Saturday, July 30, 2016

McHenry County's Civil War Dead-- Part 7: Eaton to Fitch

Hard to believe that little old McHenry County, Illinois, had this many Civil War deaths.  I am nor sure how many were killed or mortally wounded in action or died of disease or in prison or other causes.

J.C. Eaton
N. Elsworth
J.R. Ercanback
T.E. Farnhan
E. Farnsworth
T. Feely
J.W. Felt
T. Fenner
E. Fielding
E. Fink
W.M. Fish
W.A. Fitch

--Old Secesh


Friday, July 29, 2016

McHenry County Civil War Deaths-- Part 6: Daniels to Duggan

W.E. Daniels
L. Dano
J.G. Degroat
W. Dellcocks
J.B. Delemater
J. Dilly
E. Dishrow
C.F. Dodd
L.E. Dodge
J. Duggan

--Old Secesh

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 317: At Least the SCV National Convention Came Off Without Incident

The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) National Convention was held in Dallas the week after the black man shot down five white police officers in cold blood and wounded others while the police were protecting a Black Lives Matter march.

When this happened, I was hoping there would be no confrontations against the convention by the Black Lives Matter or NAACP, both groups who are against any and all things Confederate because of the slavery thing.

Evidently, these groups allowed the convention to go on without trying to break it up as I heard nothing about any problems.

Thank You Black Groups.  --Old Secesh

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 316: Louisville Takes Another Step Towards Shame

From the July 13, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Commission on Public Art seeking input on where to relocate Confederate monument.  (Louisville)  (Loss)  I am still not sure if the monument has been dismantled or not. Should I learn that the monument has been taken down, Louisville becomes "l"ouisville (small case) for its shame.

When the statue is removed (and, if it is not already gone, I'm sure it will be), I'll have to reconsider visiting there.  Too bad as it is a great town with lots to see and do.

**  Video shows man tossing paint on Confederate monument.  (Louisiana) Police are looking for him.

**  Confederate Defenders of Charleston monument gets spruced up.  (Charleston, S.C.)  (Win)  It was vandalized last year after the murders.

Why Is It That Confederate Statues and Memorials Are Vandalized So Often?  --Old Secesh

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 315: Now, They Want to Take Down Andrew Jackson Statue in Jackson Square, New Orleans

From the July 12, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

Just because I haven't been writing about it doesn't mean there have not been more attacks on my heritage.

**  Gov. Branstad criticizes Steve King's Confederate desk flag.  (Iowa)  (Loss)  So what if he has a Confederate Flag on his desk.  Free country, you know.

**  Andrew Jackson statue must come down if Confederate monuments do, lawsuit claims.  (Louisiana)  This refers to the statue of Jackson in Jackson Square.  Hey, they'll have to change the name of the square too.  After all, slaves you know.  Plus there was that Indian thing and saving New Orleans from the British.  Must erase history, you know.

And, New Orleans had slaves for a long time so the name of that town must be changed.  Maybe tear the whole place down (or just anything built before 1865) and rebuild it to honor free blacks.

Just Saying.  --Old Secesh

Monday, July 25, 2016

McHenry County Civil War Deaths-- Part 5: Cornes to Cutforth

J. Cornes Jr.
A. Cornue
J. Cottle
F. Cramp
O.S. Crabtree
A.D. Crocker
C.P. Cromwell
J. Crosby
W.H. Cummins
G. Curtis
J. Cutforth

--Old Secesh

Sunday, July 24, 2016

McHenry County's Civil War Dead-- Part 4: Calkins to Conquillette

T. Calkins
C.W. Carpenter
C. Chilson
W.A. Churchhill
C.C. Clark
S.B. Clark
W. Clary
J.C. Clemens
J.J. Colgrove
L. Collins
J. Conroe
E.J. Cook
R. Cook
J.H. Cooper
L.R. Conquillette

--Old Secesh

Saturday, July 23, 2016

McHenry County's Civil War Dead-- Part 3: Bronson to Butler

C.M. Bronson
D.S. Broughton
J.B. Brown
M.S. Brown
S. Brown
T.J. Brown
W. Brown
A.S. Bunker
F.H. Burnside
D.K. Burr
J.E. Burr
L.E. Burr Jr
D.S. Butler

