Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 440: Threats to Statue Removers in New Orleans? Hopefully Not

From the April 13-14, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Nungesser begs Trump to save New Orleans Confederate monuments.  (Louisiana)  (Win)  Louisiana Lt. Governor Bill Nungesser.    At least somebody in the state has sense enough to know that those statues are history, whether you like it or not.  Not like that "mayor" of New Orleans (still upper case until the next of the three remaining statues goes down).  Lower case indicates a city of shame, such as (l)ouisville.

Somebody not afraid to stand up for what is right.

**  **  Threats cast at contractors, workers linked to Confederate monument removal.  (New Orleans)  (Loss)  New Orleans officials report that threats have been received.  Even if a pro-statue person disagrees with what is happening, you fight it in the courts, legislative bodies and public opinion, even though there is not much chance of winning there.  A REAL LOST CAUSE as it were.  You don't make threats.  Even worse, you don't follow through.

I hope these threats are nothing more than another attempt to smear pro-Confederates.  If they are real, hopefully those who made the threats will be found, arrested and prosecuted to to the fullest extent of the law.

--Old Secesh

Friday, April 28, 2017

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Held Christmas Party in 2014

From the December 16, 2014, Owatonna People's Press (Southern Minnesota).  I am going back through some old articles I saved.

The Barbara Burii Tent 24 of the DUVCW had their annual Christmas party on December 13.  Officers were elected for 2015.  Michelle Walburn was elected tent president, after which they had a potluck dinner.

The DUVCW was organized on May 30, 1885, in Massilion, Ohio, and the first meeting was held June 3, 1885.

In order to belong, one must be a direct descendant of a Union Army, navy veteran and be at least 8 years old.

Local groups are called Tents and named after Army nurses during the Civil War.

--Old Secesh


Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 439: Another Pro-Confederate Flag Candidate

From Google Alerts for April 12, 2017, for Confederate.

**  Congressional Candidate Wraps Herself In The Flag...The Confederate Flag.  (South Carolina)  (Win) Sheri Few is running as a candidate in South Carolina's 5th Congressional District.  Depending what other other stances are, this would be a person I would vote for.

**  Jefferson Davis statue finishes move at University of Texas.  (Win)  It was removed in 2015, but now back as part of the American History Center on campus.  There are still statues of other Confederate leaders near the university's clock tower.

--Old Secesh

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 438: "Over My Dead Body...Are We Going To Take Down a Statue of Robert E. Lee..."

From the April 9 and 12, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  CNY school district bans Confederate Flag, suspends students displaying it.  (Shelburne-Earlville, NY)  (Loss)  Remember, anyone finding anything on a teeshirt or worn that offends "ANYONE: needs to be expelled.  All it takes is ONE offendee.

**   Did a Republican running for Va. governor really dress up like a Confederate gent?  (Win) Corey Stewart was at the Old South Ball in Danville and said:  "Over my dead body when I'm governor of Virginia are we ever going to take down a statue of Robert E. Lee or Stonewall Jackson or any hero of the Commonwealth of Virginia."  Later he said, "I am proud to be next to the Confederate flag."

Finally, a politician not afraid to stand up to the Black Tyranny.

I May have to Move to Virginia So I Can Vote For This Guy Depending how he Stands On Other Issues.  --Old Secesh

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Who Shot General John Sedgwick?-- Part 3: "They Couldn't Hit An Elephant At This Distance"

This account is from Union general Martin T. McMahon, the Chief of Staff of Sedgwick's Sixth Corps.

General Martin had just given the order to move troops when "the enemy opened a sprinkling fire, partly from sharpshooters.  As the bullets whistled by, some of the men dodges.  The General said laughlingly, 'What!  What! men, dodging this way for single bullets!

"What will you do when they open fire along the whole line?  I am ashamed of you.  They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance.

Famous Last Words.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 437: More Vandalizing to Confederate Symbols

From the April 5, 7, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Mississippi governor proclaims April as Confederate Heritage Month.  (Win)  Wow, a politician with a backbone.

**  Vandals strike Confederate monument.  Brandenburg, Kentucky)  (Loss)  This is the monument that (l)ouisville disgraced itself by removing.  It is too bad that"some" people can't be pleased.

