Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 337: Does the SCV = Confederate Activists? Reckon So

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

**  Confederate Flag prohibited at WCHS.  (Minnesota)  (Loss)  Winona Senior High School.

**  Confederate activist nearly named to Hillsborough County's diversity panel.  (Tampa, Florida) (Loss)  He is the leader of the local SCV group.  Just because of this, he can't be forthright?  Isn't this a diversity panel?  Isn't this group supposed to see all sides of issues?

**  Confederate group reluctantly accepts Vanderbilt deal.  (Tennessee)  The United daughters of the Confederacy.  Well, at least they got the money?  usually, we get nothing for their "erasure."

Since When Does Being in the SCV Make You Less of a Person and One Whose Views Are Not to Be Heard?  --Old Secesh

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 336: UDC Paid to Remove "Confederate" Name from Vanderbilt Dorm

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

**  Vandervilt University removes 'Confederate' from inscription at front of dorm.  (Tennessee) (Loss)  The word Confederate was removed from the stone pediment at the entrance to the now just Memorial Hall student dormitory.

At least the university paid the UDC $1.2 million to do it.  That would be the present-day value of the $50,000 donation they made in 1933 for the dorm's construction and naming right.

The money to remove the name came from an anonymous donor.

So, No More Confederate Memorial Hall at Vandy.  --Old Secesh

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 335: Houston School Name Changes

From the August 14, 15, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  10 Texas School Names Honoring Confederates Have Changed, At Least 24 Haven't.  (Loss)  (However, if the school serves a primarily black area, I agree that the name should be changed.

**  Texas School Board Approves $1.2 Million To Rename Schools Honoring Schools Confederacy.  (Loss)  houston independent school district (small case because of shame.)  Again, I'm sure they could find better ways to spend their money.  Maybe change name to houston independent stupid district.

--Old Secesh

Friday, August 26, 2016

Women and Wives the Topic for McHenry County Civil War Round Table Discussion Saturday

I'll be going to the McHenry County Civil War Round Table discussion group meeting tomorrow at Panera Bread in Crystal Lake, Illinois on Northwest Highway (US-14).

The topic will be women and wives during the war.

I intend to look up some of my old blog entries on the subject.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 334: $1.2 Million For Houston Schools to Remove Confederate Names

From the August 10 and 14, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Houston schools could need $1.2 million to remove Confederate names.  (Loss)  And that loss for us is nothing like the loss to the Houston schools which are bad anyway.  That money surely could have been used better for other things.  Maybe get the NAACP to pay for it.  Oops.  I forgot that we can't say CP.  Right GMA.

**  Group wants to line Interstate 40 with Confederate Flags.  (North Carolina) (Win)  The group is Alamance County taking back Alamance County.  I-40 goes through their county.  The group and others want to put up 23 Confederate Flags along the 18 counties the interstate goes through.

I Always Enjoy Seeing Confederate Flags Fly Tall and Proud, Especially Big Ones.  --Old Secesh

McHenry County (Illinois) Civil War Deaths-- Part 16: Mudgett to Paine

W. Mudgett
S. Mullis
J.N. Murphy
C. Myrrick
C.W. Nash
B. Newman
G.W. Nichols
J.W. Oakes
W.R. Oakley
L. Olcott
A. Olson
M.P. O'Niel
C.E. Owles
S.M. Paddock
A.A. Page
C.H. Paine
J. Paine

--Old Secesh

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

McHenry County Civil War Deaths-- Part 15: Maratin to Morse

C. Maratin
N. Martin
M. McCollum
T. McLean
H.C. Mead
T.R. Mead Jr.
H. Metiz
W.R. Miller
J. Monear
H. Montgomery
H.C. Morley
P.H. Morris
C.J. Morse

--Old Secesh


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

McHenry County Civil War Deaths-- Part 14: Lamb to Marshall

McHenry County is in Illinois, northwest of Chicago.

E.B. Lamb
W. Lawson
J.M. Lee
C. Leber
B. Lewis
C. Loomis
E. Lyons
M. Mackey
H. Maddick
C. Madgett
J.B. Manzer
A. Marshall
W. Marshall

--Old Secesh

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 333: Wilmington, N.C.Confederate Memorials Safe for Now

From August 6 and 8, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  City sued for banning Confederate Flag at Christmas parade.  (Natchitoches, Louisiana) (Win)  The suit filed by the Louisiana Division SCV.  Of course, we don't have a chance of winning in the courts.  But nice try anyway.

