Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Civil War II-- 516: A New Confederate Flag Goes Up in North Carolina

From the July 11, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Sons of Confederate Veterans raises flag on 85-foot pole near Newton.  (North Carolina)  (Win)  It is by N.C. Highway 16.  Whenever I see the flag flying high and proud, it is a thumb to the old nose to Confederate-haters.  We're still here and not going away.

**  Confederate Flags fly high in Catawba County as monuments go down (across the South).  (North Carolina)  (Win)  The flag is on private property.  There is also a Confederate Flag flying at a local business.

--Old Secesh

Monday, July 24, 2017

Civil War II-- 514: Still Over 1,500 Confederate Statues, Memorials and Monuments To Go

From the July 9, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate Monuments:  Dozens Across South Have Been Removed Or Renamed.  (NBC)  That famous anti-Confederate organization, Southern Poverty Law Center, estimates that there are more than 1,500 remaining that need to come down.

Of course, now in Massachusetts and Maryland (see last post), there are people wanting markers removed.  Any marker mentioning anything Confederate will need to go, evidently.  That means that on battlefields there will be a dire shortage of information as to what took place at that spot.

This is getting ridiculous.

Sure Hope People Come To Their Senses and Stop Trying To Erase History.  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 513: About the John Winder Marker in Maryland

From the July 8, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Rally to keep confederate general marker on courthouse grounds set for Saturday.  (Salisbury, Md.)  (Win)  There is a petition going around to remove the marker of John Winder.  I was kind of surprised to see that local ABC affiliate 47 ABC spelled confederate without a capital letter.

It was put up by the Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission.  I did not know this was a white supremacist organization.  They would have to be if they put up a marker to a Confederate general.   Well, at least according to today's Confederate haters.

I do not know this general so will do research.

**  Ole Miss to Recognize Slave Labor on Pre-Civil War Buildings.  (Win)  Slave labor was used.  I imagine they will be using signage instead of renaming or tearing down the buildings.

Again, I Support Signage Instead of Tearing Down or Renaming If That Will Keep the Anti's Happy.  --Old Secesh

Friday, July 21, 2017

I'd Much Rather Be Doing This One On the Discovery of Col. Shaw's Sword, 54th Massachusetts

I would much rather be doing entries on the Civil War, the original Civil War, not the new one. I call Civil War II.  As long as these horrible attacks continue on my heritage, I will continue to defend.

From the July 13, 2017, CBS News, Boston  "Civil War Colonel Robert Gould Shaw's long-lost sword found in attic."

He was the commanding officer of the Union's first all-black regiment, the 54th Massachusetts, and his sword has been given by his descendants to the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston.  There is a famous statue of Shaw and the 54th in front of the Massachusetts State House.

In 1863, he led the 54th in a valiant, but futile, attack on the Confederate Fort Wagner guarding Charleston, South Carolina in an exploit made famous by the 1989 critically acclaimed movie "Glory."  He was killed in action and his sword stolen.

It was recently discovered in a Boston North Shore family attic by Mary Minturn Wood and her brother, descendants of Shaw's sister Susannah.  When they saw the initials "RGS" engraved on the sword, they knew it was his and they decided to gift it  to the historical society even though they could have made a lot of money at auction.

The sword went on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society on  Tuesday, the 18th of July.

More Power to the Family for Gifting It Instead of Selling It At Auction.  --Old Secesh

156 Years Ago-- July 20 and 21, 1861: Confederate Congress Meets and the Battle of First Bull Run

Looking at the Chicago Daily News, July 20 and 21

**  1861--  The Congress of the Confederate States of America began holding sessions in Richmond, Virginia.  The original Confederate capital had been in Montgomery, Alabama.

**  1861--  The First Battle of Bull Run was fought at Manassas, Virginia, resulting in a Confederate victory.
Things Were Sure Looking Good Back Then.  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 512: KKK and Protesters Meet in Charlottesville

July 8, 2017, Yahoo! News  "KKK marchers in Virginia met by throngs of counter-protesters"  A.F.B.  by Sebasien Blane.

"Supporters of white supremacist Ku Klux Klan marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday to protest the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee...."

Police kept the two groups separated, but there were lots of chants back and forth, some not so nice.  And there was not-so-nice language as well.

Fortunately, there were no shootings.  This is what I really worry about whenever flashpoints of idiots (both sides) like this occur, especially with one of the groups being the KKK.

The name of Lee Park has already been changed (which puts Charlottesville in line for lower case (c)harlottesville and a boycott by me).  But as long as the statue remains in place, the city hasn't shamed itself so will stay capitalized.

The anti-Confederate protesters have already vandalized the Lee statue as is their usual mode of operation.

This Confrontation, Thankfully, Was Not Worse.  --Old Secesh

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Civil War II-- 511: KKK Not Who We Want Supporting Us

From the Google Alerts for Confederate for July 8, 2017.

**  KKK protesters 'will be armed' when they protest in support of Confederate statue.  (Charlottesville, Va.)  (Loss)  Virginia is an open carry state, but a headline like this is bound to bring out the other side's idiots.  There won't be enough room for two sets of idiots at the protest.

Let's see, KKK and "will be armed."  Sure makes us look bad.

And, I sure hate to see the KKK word mixed up with our defense of the statues and flag.

Like I said before, both sides have plenty of idiots.

