It Was Sure Death

yesterday

The 1st Tennessee Regiment was camped near Corinth, Mississippi. The men of Company H were getting tired of being shot at, and losing their buddies. Private Sam Watson explained, “…our men were being picked off by sharpshooters, and a great many were killed. No one could tell where the shots were coming from, but at […]

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Second vote for Confederate monument removal expected

yesterday

A decision has been reached regarding a controversial Confederate monument in downtown Tampa. Hillsborough County commissioners had previously voted 4-3 against moving the statue, which some defend as simply honoring southern heritage. But public pressure for commissioners to reverse their original decision has prompted a second vote of 4-2 in favor of relocating. Second vote […]

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Letters, petition sent to end Dallas Confederate monuments

yesterday

Dallas’ Confederate War Memorial, created in 1896, is one of the city’s oldest sculptures. Some believe the memorial is an important piece of history, while others see it as a symbol of hate. Defenders of the memorial, such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans, value its historical significance and insist that “History should not be […]

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The Bloodiest Day

a day ago

There was one day of battle during the Civil War that stands out at the bloodiest day of all. It happened on September 7, 1862. The North called it the Battle of Antietum, the South called it  it the Battle of Sharpsburg. The Texans had just been through months of fierce fighting at Seven Pines, […]

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Local artist selling ‘Commemorative Confederate Statue Coin’

a day ago

The likeness of the Robert E. Lee statue that presided over Lee Circle from 1884 until May of this year is featured prominently on the front of the coin alongside the statues of General P.G.T. Beauregard and Confederate President Jefferson Davis, as well as the monument to the Battle of Liberty Place. The coin is […]

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Harry Wasn’t Who He Said She Was!

a couple of days ago

Women fighting on the Confederate front line in the Civil War? Yes! Women weren’t legally allowed to fight, but an estimated 400 to 750 women from the North and South disguised themselves as men and fought on the battlefields without anyone ever discovering their true identities. The Confederacy had no age requirement for joining up. […]

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The Rise of Jesse James

a few days ago

Acclaimed artist Bruce K. Lawes works with Ultimate Flags to create an original historical work, ‘The Rise of Jesse James’. For collectors of original paintings, this masterwork will be appearing at the Coeur d’Alene fine art auction on July 29th. To see auction website click on the link: http://www.cdaartauction.com/2017/lot/19180?order=lot   Jesse James fought as a […]

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