**  Confederate Flags vandalized after Georgia ceremony.  (Loss)

**  Danville faith leaders, pastors, call Confederate Flag "Symbol of Hate."  (Virginia)  (Loss)  A photograph of the group showed that all were Black except one White.

I Would Call What the City of New Orleans Is Doing Vandalism of the Highest Order.  --Old Secesh

Monday, April 24, 2017

As New Orleans Prepares to Go (l)ower (c)ase For Its Shame

I heard on WXRT, 93.1 FM in Chicago this morning that work has begun on taking down the Liberty Place monument in New Orleans.  I don't know much about this one as it was after the war and had something to do with a white effort to take down the state reconstruction government which was partially run by Blacks.

This monument is alright with me if they remove it.

However, as soon as any of the other three (to Davis, Lee and Beauregard) come down New Orleans goes to lower case (n)ew (o)rleans for their disregard to history and heritage.  Plus, it will mean the beginning of my boycott of that city (except to visit Chalmette and the World War II museum).

Also, there has been no mention of the payments to the UDC and SCV for this horrible thing.  If you trample on someone's past such as in this case, you should pay.  I am thinking a million dollars a monument.

Much of this erasure stems from the Charleston murders.  Since the black man in California killed three whites, some black monuments should be removed as well.

I Imagine the Jackson Statue in Jackson Square (and That Square's Name) Will be Next.  He Owned Slaves, You Know.  Plus, Was Very Horrible to Indians.  --Old Secesh


Friday, April 21, 2017

MCCWRT Discussion Group Meets Tomorrow: Topic "April 1865: The Month That Saved the Union.

The discussion group of the McHenry Civil War Round Table will meet tomorrow, April 22, at Panera Bread at 6000 Northwest Highway (US-14) in Crystal Lake from 10 a.m. to noon.  This was definitely a busy month 152 years ago.

I intend to bring up the Confederate victory at Fort York in North Carolina, which I started writing about back on April 6.  One of these days I might just finish it.

Some other things happening in April 1865:

9th--  Surrender of Lee.

14th--  Lincoln assassinated

19th--  Lincoln's funeral; begins

26th--  Johnston surrenders to Sherman.  John Wilkes Booth killed.

27th--  SS Sultana disaster

29th--  The blockade of most Southern ports lifted.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 436: One Bid to Remove the Monuments

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

**  Only one contractor bids to remove New Orleans' Confederate monuments, wants $600,000.  (Not sure if this is a win or loss)

**  Cost for New Orleans to bring down Confederate monuments?  So far: one bidder, triple the budget.  (?)  Cuzan Services Limited made the bid.  Agree to remove three of the monuments (Lee, Davis and Beauregard)  They say the removal will be paid for by an anonymous private donor.

With all the many problems New Orleans has, this really shouldn't be a situation.

And, So It Goes.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 435: Confederate Monument Removal Bids Due in New Orleans

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

I sure wish I didn't have to keep doing these.  It takes away from what I'd rather be doing in this blog and that is research and interesting articles.

**  April 5--  Confederate monument bids due today.  (New Orleans)  (Loss)  This is the next big confrontation, though it has been going on ever since Charleston.  Maybe we can convince the haters to back off after what the black man did in Fresno.  After all, he did what the Charleston murderer did and for the same reason.

Of course, that will not happen.  These most recent murders are not receiving the publicity that the Charleston ones did.  Had it been a white man killing blacks in Fresno, the black community would have been outraged.

--Old Secesh

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Montgomery Dent Corse, CSA-- Part 1: A Strong Military Background

From Wikipedia.

March 14, 1816-February 11, 1895.

Banker, gold prospector and soldier.  Commanded the 17th Virginia Infantry, then Corse's Brigade of Pickett's Division, Army of Northern Virginia.  He fought in several big battles.

Born in Alexandria, Virginia,   Captain in the 1st Virginia Regiment in the Mexican War.  Sailed to California in 1849 and participated in the Gold Rush there.  Returned to Alexandria in 1856 and entered the banking business with his brothers.

Three years later he was the first lieutenant in the Alexandria Home Guard.  In 1860, he organized a militia company known as the Old Dominion Rifles and became its captain.

A Strong Military Background.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 434: Confederate Cannon Removed

From the April 1, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Court won't revive Confederate-themed state flag suit.  (Mississippi)  (Win)  A Federal Appeals Court  has denied the request by a black lawyer to do away with the state flag.  The lawyer vows to take it to the Supreme Court.