**  Confederate Fla will -temporarily-fly again at South Carolina Statehouse on Monday.  (Columbia)  (Win)  The South Carolina Secessionist Party will fly it.

Hey, That's My Name.  Copy Cats!!

--Old Secesh

Confederate Statues Unmoved in Richmond-- Part 4: Two Different Sides

Not everyone is happy about the mayor's decision.

Phil Wilayto hates the sic Confederate monuments, saying they are "a virtual shrine to the slavery defending Confederacy."  I guess that means the majority of the Confederate soldiers who did not even own a slave, were fighting to defend the rich folks' owning of slaves.

Frank Earnest, heritage defense coordinator of the Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans said his group would likely challenge any new signage, which he said would amount to "defacing" the monuments.

The issue has even gotten into the state politics.  In the June 13 GOP primary for Virginia governor, Corey Stewart who has made the state's preservation of the monuments his rallying cry, narrowly lost to Ed Gillespie, a far-better-funded rival.

--Old Secesh

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Confederate Statues Unmoved in Richmond-- Part 3: A List of Dishonored Cities

Continued from July 7, 2017.

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney's signage approach to Confederate statues could set his city apart from other Southern cities with their treatment of symbols.

In (s)t. (l)ouis the city's decision to remove a Confederate monument prompted scuffles last month between supporters and opponents of the plan. In (n)ew (o)rleans city workers took down three Confederate statues and other one.

In (c)halottesville, Virginia, torch-wielding opponents to the statue removal marched through downtown.  The KKK plans a rally there in July.

But even with signage on the six monuments, many are still not happy.

I Can Live With Signage So Long As the Monuments Remain.  Like I Said, If You Don't Like It, Don't look At It.  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 510: And, Now the Tampa Bay Rays?

From the July 7, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Tampa Bay Rays support removing Confederate Monument from downtown Tampa.  (Loss)  Now this.  We have angered the baseball gods.  I tell you, we can't win.  What next, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will come out for removing it?

And then we might get Lightninged, but not to worry, no Blackhawk fans will be hurt as they don't allow Blackhawk fans at their home games.

Throw the Ball, Hit the Ball and Run to the Base.

What Place Are the Rays In Anyway?  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 509: Shouldn't It Be Black Lives Matter Vandalizers Instead of Activists?

From the July 5, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Black Lives Matter Activists Rally for Removal of Confederate Monument.  (San Antonio)  (Loss)  It is in Travis Park.  Then, they will probably vandalize it.  Instead of Black Livers Matter "Activists," it should be Black Lives Matter "Vandalizers."

As usual, very racist of them.  OK for Blacks to vandalize white monuments.  Not OK if Whites vandalize Black things.

And, shouldn't it really be African-American Lives Matter?

**  County commissioner wants another vote on Tampa's Confederate Monument.  (Loss)  And, since he is a black man, he'll probably get a revote.

Just Imagine What They'd Think If We Vandalized Something Dear To Them.  --Old Secesh

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Civil War II-- 508: Hollywood, Fla., Renaming Confederate Streets

From the July 3, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Florida city to rename streets honoring Confederate generals.  (Hollywood)  (Loss)   They will begin the process and renaming Lee, Hood and Forrest streets.  What will happen when we need to begin renaming MLK streets?

**  Confederate Flag found in Gainesville NAACP president's property.  (Florida)  (Loss)  We sure don't need to be stirring up the hornet's nest. You know how the NAACP feels about that Flag.

Like I Said, We Got Them Idjits On Both Sides.  --Old Secesh

Monday, July 17, 2017

Mort Kunstler's Civil War Calendar, July 2017: On This Date


18--  1863, the Battle of Fort Wagner

21--  1861, The First Battle of Bull Run

22--   1864, Battle of Atlanta

29--  1862,  the "Alabama" sails out of England

30--  1864, Battle of the Crater

--Old Secesh

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sure Got My Civil War On This Past Week: Civil War Days and Round Table Meeting

Sunday I went out to the 26th Annual Civil War Days event in Wauconda, Illinois, at Lakewood Forest Preserve.  Tuesday I went to Woodstock, Illinois,  for the McHenry County Civil War Round Table meeting.

I always enjoy getting together with other persons of like interest.  And never a disparaging word was said about the Confederacy.

Now, this is the part of being interested in the Civil War that I really enjoy.  I do not much like all the Civil War II blog entries.  Growing up I could never have imagined something this horrible happening in the United States.

If the attacks cease, so will the Civil War II.

So Tired.  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 507: Missouri Civil War Museum Gets (s)t. (l)ouis' Time Capsule

From the June 30, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Time Capsule retrieved From Base of (s)t. (l)ouis' Confederate Monument.  (Win/Loss)  It will be going to the Missouri Civil War Museum.  The city knew it was there and even after the monument had completely been removed, they continued to look for it.  (Proving that they at least have some idea of historical significance.)

The UDC bequeathed it as well as the monument to the museum.

(s)t. (l)ouis agreed to let the museum have the monument as long as it is not displayed  in the city or St. Louis County  (not the city so hasn't been shamed).  This is alright for me as I would like to see the monument but now I am boycotting (s)t. (l)ouis so wouldn't get to see it.

The museum plans to open the time capsule in August during a fundraising event to raise money to honor Confederate soldiers from Missouri by re-erecting the monument.

Where Do I Send Money?  --Old Secesh