Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 291: Southern Baptists Votes to Stop Displaying the Confederate Flag

From the Google Alerts for June 17-18, 2016, for Confederate.

**  The largest Protestant denomination just voted to stop displaying the Confederate Flag.  (Win-Loss)  (Not sure what religion has to do with it.)  The Southern Baptist Convention.  Of course, that is not going to make up for their segregationist stance in the past.

**  Advocates for keeping Confederate monument to hold protest Sunday.  (Louisville)  (Win)

--Old Secesh

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 290: Sure Getting Tired of This

Will these continuing heritage and erasure attacks ever end?  I really do not like relating the ongoing story as it keeps me from doing what I really enjoy and that is writing about aspects of the Civil War that I find interesting, like yesterdays post about the McHenry Civil War Round Table's discussion group on the Peninsula Campaign.

Oh well, the war waits for no one.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 289: Flag Goes "Missing" in Pennsylvania

From the June 15, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate Flag removed in Pa. Capitol, after its 'theft' from historic display.  (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) (Loss)  The Hanover Area Historical Society had a summer display of 50 flags associated with North American history at the state Capitol's East Wing Rotunda.  Flags range from the Vikings to the present and at one time included a Confederate Flag.

Then, the Confederate Flag went "missing."  State Representative Vanessa Lowery Bean, a black woman, was offended and took it upon herself to take it down.  It was returned then Governor Tom Wolf ordered it removed.

Rep. Brown represents Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, home of Philadelphia.

In the meantime, a quick look at Philadelphia County black murders for 2016 and I saw headlines and information such as 79.1% of murder victims there are black.  West Philly residents protest black-on-black murders, crime.  Philadelphia ranks 4th in black homicide victims.  And, I thought things were bad in Chicago.

Perhaps Rep. Brown has more pressing issues than Confederate Flags.

Also, Shame On the Governor for Erasing History.  --Old Secesh

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

MCCWRT Discussion Group-- The Peninsula Campaign-- Part 1

The McHenry County Civil War Round Table of  Illinois met at Panera Bread Co. on Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake on Saturday June 25, 2016.  The topic of discussion was the 1862 Peninsula Campaign.

Some of the things discussed:

McClellan organized a very messed up Union Army after he took command after the First Battle of Bull Run.  Joe Johnston did much the same for the Confederate Army, which despite its victory at that battle was also very disorganized and a reason it did not pursue the defeated Federals.

**  The Army of the Potomac bonded with McClellan and it became "his" army.

**  Johnston and President Davis became enemies.  Davis really wanted to be a field general (with his military background) and secretary of war for the Confederacy more than he wanted to be its president.

**  McClellan chose the Virginia Peninsula between the York and James rivers instead of attacking overland from the north because of the rivers.  he figured that the Union Navy could then protect his flanks and deliver goods.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 288: Chevy Drops Kid Rock

From the June 14-15, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Southern Baptists may consider opposing Confederate Flags.  (Loss)  Is it a religious thing now?

**  Chevy drops Kid Rock, adds Luke Bryan.  (Loss)  It is thought this is done because Kid Rock uses the Confederate Flag in his shows and is not afraid to stand up.  Luke Bryan is one of those "Bro Country" partiers who would never use a Confederate Flag in his show.  Personally, I am not a Kid Rock fan except for some of his songs.  I do like Luke Bryan's music a lot.

**  Gov. Haley Vetoes Study of Moving Confederate Relic Room.  (South Carolina) (Win)  There was talk of moving it from, Columbia to Charleston.  I'd  say just to leave it where it is.

--Ol;d Secesh

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 287: It's an Underwear Issue

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

**  Ex-South Carolina cop says he was wrongfully fired over Confederate underwear picture.   (North Charleston, S.C.)  (Win)  Appearing in just your underwear or showing a large part of your underwear, however, is questionable at first.  He has filed a law suit.

**  Bennie Thompson's push to ban Confederate symbols at Capitol blocked.  (Win)  Mr. Thompson is a U.S. Representative (D-Miss) and a black man.  And, who is racist, Mr. Thompson?

