Friday, May 10, 2013

Confederate Legacy-- Part 15 Stacey Jones and the Goldsboro Rifles

Stacey Jones is a descendant of a soldier who served in the Goldsboro Rifles and has done much research on the unit.  It was reformed after the Civil War and called to duty in the Spanish-American War and World War I as well.  he has written a book on the Rifles.

"For me, it's all about family.  This is not just local; history, these men were out families."

Jones noted that when the Rifles dedicated the Confederate monument at Willowdale Cemetery in the 1880s, that some 2,000 attended.  "Today, it's all we can do to get 20-30 people there (for Confederate Memorial Day).  Unless we take steps to remember them, they will be forgotten."

And, now, sadly,there are certain groups trying to discredit the Confederate soldier for protecting his home and family because of the slavery issue.  They would have you believe that all Confederates were the worst people who ever lived because of it.

That's Just Not the Way It Is.  --Old Secesh

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