned by Confederate President Jefferson Davis.  She had already opened Robertson Hospital at the start of the war to aid the many wounded.

She was called the "Angel of the Confederacy" and her hospital had reportedly the lowest death rate of any hospital be it Confederate or Union.

She died in 1916.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 331: Another Fair Protest

From the August 3, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate..

**  Confederate Flag sales at upcoming Lorain County Fair prompts protest rally.  (Ohio)  (Loss)  If you don't like it, don't look at it and definitely don't buy it, stupid!  This should nor be an issue in light of all the blacks getting killed by other blacks.  Sure makes you wonder about all that "Black Lives Matter" stuff.

**  Males assaulted at Shippensburg fair over Confederate Flag.  (Pennsylvania)  (Loss).  One was wearing a Confederate Flag on a black tee-shirt.  Like I said, we've got "idgits" on both sides.

--Old Secesh

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 330: Georgia Police Sergeant Fired for Confederate Flag at Home

From the July 31, 2016, and August 2, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  South Carolina man assaults pro-Confederate demonstrators, tries to snatch stars and bars flags.  (Charleston, S.C.)  Yep, we've got idiots on both sides.

**  Police sergeant fired for having a Confederate Flag in front of her home.  (Roswell, Georgia)  (Loss)  Tell me how this is correct procedure.

--Old Secesh

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Civil War Trust Hopes to Add to Bentonville Battlefield-- Part 2

Johnston County property records showed the proposed land is owned by Jordan B. Flowers in irrevocable trust.

On March 19-21, 1865, some 60,000 Union troops and 20,000 Confederates clashed here at the Battle of Bentonville.

According to site manager Donny Taylor,  "This was the last battle of the war that the Confederate Army was able to choose the ground and initiate the battle."  Sherman was heading for Goldsboro because the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad and Wilmington & Weldon Railroad crossed there.

The battle did not change the war's outcome.

The 75 acres the CWT wants to acquire is about two miles northeast of the Bentonville visitors center.  Most land additions to the battlefield have come in the last fifteen years.  The state historic site has been adding walking trails and developing cell phone guided tours.  Land in the site that is not developed is being leased to local farmers.

Now, I Definitely Enjoy Doing These Entries More Than the Confederacy Under Attack.  --Old Secesh

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Civil War Trust Hopes to Add to Bentonville Battlefield-- Part 1

From the August 8, 2016, Raleigh (NC) News & Observer.

The State of North Carolina controls about 1/3 of the 6,600 acres over which  this battle in the closing days of  the Civil War took place.  And, that land appears much as it did the 150+ years ago when Confederates under General Joseph Johnston and Union soldiers under General William T. Sherman clashed in a last-ditch effort to stop the Union march across North Carolina.

Except for pull-offs to read historical markers and a few more structures, this land looks the same.  Two-tghirds of the land is in private hands.

The Civil War Trust preservation group wants to buy 75 more acres and deed it over to the state.

The property is located at the corner of Devil's Racetrack and Harper House roads, next to the Ebeneezer Methodist Church.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 329: Proud and Beautiful, Waving Defiantly

From the July 26, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Driver accused of ramming Confederate-Flag van into black couple.  (Florida)  (Loss)  This was over a parking spot.  Actions such as this should be punished to the max.  Hope he gets it.  No excuse at all.

**  **  I finally found a TV news report on that huge Confederate Flag in Danville, Virginia, flying in the breeze, tall and proud.  A sight to behold.  It appears there is barbed wire wrapped around the pole.  If so, probably to keep those Confederate-haters from doing bad things to the flag.

**  Georgia officer says she wasn't aware Confederate Flag offends some.  (Roswell)  (A real bug DUH here.  Where ya been lady?)

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 328: About Those Giant Confederate Flags, a Real "Our Flag Was Still There" Moment

From the July 26, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

Again, I do not list repeats unless there is new news about it.  I capitalize Flags when used with Confederate out of honor for the banner and my heritage.

**  Mega-Confederate Flags Coming to SC.  (Win)  The South Carolina Secessionist Party is enacting "Operation Retaliation" modeled after the Virginia Flaggers.

Sadly, this seems the only way we can fight these transgressions against our ancestors.  We sure can't do it in the schools (except perhaps high school), legislative or judicial branches.  Nor can we do it with mayors, governors and other leaders who lack the backbone to stand up to all this anti-Confederate sentiment.

It's a real "Our Flag Was Still There" moment to see one of these giant flags flying by the side of the road.

Southern Pride  --Old Secesh

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 327: About the Largest Confederate Flag

From the July 24-25, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Largest Confederate Battle Flag Raised in Blair, Virginia.  (Win)  Nearly 500 attended.  Here's a thumb to the nose for Confederate-haters.

**  Public hearing weighs options for moving Confederate monument.  (Louisville)  (Loss)  Leave it where it is.  If you don't like it, don't look at it.  A judge has signed a restraining order to temporarily halt its removal.

--Old Secesh


Another Bloody Weekend in Chicago

Watching  Chicago's ABC TV last night, I saw that over this last weekend in Chicago that 40 had been wounded and nine killed.

A six-year-old girl was returning home after being wounded by a gunman who killed her uncle right in front of her.  Since the beginning of the year, 25 children under the age of 13 had been killed.

Most of the wounded and killed were black.

And, yet, they are really, really upset with anything Confederate.

It is definitely time to reconsider priorities with the black community which largely has only itself to blame for all these shootings.

--Old Secesh

Friday, August 12, 2016

Here Are Some More Numbers on Chicago Murders

I highly recommend you go to the Hey Jackass Chicago Mayhem and Murder site for a whiole lot more numbers and statistics on this blight.

August to Date

Shot and Killed: 31
Shot and Wounded:  134

The Week in Progress:

Shot and Killed: 20
Shot and Wounded: 64

Year to Date

Shot and Killed:  396
Shot and Wounded: 2188

On average, one person in Chicago is shot and wounded every 2:05 minutes.

One person is murdered every 12:18 minutes.

By contrast, U.S. fatalities in Afghanistan during the height of the fighting:
2009:  521
2010:  711
2011:  566

The last three years:

2014:  75
2015:  27
2016, so far:  6

Chiraq I Guess,  But Let There Be No Confederate Flags!!  --Old Secesh

And Meanwhile: Most Recent Murders in Chicago

And, believe me, most of the shootings involve blacks on blacks.

I came across an article saying that Chicago politicians are ecstatic because the number of murders (most black on black) in Chicago dropped for the month of July to "Just" 65.  In June it was 72.  Even one murder is too many.

And, yet, blacks are evidently more concerned about being offended by Confederate Flags, memorials and statues than they are of their people killing each other.

Not one of the murders in Chicago the last two months involved a Confederate Flag or anything Confederate for that matter.

Sure Makes You Wonder.  --Old Secesh