**  Confederate cannon removed from College Park Middle School.  (Orlando, Fla.)  (Might as well)  The school opened in 1956 and was named Lee Middle School for Confederate General Robert E. Lee.  The local UDC donated the cannon to the school in the late 1950s and they decided to remove it after the name change.

--Old Secesh

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"I Am a Prisoner Unwounded"

A letter from Petersburg April 12/65.

"I am a prisoner unwounded.  Do not know whare I am to be sent.  Will let you know as soon as possible, when I have no doubt the Federal Authorities will let you communicate with me perhaps visit me.

"God bless & protect you & unite us soon - I was captured April 6th at Harpers Farm."  (Sayler's CReek)

Letter written by prisoner-of-war Brigadier General Montgomery Dent Corse, C.S.A., 17th Virginia Infantry, to his wife Elizabeth Beverly Corse.

Ten Fascinating Civil War Artifacts From Tennessee-- Part 4: A Tintype and Doctor's Kit

7.  PIRKLE FAMILY LIVES ON--  A tintype image of brothers Elijah and Jesse Pirkle in uniform.  They joined the Union Army in July 1863.  Two months later and within 15 days of each other, Elijah was shot and hospitalized and Jesse was captured and imprisoned.

8.  DOCTOR'S KIT--  The doctor's kit was found in Gallatin and was owned by Confederate Dr. Thomas Morris Woodson, who died in 1907.  It contains, among other things, a menacing looking tooth extractor and trepanning drills used to bore into a skull to release pressure.

I feel A Bit Light-Headed.  --Old Secesh

Black Man Wanted To Kill As Many Whites As He Could In California

We get the news from Fresno, California, that a black man set out on a vendetta to kill as many white people as he could.  He killed three white people.  This really sounds racist to me.

And, like the Charleston killer, he wasn't even nice enough to die.  The coward.

This is a horrible story.

But, when the sorry excuse in Charleston killed those Blacks in the church, there was a huge backlash against all things Confederate, especially the flag.  Since this was one deranged person doing something in the case of the Charleston white supremacist, and the blame was placed on all with a Confederate heritage, I suppose we should be able to find something that Blacks do that we don't like and demand it to be "erased" and "cleansed."

Let's see.  What should we "Demand."

It's Only Fair.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 433: Virginia and New Orleans

From the March 31, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  U.Va.should consider moving confederate plaques to another location.  (Virginia)  (Loss)  Upset about two plaques honoring students and alumni who lost their lives in the service of the Confederacy.  Hey, students, that is YOUR history whether you like it or not.

These men gave their lives for what they thought was right.

**  Confederate monuments to come down in May.  (New Orleans)  (Loss)

--Old Secesh

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 432: The Proposed Shame of New Orleans

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

**  Battle over Confederate Monuments Continues  (New Orleans)  (Loss)  New Orleans plans to take the Confederate monuments down in two months.

Until the city shames itself as they plan, New Orleans will continue to be capitalized.  Once down, the city goes to lower case (n)ew (o)rleans like its sister shamed city of (l)ouisville.  Plus, I intend to have my own little boycott, even though I really like New Orleans.

)h Well.  --Old Secesh

MCCWRT: New Orleans Trip, Cemetery Walk

Presented by Dave Noe at the August 2016, meeting of the McHenry County Civil War Round Table meeting at the Woodstock (Illinois) Public Library.

I had never heard of this unit before.

Business:

**  We have two new members.

**  There will be a cemetery tour in Algonquin October 8 at 10 a.m..  The one hour tour will visit some of the graves of the 30 Civil War veterans buried there.  It is expected to last one hour.

**  New Orleans field trip planned for November 9-12.  This one was cancelled because of flooding, but there is some talk now of going there in a few months.  Of course, I might not be able to go because of the statue thing.

Shame On New Orleans  --Old Secesh


"Gloria Victis: 1903-- Part 2: Not Vandalized

The inscription on it:

TO THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS OF MARYLAND IN THE SERVICE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA  1861-1865."

There is an angel at the top of it holding a dead or dying Confederate young man.

It was nice to see that the monument had not been vandalized, but that was 1903, way before all this horrible anti-Confederate feeling.  There was no BLM spray-painted across it.