**  Confederate memorials in Wilmington: Here to Stay Unless N.C. General Assembly Deems Otherwise.  (Wilmington, N.C.)  (Win)  But for how long.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 332: Some Folks Easily Offended by the Flag

From the August 3-4, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate Flag sparks free speech debate in Durham's Trinity Park neighborhood.  (North Carolina) (Loss) (A Confederate Flag was found to be on someone's windshield.)  Well, just don't look at it, silly.

**  Petition wants bikers to stop flying Confederate Flags at Bikes, Blues & BBQ.  (Arkansas) (Loss)  If it offends, don't go.

**  Sales of Confederate Flags are banned at Field Days.  (New Haven, Vermont)  (Loss)  The place was the Addison County Fair & Filed Days.  One pl;ace I won't be going to.  A church petition caused this ban.

--GreGen

Friday, August 19, 2016

Restored Female Confederate Captain's Coat To Be Unveiled

From the July 18, 2016, Washington Times.  AP.

Again, this is what I definitely would prefer to be doing than the Confederacy Under Attack.  If those other people ever stop their attacks and bad-mouthing, perhaps I can get back to what I'd rather be doing.

Matthews, Virginia.  The Civil war coat owned by the only woman believed to have been commissioned by the Confederacy has recently been restored.

Sally Louise Tompkins' uniform coat was unveiled Saturday at Tompkins College in Matthews, Virginia.  She was born in 1833 and was a nurse commissioned by Confederate President Jefferson Davis.  She had already opened Robertson Hospital at the start of the war to aid the many wounded.

She was called the "Angel of the Confederacy" and her hospital had reportedly the lowest death rate of any hospital be it Confederate or Union.

She died in 1916.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 331: Another Fair Protest

From the August 3, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate..

**  Confederate Flag sales at upcoming Lorain County Fair prompts protest rally.  (Ohio)  (Loss)  If you don't like it, don't look at it and definitely don't buy it, stupid!  This should nor be an issue in light of all the blacks getting killed by other blacks.  Sure makes you wonder about all that "Black Lives Matter" stuff.

**  Males assaulted at Shippensburg fair over Confederate Flag.  (Pennsylvania)  (Loss).  One was wearing a Confederate Flag on a black tee-shirt.  Like I said, we've got "idgits" on both sides.

--Old Secesh

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 330: Georgia Police Sergeant Fired for Confederate Flag at Home

From the July 31, 2016, and August 2, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  South Carolina man assaults pro-Confederate demonstrators, tries to snatch stars and bars flags.  (Charleston, S.C.)  Yep, we've got idiots on both sides.

**  Police sergeant fired for having a Confederate Flag in front of her home.  (Roswell, Georgia)  (Loss)  Tell me how this is correct procedure.

--Old Secesh

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Civil War Trust Hopes to Add to Bentonville Battlefield-- Part 2

Johnston County property records showed the proposed land is owned by Jordan B. Flowers in irrevocable trust.

On March 19-21, 1865, some 60,000 Union troops and 20,000 Confederates clashed here at the Battle of Bentonville.

According to site manager Donny Taylor,  "This was the last battle of the war that the Confederate Army was able to choose the ground and initiate the battle."  Sherman was heading for Goldsboro because the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad and Wilmington & Weldon Railroad crossed there.

The battle did not change the war's outcome.

The 75 acres the CWT wants to acquire is about two miles northeast of the Bentonville visitors center.  Most land additions to the battlefield have come in the last fifteen years.  The state historic site has been adding walking trails and developing cell phone guided tours.  Land in the site that is not developed is being leased to local farmers.

Now, I Definitely Enjoy Doing These Entries More Than the Confederacy Under Attack.  --Old Secesh

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Civil War Trust Hopes to Add to Bentonville Battlefield-- Part 1

From the August 8, 2016, Raleigh (NC) News & Observer.

The State of North Carolina controls about 1/3 of the 6,600 acres over which  this battle in the closing days of  the Civil War took place.  And, that land appears much as it did the 150+ years ago when Confederates under General Joseph Johnston and Union soldiers under General William T. Sherman clashed in a last-ditch effort to stop the Union march across North Carolina.

Except for pull-offs to read historical markers and a few more structures, this land looks the same.  Two-tghirds of the land is in private hands.

The Civil War Trust preservation group wants to buy 75 more acres and deed it over to the state.

The property is located at the corner of Devil's Racetrack and Harper House roads, next to the Ebeneezer Methodist Church.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 329: Proud and Beautiful, Waving Defiantly

From the July 26, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Driver accused of ramming Confederate-Flag van into black couple.  (Florida)  (Loss)  This was over a parking spot.  Actions such as this should be punished to the max.  Hope he gets it.  No excuse at all.

