Naming the Civil War: U.S. Senate Debate

a couple of weeks ago

In referring to the war of 1861 to 1865, we usually hear the name “Civil War.” Of course it is known by other names, like “The War Between the States” and “The War of Northern Aggression.” It might interest you to know that there was no “official” government title for it until 1907. I refer […]

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Controversial Flag: What Do You Think?

a couple of weeks ago

We put this new design onto our website yesterday, and it is bound to create some controversy. What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments section below. We’re not sure we’re going to keep producing this…

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Reflecting on Confederate Memorial Day

last month

Confederate Memorial Day means different things to different people. Some people feel it honors history and those who died in the Civil War. They feel it is patriotic in a way. Other people are bothered by it because they think anything related to the Confederacy stands for racism and slavery. Key Takeaways: Secession was an […]

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Dispatches from the front: The Civil War then and now

last month

Much can be learned when we seek to understand rather than erase history. This is best done by reading first hand accounts from various sides to form our understanding. Writing under a pseudonym, in 1862, a correspondent for the Charleston Daily Courier and a sympathizer of the south, took many risks to provide readers then […]

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Off the beaten path: Tales from the Gettysburg battlefield

last month

As park rangers and visitors alike have discovered, there is always more to learn regarding Gettysburg. Sure, you can read the basics in any school textbook, but new research and familial stories continually update our wealth of knowledge on the subject. A visit to Gettysburg battlefield will be greatly enhanced by taking a tour with […]

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Activists want confederate monument moves done in daylight

last month

People are protesting the monuments, school names and street names in Downtown New Orleans called Take Em down Nola. Saying they representing white supremacy and that is not what the city stands for. They are protesting in front of the City Hall building. The protestors hope that the monuments are taken down on the 300 […]

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Confederate monument vandalized in downtown Jackson

last month

This Confederate monument has been vandalized. Not everyone likes to see them but that does not make this crime OK. Many people feel the Confederate statues, flags, and other Confederate things represent slavery and racism. They try to get rid of them or to have them declared irrelevant and taken away. Confederate monument vandalized in […]

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Confederate monument ‘Silent Sam’ spray-painted again on Friday

last month

Black lives matter protesters spray-paint the words “love is understanding why others hate” onto confederate memorial in North Carolina. The Silent Sam statue is often the target of similar vandalism, and cameras have been installed to attempt to catch vandalism in the act. The most recent investigation of the spray-painting is still ongoing. Confederate monument […]

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