Grifton man delves into flag history

yesterday

There are many misconceptions when it comes to the history of flags, and Gene Oakley is working to fix these. He went over some of these at a historical presentation recently and brought to light many interesting things. For example, the flag we associate with the Confederacy was actually simply a battle flag, the official […]

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Tell A Texan to Behave Himself?

yesterday

We know that during the important three day Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, (July 1 – 3, 1863) the greatest number of casualties occurred on both Union and Confederate sides.   Just south of Gettysburg were two hills. The smaller, Little Round Top, was the spot where the most famous fight of the battle took place. […]

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Civil War-era music jam closes weekend festival

yesterday

To help close out the The Civil War Music Heritage Gathering and Encampment, a number of Civil-War Era musicians performed one last concert. Those who performed included The Balladeers, who have performed for over 15 years, Allan Brenner, who has drawn a crowd from as far as Cairo, and The Proper Ladies, who performed a […]

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Protest against Confederate monuments disrupts art openings

yesterday

In New Orleans, an annual art event was interrupted when around 30 protesters blocked an intersection and used bullhorns to lead chants against white supremacy. The protest wasn’t of the event, but a call to remove several Confederate monuments from the city. The protest was soon broken up, but city officials want to remove four […]

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Preserving the past

yesterday

In Charleston, The Cumberland Presbyterian Church is working to preserve history. Their original building is thought to have been used as a Civil War hospital and many artifacts have been found on the property. In addition to preserving these artifacts great effort has been taken to preserve the church’s original pews, pulpit, and windows. In […]

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City sued for banning Confederate flag at Christmas parade

a day ago

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, members of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans group are suing the city to protest the mayor’s recent banning of the Confederate flag during the annual Christmas parade. The group is citing the ban as unconstitutional, while the mayor has claimed he is banning the flag due to many citizens viewing […]

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