Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Civil War II-- 516: A New Confederate Flag Goes Up in North Carolina

From the July 11, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Sons of Confederate Veterans raises flag on 85-foot pole near Newton.  (North Carolina)  (Win)  It is by N.C. Highway 16.  Whenever I see the flag flying high and proud, it is a thumb to the old nose to Confederate-haters.  We're still here and not going away.

**  Confederate Flags fly high in Catawba County as monuments go down (across the South).  (North Carolina)  (Win)  The flag is on private property.  There is also a Confederate Flag flying at a local business.

--Old Secesh

Monday, July 24, 2017

Civil War II-- 514: Still Over 1,500 Confederate Statues, Memorials and Monuments To Go

From the July 9, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate Monuments:  Dozens Across South Have Been Removed Or Renamed.  (NBC)  That famous anti-Confederate organization, Southern Poverty Law Center, estimates that there are more than 1,500 remaining that need to come down.

Of course, now in Massachusetts and Maryland (see last post), there are people wanting markers removed.  Any marker mentioning anything Confederate will need to go, evidently.  That means that on battlefields there will be a dire shortage of information as to what took place at that spot.

This is getting ridiculous.

Sure Hope People Come To Their Senses and Stop Trying To Erase History.  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 513: About the John Winder Marker in Maryland

From the July 8, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Rally to keep confederate general marker on courthouse grounds set for Saturday.  (Salisbury, Md.)  (Win)  There is a petition going around to remove the marker of John Winder.  I was kind of surprised to see that local ABC affiliate 47 ABC spelled confederate without a capital letter.

It was put up by the Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission.  I did not know this was a white supremacist organization.  They would have to be if they put up a marker to a Confederate general.   Well, at least according to today's Confederate haters.

I do not know this general so will do research.

**  Ole Miss to Recognize Slave Labor on Pre-Civil War Buildings.  (Win)  Slave labor was used.  I imagine they will be using signage instead of renaming or tearing down the buildings.

Again, I Support Signage Instead of Tearing Down or Renaming If That Will Keep the Anti's Happy.  --Old Secesh

Friday, July 21, 2017

I'd Much Rather Be Doing This One On the Discovery of Col. Shaw's Sword, 54th Massachusetts

I would much rather be doing entries on the Civil War, the original Civil War, not the new one. I call Civil War II.  As long as these horrible attacks continue on my heritage, I will continue to defend.

From the July 13, 2017, CBS News, Boston  "Civil War Colonel Robert Gould Shaw's long-lost sword found in attic."

He was the commanding officer of the Union's first all-black regiment, the 54th Massachusetts, and his sword has been given by his descendants to the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston.  There is a famous statue of Shaw and the 54th in front of the Massachusetts State House.

In 1863, he led the 54th in a valiant, but futile, attack on the Confederate Fort Wagner guarding Charleston, South Carolina in an exploit made famous by the 1989 critically acclaimed movie "Glory."  He was killed in action and his sword stolen.

It was recently discovered in a Boston North Shore family attic by Mary Minturn Wood and her brother, descendants of Shaw's sister Susannah.  When they saw the initials "RGS" engraved on the sword, they knew it was his and they decided to gift it  to the historical society even though they could have made a lot of money at auction.

The sword went on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society on  Tuesday, the 18th of July.

More Power to the Family for Gifting It Instead of Selling It At Auction.  --Old Secesh


156 Years Ago-- July 20 and 21, 1861: Confederate Congress Meets and the Battle of First Bull Run

Looking at the Chicago Daily News, July 20 and 21

**  1861--  The Congress of the Confederate States of America began holding sessions in Richmond, Virginia.  The original Confederate capital had been in Montgomery, Alabama.

**  1861--  The First Battle of Bull Run was fought at Manassas, Virginia, resulting in a Confederate victory.
Things Were Sure Looking Good Back Then.  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 512: KKK and Protesters Meet in Charlottesville

July 8, 2017, Yahoo! News  "KKK marchers in Virginia met by throngs of counter-protesters"  A.F.B.  by Sebasien Blane.

"Supporters of white supremacist Ku Klux Klan marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday to protest the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee...."

Police kept the two groups separated, but there were lots of chants back and forth, some not so nice.  And there was not-so-nice language as well.

Fortunately, there were no shootings.  This is what I really worry about whenever flashpoints of idiots (both sides) like this occur, especially with one of the groups being the KKK.

The name of Lee Park has already been changed (which puts Charlottesville in line for lower case (c)harlottesville and a boycott by me).  But as long as the statue remains in place, the city hasn't shamed itself so will stay capitalized.

The anti-Confederate protesters have already vandalized the Lee statue as is their usual mode of operation.

This Confrontation, Thankfully, Was Not Worse.  --Old Secesh

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Civil War II-- 511: KKK Not Who We Want Supporting Us

From the Google Alerts for Confederate for July 8, 2017.

**  KKK protesters 'will be armed' when they protest in support of Confederate statue.  (Charlottesville, Va.)  (Loss)  Virginia is an open carry state, but a headline like this is bound to bring out the other side's idiots.  There won't be enough room for two sets of idiots at the protest.

Let's see, KKK and "will be armed."  Sure makes us look bad.

And, I sure hate to see the KKK word mixed up with our defense of the statues and flag.

Like I said before, both sides have plenty of idiots.

**  Confederate Fla will -temporarily-fly again at South Carolina Statehouse on Monday.  (Columbia)  (Win)  The South Carolina Secessionist Party will fly it.

Hey, That's My Name.  Copy Cats!!

--Old Secesh

Confederate Statues Unmoved in Richmond-- Part 4: Two Different Sides

Not everyone is happy about the mayor's decision.

Phil Wilayto hates the sic Confederate monuments, saying they are "a virtual shrine to the slavery defending Confederacy."  I guess that means the majority of the Confederate soldiers who did not even own a slave, were fighting to defend the rich folks' owning of slaves.

Frank Earnest, heritage defense coordinator of the Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans said his group would likely challenge any new signage, which he said would amount to "defacing" the monuments.

The issue has even gotten into the state politics.  In the June 13 GOP primary for Virginia governor, Corey Stewart who has made the state's preservation of the monuments his rallying cry, narrowly lost to Ed Gillespie, a far-better-funded rival.

--Old Secesh

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Confederate Statues Unmoved in Richmond-- Part 3: A List of Dishonored Cities

Continued from July 7, 2017.

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney's signage approach to Confederate statues could set his city apart from other Southern cities with their treatment of symbols.

In (s)t. (l)ouis the city's decision to remove a Confederate monument prompted scuffles last month between supporters and opponents of the plan. In (n)ew (o)rleans city workers took down three Confederate statues and other one.

In (c)halottesville, Virginia, torch-wielding opponents to the statue removal marched through downtown.  The KKK plans a rally there in July.

But even with signage on the six monuments, many are still not happy.

I Can Live With Signage So Long As the Monuments Remain.  Like I Said, If You Don't Like It, Don't look At It.  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 510: And, Now the Tampa Bay Rays?

From the July 7, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Tampa Bay Rays support removing Confederate Monument from downtown Tampa.  (Loss)  Now this.  We have angered the baseball gods.  I tell you, we can't win.  What next, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will come out for removing it?

And then we might get Lightninged, but not to worry, no Blackhawk fans will be hurt as they don't allow Blackhawk fans at their home games.

Throw the Ball, Hit the Ball and Run to the Base.

What Place Are the Rays In Anyway?  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 509: Shouldn't It Be Black Lives Matter Vandalizers Instead of Activists?

From the July 5, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Black Lives Matter Activists Rally for Removal of Confederate Monument.  (San Antonio)  (Loss)  It is in Travis Park.  Then, they will probably vandalize it.  Instead of Black Livers Matter "Activists," it should be Black Lives Matter "Vandalizers."

As usual, very racist of them.  OK for Blacks to vandalize white monuments.  Not OK if Whites vandalize Black things.

And, shouldn't it really be African-American Lives Matter?

**  County commissioner wants another vote on Tampa's Confederate Monument.  (Loss)  And, since he is a black man, he'll probably get a revote.

Just Imagine What They'd Think If We Vandalized Something Dear To Them.  --Old Secesh


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Civil War II-- 508: Hollywood, Fla., Renaming Confederate Streets

From the July 3, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Florida city to rename streets honoring Confederate generals.  (Hollywood)  (Loss)   They will begin the process and renaming Lee, Hood and Forrest streets.  What will happen when we need to begin renaming MLK streets?

**  Confederate Flag found in Gainesville NAACP president's property.  (Florida)  (Loss)  We sure don't need to be stirring up the hornet's nest. You know how the NAACP feels about that Flag.

Like I Said, We Got Them Idjits On Both Sides.  --Old Secesh

Monday, July 17, 2017

Mort Kunstler's Civil War Calendar, July 2017: On This Date

JULY

18--  1863, the Battle of Fort Wagner

21--  1861, The First Battle of Bull Run

22--   1864, Battle of Atlanta

29--  1862,  the "Alabama" sails out of England

30--  1864, Battle of the Crater

--Old Secesh

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sure Got My Civil War On This Past Week: Civil War Days and Round Table Meeting

Sunday I went out to the 26th Annual Civil War Days event in Wauconda, Illinois, at Lakewood Forest Preserve.  Tuesday I went to Woodstock, Illinois,  for the McHenry County Civil War Round Table meeting.

I always enjoy getting together with other persons of like interest.  And never a disparaging word was said about the Confederacy.

Now, this is the part of being interested in the Civil War that I really enjoy.  I do not much like all the Civil War II blog entries.  Growing up I could never have imagined something this horrible happening in the United States.

If the attacks cease, so will the Civil War II.

So Tired.  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 507: Missouri Civil War Museum Gets (s)t. (l)ouis' Time Capsule

From the June 30, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Time Capsule retrieved From Base of (s)t. (l)ouis' Confederate Monument.  (Win/Loss)  It will be going to the Missouri Civil War Museum.  The city knew it was there and even after the monument had completely been removed, they continued to look for it.  (Proving that they at least have some idea of historical significance.)

The UDC bequeathed it as well as the monument to the museum.

(s)t. (l)ouis agreed to let the museum have the monument as long as it is not displayed  in the city or St. Louis County  (not the city so hasn't been shamed).  This is alright for me as I would like to see the monument but now I am boycotting (s)t. (l)ouis so wouldn't get to see it.

The museum plans to open the time capsule in August during a fundraising event to raise money to honor Confederate soldiers from Missouri by re-erecting the monument.

Where Do I Send Money?  --Old Secesh

Is There Room in Arlington National Cemetery and In Our Memories for Confederate Soldiers?-- Part 2

Continued from July 11, 2017.