**  Talbot County Council votes to keep Talbot Boys statue.  (Maryland) (Win)

How About That, Three Wins in a War We Can't Win?  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 286: Good Old "Ole Miss"

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

**  Ole Miss Adding Slavery Into Plaque by Confederate Statue.  (Mississippi)  (OK, if that floats your boat.)  Anyone that doesn't know that ONE of the reasons the Confederacy was fighting was to keep slavery, please raise your hand.  But, the school will retain its nickname, "Ole Miss" and "Rebels."  Hey aren't they connected to slavery?

The plaque was put up earlier this year, but that version did not mention that slavery was the central cause of the war.  I keep telling that to all those who fought for the Confederacy who didn't have slaves.

The sideline mascot used by Ole Miss, Colonel Reb, was retired a while back.

--Old Secesh

Friday, June 24, 2016

McHenry County Civil War Round Table Discussion Group Meets Saturday: The Peninsula Campaign

We will be meeting at Panera Bread on Northwest Highway, US-14, in Crystal Lake, Illinois, at 10 a.m..  This month's topic will be  the Peninsular Campaign and all are welcome to attend and share a word or two.

I will be concentrating on the USS  Monitor and Galena's role in the fighting.

See Ya There.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 285: Changes for New York Parade

From June 8 and 10, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Changes vowed for New York parade after Confederate Flag display.  (Saratoga Springs, NY)  (Loss)  And I have no doubt the changes will involve banning the flag.

**  **  Policeman with Confederate Flag underwear says North Charleston fired him because he is white.  (South Carolina)  (Win)  And, even better he has a lawsuit going against the city.  Other than a bad case of bad taste, this was no reason to fire him.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 284: Battle Over Flag Rages On

"Mississippi's state flag is the last in the U.S. to directly feature the emblem."  Georgia removed  the battle flag from its banner a  while back.  However, some say that other state flags have aspects of the Confederate one in it.

"After Charleston, many other states took action to remove the flag.  Texas and Virginia began refusing to issue vanity license plates with the Confederate battle emblem.  Florida had the flag removed from the seal of the state Senate.  Retailers such as Walmart and Amazon, also announced they would stop carrying the Confederate flag.

"The rally's proximity to the one-year-anniversary of the attack weighed on the minds of the demonstrators.  'That was something so brutal and horrible,' Moore said.  'Any person with a heart should have been touched to bring down all images of Confederacy across the country.'

"'We want the nation involved,' said Edelia Carthan, 37, the cousin of Emmett Till.  "This is not just a Mississipii problem.  This is a national problem.'"

Emmett Till Was Another Example of Man's Inhumanity to Fellow Man.  --Old Secesh

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 283: Battle Over Confederate Flag Rages On

"_____ ___, charged in the attack om Charleston on June 17, 2015, had posted images posing with the flag ahead of the incident.  (I do not use the name of mass murderers.)

"The 'Take It Down America' event was arranged in support of attorney Carlos Moore's federal lawsuit against the state of Mississippi and its governor, Phil Bryant.  Moore argues that the state flag incites racial violence and infringes upon the 14th Amendment's protection for black residents.

"He believes the federal government should remove the flag based on its ability to strike down 'badges and incidents of slavery' under the 13th Amendment."

But. Mr. Moore, ____ ___ killed nine people.  Do you know how many blacks were killed in Chicago this past weekend?  And, how about since the beginning of June or 2016?  I've heard lyrics of rap songs calling for killing.  Perhaps rap is even more dangerous to blacks than Confederate Flags.  Maybe you should be trying to also get rid of rap as a danger to blacks.

And, after all, not one of those Chicago blacks was killed by a Confederate Flag.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 282: Battle Over Confederate Flag Rages On-- Part 1

From the June 15, 2016, USA Today by Will Tomer.

"Nearly a year after a gunman killed nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., reigniting a national debate over the Confederate flag, the emblem remains as divisive as ever.  (Actually, the killings did not reignite the controversy which has been going on for years.)

"On Tuesday, which was Flag Day in the U.S., activists gathered outside the U.S. Capitol to rally against the Confederate battle emblem's presence on the state flag of Mississippi.

"Critics of the flag's use in public spaces  (well, anywhere) say it is connected to slavery and racial violence.  Those who argue in support of the flag, including the organization Sons of Confederate Veterans, assert that the flag represents heritage rather than hate and that the First Amendment protections on free speech should allow the flag to hang on federal property."