I am sure there is a movement among "some" to have it removed.  Slavery connection, you know.

To Honor the Brave.  --Old Secesh

Monday, April 17, 2017

Chicago Murder and Shootings to Date

And while Blacks everywhere are so much against anything Confederate, here's what is going on in Chicago.

I'm listening to WXRT right now and they are saying that over the weekend 39 people were wounded in Chicago, one of whom was killed.

These figures are primarily of Blacks killing other Blacks and from the site Hey Jackass: Chicago Murder and Mayhem.

So far in April:

24 killed
159 wounded.

For the last week (4-9 to 4-15):

9 killed
80 wounded

Year To Date:

160 killed
758 wounded

Meanwhile, U.S. deaths in Afghanistan so far in 2017 have been two.

And Yet, They Are Really Upset About Anything Confederate.  You's Have To Think This Would Be a Bigger Issue.  --Old Secesh

Gloria Victis: 1903-- Part 1: Photograph of the Confederate Monument in Baltimore

From the March 26, 2017, Shorpy site.

GLORIA VICTIS: 1903:  Baltimore circa 1903.  "Confederate Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Mount Royal Avenue."

Sculptor Frederic Ruckstall's allegorical bronze "Spirit of the Confederacy," whose Latin inscription means "Glory to the Vanquished.

This photograph of the monument was taken some time around 1903, and shows two horse-drawn carriages in the scene, no cars.

Sad to Know That "Certain" People Are Offended and Demanding Its Removal.  This Is a Piece of History.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 431: Some More Wins

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

**  Georgia lawmaker makes pitch for measures to mark Confederate history.  (Win)  State Representative Tommy Benton wants April to be recognized as Confederate History Month.  At least their are a few pols not afraid to stand up against this wave of Confederate hatred.

**  Supporters of Confederate Memorial Day proposal accuse critics of intolerance.  (Georgia)  (Win)  What's good for the goose is good for the ......  Very true.  Not to mention that opponents are also a bit racist.

**  Shreveport Representative files bill to protect military monuments.  (Louisiana)  (Win)  State representative Thomas Comody has a bill to protect monuments commemorating U.S. wars.  And that, of course, would include Confederate ones since Confederate soldiers are considered U.S,. veterans.

--Old Secesh

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Name Tarheel Has a Civil War Connection


In  my Down Da Road I Go blog, I have been writing about where the name Tarheels comes from in connection with the UNC-Chapel Hill winning the NCAA  National Basketball Championship earlier this month.

There are two theories as to where the name comes from.

One has to do with the American revolution and the other with the Civil War.

You can read about it by clicking on the Down Da Road I Go site to the right of this.

Of course, since the name Tarheel may have come from Confederates, I guess a new name will have to be found.  The Big "S" word, you know.

What Did It Have To Do With Gen. Lee? --Old Secesh

Ten Fascinating Civil War Artifacts from Tennessee-- Part 3:

Continued from November 4, 2016.

5.  LINCOLN'S NOTE--  Union soldier Henry Jenks and a friend dug their way out of Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, and made it back to Union lines.  Once there, he posed for a tintype photo and got a letter signed by Lincoln permitting him to return to their regiments.

6.  CONFEDERATE SOLDIER'S DIARY--  Roysdon Robertson Etter, 16th Tennessee.  One of his entries, dated November 30, 1864, is about the disastrous Battle of Franklin.  One of his statements:  "The ground could not be seen because of the crush of dead soldiers."

Love Those Artifacts.  --Old Secesh

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lake County CWRT-- Part 5: Confederate Flags/Union Flags

Polk's Flag was a St. George's Cross.

There were 400 different flags in Illinois during the war.

During the war, flags were usually hand-sewn and then many were painted.  Irosh regimental flags were green and also painted.

Flags were made of silk and muslin.

--Old Secesh.


Lake County CWRT: Confederate Flags Presentation-- Part 4:

Every Confederate state had flags even though most didn't before the war.  South Carolina had three state flags during the conflict.  The Bonnie Blue Flag even had a song about it.  It was the second-most popular in the Confederacy after the song "Dixie."

Mississippi's state flag used during the war remained until the 1890s, when the present embattled one was adopted.