**  **  I finally found a TV news report on that huge Confederate Flag in Danville, Virginia, flying in the breeze, tall and proud.  A sight to behold.  It appears there is barbed wire wrapped around the pole.  If so, probably to keep those Confederate-haters from doing bad things to the flag.

**  Georgia officer says she wasn't aware Confederate Flag offends some.  (Roswell)  (A real bug DUH here.  Where ya been lady?)

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 328: About Those Giant Confederate Flags, a Real "Our Flag Was Still There" Moment

From the July 26, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

Again, I do not list repeats unless there is new news about it.  I capitalize Flags when used with Confederate out of honor for the banner and my heritage.

**  Mega-Confederate Flags Coming to SC.  (Win)  The South Carolina Secessionist Party is enacting "Operation Retaliation" modeled after the Virginia Flaggers.

Sadly, this seems the only way we can fight these transgressions against our ancestors.  We sure can't do it in the schools (except perhaps high school), legislative or judicial branches.  Nor can we do it with mayors, governors and other leaders who lack the backbone to stand up to all this anti-Confederate sentiment.

It's a real "Our Flag Was Still There" moment to see one of these giant flags flying by the side of the road.

Southern Pride  --Old Secesh

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 327: About the Largest Confederate Flag

From the July 24-25, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Largest Confederate Battle Flag Raised in Blair, Virginia.  (Win)  Nearly 500 attended.  Here's a thumb to the nose for Confederate-haters.

**  Public hearing weighs options for moving Confederate monument.  (Louisville)  (Loss)  Leave it where it is.  If you don't like it, don't look at it.  A judge has signed a restraining order to temporarily halt its removal.

--Old Secesh


Another Bloody Weekend in Chicago

Watching  Chicago's ABC TV last night, I saw that over this last weekend in Chicago that 40 had been wounded and nine killed.

A six-year-old girl was returning home after being wounded by a gunman who killed her uncle right in front of her.  Since the beginning of the year, 25 children under the age of 13 had been killed.

Most of the wounded and killed were black.

And, yet, they are really, really upset with anything Confederate.

It is definitely time to reconsider priorities with the black community which largely has only itself to blame for all these shootings.

--Old Secesh

Friday, August 12, 2016

Here Are Some More Numbers on Chicago Murders

I highly recommend you go to the Hey Jackass Chicago Mayhem and Murder site for a whiole lot more numbers and statistics on this blight.

August to Date

Shot and Killed: 31
Shot and Wounded:  134

The Week in Progress:

Shot and Killed: 20
Shot and Wounded: 64

Year to Date

Shot and Killed:  396
Shot and Wounded: 2188

On average, one person in Chicago is shot and wounded every 2:05 minutes.

One person is murdered every 12:18 minutes.

By contrast, U.S. fatalities in Afghanistan during the height of the fighting:
2009:  521
2010:  711
2011:  566

The last three years:

2014:  75
2015:  27
2016, so far:  6

Chiraq I Guess,  But Let There Be No Confederate Flags!!  --Old Secesh

And Meanwhile: Most Recent Murders in Chicago

And, believe me, most of the shootings involve blacks on blacks.

I came across an article saying that Chicago politicians are ecstatic because the number of murders (most black on black) in Chicago dropped for the month of July to "Just" 65.  In June it was 72.  Even one murder is too many.

And, yet, blacks are evidently more concerned about being offended by Confederate Flags, memorials and statues than they are of their people killing each other.

Not one of the murders in Chicago the last two months involved a Confederate Flag or anything Confederate for that matter.

Sure Makes You Wonder.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 326: 500 Attend Largest Confederate Flag Raising

From the July 24, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Largest Confederate Battle Flag Raised in Blairs, Va.  (Win)  And nearly 500 attended.  There obviously are some people offended by these incessant black attacks on our heritage.  Most times if so much as one black person is offended, the flag, statue or memorial has to be removed.  When are we going to get turn-about?

There were 500 people, but even if it was just one had been there, laws must be passed to protect our heritage.

Either that, or blacks must be made to give up something they hold dear.  I'll start with rap and seeing guys' shorts.  And, I am not even mentioning the term A-A as in black people from Africa.  I find that term highly offensive.  Either you're African or American.

And, isn't it true that  it was almost always Africans who sold their fellow Africans into slavery.  If so, perhaps even the word Africa should be banned.

Not Even Mentioning Blacks Shooting Blacks.  --Old Secesh

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 325: Largest Confederate Flag Going Up

From Google Alerts for July 22, 2016, for Confederate.