When Will It End?  --Old Secesh

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

All That Hoopla for Muhammad Ali in Louisville and He Didn't Risk His Life for His Country

It was interesting to note all the hoopla involved with the recent death of boxer Muhammad Ali in Louisville which is regarded his home.  There were a lot of things I liked about him, but his refusal to serve his country wasn't one of them.  In other words, he wasn't willing to put his life on the line, even in the name of all the money he made because he lived in this country.

Then, there were the others honored by the Confederate memorial in Louisville who DID put their lives on the line for THEIR country.  As honored as they should be, now the city and university want to remove that memorial.

Something's definitely wrong there.

--Old Secesh

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

And While We Have the One Year Anniversary of the Charleston Murders Coming Up, How Are Things in Chicago This Past Weekend?

From the June 20, Chicago Tribune "12 dead at least 41 hurt in weekend shootings>  Alexandra Chachkevitch.

  Twelve people, mostly black shot to death and 41 wounded, including a 4-year-old boy in separate shootings in Chicago between 5 p.m. Friday and early Monday  morning.  So far this year, there have been 1780 shot.  The first one was a 16-year-old boy in West Englewood, a primarily black area, who was shot at 9:01 p.m. on Friday.

Twenty-eight were wounded and three fatally between 8:30 a.m. Saturday to 4:30 a.m. Sunday..  Four more were killed and 7 wounded between Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning.

Interesting to note. that there were no Confederate Flags, Confederate statues or Confederate memorials involved in any of the shootings.

--Old Secesh

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 281: National Cathedral in D.C.

From the June 16, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  National Cathedral to remove Confederate Flag images.  (Washington, D.C.)  (Loss)  They will retain the adjoining panes honoring Confederate generals (Jackson and Lee) for two years.  It is goof that the generals will remain for a short time, but remember, in this day and age, if so much as one black person is offended, they will be removed.  Do you think that one will be offended?  Very likely.

--Old Secesh

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 280: American Flags Removed from Confederate Graves at Shiloh

From the Google Alerts for June 8, 2016, for Confederate.

**  American flags removed from Confederate graves on Memorial Day.  (Not sure if this is a win or loss.)  163 American flags removed from Confederate graves at Shiloh.  You are allowed to fly small Confederate Flags at National Cemeteries on Memorial Day and Confederate Memorial Day in states that observe it.

Hard to say if they were removed by a Confederate sympathizer who was offended by U.S. flags flying on the graves or someone who hates Confederates and doesn't think they should be so honored.

--Old Secesh

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 279: North Georgia Man Asked to Remove His Civil War Display in His Yard.

And, you guessed it, he has a Confederate Flag in it.

From the Google Alerts for June 7, 2016, for Confederate.

**  North Georgia man asked to remove Civil War display from yard.  (Loss)  He said he spent three years using mannequins to build it and has both U.S. and Confederate flags.  The county says it has a complaint (probably by a black person).  It sure would be nice if I had that much power as that black person has.

I saw a picture of his display.  It sure doesn't look like it took him anywhere near three years to make.

--Old Secesh

Friday, June 10, 2016

19th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry-- Part 1: Pettis or Pettys?

From Genealogy Trails.

The roster of the regiment shows  two Pettys as being members of the regiment.  This was probably a misspelling.  But the first names match up.

PETTYS, AMOS--  Reedsburg.  Enlisted Jan. 6, 1862.  Mustered Out Feb.22, 1865.

PETTYS, FRANK--  Reedsburg   Feb.. 22, 1862  Mustered Out August 9, 1865

This would be Frank and Amos Pettis.

The regiment enlisted for three years and was organized April 30, 1862, at Camp Randall in Madison, Wisconsin (where the University of Wisconsin plays its home football games today, but during the Civil War it was a training camp for many Wisconsin regiments).

Those that agreed to stay on longer, mustered out on August 9, 1865, in Richmond, Virginia.  Frank's father Amos opted to muster out when his enlistment was over.  Frank stayed longer.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 278: The Power of One Person

From the June 6-7, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Alabama state offices closed for Jefferson Davis' birthday.  (Win)  But, not likely for much longer.

