Saturday, February 9, 2013

Bits 'O War: Confederates Honored for First Time-- "Jeff Davis" the Pony

Bits of War--  New News About an Old War.

1.  CONFEDERATES HONORED FOR FIRST TIME--  CBS Atlanta Dec. 15, 2012.  The 20th Anniversary of "Wreaths Across America" and for the first time, Confederates at Marietta's Confederate Cemetery will be included.  The original goal was to pace wreaths at 100 graves, but enough wreaths were available to do so on 150.

Nationally, more than a million wreaths were laid.  This will be an ongoing affair.

2.  "JEFF DAVIS" THE PONY-- From the Dec. 15, 2012, Shorpy "Jeff Davis: 1865."  Only, it was no President Jeff Davis.  The photo was taken at City Point, Virginia, in March 1865 and is captioned  "Jeff Davis," General Grant's pony."  You can't say U.S. Grant didn't have a sense of humor.  Always interesting pictures at the Shorpy site.

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