**  World's Largest Confederate Battle Flag is coming to Danville.  (Virginia)  (Win)  This is being done by the Virginia Flaggers.  Since the city took down the Confederate Flag in August 2015, they have put up 13 other Confederate Flags, this will be the 14th.

It is on a 109-foot pole and measures 30 X 50 feet.  Something to See!!  And a big nose-thumb to  those who hate us.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 324: Confederate Officers Who Served During the Spanish-American War

And these were just the Confederate officers.  Many enlisted Confederates also donned U.S. uniforms during the war.

Confederate Generals:

Joe Wheeler
Fitzhugh Lee
Thomas Rosser
Matthew C. Butler

Col. William Oates

Still Patriots After All That.  --Old Secesh

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 323: Some More Famous Descendants of Confederate Veterans

**  Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., killed at Okinawa in 1945.  Confederate General Simon Bolivar Buckner.

**  U.S. Army Air Corps Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest III, shot down and killed over Germany in 1942.  His great-great grandfather was, of course, Nathan Bedford Forrest.

**  President Theodore Roosevelt.  His uncle was Confederate States Chief Foreign Agent James D. Bulloch.

**  President Woodrow Wilson.  His father was Reverend J.R. Wilson, Confederate chaplain.

**  President Harry S. Truman was a Sons of Confederate Veterans member as a descendant of William Young who was a member of the Missouri Partisan Rangers.

--Old Secesh

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

McHenry County (Illinois) Civil War Deaths-- Part 13: Kelly to Lalong

J.G. Kelly
P. Kelly
J. Kennedy
H.I. Kert
R. Keys
W. Kimball
A. King
G.H. Kingsbury
A. Knapp
H. Labrec
W. Labrec
D.D. Lake
W. Lalong

Two Kellys, two Labrecs.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 322: Famous Americans Who Are Descendants of Confederate Soldiers

From July 20, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

In my last Confederacy Under Attack post on Friday, I mentioned that Confederates are legally U.S. military veterans.

Here are some, and that is just some, famous Americans who are descendants of Confederates:

Marine General John A. Lejeune's father was Confederate Army Captain Ovide Lejeune.  Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in North Carolina is named after John Lejeune.

Marine Lt. General Lewis "Chesty" Puller's grandfather was Confederate Major John Puller, killed in 1864.

Army Lt. General George S. Patton III's grandfather was Col. George Patton, killed in 1864.

And, There Are More.  --Old Secesh


Monday, August 8, 2016

McHenry County (IL) Civil War Round Table Meeting This Tuesday

This Tuesday at 7 p.m. Dave Noe will present a talk about the Philadelphia Home Guard at the Woodstock (Illinois) Public Library at 414 West Judd Street.

I will be able to attend after not making it to the last two meetings.

--Old Secesh

McHenry County (Illinois) Civil War Deaths-- Part 12: Huff to Justin

As I have already pointed out, it was surprising to see so many deaths from this one county.

A. Huff
C. Hughes
J.M. Hunt
H.C. Hutington
D.F. Huntley
W. Hutchkins
J. Hutson
H. Jackman
S.H. Jackson
G.G. Jackson
T.H. Jackson
W. Jacobs
W.H. Jones
J. Justin

Three Jacksons.  --Old Secesh

Friday, August 5, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 321: Confederate Veterans Were Recognized as American veterans

From the July 20, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate veterans recognized as Americans.  (Win)  Believe it or not, those who fought for the Confederacy in its attempt to break away from the United States and start their own country are recognized as U.S. veterans entitled to the same honors as those who fought for the Union.

The article came up with four different federal acts and resolutions backing the statement:  Congressional Act of 1900, Congressional Act of 1906, the 17th Congress in February 1929 and U.S. Public Law 85-410, of May 1958.

If any of these are true, perhaps those who continue to dishonor Confederate veterans are breaking the law.

Maybe someone should look into this.

--Old Secesh


The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 320: No Confederate Flags in N.C. Soldiers' Reunion Parade?

From the July 16-17, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Roswell PD officer reportedly fired after complaint about Confederate Flag.  (Georgia)  (Loss)  Flying one outside her home.  Ridiculous.

**  Long Valley man flies Confederate Flag in protest to loss of liberties.  (New Jersey)  I definitely feel my liberties are being trampled upon as well.

**  Catawba School Board hears concerns over Confederate Flag in Soldiers' Reunion Parade.  (Newton, N.C.)  (Loss)  The parade is scheduled for August 18 and is believed to be the longest-running patriotic celebration in the U.S. not based on a holiday.  The first one was held in 1889.