The Browns and Burrs Put Me To Mind of "Saving Private Ryan."  --Old Secesh

Friday, July 22, 2016

McHenry County's Civil War Dead-- Part 2: Barnes to Blackman

A. Barnes
C.C. Barnes
E.H. Barnes
R. Barnes
W. Bassett
J. Bettke
D. Beck
M.G. Bell
E. Bellows
G.C. Benson
E. Bent
J. Best
C. Bigsby
H. Bills
G. Blackman

Four men With the Last Name of Barnes.  --Old Secesh

Thursday, July 21, 2016

McHenry County's Civil War Dead-- Part 1 Ainsworth-Baldwin

From the May 30, 2016, Northwest Herald (McHenry County, Illinois) "In Remembrance"

"On Memorial Day, we publish this list of McHenry County residents who died in the service of our nation during wartime--  as far back as the Civil War through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan-- to recognize their valor and courage in the defense of the United States and the ideals we hold dear.

McHenry County was named for Major William McHenry, an Indian fighter.  I had always thought it was named for Fort McHenry in Baltimore.  You learn something every day.

It was founded in 1836, so it was just 25 years old when the Civil War began.

Yet, it deaths from the war were significant.  This will take me a lot of posts to list them all, which I intend to do.

G.S. Ainsworth
J.J. Alderman
C. Anderson
A. Ayers
S. Bacon
R.D. Bailey
N. Baldwin
S. Baldwin

It is always even more sad to see two or more listed with the same last names like with the last two listed.  Since so many family members lived close to each other back then, this means they most likely were related.

--Old Secesh

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Emanuel AME Cemetery in Charleston, S.C., Is Home to a Confederate Soldier

From the July 8, 2016, 4 ABC News, Charleston, S.C., News.

Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., a historically black church where the horrible murders took place a year ago, is also home to the grave of a Confederate soldier.

His name was Louis B. Middleton and his grave has a First National Confederate Flag (not the battle flag) flying by it and the words "Confederate Soldier" on it.

Tall grass and weeds are by it.  Mr. Middleton was a cook in the Confederate Army.

--Old Secesh

Monday, July 18, 2016

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Hold Annual Convention

From the July 1, 2016, Owatonna (Minn) People's Press.

The Department of Minnesota of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War held their 101st convention April 22-23 in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

They held a business meeting, elected officers and Marveen Minish of Minneapolis is the new department president.

The DUVCW was organized on May 30, 1885, in Massilon, Ohio.  Memberships requires being a direct descendant of Union military personnel and at least the age of eight.  Local groups are called Tents and named for Army nurses or any loyal women from 1861-1865.

The Department of Minnesota currently has 109 members with three Tents.

Tent #1: Mary E. Starkweather--  Minneapolis
Tent #2:  Juline F. Burr--  Minneapolis
Tent #3:  Barbara Burii--  Montgomery

Always Good to Have These Historical Associations.  --Old Secesh

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 314: Iowa Rep. Has Confederate Flag on Desk (Oh, NO!! Have We Come to This??)

From the July 11-12, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Police asked to remove 'racist' Confederate Flag draped outside Ashford home.  (England?)

**  A Confederate Flag still flies in this congressman's office.  (Iowa)  (So?)  Iowa Representative Steve King has several miniature flags on his desk: a Confederate Naval Jack, U.S. flag and "Don't Tread on Me" flag.

Like I said, "So?"

Beware the Desk Police.   --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 315: Confederate Flag Flew Again at S.C. Statehouse

From the July 11, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate Flag Back for a Day at S.C. Statehouse.  (Win)  To mark the one year anniversary of the controversial flag being taken down.  It was peaceful, but tense with supporters and protesters.  The Confederate Soldier's Monument remains, but the flag and the 30-foot pole it flew on are gone.  The S.C. secessionist Party used a portable pole.

**  Confederate Flag protest held at a 'BLM' rally.  (Oklahoma City)  (Loss)  While I agree with protesting the removal of anything Confederate, doing it at a black rally is not the best way to do it.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 313: SCV Holding National Convention in Dallas

From the July 11, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate Group to Host National Convention in North Texas.  (Dallas, Texas)  (Win)  The Sons of Confederate Veterans is having it in the Dallas suburb of Richardson and between 500-600 are expected.  The article said, "The organization has publicly carried Confederate flags in parades and is one of the most active in rallies and litigation to prevent the removal."

Said as if it was a bad thing to protect the heritage of your ancestors.

This was planned for a long time before the murders of the policemen in Dallas.  Let's hope certain people allow it to go on peacefully and without incident.

It is being held at the Renaissance Hotel from Wednesday to Saturday.