"But today, revisionists are moving to eliminate prominent reminders of the war, arguing there is nothing noble worth remembering about the battlefield sacrifices of Southern soldiers, most of whom weren't slaveowners and fought mainly with the passionate belief they were defending their homes.

"Perhaps then, those Southerners buried in the sacred grounds of Arlington should be disinterred, their memories removed.  Would that finally heal the wounds of slavery?  or would it be better to continue to acknowledge that history is unchangeable and we need constant reminders that millions of Americans had to die on both sides to begin the drawn-out process of keeping the promise of our finders."

And, sure to infuriate our Confederate-haters club, they also have a monument in Arlington National Cemetery.  This seems to be something they hate more than a simple Confederate gravestone.

This was by Dan K. Thomasson.

I like this person's thoughts on the subject.  True.

--Old Secesh

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Civil War II-- 506: Confederate Flags Will Be Sold at Lorain County Fair

From the June 29, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Washington National Cathedral is taking its time to ponder its Confederate windows.  (Washington, D.C.)  Since they are thinking more about removing them, this is a good thing, so (Win).

**  Confederate Flags Will definitely Be On Sale At the Lorain County Fair.  (Ohio)  (Win)   Hey, it it offends, don't buy it.  Avert your eyes.  "Look Away, Look Away..".Oops, Sorry 'Bout That.  At least I didn't use the "D" word.  You know D-X-E.

If you had told me ten years ago that Confederate Flags  (I capitalize Flag out of respect for the flag in the face of all this hatred) wouldn't be sold at fairs, I would have seriously doubted it

Selling the flags shouldn't be that big of a thing, but, unfortunately, in these days a Confederate hatred and rage, it is.  A real small victory, but we'll take it.

**  Pittsfield man puts swastikas, Confederate Flags on his front porch.  (New Hampshire)  (Loss)  Never a good idea to put our flags together with swastikas.

Like I Said Before, We Have Idiots On Both Sides.  --Old Secesh


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Civil War II-- 505: (s)t. (l)ouis Went and Did It: For Its Shame, Goes Lower Case

From the June 29, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Remaining pieces of Confederate Monument removed from Forest Park.  ((s)t. (l)ouis)  (Loss)

It has been coming and we all knew it was going to happen, but (s)t. (l)ouis has now joined the growing list of southern cities turning their backs on their heritage because certain groups are offended by their very presence.

For me, that marks one more city which I will only drive through if necessary, and then just straight through, stopping at no place.  My own little boycott if you will, but I'm sure they won't miss me.  After all, they have all those good folks in Ferguson to help take up slack from the loss of my money.

And, I really Liked (s)t. (l)ouis.  Oh Well.  Life Goes On.  --Old Secesh

Is There Room in Arlington National Cemetery and In Our Memories for Confederate Soldiers?-- Part 1

From, the June 26, 2017, Dallas News.

I have written extensively about these Confederates buried in Arlington National Cemetery in earlier blogs.  Just click on the Arlington National Cemetery label.

By Dan K. Thomasson.

This is an interesting article and you should go read the whole thing.

Arlington National Cemetery is running out of room.  They expect to be completely out of room near 2050.

Then, there is Section 16 in it which is set aside for Confederates.  "With today's full-out mania to wipe away visible Civil War history," it is surprising that they would be allowed to remain.

But one reason they are still there is that most Americans do not know 482 Confederates "are taking up room in this hallowed ground."

These Confederates have government-provided gravestones which come to a point at the top, to keep Confederate-haters from sitting on them, according to stories, but actually to distinguish these from the rounded tops of Union veterans.

I Like the "Full-Out Mania To Wipe Away Civil War History" Quote.  It Sure Is.   --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 504: Mississippi State Flag Goes to U.S. Supreme Court

From the June 29, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Fight over Confederate-themed flag going to U.S. Supreme Court.  (Mississippi)  (Win or Loss)  Believe it or not, it is a black person doing this.  Even though I am sure the Supreme Court will side with the black man, what if they don't order it removed?  Will there be rioting, burning and looting as so often happens?

Something To Think About.  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 503: Anti-Confederate Incident in Charleston and So Sad St. Louis.

From the June 27-28, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Secessionist Party member hit by car in Confederate Flag incident says it was intentional.  (Charleston, S.C.)  The anti-Confederate person tore the vanity plates off the car and then backed into a man carrying a Confederate Flag.  Idiot.

**  Crews begin dismantling Confederate monument in St. Louis.  That city definitely is intent on shaming itself.

When That Statue Comes Down, St. Louis Goes Lower Case.  --Old Secesh

Monday, July 10, 2017

Friends of Fort Fisher Attend Elmira (NY) Prison Dedication

From the July 2, 2017, Star Gazette  "Letters: Out of Town Praise for Elmira Civil War Camp" by Tom Fagart.

July 23-24, 2017, the Friends of Elmira Civil War Prison Camp in Elmira, New York, dedicated a restored original prison camp building and also held a memorial service in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, where many of the Confederate prisoners who died there are buried.

It was attended by a number of people from North Carolina and other Southern states, including eight members of the Friends of Fort Fisher.

Mr. Fagart is a member of the Friends of Elmira Prison Camp.

Elmira Prison existed from July 6, 1864, to July 11, 1865 and was dubbed "Hellmira" by the Confederate prisoners held there.  In just over 12 months, 2.970 of the 12,100 held there died of malnutrition, exposure to harsh weather, sanitary conditions, lack of medicine and disease.

Many of the dead were captured at Fort Fisher January 15, 1865.

--Old B-Runner


Civil War II-- 502: St. Louis Set to Shame Self

From the June 26-27, 2017 Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate Monument Will Go To Civil War Museum in Legal Settlement.  (St. Louis)  (Win, but  in a Loss)

**  St. Louis to Remove Its Confederate Monument.  (Loss)  Let's see what they will become--  (s)t. (l)ouis.  Too bad, as I really liked visiting the town.  From now on it will be just to drive Route 66 through it.

I'll Miss Those Ted Drewes Concretes and Had Wanted to Visit the Transportation Museum.  Guess Not Now.

--Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 501: Yep, We've Got Idiots on Both Sides

From the June 25, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Woman charged after tearing Confederate Flag tag off truck, hitting man.  (Charleston, S.C.)  (Loss)

**  Unhinged liberal goes on positively hysterical rant over Confederate Flags on 'Dukes of Hazzard' car.  (Toronto, Canada)  (Loss)  You've got to love the wording of this headline.  Even Canada?  What next, Outer Mongolia?

Well, these two items sure make the ant-Confederate side look bad, but the truth is, we have complete idiots on both sides.  There are plenty of times some of our idiots have embarrassed me.

Too Bad We Can't Sanely Discuss This.  --Old Secesh

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Civil War II-- 500: Now, It's the Confederate Statues and School Names in Jacksonville, Fla.

From the June 24, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Group seeks removal of Jacksonville's Confederate statue.  (Jacksonville, Fla.)  (Loss)  A 60-foot memorial with a Confederate soldier on top in Hemming Park.  It has been there for 120 years.

They don't stop there, however.

There is a statue of Confederate General Joseph Finnegan in the Old City Cemetery and a statue dedicated to the Woman of the Confederacy in Confederate Park (any you can be sure they're not too happy about that park's name either.)

Plus, there are schools in Jacksonville named after Confederates:  Robert E. Lee High School, Jefferson Davis Middle School, Kirby Smith Middle School and J.E.B. Stuart Middle School.

--Old Secesh


Friday, July 7, 2017

The Next Post Will Be Civil War II's #500 for This New Round of Attacks on the Confederacy

And, that dates from the Charleston murders on June 17, 2015.

And, those attacks were getting more abusive and regular leading up to the murders.  What really started the attacks was the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War back 2011-2015.  What I figured to be a more immersive period of time, and one that would be a lot better in that I was just age 10-14 back when we had the Centennial back in 1961-1965, did not come to pass.

But, then came Charleston.

The avalanche of Confederate hatred does not diminish from then on.  At first Blacks and their white minions went after Confederate Flags and I though that was bad enough.  But now the targets are statues, monuments and memorials to the Confederacy.  This takes it a whole lot more painful.

And, I really hate spending all this time writing about it.  I would much rather be doing research and digging deep into the Civil War than this.

But, as long as it continues, I will continue in my defense of them.

At first I called the anti-Confederate attacks, Heritage Attacks.  These blog entries are not numbered.  Then, after Charleston it became The Confederacy Under Attack and I started numbering them.  For a week I called it CUA, short for Confederacy Under Attack, but that wasn't very clear.

Now I call it Civil War II.  Just as the Confederacy was under attack in the First Civil War, we are surely under attack now.

I sure wish we could reach some kind of a compromise on the issue, but I think it will continue until we have the Black Final Solution to the Confederacy.

--Old Secesh

Confederate Statues Unmoved in Richmond, Va.-- Part 2

And, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney lamblasted everything about the Confederacy in a news conference last week at City hall:  "Equal parts myth and deception, they were the 'alternative facts' of their time -- a false narrative etched into stone and bronze more than 100 years ago -- not only to lionize the architects and defenders of slavery, but to perpetuate the tyranny and terror of Jim Crow and reassert a new era of white supremacy."

Here is obviously a man who does not care for the Confederacy.  That was scathing.

And, who were his "architects of slavery?"

Isn't there something about Blacks in Africa selling Blacks into slavery, or white European and Northern merchants buying the slaves in Africa and transporting them to the New World, or the fact that slavery was tried in the North, but failed (the 1800 census of New York City showed about a third of the people listed in some sections as being slaves).  Then, what did those Northerners do with their slaves?  Give them their freedom?

Nope, they sold them to the South.

Who really were the architects of slavery?

I'd have to say pretty much everybody, just the South got caught holding the bag.

Will Those Without the Stain of Slavery Please Stand Up.  --Old Secesh

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Confederate Statues Unmoved in Richmond, Va.-- Part 1: But With New Signage

From the June 28, 2017, Chicago Tribune by Laura Vozzella.

"The young, African-American mayor of the one-time capital of the Confederacy has vowed to confront his city's towering tributes to Southern Civil War figures with words instead of wrecking balls.

"Mayor Levar Stoney said he would not seek to remove the monuments lining the city's most famous boulevard.  Instead, he announced the formation of a commission to find other ways -- new signage and perhaps additional monuments -- to correct the 'false narrative' conveyed by the statues that give Monument Avenue its name."

Again, this person hates the Confederacy, but is willing to allow the statues to stand, but with new signage.  Even though I am sure the new wording will not be favorable for us, but I can live with this compromise.

I have a hard time accepting the desecration of cities where they took down the statues.

--Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 499: Business Hurt By Confederate Flag in S.C.