**  Confederate Flag flown in Saratoga Springs parade sparks outrage.  (New York)  (Loss)  A black person was offended when a person rode by on a motorcycle in a Memorial Day parade flying a big Confederate Flag.  That sure must be nice to have one person have so much power that they get to decide what can and can't be in a parade.  It would be nice if I could have that much power.  I'm sure the city will ban Confederate Flags now because one person was offended.

Now, Let Me See What Offends Me.  Will They Then Ban It?  --Old Secesh

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Roster of Company A, 19th Wisconsin: Captains and Flags

From Family Search

Co. A Captains:

Rollin M. Strong--  of Reedsburg, Wisconsin    December 19, 1861-September 30, 1863, promoted to major.
Henry A. Tator of Reedsburg, Wis..  September 30, 1863 to May 23, 1865
Alex P. Ellingwood of Reedsburg, Wis.  May 23, 1865, to transfer to Co. E, June 1865.

Captain Ellingwood/Ellonwood according to the article on the Wisconson drummer boy, would have been Frank Pettis/Pettys' captain for a very short time.

There were a lot of men from Reedsburg and Baraboo in the company.

The flags of the 19th Wisconsin, both state and national were conserved in 1993. and are at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, Wisconsin

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 277: "Knock Out" the Confederate Monument in Louisville for Muhammad Ali

From the June 2, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Nicolet High School student suspended after demonstration with Confederate Flag.  (Glendale, Wisconsin)  (Loss, but not for his suspension)  The boy came into a classroom with the flag and claimed it was "White Privilege Day."  We don't need this sort of behavior.

From the June 5, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Hundreds petition to "Knock Out" Confederate monument in Louisville campus with Muhammad Ali.  (Loss)

**  NAACP to rally outside while council votes on Talbot Boys.  (Maryland)  (Loss)  The Talbot Boys is a statue to those who served in the Confederacy.

And, Meanwhile, How Many Blacks Were Shot and Killed in Chicago Last Night?  It Is Good to See The NAACP Have Their Priorities Straight.  --Old Secesh

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wisconsin Drummer Boy-- Part 4: Lifelong Member of GAR

After the war, Frank Pettis (Shown as Pettys on the Company A and regimental rosters) returned to Reedsburg and went to work at his father's tailor shop. Later, at the age of 20, he became a miller.  He was a life-long member of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Reedsburg Drum Corps.

He died in 1918 at age 68.

At the funeral, the Reedsburg Drum Corps, performed with muffled drums and preceded the hearse to Greenwood Cemetery where he is buried near his former captain.

A young Frank Pettis is depicted with his drum on Reedsburg's Military Memories in Nishan Park on the "Courage" panel.

--Old Secesh

Wisconsin Drummer Boy-- Part 3: Frank Pettis, 11 Years Old

Frank Pettis of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, was 11 when he enlisted.  His father Amos played the fife and also enlisted.  Father and Son going to war together.

Frank began his military career at age 12 in Co. A, 19th Wisconsin, under Captain A.P. Ellinwood.  He served from February 22, 1862, to August 9, 1865.

He was at every battle the 19th Wisconsin fought in from Suffolk, Virginia, to New Berne, North Carolina to the siege at Petersburg and Richmond, where the regiment's colors were the first to fly over the Confederate Capitol after its capture.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 276: Killing the Charleston Murderer Won't Kill White Supremacy.

From June 1, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

You don't often read about it, but the attacks definitely are continuing on all things Confederate.

**  Old Georgia flag center of debate at new museum.  (Villa Rica, Georgia)  (Loss)  An old tavern owned by the SCV.  the group flies the U.S. flag and the 1956 Georgia state flag.  The town wants to turn the tavern into a museum.

**  Killing ____ _____ Won't Kill White Supremacy.  (Black Press USA)  (Very true)  I won't use the murderers name, though.  I imagine if we had a White Press USA that would be considered racist, though.

But, His Death Will Sure Make Me Feel Better.  --Old Secesh

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 275: The Confederate Flag and Black Lives Matter Both Divisive

From the June 1, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Student claims he was banned from MCC for displaying Confederate Flag.  (Scottsville, Michigan) (Loss) The Mason County Central student had a Confederate Flag on the back of his truck.

**  Confederate Flags and Black Lives Matter both divisive. I thoroughly agree with this.  However, if blacks would stop their attacks on our heritage, I'm sure there would be fewer Confederate Flags shown.