The Hardee Pattern Flag used by some unites was an all-blue flag with a white oval at the center which had the unit's name and number.  There was also a mostly red Van Dorn Pattern.

Hood's Texas Brigade took the Texas state flag in its unit flag.  This unit sustained heavy casualties throughout the war.

--Old Secesh


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Lake County CWRT-- Part 3: Confederate Flags

Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard commissioned William Miles to come up with another design.  His design, referred to as the Second nation banner, or "The Stainless Banner" was used for two years.  It featured a white field with the more familiar Confederate Battle Flag as a square in the upper right hand corner.  The problem with this flag is that when hanging limp, it does resemble and could be confused with a surrender white flag.

The 3rd National Flag was then designed.  It was the same as the second national except for a vertical red stripe opposite the Confederate Flag.  It wasn't used long as it was adopted March 4, 1865, as the Confederacy rapidly drew to an end.  It is referred to as the "Blood-Stained Banner."  It was designed by Arthur Rogers.

--Old Secesh


Lake County CWRT-- Part 2: Flags of the Confederacy

On March 9, 2017, I went to the Lake County Civil War Round Table meeting in Grayslake, Illinois.  It is held at the village's Heritage and Museum.

A presentation was given by Rich Garling on Confederate flags.

During the Civil War, flags were often a rallying point in the smoke and confusion of battle.  There was nothing more disgraceful to a unit than losing its flag and a huge morale boost if the enemy's flag (s) were captured.  Mr. Garling read Joshua Chamberlain's quote on the flags at the Appomattox surrender.

Nichola Marschall (1822-1920) designed the original Confederate National Flag  It kind of resembled the Austrian National Flag at the time.  However, it was determined by the South that it too much resembled the flag of the United States.

It was decided that a new design was needed.

--Old Flag

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A Tent Situation in 1865: Not Really Tense, Though

From the April 4, 2017, Shorpy Photo Site.  Go to the site for the photograph and you can enlarge it for big-time detail.

A TENT SITUATION: 1865.  April 1865.  Petersburg, Virginia.  "Federal Army camp.  Soldiers boxing.  From the Library of Congress.

This is a permanent camp complete with chimney and cook stoves.  These tents have been occupied for quite some time, since the summer of 1864 and the Siege of Petersburg.  It  being in April and with the few soldiers in the photo, this might have been after the Confederates evacuated their camps and trenches across from the Union ones.

Two of the soldiers are putting on a show like they're boxing and others just standing around.  "The war's over, man.  Bobby Lee's on the run.  We're going home."

An Interesting Look Back In Time.

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 430: Some Wins

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

**  Georgia lawmaker makes pitch for measure to mark Confederate history.  (Win)  State Representative Tommy Benton wants April recognized as Confederate History Month.

**  Supporters if Confederate Memorial Day accuse critics of intolerance.  (Georgia)  (Win)  And, in the case of Blacks being against it, that is racism raising its ugly head as well.

**  Shreveport Representative files bill to protect military monuments.  (Louisiana)  (Win)  State Representative Thomas Camordy has bill to protect monuments in the state commemorating U.S. wars.  Pf course, this means protecting Confederate monuments.

Three Classified Wins In One Day?  --Old Secesh


Monday, April 10, 2017

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 429: Now, It's the Arkansas State Flag

From the March 23-27, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Lawmaker Works to Change Confederate Significance of Arkansas State Flag Star.  (Loss)  The blue star above the word Arkansas represents the state's membership in the Confederacy.  The lawmaker is a black man named Charles Blake (D-Little Rock).

**  Lawmaker aims to revive Confederate Memorial Day in Georgia.  (Win)

**  Group looks to lawmakers to keep Confederate monuments.  (New Orleans)  (Win)  The group is the Monumental Task Committee, but I would say it is unlikely that the lawmakers will help.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 428: Finally, Some Wins

From the March 20 and 21, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate Flag flies next to NCAA arena in South Carolina.  (Greenville, S.C.)  (Win)  Previously the NCAA would not allow any tournaments to be played in the state because of the Confederate Flag flying at the Capitol.  The NCAA likes to pretend it is not political, but, it is a VERY political outfit.

**  Suit filed to prevent Lee statue removal.  (Charlottesville, Va.)  (Win)

**  New Bill to Give Confederate Military leader Robert E. Lee His Own Holiday.  (Arkansas)  (Win)  Lee's birthday had been a state wide holiday in Arkansas since 1947.  I imagine that the lady state representative will be completely against this.