From the June 24, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Owner can't take down Confederate Flag flying over his business.  (Orangeburg, S.C.)  (Loss)  The business is the Edisto River Creamery.  The former owner was Maurice Bessinger who ran a chain of bbq places in South Carolina and was an avid Confederate.  He sold a tiny parcel to the local SCV Camp 842 who are keeping the flag flying.

This is one flag I support coming down under the circumstances as the business says they lose a lot of sales because of it.

**  Confederate Memorial Removal Halted.  (St. Louis)  (Win, well I'm sure just temporarily.)  There was an injunction.  Keep it as long as we can.

Take This One Down.  --Old Secesh

At Least 8 Dead Out of 60 Shot Over Long Weekend in Chicago: Most Are Black, None Shot By Confederate Statues

From the July 5, 2017, Chicago Tribune by Peter Nickeas, Elvia Malagon and Elyssa Cherney.

Those were the headlines on page four.

"July 4 holiday violence similar to that of recent years."

"Dozens of people were struck by gunfire in Chicago, some of them fatally, during the traditionally violent Fourth of July weekend, mostly in parts of the South and West sides that have long been plagued by gang crime and gun violence.

"From Friday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon about 60 people were shot with at least eight killed.The shootings took place in communities long beset by violence such as Roseland, Greater Grand Crossing and Back of the Yards on the South Side and East Garfield Park, Austin and North Lawndale on the West Side."

Shootings persisted in two of the city's most violent police districts:  Englewood and Harrison.

These are black communities.  These are the same ones that are so hateful of anything Confederate.

However, not one Confederate Flag-waving white racist, Confederate statue or memorial is suspected of any of the shootings or murders.

Makes You Wonder.  Really, Really Wonder.  --Old Secesh

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

And, Meanwhile in Chicago... Murders and Shootings Continue

From the July 5, 2017, Hey Jackass, Chicago Mayhem and Murder site.

JULY TO DATE:   5 killed, 49 wounded.

JUNE TOTALS:   77 killed 323 wounded.

SO FAR IN 2017:   319 killed, 1509 wounded.

These are mostly Blacks killing other Blacks.

In Chicago, a person is shot every 2:26 hours and a person murdered every 12:55 hours.

The Deadliest 'hoods are Black.

And yet they get all hot and bothered about anything Confederate which offends them.  I'd think your people killing each other would be the bigger issue.

And, not  one Confederate flag, statue, monument or memorial is suspected in any of the shootings and murders.

The nine murders in Charleston a couple years ago really got them mad and resolved to eradicate anything connected with the Confederacy.  Evidently 319, mostly Black, murders so far this year doesn't mean as much since they weren't done by white racists.

Makes You Wonder About Black Priorities.  --Old Secesh

What About Those Murders in (n)ew (o)rleans for 2017? Homicide Rate Greater Than Chicago in First Four Months

From WWL TV.  In the first four months of 2017, the homicide rate in (n)ew (o)rleans was higher than in Chicago.

So far to the end of April, there were 71 murders, most Black on Black.  Of course, Chicago's population is much higher an it was also pointed out that in Chicago 1 in 5 shootings result in death, whereas in (n)ew (o)rleans it is 1 in 3.  Better shots?

As of today, according to the (n)ew (o)leans Murder Map site today, there have been 97 murders so far in 2017.  In 2016, there were 175.

And, not ONE of those murders were committed by those Confederate statues.  Most were Blacks killing other Blacks.

And they get all hot and bothered about those statues.  Remember the big celebration when they took the three Confederate statues down?

Makes You Wonder.  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 498: Keep the Confederate Statues in Richmond, But Add Context

From the June 24, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Richmond mayor:  Keep Confederate statues, but add context.  (Virginia)  (I'll Call This a Win)  And Mayor Levar Stoney is Black.  From what he said, he has no love at all for the Confederacy, but at least he proposes to allow the statues along the famous Monument Avenue to remain, just add context markers to them.

I can definitely go along with the mayor on this one.  As if there is anyone now who doesn't know that the Confederacy was fighting to keep slavery.

This is an amazing statement, especially coming from a black person.  We need more like him.

To me it would be a reasonable compromise.  At least our monuments would not be desecrated as they were in (l)ouisville, (n)ew (o)rleans and (o)rlando.

The Chicago Tribune had an article on this story which I will write about in the next few days.

Thanks, Mayor!  --Old Secesh


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Would the Confederacy Have Celebrated the Fourth of July?

From the July 3, 2014, Atlantic.

Back in 1861, a reporter for the New York Times, on the first July 4th since the beginning of the war, described it thus:  "It is like the anniversary of a divorced couple's wedding."  I can definitely agree with that.

In a 2009 paper in the Journal of Southern History, historian Paul Quigley wrote that while some Southerners were conflicted with celebrating the holiday, the acknowledgement of the significance of the day continued.

In Charleston, S.C., in 1861, a committee of five decided the "public procession, solemn oration, and political language ought to be omitted on the present occasion," but offices would be closed.

Even before the war, the meaning of the Fourth of July was changing.  In the North, the abolitionists used the declaration's language of freedom to call for an end to slavery.  In the South, secessionists used the language of willful rebellion to call for a new country, insisting that the North had not lived up to the Declaration of Independence's promise.

I'll Shoot Off the Fireworks Anyway.  Maybe Just Aim Them Northward.  --Old Secesh


July 4, 1863, A Particularly Bad Day for the Confederacy

From History In An Hour.

Two separate events took place on July 4, 1863 which definitely led to the end of the war.

The Battle of Gettysburg marked the second time Confederate General Robert E, Lee had invaded the North, and it was the second time he was defeated.  Sometimes called the High Tide of the Confederacy, it was all downhill after this.

The battle itself took place July 1-3.  But the Confederates did not retreat from the field until July 4th.

The second event took place out west, along the Mississippi River where the Confederate garrison at Vicksburg surrendered July 4th.  The Union now had control of the length of the Mississippi River, dividing the Confederacy in half.

And, a new hero came to the forefront for the Union and he was U.S. Grant, the man who knew how to beat Lee.

It Was a Particularly Bad Day for the Confederacy To Say The Least.  --Old Secesh

Monday, July 3, 2017

Top Ten Black Slaveowners-- Part 3: Judge for Yourself

In 1860, about 28% of the free black population of New Orleans owned slaves.

Six owned 65 or more.

Many of the ten listed were from either New Orleans or South Carolina.

5.  The Pendarvis family--  owned 123 slaves

4.  Marie Therese Metoyer--  owned 287

3.  Antoine Debuclet--  From Louisiana owned 100 slaves.

2.  William (April) Ellison--  South Carolina--  a slave breeder.

1.  Anthony Johnson

Since All Must be Punished, What Black Monuments Need To Come Down?  --Old Secesh

Top Ten Black Slaveowners-- Part 2: Bought Her Husband

Here are Aubrey Henderson's Top Ten.  You can go to her June 6, 2017, Listverse entry "Top Ten Black Slaveowners" to read more about these people.  Makes for interesting reading.  I am just giving a little information.

10.  Dilsey Pope--  Born a free woman, but bought the man she loved.  Yes, make your wife mad at you and get sold.

9.  Jacob Gasker

8.  Nat Butler

7.  Justus Angel and Mistress L. Horry--  owned 168 slaves

6.  Widow C. Richards and son P.C. Richards owned 152 slaves.

--Old Secesh

Top Ten Black Slaveowners-- Part 1: Yes, There Were Black Slaveowners in the South Before the War!!

From the June 6, 2017, Listverse by Aubrey Henderson.

These are two words you'd never think you'd see together:  Black and Slaveowners.  How could this be?  Especially considering how much hatred we see these days from the black folks about THAT country whose ONLY reason for being was to keep their ancestors in slavery.  You know, the CONFEDERACY.

But,there were some black people who not only participated in the slave trade, but also profited from it.

Some of them were even considered slave  magnates, owning 50+ slaves.

Imagine, a Black owning another Black.

How  could that be?   Wouldn't you think they would know better?

If all things connected with the Confederacy need to be eliminated, then what should we do about all things connected with Blacks.  One group punished for something, only fair that all be punished.

Next, I will give you Ms. Henderson's Top Ten.

Well, What Gives Here?  --Old Secesh


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Civil War II-- 497: Tampa Stands the Tide!!

From the June 22, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Tampa leaders won't remove Confederate memorial.  (Tampa, Florida)  (Win)  Thank you Tampa leaders for standing up to all this Confederate hatred.

**  Removing Confederate statues right and righteous.  (The Commercial Appeal newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee)  (Loss)  Clearly an anti-Confederate paper.  Cancel my subscription.

With All These Southern Cities Submitting to the Yoke of the Anti-Confederate Tyranny It Sure Is Great To See One Stand Up To It.  --Old Secesh

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Mort Kunstler's Civil War July Calendar-- Part 2: Daily Happenings

These are the daily notes for July.

July 1-3, 1863:  Battle of Gettysburg
July 4, 1863:  Vicksburg Surrenders, Independence Day
July 5, 1801:    Adm. David G. Farragut born 1801

July 9, 1863:  Port Hudson on Mississippi River surrenders
July 9, 1864:  The Battle of Monocacy
July 13, 1821:  Gen. Nathan B. Forrest born

July 13, 1861:  Union forces secure West Virginia
July 13, 1862:  The First Battle of Murfreesboro
July 14:  Bastille Day

--Old Secesh

Mort Kunstler's July Civil War Calendar-- Part 1: Grant Takes Vicksburg

THE GLORIOUS FOURTH

"General Ulysses S. Grant at Vicksburg

"On July 4, 1863, jubilant Union soldiers marched past the gaunt defenders of Vicksburg and into the city which was the final Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River.

"General Ulysses S. Grant, in his typically informal dress without swordbelt, rode to the Old Landing to meet and congratulate Admiral David Porter, commander of the river fleet, aboard his flagship, USS Benton.  There were more than eight thousand Union troops on hand cheering, waving flags, and celebrating this great victory.

"The fall of Vicksburg placed the entire Mississippi River in Union hands."

There are many Union soldiers cheering Grant as he rides past them.  Grant looks to them and raises his hat.  There are Union ironclads and warships in the river in the background.

Between this and Gettysburg the day before, the real beginning of the end for the Confederacy.

--Old Secesh

Friday, June 30, 2017

Civil War II-- 496: Arrests in Florida Over Confederate Street Names

From the June 22, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Florida Clash Over Confederate Street Names Leads to Arrests.  (Hollywood)  (Loss)  Again, there should be no violence or name-calling on either side.