And, this parade and reunion was for Confederate veterans who fought under the flag some find so offensive.  I would say that if the flag is banned, so should the parade.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 319: Even Medical Museums Aren't Safe from Attack

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

**  Confederate Flag entry prompts review of Delaware County July 4 parade.  (Ohio) (Loss)  Someone was offended.  Guess who?

**  Confederate controversy: D.C. tourism group objects to Frederick museum logo.  (Maryland) (Loss) The National Museum of Civil War Medicine has a you-know-what flag in its logo.  Guess who got offended?

**  Conflict over Confederate Flags at Cottage Grove Festival.  (Loss)  They had them, guess who was offended?

--Old Secesh

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Tennessee in the Civil War-- Part 3: Preparing for War

For Confederates, the summer and autumn of 1861 were times of celebration and optimism. Young men rushed to join the army units forming in their counties and towns.  The soldiers elected their company officers, and, after being feted by their neighbors and families, set off to Confederate training camps like Camp Trousdale in Sumner County.

For Union sympathizers, these months were ones of harassment from Confederates.  Many Union men fled to Kentucky where they enlisted in federal units.  Eventually some 31,000 of them joined.  This is more troops fighting for the Union than all of the other Confederate states combined.

--Old Secesh

Tennessee in the Civil War-- Part 2: A Big Vote to Secede, East Tennessee Wants to Secede from the State

To validate their action, the legislature called for another referendum on June 8, 1861.  Some 105,000 Tennesseeans voted for secession and only 47,000 against.  East Tennesseans voted almost two-to-one to stay with the Union.  There was a tremendous anti-secession, anti-Confederate area there.

Even as the state seceded, several East Tennessee counties were meeting with the intention of seceding from the state.  The rest of Tennessee decided to occupy the rebellious counties.

--Old Secesh

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Civil War in Tennessee-- Part 1: A Divided State

From the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture.

In 1861, when the nation divided, so did Tennessee.  West Tennesseeans, led by Governor Isham G. Harris, cast their lot with the new Confederacy.  Meanwhile, in East Tennessee, most residents remained loyal to the United States.  In the middle section, it was about equally split. There was a lot of neighbor-versus-neighbor guerrilla warfare.

In February 1861, a referendum was held, and, as expected, the East was against secession, West for it and Central equally divided.  However, the firing on Fort Sumter in April and President Lincoln's call for 75,000 state militiamen to put down the rebellion started a push to secession.

East Tennessee threatened to secede from the state if that happened.  In May, Governor Harris and the legislature made a military alliance with the Confederacy and began raising an army for defense against Union invasion.

--Old Secesh

McHenry County Civil War Deaths-- Part 11: Hess to Hubbard

H. Hess
H.E. Hicks
E.W. Higley
H. Hildebrandt
J.A. Hodge
R.M. Hooker
A. Hooper
C. Hotchkiss
D. Housell
D. Howe
M. Howe
D. Howland
F. Hubbard

--Old Secesh

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 318: About That Iowa Congressman's Confederate Flag

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

**  A Confederate Flag flies in this congressman's office.  Representative Steve King of Iowa has come under attack because of the miniature Confederate Flag he has on his desk along with the American flag and a "Don't Tread on Me" flag.

I think I'll move to his district so I can vote for him.

After all, now, the American flag flew over slavery for a whole lot longer than the Confederate one.  Plus. O inderstand, some people have been bitten by rattlesnakes.

As Such, These Flags Should Be Banned As Well.  Mustn't Offend, You Know.  --Old Secesh

McHenry County Civil War Deaths-- Part 10: Haggerty to Helm

P.J. Haggerty
H.S. Hanchett
W. Handcock
P. Handle
S.A. Handy
T. Hardy
D. Harnish
L. Happ
M. Harris
M. Hayes
S.R. Heath
W. Heath
N. Helm

--Old Secesh

Monday, August 1, 2016

McHenry County Civil War Deaths-- Part 9: Gale to Griffing

L.E. Gale
C. Galteman
A. Gamble
J.M. Garrett
E.W. Gates
F. Geherke
M.T. Gibbs
G. Gill
T. Gill
C. Gatterman
M.W. Gould
J. Grady
D.W. Green
J. Griffen
T.L. Griffing

--Old Secesh



McHenry County Civil War Deaths-- Part 8: Fitts to Furgeson

E. Fitts
J. Fotzer
T. Fitzsimmons
J. Flemming
A. Fletcher
A.H. Ford
V.M. Ford
C.W. Foster
C. Fox
W. Fox
C.H. Francisco
H. Freeman
G.W. French
C. Fuller
J. Furgeson

--Old Secesh