--Old Secesh

Friday, April 7, 2017

McHenry County Civil War Round Table Meets Tuesday, April 11

On April 11, 2017, the McHenry Civil War Round Table will be meeting at the Woodstock, Illinois, Public Library at 414 Y. Judd Street, right off the historic 1850s Woodstock Square.

The presentation will be given by Dave Powell on the Tullahoma Campaign.  I look forward to it as I don't really know a lot about it.

Before the meeting, several members gather to eat at Papa G's on the historic Woodstock Square.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 427: Of Statues and Meetings

From the March 15 and 18, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate statue in Hemming Park causing angst; some support moving it.  )Jacksonville, Florida)  (Loss)   It was renamed Hemming Park in 1899 after Confederate veteran Charles C. Hemming installed the 62-foot Confederate monument.  (1.54 acres)

**  Protest Held Outside Gathering of Confederate Descendants.  (South Carolina)  (Loss)  The South Carolina Division of the SCV was holding an annual conference.  Thirty-five people protested peacefully, even though the descendants kept their flags inside the building.

Perhaps It Is Time for Confederate Descendants To Start Protesting Outside Racist NAACP Meetings.  --Old Secesh

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Fort York, Last Confederate Victory in North Carolina-- Part 1

From the March 28, 2017, Salisbury (NC) Post by Wayne Hinshaw.

Roy barber is a New York native now living in North Carolina who is very involved in anything to do with history and Civil War history in the Salisbury area.  He had ancestors fighting for the Union in the war.

Fort York is on a hilltop overlooking the Yadkin River at the junction of I-85 and U.S.-29.  The Land Trust for Central North Carolina purchased the 12.5 acre site and sold it to Davidson County in hopes the county would open it as a battlefield park.

Fort York was called Camp Yadkin, Fort Beauregard as well during its time in the Civil War.  At one time it was also the York Hill Campground, several of its sites and buildings still remain.

During the Civil War, the site was free of trees, but today it is heavily forested.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 426: Arkansas Removes Lee's Birthday

From the March 17, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Arkansas lawmakers vote to remove Lee from King holiday.  (Loss, well, sort of)  They moved Lee's birthday.  I actually do not like having both observed at the same time.  But, after all, Lee's birthday was observed first.  So, perhaps move King's birthday to the earlier or later weekend.  Either that, or make a payment to a Confederate descendant organization.

But what really galled me was the statement one lawmaker in Arkansas made.  Rep. Jana Della Rosa said:  "We are taking Robert E. Lee and we are putting him in the basement and we're acting like we're embarrassed that he even existed."

And, she is a white person.

Spoken Like a True Carperbagger.  --Old Secesh.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Yankee in Dixie: Shorpy Photo, Charleston, S.C.

From the March 21, 2017, Shorpy Photo site, "A Yankee in Dixie: 1865.  April 1865.  "Charleston, South Carolina.  Headquarters of General John P. Hatch, South Battery."  This would be during the Union occupation of the city.  There is bunting in the mansion, two USCT guarding the house and Union officers on the porch.

The house next door has black cloth wrapped around its porch columns.

Comment:  There is a picture of the houses today.  The black crepe embellishing thecolumns is for the dead President Lincoln.  In the case that the next-door home belongs to a Southern symphatizer I would think it might be for the end of the Confederacy.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 425: Mississippi Legislators Back Down

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

**  Legislators Back Down from Confederate Flag Threat.  (Mississippi)  (Loss)  This was in regards to financial sanctions against the state supported universities for refusing to fly the stat flag because part of it has the Confederate Flag on it.  This is too bad.  Cowards!.  If the schools don't want to fly the flag, they should not be getting state support.

**  Now a group in Lafayette, Louisiana, wants statue of General Alfred Mouton removed.  (Loss)  Of course, the general was a Confederate.  Let's hope that the people in power there don't give in to a few people.

--Old secesh


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 424: Flag Removed, But Will Go Up Again

From the March 14, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate Group removes Flag, Vows to raise It Again Soon.  (Rockbridge County, Virginia)  (Loss)  The 82-foot flagpole was removed because it was too close to the highway.