**  Moscow High students fly Confederate Flags, spark debate.  (Idaho)  (Win)  Idaho?

--Old Secesh

They Admitted To It

I enjoyed the History Channel's remake of "Roots."  It is a story of one family's overcoming the horrible slavery system.  They survived, despite all kinds of hardship.

However, on the special about the making of it, I believe it was called "The Vision" or something like that, they had a historian actually say that the majority of Africans sold into slavery were sold by other Africans.  The show alluded to it with Africans in canoes with captives heading to the coast to sell them to Europeans and Northerners.

I was shocked that someone finally came out and said it.

--Old Secesh

Monday, June 6, 2016

Wisconsin Drummer Boy-- Part 2: Other Duties

Young drummers and buglers were also required to help remove the wounded, act as runners and couriers and would also have to assist surgeons in their grisly work.

They were not allowed to carry guns, but were issued a small sword, but on occasion would pick up a rifle on the battlefield and use it.

--Old Secesh

And, Meanwhile, Out on Chicago's Streets Where Black Lives Obviously Don't Matter to Other Blacks

Listening to Mary Dixon on Chicago's WXRT, 93.1 FM this morning who reported 30 shootings in Chicago over the weekend.  This resulted in the deaths of six and wounding of the other 24.

Even though she didn't mention race of the victims, I am sure most were black.

According to the site Hey Jackass!  Chicago Murder, Crime and Mayhem:

June-to-Date: 12 killed, 48 wounded
Year-to-Date: 243 killed, 1346 wounded

A person shot every 2 hours, 22 minutes.  A person murdered every 13 hours, 55 minutes.  These figures are largely winter months.  As the weather warms up during the summer, these times will decrease.

Deadliest neighborhoods in 2016: Austin with 32 murders, Englewood with 29.  Blacks make up the vast majority of inhabitants of these neighborhoods.

Race of Victims:  Black 190, Hispanic 53, white/other 12.

232 males, 24 females.

And yet, blacks are going after everything Confederate.  It really looks like they should be more concerned by their people killing each other.

By the way, total number of blacks killed by white racists, Confederate flags, Confederate monuments and Confederate statues in Chicago so far this year? Well, that number is zero.

Time to Get a Clue.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 274: Four Confederate Monuments Make Most Endangered List in New Orleans

From the May 27, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate monuments listed among city's most endangered historic sites.  (New Orleans)  (Win)  The Louisiana Landmarks Society has released their annual list of most endangered historical places in New Orleans and the four Confederate monuments are on the list.  No big surprise there as the city tries to erase its history.  By the way, it is alright with me if they remove the Liberty Place one, but not the one to the Confederates.

**  Confederate Flag to remain at SC's Citadel.  (Charleston)  (Win)  The flag is actually hanging inside.

--Old Secesh

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Wisconsin Drummer Boy-- Part 1: Drummer Duty

From the May 21, 2016, Baraboo (Wisconsin) News Republic "Reedsburg youth is Civil War drummer boy" by Bill Schuette.

I sure would rather be doing this sort of an entry on this blog than the Confederacy Under Attack.  If certain people and their minions stop attacking my heritage I will be more than happy to stop my defense.

Drummers and buglers were allowed to enlist in the Union Army without meeting the minimum 18-years-of-age requirement.Some estimates say that 100,000 boys younger than 15 enlisted as musicians and that 300 of them were younger than 13.

Their duty was to signal when to eat, sleep and awaken.  During battle, they signaled attack or retreat.    Officers shouting orders were hard to hear during the roar of battle.  Instruments were much louder.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 273: No Surprise Here, Kentucky Judge OKs Removal of Confederate Monument in Louisville

From the May 2526, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  The Removal of New Orleans Confederate Monuments Has Been Delayed Again.  (Win)  And, let's hope all but the Liberty Monument will continue to remain in place.

**  Kentucky judge rules Louisville can remove Confederate monument.  (Louisville) (Loss)  Really trying for lower case shame.

**  Appeal argued before Virginia Supreme Court in Danville Confederate Flag controversy.  (Loss, I'm figuring)  We can't win in court, not with most judges stacked against us.

--Old Secesh

No Mention of Black Complicity in Slavery

Last night I saw the History Channel's "History of Roots" show which gave the historic facts about their excellent mini-series.