Five arrested.  Streets are named Lee, Hood and Forrest.  In order to be renamed, five city council members must vote to do so.  So far, only three have agreed to rename.  Of course, in my mind, if the streets are in a primarily black area, they should be renamed as should be schools serving mostly Blacks.

--Old Secesh

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Civil War II-- Part 495: UDC Wants (o)rlando Time Capsule

From the June 22, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate Group Fights For Possession of Time Capsule Found in Monument to Losers.  ((o)rlando, Florida)  (Win)  Really, "monument to losers."  Whose side are you on?

The statue which was removed recently was built in 1911.  The article continues that it was put up "in honor of Confederate traitors who fought to uphold slavery in the South."  I don't think the writer was being too objective or knowledgeable.

The UDC is the group that wants the time capsule.

--Old Secesh

Descendants of Victims of Fort Pillow Massacre

in the last entry I mentioned that there were people from this group in attendance at the meeting in Memphis to remove the statues of Jefferson Davis and Nathan Forrest.

I hadn't ever heard of this organization and looked it up.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find out anything about them other than they were at the meeting.

I hope there is a group devoted to keeping their memory alive.

--Old Secesh

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Civil War II-- 494: Now Memphis

From the June 21 and 22, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate Fort.

**  St. Louis Confederate memorial removal temporarily halted.  (Loss)  Temporarily it is.

**  The 9:01:  Memphians gather to launch movement against Confederate monuments.  (Memphis, Tn.)  (Loss)  Many against monuments to Jefferson Davis and Nathan Forrest.

One person was from the Descendants of Victims of Fort Pillow Massacre.  I can sure understand why they would be against the Forrest statue.

--Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 493: (o)rlando Shames Self, St. Louis Prepares To

From June 20,21, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Rigging in place for Confederate monument removal.  (St. Louis)  (Loss)  So sad that such a great city would shame itself like this.

**  Metal box believed to be time capsule found inside Florida Confederate statue.    ((o)rlando)  (Loss)  The statue is down and will be moved to the Confederate veteran section of a local cemetery.

Another city shames self.

No More Mickey for Me, At Least in Florida.  --Old Secesh

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Civil War II-- 492: A Couple Wins! Way to Go Museum and Hanceville!!

From the June 18, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Civil War Museum Sues St. Louis over Confederate memorial.  (Missouri Civil War Museum)  (Win)  Don't you just hate it when something like this happens?

**  Hanceville mayor makes pitch for (n)ew (o)rleans Confederate monuments.  (Hanceville, Alabama)  (Win)  Mayor Kenneth Nail.  A politician not afraid of black tyranny.

--Way To Go Hanceville!!  --Old Secesgh

Civil War II-- 491: One Confederate Monument Going, One Stays

From the June 16 and 17, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  City of Orlando continues process of removing Confederate statue.  (Florida)  (Loss)  It will be removed but the exact date for its removal is not yet known.  Until then, does not suffer the shame of becoming lower case like (l)ouisville and (n)ew (o)rleans.

**  Push to remove Lamar County Confederate Monument Fails.  (Paris, Texas)  (Win)  It was erected on the courthouse grounds in 1903.  The Texas Historical Commission requires a permit to move it but there was a 2-2 tie and the motion failed.

Orlando Hopefully Will Enjoy Its Remaining Days Before They Desecrate (Does This Mean Neo-Nazi?)--  Old Secesh

Monday, June 26, 2017

Civil War II-- 490: Blacks Use "Firstest With Mostest" In Mississippi

From the June 16, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Another Mississippi City Furls Confederate-Themed State Flag.  (Macomb)  (Loss)  Three black officials voted to remove the state flag from the city.  One white official voted to keep it.

Actually, what happened was that the Blacks pulled a fast one.  Removing the flag was not on the agenda, but two other white selectmen were late in getting to the meeting and the Blacks took advantage of it.

I Guess They Were Using Bedford Forrest's Getting There Firstest With the Mostest Axiom.  Wait, Wasn't He a Confederate and Probably the Most Hated One of ALL.  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 489: The Northern-Made Confederate Statues

From June 16, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  The North's Role in Supplying the South with Confederate Monuments.  (From Hyperallergic site)  (Win)

Northern companies through mass production supplied a lot of these Confederate statues and monuments that so many want taken down these days.  One company in Connecticut, the Monumental Bronze Company , supplied a whole lot of them.

Their zinc, white bronze statues, were especially popular.  One is in Goldsboro, N.C., and placed there in 1883.

The tone of the memorials was not just to honor the heroes of the Confederacy, but also the common soldier.

I Guess Some of this Anti-Confederate Hatred needs Now To Be Directed Northward.  -Old Secesh

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Civil War II-- 488: Confederate Icons in U.S. Capitol?

From the June 13 and 14, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Why Are Eight Confederate Icons Proudly Displayed In the U.S. Capitol?  (Loss)  The tone of the article is definitely anti-Confederate.  Of course, two of them are Lee and Davis.  Three others are James Zachariah George of Mississippi, a Confederate colonel, Wade Hampton II and Edmund Kirby Smith.

Not sure who or what the other three are?

**  Confederate statue in public cemetery sparks debate in West Palm Beach.  (Florida)  (Loss)  It is one thing to protest a Confederate statue being on public property like a court house or park, but cemetery?

They're Going Too Far.  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 487: Missouri's Civil War Museum Wants the Forest Park Confederate Monument

From Google Alerts for June 12 and 13, 2017 for Confederate.

**  Confederate Monument Controversy Gains National Interest.  (St. Louis)  The Missouri Civil War Museum wants the statue about to be removed from Forest Park.

**  Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors denies Confederate Flag appeal.  (Virginia)  (Loss)  At first, the headline made it seem like this was a win, but it turned out the board was denying the request by the Virginia Flaggers to put the big flag back up.  They had had to move it because it was too close to the roadway.

Next time, the Flaggers should make sure everything is in order.

--Old Secesh

Friday, June 23, 2017

Getting My Civil War On This Weekend: Round Table Discussion Group and Sons of Confederate Veterans

Saturday, June 24, I have two Civil War-related things going on here way up north in Union land here in the Land of Lincoln.

First, the McHenry County Civil War Round Table Discussion Group meets in Crystal Lake to talk about Confederate generals other than Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.  I plan on talking about Gen. W.H.C. Whiting.

Then, I will go to Lake-in-the-Hills to a meeting of the Camp Douglas Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans where we will install new officers.  Our camp is named in honor of the 6,000 Confederates who died at Camp Douglas prison camp during the Civil War.

Getting My Confederate On.  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 486: What Next, the Sam Houston Statue?

From the June 10, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Armed protesters carrying Confederate Flags defend Sam Houston statue in Texas.  There is fear that the 1925 statue might be removed because of all of this anti-Confederate deprecations.  City officials say it is not under consideration at this point.  Sam Houston did own slaves and that might be grounds for it, however.

I have to enjoy the combination of "armed protesters" and "Confederate Flags."  The armed protesters had permits to carry, but this sure sounds like a mob ready to kill opponents.

I'm guessing somebody at the paper didn't like those who stand up for their heritage.

And, Sam Houston is kind of a hero in Texas.

Of course, I know of certain monuments in Washington D.C., that honor some guys who owned slaves.  And, even Abraham Lincoln did not originally want to free the slaves, just stop the spread of slavery into new states.  Nor did he believe in racial equality.  That will have to come down as well.

Enough's Enough!!  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 485: About Those Confederate Statues and Flags

From June 10 and 12 Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Calls to Remove Confederate Statues Continue After "Texas Hero Protection Act" fails.  (Loss)  Sorry it did not pass.

**  The Confederate Flag largely disappeared after the Civil War, the fight against Civil Rights brought it back.  (Washington Post)    Well, it never really disappeared, but the fight against Civil Rights certainly did bring it back, which is part of the reason we're having so much trouble today protecting it.

--Old Secesh

Fort Warren in Boston Harbor-- Part 2: Held Confederate Officers and Others

From Wikipedia.

This is what I'd really rather be doing than spending so much time on the anti-Confederate attacks as I do.

If they would just stop, I could get back to what I'd rather be doing.

Fort Warren was built between 1833 and 1861 and completed just short before the beginning of the Civil War.  It was one of 42 Third System of U.S. fortifications and the fifth largest built.

It was supposed to hold 200 guns, but never had that many.  During the Civil War it had 15-inch and 10-inch Rodman smoothbore cannons.

It served as a prison for Confederate States Army, Navy, elected officials from Maryland and Northern political prisoners., which is why the United Daughters of the Confederacy erected the plaque.

--Old Secesh

Fort Warren in Boston Harbor-- Part 1: Prison During the War

From Wikipedia.

In one of yesterday's posts I mentioned where the governor of Massachusetts was in favor of removing a plaque at historic Fort Warren on Georges Island in the harbor.  This plaque commemorates the Confederates held prisoner there during the war.  This is a huge case of overkill.

I have been writing a lot about the fort that guarded Boston in the War of 1812 which was originally named Fort Warren (after the American Revolution hero) but which lost the name when this new fort was built.

The new Fort Warren still  stands and is where the plaque is located.  Since it is on an island, the only way to get to it is by boat or helicopter, so not many, other than history buffs and especially Civil War people, would go out to it.  Most Americans just aren't interested in history, especially the anti-Confederate ones, many of whom just jump on any bandwagon that comes along.

I have written about Confederates held prisoner at Fort Warren in my Running the Blockade Civil War Naval Blog.

--Old Secesh

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Civil War II-- 484: Monument Removal Cost (n)ew (o)rleans $2.1 M

From Google Alerts for Confederate June 10, 2017.

**  Removing (n)ew (o)rleans' Confederate-era monuments cost city $2 M-plus in public, private money.  (Loss)  Actually $2.1 million.  I can't help but think that money might have been better spent, perhaps for police especially in light of the city ranking in America's most dangerous cities.

**  Mayor's Office:  Confederate Monument Coming Down Entirely By Monday.  (St. Louis)  (Loss)

Let's See How This Looks-- (s)t. (l)ouis--  Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 483: Massachusetts Governor Supports Removal of State's Only Confederate Memorial

From the June 10, 2017 Google Alert for Confederate Fort.  (I am starting to get a lot of these desecrations on this alert these days.)

**  Charlie Baker Supports Removing Massachusetts' Only Confederate Memorial.  (Loss)  Charlie Baker is the governor of the state and there is a marker on Georges island commemorating Confederates who were held prisoner at Fort Warren on the island.

And Union prisons were every bit as bad as Confederate ones.

--Old secesh

Civil War II-- 482: St. Louis and Tampa On the Road to Shame

From June 9, 2017 Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Workers Remove a Portion of St. Louis Confederate Monument.  (Loss)    So Sad.