**  Local NAACP will protest outside Confederate Veterans conference.  (South Carolina)  (?)  The South Carolina Division of the SCV is holding the conference in York, S.C..

Something About a Black Group Protesting a Peaceful Confederate Group's Meeting Sounds a Little Racist to Me.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 423: New Orleans' Mayor Talks About the Confederate Statues

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

**  New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu On Confederate Monuments--  Interview.

The mayor tried to say that he wanted them removed even before the Charleston murders and that they were put up by "the Cult of the Lost Cause."

The host said that general Lee accepted defeat and welcomed African-Americans into his church and ended up doing a lot of good for the United States.  This was especially important in the area of reconciliation.

Landrieu said that Lee had led an army against the United States for the purpose of keeping African-Americans as less than human.

I have to wonder if the mayor has any Southern roots.  Apparently not.  Perhaps descended from Carpetbaggers.

I Don't Think We Will Get Much Help From This Person.  --Old Secesh

Monday, April 3, 2017

Mort Kunstler 2017 Calendar: Respect of An Army, Lee's Surrender

From the April 2017 Civil War calendar

Robert E. Lee is shown riding his horse Traveler from the surrender at Appomattox.

"APPOMATTOX C.H., APRIL 9, 1865.  After four terrible years of fighting, the gallant Army of Northern Virginia had sustained great hardships and was unable to recover.  Nearing desperation, the Confederate forces reluctantly conceded to their Union counterparts.

"General Robert E. Lee and General Ulysses S. Grant met to discuss the terms of surrender at the McLean House at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.  After completing the terms, General Lee shook hands with General Grant, bowed to the other officers, and left the room.

"In reverence and awe, Grant's staff and those in attendance followed their former foe out onto the porch and front grounds as the Confederate commander signaled for his horse.  Despite the circumstances, the soldiers who had fought so hard against one another shared a mutual respect that represented the first step toward reuniting the country."

A Sad Day.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 422: Alabama Senate Passes Confederate Monument Bill

From the March 10-11, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate Thefts:  Vandalism or Souvenir Seekers.  (South Carolina)  (Loss)  Three Iron Crosses of Honor erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy which were set in concrete were taken from the Old Sheldon Church (built 1745) and burned by Sherman.  Definitely hope it wasn't vandalism, but these days you never can tell.

**  Alabama Senate passes Confederate monument bill.  (Win)  This will ban changes to Confederate and other old monuments.  Tennessee and North Carolina have also passed bills like this.  Virginia's governor vetoed one like it.

And here I was thinking we couldn't get a fair shake in any legislative branch of government.

Bronx Cheer to the Va. Gov..  --Old Secesh

Saturday, April 1, 2017

2017 Murders in New Orleans (and (l)ouisville)

While I can still use New Orleans in the upper case.  When they take down the statues, their shame will be partly reflected with going to lower case (n)ew (o)rleans.

From the New Orleans Murder Map 2017, which shows where the murders take place:

50 murdered so far in 2017.  A total of 175 murdered in 2016.

By the way, (l)ouisville had 18 murders recorded in the first two months of 2017.

Again, it would seem the mayor and councils of either city should have a bigger thing to solve than removing the Confederate statues.

Word to the wise, not one single Confederate Flag, memorial or statue is suspected of any murder in New Orleans or (l)ouisville.

Seems To Me, Bodies Are A Bigger Threat Than Those Statues And Memorials.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 421: Virginia Flaggers Defy Court, Pay Fines

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

**  Confederate group won't take down rebel flag along highway.  (Virginia)  (Win).  The 82-foot tall pole and huge flag have been ruled to close to the highway and the Virginia Flaggers face a $200 fine the first ten days and $65 after that to a maximum fine of $5,000.

They are applying for a permit to move it, but, in the meantime, the flag will fly and supporters have volunteered to pay the fines.

It is on US-60 by Lexington.

Keep It Flying.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 420: Mississippi Universities To Be Punished

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

Mississippi House to colleges against Confederate battle emblem;  Fly flag or lose tax break.  (Win)

I was wondering when someone was going to draw the line.  All Mississippi state universities are refusing to fly the state flag because of its Confederate emblem inclusion.

I would have immediately cut all state aid and tax breaks to them because of their secession in this case.

The vote was close, however, 57-56.

Hope It Sticks.  --Old Secesh