However, once again, no direct statement was made as to black African involvement in the slave trade.  It was alluded to in the scenes shown which showed blacks taking other blacks to Europeans and selling them into slavery.  But there were no words to the fact that this happened.

It is very hard to get blacks to admit to their role in the enslavement of African blacks.

They did say that just one in three Southern families owned slaves and that most of them owned very few, likely five or less.  I imagine that life for slaves on a small farm would be different from that of ones on a large plantation.

--Old Secesh

Thursday, June 2, 2016

I've Been Watching The History Channel's "Roots"

I've seen all three airings so far.

It definitely shows man's inhumanity to man.  Slavery was a horrible thing with the constant dehumanization.  It is too bad that it happened.  But, it did.  We all have to live with that.  It took brave and courageous people to live under such conditions.

I was glad to see the series showed that it was blacks who sold other blacks into slavery.  From what I have read, it seems that the vast majority of Africans captured and sold into slavery were captured and sold into slavery by other Africans for a profit.

This would seem to me to indict the race as a whole because of their part in slavery.  Those who sold the blacks into slavery, then, were just as bad as the Europeans and Northerners who moved the slaves to the New World, the Northerners who held slaves until it became obvious that the system wouldn't work in the North, and the Southern whites who ended up owning the slaves.

It Happened and We Need to Learn to Live With It.  --Old Secesh

And, While Blacks Attack the Flag, What Is Going On in Chicago As Far As Black Murders?

Listening to WXRT this morning, I heard that there were three murders in Chicago in the past day along with another nine wounded.  Murders in Chicago for the month of May (mostly black) amounted to 66.

I just don't know why all this hatred is directed at the Confederate Flag, monuments and statues when it would seem to me they would be more upset about all this black on black carnage.  And, this is just in Chicago.  Blacks are killing blacks all over the United States.

I just don't get the Black Lives Matter business.  I guess it matters when it involves police or white racists, but not when it is other blacks.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 272: The Flag Still Flies Somewhere

From the May 25, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  City fires back on Confederate monument.  (Louisville, Kentucky)  (Loss)  Of course they want to remove it.  Looks like the city and university are heading for lower case because of their shameful action.

**  Portsmouth council goes into closed session to discuss Confederate monument.  (Virginia)  (Loss)  I have the feeling this will not go well for our side.

**  Mixed reaction from residents over Confederate Flag flown in Burke County.  (Green Alpine, N.C.) (Win)  It still flies, as hard as that is to believe in these days.  I doubt it will remain so for long.

--Old Secesh

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 271: What Next, Body Removal?

From May 23, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Congress votes to ban Confederate Flags from VA cemeteries.  (Loss)  What will they do next, demand body removal?

**  Confederate Flags fly over US 127 at anniversary rally.  (Columbia Township, Michigan)  (Win)  Again, I would have liked to see more people and flags there.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 270: Five Ways the Confederacy Lives On Today

From Attn: site.

1.  MLK-Lee Day

2.  Stone Mountain

3.  Confederate Mound in Chicago where 6,000 are buried.

4.  Majority Black Schools Named After Confederate Leaders.

5.  The Myth About States' Rights

Obviously, This Was Anti-Confederate.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 269: House Votes to Ban Confederate Flags from VA Cemeteries

From the 20 and 22, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  House Votes to ban Confederate Flags on VA Cemetery Flagpoles.  (Loss)  But, at least you can still fly small ones on individual graves on certain days.

**  Confederate Flag supporters rally outside Danville museum.  (Virginia)  (Win)  Though,there were not a lot of them, sadly.

**  Brawl breaks out after Hot Springs family displays Confederate Flag.  (Arkansas)    At high school.  I didn't read who started it.  If our folks did, it was a loss.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 268: House Rejects Effort to Remove Confederate Flag at the Citadel

From the May 17, and 19, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Mixed reaction after Confederate Flag painted at high school.  (Sholo, Arizona)  (Loss)  Flag painted on high school parking lot.  Some students wearing Confederate flags.  Painting the flag on the pavement is not a nice thing to fo.

**  House rejects effort to bar Confederate Flag from the Citadel.  (U.S. House of Representatives) (Win)

**  Confederate Flag demonstrations at Sholo High School.  (Arizona) (Win)  But, that flag should not have been painted on the parking lot.

--Old Secesh