**  Opposition Mounts To Possible Removal of Tampa Confederate Statue.  (Florida)  (Win for opposition.  Loss for the fact it is even being considered.  Tampa evidently wants to join (o)rlando.

Two cities soon to join the ranks of the shamed.

--Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 481: St. Louis Continues Its Sad March to Shame

From Google Alerts for Confederate June 8, 2017.

**  More barricades are up around Confederate Memorial as the city moves toward bringing it down.  (St. Louis)  (Loss)  This is the first stage toward removing it.  The statue is 38 feet high, weighs 40 tons and was erected 103 years ago.  The city now plans to store it indefinitely.

So sad for St. Louis that it would join the ranks of the shamed.  And, I really like St. Louis, but will now boycott it.

Here is something to think about.  William Clark of the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition owned a slave named York and took him along with it.  There is this big arch in St. Louis in honor of the expedition.  That makes it a slave expedition.  If the monument in Forest Park has to come down because of its slavery connections.

Just Thinking.  --Old Secesh

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

There Will Be A Lot of Civil War II Entries For Awhile

I am again going to attempt to keep up with all of these attacks on the Confederacy.  As such, I am going to keep posting until I reach a point where I am only a day or two behind these desecrations.

But, I sure wish this wasn't going on so much as I would really rather be doing research and writing about the war itself and not this second war against us.

At first it was mostly attacks on the flag, but now it seems to have the object of erasing the history altogether with the monument removal especially.

--Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 480: (c)harlottesville Shames Self

From the June 5 and 7 Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Rally at Confederate Monument Draws Clashing Protesters.  (South Carolina)

**  Two Virginia parks shed Confederate general names.  ( (c)harlottesville)  (Loss)  Lee Park becomes Emancipation Park and Jackson Park becomes Justice Park.  At least this is not desecration.

Another Southern Town Joins the Ranks of the Shamed and Lower Case.  So Sad.  I Will Also Boycott It.  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 479: The Problem With LSU Tigers?

From the June 4, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Verify:  Are the LSU Tigers named after a notoriously violent group of Confederate soldiers.  (Yes, they were)  Looks like LSU will have to find a new nickname unless they are willing to incur black wrath.  How do you like the remark "notoriously violent?"

**  Arizona's black leaders want all Confederate monuments removed.  (Loss)  No big surprise here.  We're talking major racists and desecrators.

**  Confederate statues remain part of Ohio Civil War landmark.  (Johnson's Island)  (Win)  The tone of the article seems to be to remove it.  Johnson's Island was the site of a Civil war prison where 267 Confederate officers and soldiers died there.  It is a 19-foot statue dedicated in 1910.

Let It Stand.  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 478: About Those (n)ew (o)rleans Confederate Monuments

From the June 4, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Lt. Gov. details plans to buy, place removed Confederate monuments.  (Louisiana)  (Win)   Billy Nungesser says mayor (m)itch (l)andrieu is moving too slowly now that he has desecrated the Confederate monuments.

However, he proposes having five black and five white college professors decide what to do with the,  I doubt we can get a fair decision from the black professors and probably not even the white ones.

**  Confederate statue removals part of (n)ew (o)rleans mayor legacy.

And, A Sad Legacy It Is.  --Old Secesh

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Civil War II-- 477: Losses Continue

From the June 1-3, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate monument bills fall.  (Louisiana)  (Loss)  Sad, but too late for our statues in (n)ew (o)rleans anyway.  That idiot in Charleston has sure done in the Confederacy.

**  Confederate schools, mascots and monuments about in Alabama.  Well, it was a Confederate state.

**  Confederate landmark at center of controversy in Dallas.  (Loss)

--Old Secesh

Monday, June 19, 2017

Civil War II-- 476: Thank You Brandenburg, Kentucky!!

From the may 29-31, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Baltimore Mayor Considers Removal of Confederate Monuments.  (Loss)

**  Confederate statue removed from the (u)niversity of (l)ouisville campus dedicated in Brandenburg, Ky.  (Win)  It will be interesting to see when, or if, (n)ew (o)rleans gets around to doing something, as promised, with the three they desecrated.

**  Confederate monument in St. Louis vandalized again.  (Loss)

If we take all the Confederate statues and memorials down, what will those people have left to vandalize?

Something To Think About.  --Old Secesh

(b)uddy and (m)itch, Do You Know What a Desecrator Is?

The definition of a desecrator is a person who profanes or violates the sacredness or sanctity of something.

I'd say that might be what you are doing.

That also applies to Neo-Nazis.

--Old Secesh

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Are the Confederate Statue Desecrators Neo-Nazis?

The funny thing, they like to compare slavery with the Holocaust.  Slavery definitely was not the Holocaust.  They like to refer to Confederate supporters as Neo-Confederates, a play on the Neo-Nazi image.  But, perhaps they are actually more the Neo-Nazis.

From Reddit Ask historians"  Did the Nazis ever destroy ancient and/or culturally significant buildings and sites the same way ISIS is currently going about destroying important buildings in Syria, such as Palmyra?

Much like what the Anti-Confederate Desecrators are doing with our heritage?

Two historians answered:

**  One said that Paris was to be destroyed when the Germans lost it.  But the German commander disobeyed Hitler's orders.  And that was to be the whole city.

**  Destruction of monuments and art took two different forms with the Nazis.  One was to humiliate and culturally destroy occupied people.  A second instance was the destruction of captured and German art and monuments to prevent their capture.

I thought the attacks on the Confederate Flag were bad enough, but this new wave against our monuments is taking it to a Neo-Nazi level.

How did that old TV game show go?  "Will the REAL Neo-Nazis please stand up!""

So, Who Are the Neo-Nazis?  I Believe THEY Are.  --  Old Secesh




Nash Farm Battlefield

In the last post I mentioned that the museum for this battle had closed because of flying a Confederate flag which offended a black person.  I had never heard of this battle so looked it up.

From the Explore Georgia site.

The battlefield is a 204-acre pulic park in the western part of Henry County about 21 miles south of Atlanta.  The Civil War battle called Lovejoy or Lovejoy's Station took place in the area which is now mostly covered with development.

During the second half of 1864 there was much military activity during the Atlanta Campaign in the area, including Kilpatrick's Raid, infantry battles and skirmishes as well as the campsite of Confederate general Stephen D. Lee's Army Corps.

The park is open seven days a week and the museum just Fridays and Saturdays.

Guess It Won't be So open Any Longer.  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 475: Orlando Apparently to Join (l)ouisville and (n)ew (o)rleans

From the May 28, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

Proponents protest Lake Eola Confederate statue relocation decision.  (Orlando, Florida)  (Win and Loss)  Win in that they were protesting.  Loss because of the coming removal.  The mayor has decided to (l)andrieu it and remove a 100 year old monument.  The mayor's name is (b)uddy (d)yer.

But, (b)uddy, did you know there are more than fifty city and county streets, roads, lakes and neighborhoods with Confederate names.  You'll be a busy desecrator.

**  Civil War museum closes after spat over Confederate Flag.  (Georgia)  (Loss)  Nash Farm Battlefield Museum.  See the next post to find out about this battle.

(o)rlando?  --Old Secesh


Civil War-- 474: Here's a Gal I Wouldn't Vote For in Virginia

From the May 25-26, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Lieutenant governor hopeful Susan Platt calls for taking down all Confederate monuments in Virginia.  (Loss)  She also wants to rename all roads and bridges named for Confederates.  Let's just wipe out four years of history.

And, she is a white person.  Hard to believe.  Going for the black vote.  let's hope white voters keep her out of office.

**  Confederate license plate requests quadrupled in Louisiana last year.  (Win)  These are requests for specialty plates for the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Sadly, these weren't huge numbers with 61 requests, up from 13.  And 18 so far this year.  But we'll take any victory over this onslaught.

Unfortunately, I Don't Live in Virginia.  Who Is Running Against Her?  --Old Secesh


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Civil War II-- 473: Finally, A Governor Willing To Stand Up to Anti-Confederate Tyranny

From the Google Alerts for Confederate for May 25, 2017.

**  Governor signs protections for Confederate, other monuments.   (Alabama)  (A Huge Win)  Governor Kay Ivey signed it.

Also, a big thank you to those Alabama legislators to got the bill passed and to the governor despite opposition from racist blacks among them.

This bill puts the removal of monuments up to a vote of the people, the only fair way to do it.

--Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 472: Museum Closes Over "Request" Demand

From the May 25, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate Flag removed, then Civil War museum  closes.  (Henry County, Georgia)  (Loss)  Commissioner Dee Clemmons "requested" removal of a Confederate Flag from outside the Nash Farm Battlefield Museum.  The museum says she demanded it.

The museum is for an August 1864 battle.

The museum removed it after the "request."  Then Clemmons returned and demanded that other Confederate stuff be removed from the museums.  The museum closed after that.

Commissioner Clemmons is a black person.

Is It Possible for Blacks to Be Racist?  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 471: Is St. Louis About to Disgrace Itself?

From Google Alerts for Confederate May 24, 2017.

**  St. Louis' Confederate Monument Vandalized After Protest.  (Forest Park)  (Loss)  This took place after supporters and opponents of its removal clashed.  No arrests made.

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, who is White, wants it taken down.

The monument is 34-feet tall and was erected in 1914.

Sadly, looks like another Confederate monument is about to get desecrated.

Like I Said, I'll Miss Ted Drewes and Route 66 Through Town.  --Old Secesh

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Civil War II-- 470: Confederate Monuments Vandalized

From the May 23, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate monuments, more than 700 and as many as 1000 across USA, aren't budging.   (Win, when they stay)  Kind of surprising, but Helena, Montana, not a state you think of as Confederate, has a Confederate drinking fountain.

And, as we know, Blacks, their white allies and surprisingly many Southern whites, are after those monuments which they say hurt their feelings.

**  'Shame' spray-painted on Confederate monument in Virginia.  (Norfolk)  (Loss)

**  Graffiti scrawled on Confederate statue at Lake Eola Park.  (Orlando, Fla.)  (Loss).  USA scrawled on the base.

Here's something to think about.  What will BLM and those folks vandalize if and when all Confederate monuments come down?

And, how would Blacks feel if someone started vandalizing their monuments.  They probably wouldn't like it.  They'd call it racist.  It, of course, is not racist when they do it.

--Old Secesh


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

And, Meanwhile In Chicago, Murder and Mayhem In Last Weekend's Shoot-A-Rama

From the Hey Jackass: Chicago murder and Mayhem website.

Remember, Blacks really, really hate all things Confederate, especially since the racist idiot murderer in Charleston was photographed holding a Confederate Flag.

And, this past weekend was a particularly murderous one.  Seven were killed and 38 wounded.  Mostly Black.  And, most of them were shot by other Blacks.

Last week there were 15 killed and 55 wounded.

For June so far:  27 killed, 114 wounded.

For 2017 so far:  264 killed and 1251 wounded.

A person is murdered every 13:54 hours.  The map of the city shows most shootings taking place in black neighborhoods.  A list of deadliest 'hoods shows most all are Black.

81% of victims are Black.

Meanwhile, in 2017, police-involved shootings in Chicago were 6 killed and 7 wounded.

Also, so far in 2017, there have been 6 U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan.

And Yet, The Black Community Is Ever So Worried About Those Confederate Statues and Flags.  Makes You Wonder.  --Old Secesh

New Orleans Murders for 2017, So Far

It is kind of interesting to note that even though the racist killer in Charleston, S.C. killed nine innocent people, Blacks kill far more other Blacks than that across the United States and on a weekly basis, especially in Chicago.

So far, in 2017, there have been 85 murders in New Orleans, mostly Blacks, judging from where the killings take place.  For 2016, the number was 175.  Again, mostly Blacks killing Blacks.

And most of the Blacks were killed by other Blacks.

Not one of those three Confederate statues are suspected of any of the killings.  Nor are any Confederate Flags, but police are investigating.

And Blacks Are Really Hurt By Anything Confederate.

You Just Never Know When One of Those Racist Statues or Flags Will Go On a Killing Spree.  --Old Secesh

Monday, June 12, 2017

MCCWRT Meeting June 13, 2017: Nashville, the Confederacy's "Siren Song"

There will be a monthly meeting of the McHenry County Civil War Round Table Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the Woodstock, Illinois, Public Library.

This month's speaker, Greg Biggs, will be discussing "Nashville: "Siren's Song of the Confederacy."   He will be talking about the failed Confederate efforts to retake Tennessee's capital city.

The library is located at 414 Judd Street in Woodstock, Illinois.

See You there.  --Old Secesh


Civil War II-- 469: Destroyers of Confederate Statues Compared to Nazis

From the May 22 and 23, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Mississippi Representative Karl Oliver Calls for Lynching of Destroyers of Confederate Statues.  (Loss)   I don't like the destroyers either, but comments like this don't help the cause.  Wish he hadn't have said it.  This part of what he said was completely unacceptable, and, of course, raises the red flag regarding the lynching of Blacks during the 100 years after the war.  A very sad chapter in our country's history.

 However, he did make a point of comparing the sterilization of history as taking place now to the Nazis destroying books and rewriting history.  (Win) This is a REAL good point.

Of course, comparing the Confederacy to the Nazis is a favorite tactic of the Anti-Confederates, so this is an interesting take on the situation.  Perhaps they are the real Nazis?  Or, as they like to say, Neo-Confederates...Oops, Neo-Nazis.

Are we seeing the rebirth of the Nazis?

These Mess Must Continue Peacefully.  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 468: About Those Southern Cities and Confederate Monuments

From the May 22, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  New Orleans took down its Confederate monuments.  Will the rest of the South?  (Washington Post editorial)  (Loss)  In part they said removing monuments will go to "Deglorifying a past that deserves very little glory."

From their tone, I'd say we're also against the media.

OK, the Confederates were fighting against the terrorism of the abolitionists and a country that no longer supported the Southern states through its laws.

Here's hoping that other Southern cities will not go to the shame of (n)ew (o)rleans.

**  Effort to strip Confederate name from US-1 advances.  (Alexandria, Virginia)  (Loss)  The road is named for Jefferson Davis going through that city.

--Old Secesh

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Civil War II-- 467: Problems in St. Louis

From the May 21, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Bill filed to tear down Confederate monument in Forest Park.  (St. Louis)  (Loss)  Filed by alderwoman Sharon Tyrus, a black person.  The bill calls for the removal of any and all Confederate monuments on any public property and that removal costs will not be done with public money, but private.

City treasurer Tishaura Jones is raising money to remove the monument with a Go Fund Me page.  She is running for mayor and is Black.

I'm Sure I'll Donate To This One.  --Old Secesh

Civil War II-- 466: Experts Say Conflicts Over Confederate Names and Symbols Likely to Continue

From the May 21, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Experts:  Conflicts over Confederate names and symbols likely to continue.  (South Carolina)  (Loss)  A Greenville County student petition to change the name of Wade Hampton High School.  Of course, I have no problem with changing the name if the school is mostly black students.

And, as far as the title of the article, which is certainly true, why should, after 150 years, all of a sudden so much anti-Confederate hatred?

Seems All This Would Have Come Along A Lot Earlier.  --Old Secesh

Friday, June 9, 2017

Mort Kunstler's June Civil War Calendar: Race Down Chester Street

From the June page of the Civil War Calendar.

GEN. JACKSON AT FRONT ROYAL, MAY 23, 1862

One of the most heralded campaigns in American military history remains General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862.

One of the most pivotal engagements of that campaign took place in Front Royal, Virginia, where Jackson's troops were not only able to divide, but also to rout a much larger Union force.  he was then able to push his enemy's withdrawal even further by striking at its flank and threatening its rear formation.

Many experts believe that this move led directly to the defeat of Union Major General Nathaniel P. Banks' army at the First Battle of Winchester, two days later on May 25th.

After relieving the town of Winchester from the threat of Federal occupation, Jackson rested his men in preparation for a series of victories that were still to come.

The picture shows Jackson and his staff riding their horses down the street with several of them with their pistols held up in the air as well as foot soldiers running alongside them.  It must have rained recently as the street is muddy and clods of mud are being thrown up.  Townspeople are watching from the sides of the street.

Old Secesh


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Civil War II-- 465: Now, Orlando

From the May 16, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Orlando commissioners debate fate of Confederate statue.  (Florida)  (Lose)  Well, they actually should not have to have a debate about it.  It should stand where it is.  Those that don't like it should not look at it.  Avert  your eyes.  Swear under your breath, but keep it to yourself.

**  Governor Edwards' Confederate statue bill unnecessarily divisive.  (Louisiana)  I disagree.  We must find ways to save our heritage.  It should not all be about a black thing.

What, No Mickey For Me?  Maybe?  --Old Secesh

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Civil War II-- 464: Congratulations to Alabama's Lawmakers

From the May 20, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Alabama lawmakers approve Confederate monument protection.  (Big Win!!)  Wow, who'd have thought that we actually have lawmakers with the backbone to stand up to the black tyranny.

**  Confederate monuments:  As Lee comes down (l)andrieu's profile rises.  ((n)ew (o)rleans)  I think not!!  I wouldn't vote for him for dog catcher.  Hopefully, he'll take a shot at a national slot where I can work against him.

Again, Thank You Alabama Lawmakers.  Finally Some Justice As Opposed to Mob Rule.  We'll Vote On It.  --Old Secesh

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Civil War II-- 463: The Problem in St. Louis and That Flag Thing Again

From the May16 and 17, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  St. Louis' mayor wants Confederate monument removed.  (Loss)  And I really like those Ted Drewes' concretes.  Not so big of a Cardinal fan, though.  Cub thing you know.  As you know, I boycott cities that dishonor anybody's history.

**  NAACP pushes for NCAA tourney to move from Mississippi because Confederate symbol as a flag.  (Loss)  This has to do with the regional girls softball games

The NAACP had nothing to say about all the Black-on-Black killings.   But they are REALLY UPSET about that flag thing.

Hey, NAACP, Time To Get Your Priorities Straight!!  --Old Secesh

Monday, June 5, 2017

Gosh, With All These Southern Towns and Their Confederate Monuments...

If I plan to boycott all Southern towns that take down their Confederate monuments, will I be able to visit anywhere in the South again?

Let's see, (l)oiusville and (n)ew (o)rleans come to mind already.

Perhaps.  --Old Secesh

Friday, June 2, 2017

I've Decided to Call All These Anti-Confederate Attacks The Civil War II

Way back before Charleston, I was calling these assaults Heritage Attacks.  After Charleston, I switched to The Confederacy Under Attack.

Last month I was thinking of abbreviating Confederacy Under Attack to C.U.A..  That just didn't sit well with me.  What is a CUA?

At least for now, I will call these Civil War II.  Just as in the case of World War II, this is the second attack on the Confederacy, this time from Blacks and their allied Whites (especially Southern whites).

There's a war going on, though we didn't declare it.  What we are doing, at this point is defending our heritage from these malicious affronts.

I will continue using the numbers I was using for the Confederacy Under Attack and C.U.A..  And, besides Civil War II, you can look up past heritage attacks under Confederacy Under Attack in the labels area.

--Old Secesh

The Tullahoma Campaign

From Wikipedia.

Earlier this year, we had a talk at the McHenry County Civil War Round Table on this little-known Civil War campaign in Tennessee.  It was almost completely overshadowed by  the Battle of Gettysburg and surrender of Vicksburg, but was important nonetheless.

Also called the Middle Tennessee Campaign and lasted from June 24 to July 3, 1863.  Hence the overshadowing.

The Union Army of Cumberland under Major General William Rosecrans effectively drove the Confederates out of Middle Tennessee and threatened the strategic city of Chattanooga as a result of it.

Confederate General Braxton Bragg and his Army of Tennessee were in a strong position on the top of the Nashville Basin rim, south of that city.  But Rosecrans captured the strategic passes through the basin rim, partly aided by the new 7-shot Spencer repeating rifles.

As before mentioned, it was overshadowed by Gettysburg and Vicksburg as well as the Battle of Chickamauga two months later.

--Old Secesh

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Here's a Guy Who Tells It Like It Is-- Part 2: Both Sides Committed Atrocities

3. Many different ethnicities fought for the Confederacy including Irish, Scots-Irish, Africans (both slave and free), Jews, Cherokees, Seminoles and Tejanos.

4.  The South did fight for States Rights, but unfortunately the right to keep slaves was one of them.  (Had it not been for this, life would be so much easier today.)

5.  The Confederate government was more concerned about the privileges of the planter elite than the rights and woes of the common farmer.  (I couldn't agree with this more.  Plus, slaves were what enabled the rich to keep control of the state governments.)

6.  Both the North and the South committed atrocities.  I will not glorify or demonize South or North, but I will remember all those who lived, fought, sacrificed and died in the American Civil War, both soldiers and civilians, slave and free, Southerners and Northerners.  Tell me the name of any war in which atrocities weren't committed on both sides.

Samuel Dawson Greenstone

I Liked What This Man Had to Say.  --Old Secesh

Here's a Guy Who Tells It Like It Is-- Part 1: Warts and All

From the April 16, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

CONFEDERATE HOLIDAY WORTH REMEMBERING

From the Greensboro, N.C. News & Review.

May 10 is Confederate Memorial Day in the Carolinas, but isn't celebrated much anymore.

It is a day for remembering those who died for the South, not celebrating some delusion of white supremacy or a glorious Lost Cause.  The Confederacy became the Confederacy wasn't all that glorious.

Here are some facts about the Confederacy:

1.  The South was deeply divided and in North Carolina, the mountains and Piedmont areas were particularly pro-Union (as were parts of most other Southern states).

2. Lincoln and Davis were really unpopular presidents of their sides.

More to Come.  --Old Secesh

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I Watched a Little Bit of the Desecration of the Lee Statue

I came across a video of the desecration of the Robert E. Lee statue in new orleans.  It hurt me to the bone.  Tears to my eyes.  I couldn't watch long.  (n)ew (o)rleans lower case because of its shame.

And the crowd there celebrating and laughing and playing that rap music.  It was way too much.

Lee came down because he fought for the Confederacy.  The Confederacy offends the feelings of Blacks, and I can understand that.  If I was Black I would most likely also not like the Confederacy.

But, what about my feelings.  I am proud of my ancestors who fought for the Confederacy and to have their good names dragged through the mud and the overall attempt to erase and dishonor the effort to create their own country after it became apparent that they could no longer be in a country increasingly against the South, is way too much.

We're definitely living in the days of Black Tyranny!!!!

Sadly, White Feelings Don't Matter Anymore.  --Old Secesh


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

And Paying Special Honor to the United States Colored Troops on This Memorial Day-- Part 1

Continuing one more day with my salute to the United States military on Memorial Day 2017.

The USCT, United States Colored Troops, played an increasing role in the Civil War.  These regiments consisting of former slaves and free men.

These troops had to put up with racism from their fellow white soldiers, but also, the anger and possible slaughter if captured by Confederates.

Yet, they overcame.

Wikipedia has a good article on the USCT.

The United States Colored Troops consisted of 175 regiments and numbered 180,000.  By April 1865, they comprised about one tenth of Union forces.  They were the precursor of the famous Buffalo Soldier units created after the war.  (I had the honor of meeting one of the last of the Buffalo Soldiers last June in Goldsboro, N.C., where Black veterans had a reunion.)





Monday, May 29, 2017

Confederates Are U.S. Veterans Also

Honoring Those Who Served in the Confederate Military Today.  This Memorial Day

Maybe the anti-Confederate folks don't know it, but Confederate soldiers are considered to be veterans of the United States as well.

So, today, we pay respects to Confederate States of America soldiers, sailors and Marines.

Also, we pay our respect to those soldiers, sailors and Marines who served in the Union milit

The Brave.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

These Lives Mattered ... Your Offended Feelings Don't

Yesterday, a friend of my wife sent her a picture on Facebook that she showed me and I definitely liked it.

It was the famous picture of the dead Confederates by the Dunker Church at the Battle of Antietam.

Along the top was written the words "These Lives Mattered."  At the bottom was "Your Offended Feelings Don't!"

And, I'd be willing to bet that not a single one of them even owned a you-know-what.

That Pretty Well Sums It Up for Me.  --Old Secesh

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CUA-- 462: Orlando's Confederate Statue

The Confederacy Under Attack

From May 16, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  House votes to let people decide on Confederate monuments.  (Louisiana)  (Win)  As any statue removal should be.  Let the people decide.  Either that or find some lawmakers with backbone to stand up to the tyranny of that one group.

**  Orlando's Confederate statue should be moved from Lake Eola Park, Mayor Dyer says.  (Florida)  (Loss)  He wants it moved to Greenwood Cemetery.

Looks like we might have another city looking to go lower case for its shame if this happens.

**  Controversy continues over Confederate statue in downtown Orlando.  (Florida)  (Sad)  There shouldn't be a controversy.  There were large crowds on both sides.

--Old Secesh

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Our Lost Monuments: A Tale of Desecration The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 463

From Wikipedia.

ROBERT E. LEE MONUMENT

Dedicated in 1884--  Desecrated on May 19, 2017.  Built for $36,000 raised by the Robert E. Lee Monument Association.

Listed on National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1991.  In 2011 the New Orleans magazine said it was one of the city's most important statues.

BEAUREGARD STATUE

Dedicated in 1915.  Desecrated May 16-17, 2017

Listed National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 18, 1999.

DAVIS MONUMENT

Dedicated Feb. 22, 1911.  Desecrated May 11, 2017.

My thought is that the city should reimburse Confederate organizations for the dishonorable thing they did.  Plus, one would think that being on the NRHP would carry some weight.  Obviously not.

At Least BLM and Black Racists Can No Longer Vandalize These Monuments.  --Old Secesh

CUA Doesn't Make It For Me

CUA was my thought yesterday of a way to shorten the headline introduction from Confederacy Under Attack

I was looking at the Blog Archives and the CUA standing for Confederacy just doesn't make it for me.  I am going to have to come up with some other, shorter name than CUA, "The Confederacy Under Attack."

Surely, we are under attack, but I have to figure out some other name.

Right now, I am thinking of Civil War II.

This would seem to be the Civil War--  Part 2.  Just as there was a World War II, this is our Civil War II.  This time, instead of working just to defeat the Confederacy, our opponents are trying to absolutely eradicate it and to dishonor the men, women and children who put their lives on the line to start a new country, just as our forefathers did back in 1775-1783.

And So It Continues  --Old Secesh

Monday, May 22, 2017

CUA-- 461: Louisiana House Backs Ban on Monument Removal

The Confederacy Under Attack

From the Google Alerts for May 15, 2017, for Confederate.

**  Louisiana House backs ban on removal of Confederate statues.  (Win)    The vote was 65-31.  Every single Black voted against it and all walked off the House floor.  Very racist of them.

The bill now goes to the Senate.  We already know how the Blacks there will vote.  Hopefully the Whites will have the backbone to stand up against the tyranny.

The bill blocks the removal of all military monuments until the people vote on it.  Of course, this applies primarily to Confederate monuments.  That is the way it should be.

Too bad it is too late for the monuments in new orleans.

We'll Take Any Break We Can Get.  --Old Secesh


CUA-- 460: Charlottesville Protest

The Confederacy Under Attack

From the May 15, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Torch-Wielding Group Protests Confederate Statue Removal.  (Charlottesville, Va.)  (Win)  This is over the Lee statue in Lee Park.  Besides using the term torch-wielding, harkening back to the days of KKK and the Nazis, the writer made sure to mention that a well-known white nationalist was in attendance.

I kind of know which side the writer favors by his choice of words and phrases.

Looks like we have another city looking to join (n)ew (o)rleans and (l)ouisville in shame and dishonor.

--Old Secesh


CUA: Confederacy Under Attack

I will now start my headlines with CUA which will stand for Confederacy Under Attack, which is surely happening now and I'd have to say this new attack is even worse than it was back in the real war.

What that murderer in Charleston, S.C., did was as bad as what John Wilkes Booth did back in 1865 which brought on a much worse Reconstruction program that what it might have been under President Lincoln's direction.

I will be happy if the Blacks ever get satisfied and stop these attacks on my heritage.  I would much rather be writing about the war and aftermath like in my recent posts on the Confederate veterans home in Hitchcock, Texas.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 459: Tension Over Confederate Flag in S.C.

From the Google Alerts for May 13, 2017 , for Confederate.

**  Tension builds in South Carolina town over Confederate 'flagging' event.  (Summerville)  (Sad)  If you don't like it, don't look at it.

--Old Secesh


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mayor (m)itch Completes His Ugly Mission, (n)ew (o)rleans Must Now Bear His Guilt The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 458

I am angry.  I am hurt to the core.

I read this morning that the last of the three Confederate statues in new orleans, Robert E. Lee, was taken down yesterday, evidently done in the daylight this time and not undercover of the night as were the others.

I hope the Blacks are happy as they got their way. I am sure Mayor mitch is happy as he being a Democrat in a city with a lot of Blacks, he has assured himself of getting reelected as many times as he wants the job.  If he has any national aspirations, he surely won't get my vote and I'll certainly work for and support his opponents.

But, be assured, there will not be riots, looting and burning because we did not get our way.  Our heritage was severely disregarded and dragged through the mud.  No one should have this happen to their heritage.

Lee, Beauregard and Davis all served their country, the United States, long and faithfully until events in the North forced them to take a hard decision and cast their lot with a new country, just as our Founding Fathers found themselves back in 1775.

And, we don't know what the mayor and his council intend to do with the statues.  My guess it will be something else dishonorable.

Well, at least this ugly affair is over and I can start getting over it.

This Whole Thing Is Shameful and Dishonorable.  --Old Secesh

And Meanwhile in (n)ew (o)rleans: Crime and Murders Continue

From new orleans Murder Map:  76 murders in 2017, 175 in 2016.  This also shows where the murders occurred.

From NOLA Defender.

These are overnight police reports for the last eight days:

May 12-- 2 armed robberies, shooting, unclassified death

May 13--  2 shootings, 2 cuttings, 3 robberies, carjacking, homicide, suicide, unclassified death

May 14--  3 shootings, 2 stabbings, 2 robberies, burglary, unclassified death

May 15--  3 shootings, 2 traffic fatalities, sexual assault, robbery, unclassified death

May 16--  2 homicides, shooting, armed robbery, rape

May 17--  5 robberies, 3 shootings, 2 homicides, rape, carjacking, property snatching, unclassified death

May 17--  Two arrested at the Beauregard statue

May 18--  4 armed robberies, shooting, stabbing, homicide

May 19--   armed robbery, stabbing, purse snatching

And, all the while there was a big police presence at the statues.

Makes you wonder where the mayor's priorities are.  Old statues that haven't hurt anyone other than causng certain people to be offended...or crime.

--Old Secesh

Friday, May 19, 2017

Mayor (m)itch to Do the Deplorable in (n)ew (o)rleans The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 457

I came across articles saying that new orleans' mayor was going to have a press conference today about the last Confederate statue of Robert E. Lee coming down.  I was looking to see if he was a white or black person.

This has been a very trying and draining experience for me.

For now, I boycott that city if it thinks so lowly of my heritage (and ITS HERITAGE).  It is also relegated to lower case for its shame and dishonor.

A Time To Be Sad.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 456: Relief in State Legislatures

From the May 12, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Removal of Confederate monuments stirs backlash in statehouses.  (CNN)  (Win)   I am glad to see at least some support in the legislatures.

The anti-Confederate organization Southern Poverty Law Center says that at least 60 publicly funded symbols of the Confederacy have been removed since the Charleston murders, but state laws are being passed or pushed through state governments to prevent local governments from removing Confederate monuments and symbols.

North Carolina and Tennessee already have laws on the books.  Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Virginia are working on laws to do that.

You'd Better Hurry Up, Mitch, With That Last Monument.  --Old Secesh

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 455: Shreveport's Confederate Monument

From the May 12, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Shreveport's Confederate monument should stay, most speakers say.  (Louisiana)  (Win)  They held the first of four public hearings.  The monument was dedicated in 1906 and has a Confederate soldier and four generals:  Henry Watkins Allen, Beauregard, Lee and Jackson.  It is in front of the Caddo Parish Courthouse.  At least they are discussing it.

Let's Hope They Keep It Where It Is.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 454: Confederate Memorial Day Stirs Controversy

From the May 11, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Plane with Confederate Flag banner flies over SC State House on Confederate Memorial Day.  (South Carolina)  (Win)  Here's thumbing the nose.

**  (n)ew (o)leans removes 2nd Confederate-era monument.  (Loss)  This was the one, the Davis statue,  that made the city lower case for its shame and dishonor.

**  Confederate Memorial Day stirs controversy.  (Loss)  It should not draw controversy.  If you don't like it, don't commemorate it.  Ignore it.

Sure Sorry About the Situation in new orleans.  --Old Secesh

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

(n)ew (o)rleans Takes Down the Beauregard Statue: The Confederacy Under Attack

This occurred the night of May 16-17 and is out of order.

Now, fully lower case for its shame and dishonor.

I was listening to WXRT this morning and heard Mary Dixon say that (n)ew (o)rleans had taken down the second Confederate monument.

Undercover of the night, as they have done with the Davis and Liberty Place statues, the city of new orleans took down the P.G.T. Beauregard statue.  We all know what happens at night and this is nothing short of it.  And the sad thing, even though Beauregard was a Confederate general, he also was a force in new orleans after the war for the equality and voting rights of Blacks.

The city now has double shame to deal with.

I, for one, will not be going there anytime soon,  if ever.

I know the mayor and his cohorts could care less about my little boycott, but is there are a lot of other offended people like me, maybe that could have some bite.  Too bad I am the wrong color so my being offended doesn't matter.

And, I Really Liked new orleans At One Time.  --Old Secesh

Hitchcock's Confederate Veterans Home-- Part 2:

The home has been partially restored and is on the NRHP.  It hosts Juneteenth celebrations.  It was built by Virginian Henry Martyn Stringfellow, a private in the Confederate Army who fought at the battles of Yorktown and Richmond.

He accompanied Major General Magruder to Galveston and fought at the Battle of Galveston.  Promoted afterwards to captain, he was put in charge of the Houston ordnance department.  In 1863, he married Alice Johnston of Houston and settled in Galveston.

In 1866, he got involved in growing grapes for wine and in 1883, he started Stringfellow Orchards.

In 1894, he sold the property and it went through several owners and over the years it deteriorated.

--Old Secesh

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hitchcock's Confederate Veterans' Home-- Part 1: Now Owned By a Black Man

From the November 4, 2016, Houston Chronicle "Historic irony in the preservation of Confederate veterans home" by Joe Holley.

Stringfellow Orchards in Hitchcock, Texas,  was built for Confederate veterans in 1884 and is a house on nine acres of land.  Today, it is owned by Sam Collins, III, a black man.

Said Minnette Boesel:  "We've been going around the country tearing down Confederate statues, and here he is, an African American preserving the Confederate soldier's legacy home.  He recognizes the significance of the place as a teaching tool.  Our kids are learning their history from it."

--Old Secesh

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 453: South Carolina Has Confederate Memorial Day

From the May 10, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  SC employees get day off to honor Confederate dead.  (South Carolina)  (Win)  This is held on May 10, the day in 1863 when Confederate General Stonewall Jackson died of pneumonia.  South Carolina is one of six states to observe it.  However, the state agency-run Confederate Relic Room and Museum in Columbia remained open, as it should be.

I wonder if any of the Blacks and Whites who hate all-things Confederate so much took the day off or worked in protest.

**  New Orleans needs help moving Confederate statues -- and stopping extremists in the way.  (Washington Post editorial)  (Loss)  A very negative editorial accusing our side of making efforts to stop this disgraceful removal "By intimidation or open threat of violence, a motley band of white supremacists, Confederate sympathizers and self-appointed advocates of Southern heritage."

Gee, I wonder whose side these folks are on?

Can't Win in the Papers Either.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 452: Largest Confederate Flag Raised

From the May 7-9, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Largest known Confederate Flag raised in Blairs (Virginia)  (Win)  The former tattered one was taken down and replaced with this 51-foot by 31-foot flag.  Always great to se the flag flying high and proud.  It is essentially a nose thumb and an up yours to the attackers.

**  Groups clash over removal of New Orleans Confederate monuments.  I am glad to see no one has been hurt as of yet.  Hope it stays that way.

**  Man Sues to Stop New Orleans From Removing Confederate Statue.  (Win)  But, there is no way we'll win in any court.

Flying the Flag.  --Old Secesh

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 451: Statue Supporters at Baton Rouge

From the May 5, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate sympathizers descend on Capitol.  (Louisiana)  (Win)  This took place in the state capital at Baton Rouge.  They were there in support of the Confederate monuments in New Orleans.

**  Police report filed after Confederate Flag allegedly stolen from cemetery.  (Selma, Alabama)  (Loss)  Took place at Old Live Oak Cemetery.  Report filed April 25, 2017.

Sad to think someone would take a flag off a grave.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 450: Protesters in New Orleans

From the May 3 and 7, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Black Lawmakers Set Boycott Over Confederate Emblem on Flag.  (Mississippi)  Real big surprise there.

**   New Orleans (remains capitalized until May 10):  Protesters face off over Confederate monuments.  It is alright to peacefully protest.  No violence, though.

It took place by the Robert E. Lee statue.  Emotions were high in the estimated crowd of 700.  Three were arrested.  The anti-Confederate group called themselves "Take Em Down NOLA."

--Old Secesh


Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 449: (n)ew (o)rleans Disgraces Itself: The Shame of a City

Mark May 10-11 as a sad time in U.S. history.

I was very sad to learn today that last night, under the cover of night and in secrecy, the city of (n)ew (o)rleans took down the Jefferson Davis monument that had been standing since 1911.

It was done in early-morning darkness, the preferred time for criminals and ne'er-do-wells.  Which is exactly my opinion of the city now.

This occurred just over 155 years after the city fell to Union forces during the Civil War.  A second fall.

Now, (n)ew (o)rleans joins its sister city, (l)ouisville in Shame.

It Hurt Me to the Quick.  But My Feelings Are of No Concern.  Just One Group's Feelings Matter.  --Old Secesh

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Monuments to the Honorable Still Stand in New Orleans, But Not For Long

As New Orleans continues its headlong dive into shame, at least as of yesterday, the three monuments to Lee, Beauregard and Davis are still standing.  I am sure this has to be really bugging the mayor.

There have been confrontations, especially by the Robert E. Lee statue, which possibly is the next slated to be ripped down.  Fortunately, no injuries, but words were said and a few arrests made.

The mayor and his largely black city council need to know that there are people who take their actions seriously as an impugn to their heritage, including me.

Mayor, put the removal up to a vote of the people, at least on New Orleans, but Louisiana as well.  There are enough Blacks and their white supporters to vote for removal.  I'll live with the voice of the people.  It is time for the mayor to pay some respect to those of Confederate heritage in New Orleans.

And, who knows, perhaps avoid people getting hurt.

But, I Am Sure The Sad Day Is Near.  --Old Secesh

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Stoneman's Raid and the Battle of Fort York

Wikipedia.

It was during tghis raid that the Battle of Fort York took place.

His roommate at West Point was Stonewall Jackson.

George Stoneman had led a previous raid in Virginia in 1863, before the Battle of Chancellorsville was fought.  He was later captured during the Atlanta Campaign.

This raid began March 23, 1865, in Knoxville, Tennessee.  His command consisted of 4,000 troopers.  They headed east into North Carolina where they plundered and destroyed towns.  Then they went into Virginia on April 2 where they destroyed 150 miles of railroad track.

Seven days later, on April 9, they returned to North Carolina and went to the towns of Winston and Salem, now Winston-Salem,, then toward High Point.

On April 12, Stoneman's men entered Salisbury with the intention of setting free Union prisoners held there.  But, they had already been removed.  Stoneman then set fire to the town.  It was at this time that the battle of Fort York took place.

Leaving Salisbury, Stoneman plundered Statesville, Lincolnton, Taylorsville and Asheville before returning to Tennessee on April 26th.

They had covered 600 miles and three states during the raid.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 448: Louisiana Military Memorial Conservation Act

From the May 3, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Bill to stop Confederate monument removals puts power in people's hands passes committee.  (Louisiana)  (Win)  It is currently in the House of representatives and is called the Louisiana Military Memorial Conservation Act, House Bill 71.

The bill forbids the removal, renaming or alteration of any military monument to any war.

It would require citizens to vote on any removal.

This would be a great one to have in the books. I can live with it if any Confederate monument is removed after the people vote to do it.  But leaving the decision up to elected officials is a no-win for us.

Unfortunately, this will be too late to save the remaining three Confederate monuments in New Orleans.

--Old Secesh

Monday, May 8, 2017

MCCWRT Meeting May 9,2017

TheMcHenry County Civil War Round Table will be meeting at the Woodstock, Illinois, Public Library on May 9, 2017 at 7 p.m..  The library is located at 414 West Judd Street, right off the Woodstock Square

Steve Fratt will have a presentation on Civil War Tactics and Combat.

I'll be there.

Before the meeting, a group of members will be having dinner at Three Brothers on Illinois Highway 47.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 447: New Orleans

From the May 2, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Two arrested at Confederate monument protests, New Orleans police say.  (Loss)  Again, protest alright.  Violence not.

**  Beauregard and Lee monuments vandalized.  (New Orleans)  (Loss)  Another thing that is not ok.

--Old Secesh

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Fort York, North Carolina-- Part 4: Part of Stoneman's Raid

The Battle of Fort York was fought April 12, 1865, three days after General Lee surrendered at Appomattox.

Col. John K. Miller arrived by the fort with 1,000 Union troops at 2 a.m..  His first two scouts to arrive at the site were killed.

He sent word back to General Stoneman who was busy pillaging and plundering nearby Salisbury that he needed artillery to take the fort.  The artillery arrived an hour or so later and a five and a half hour battle ensued.  The Union force lost 16 soldiers.

With dark approaching, Col. Miller retreated back to Salisbury after tearing up tracks on their side of the Rowan River, but they did not destroy their target, the trestle railroad bridge.

It is believed that the Confederates lost two men.

So, the Confederacy won the last pitched battle in North Carolina.  Even though Lee had surrendered, neither side knew about it.

--Old Secesh