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Confederate Flags Honored on Current State Flags

October 30, 2018

When the Arkansas flag was adopted in 1913 it had three stars in the center, representing the countries to which it belonged before statehood. In 1923, a fourth star was added to symbolize that Arkansas had been part of the Confederate States of America.   From 1868 to 1900, Florida’s flag was the state seal […]

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Sherman’s Brutal Order

October 29, 2018

Union General Garrard’s cavalry had occupied Roswell, Georgia. The tiny town had two cotton mills that manufactured sheets, canvas and rope. But they also made grey-colored cloth used for Confederate uniforms. The men off to war, women and young girls were doing the mill work. A Frenchman had temporary ownership of one of the mills. […]

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“Hot Breathed, Shrieking Demons”

October 17, 2018

“When you charge, yell like furies!” That’s the order Stonewall Jackson gave his men at the Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run to the Yankees out there). Many a Federal learned to dread that sound. Shouting during a charge was as old as war, but the Southern Boys in Gray created their own distinctive sounds. […]

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The Devil Came Down to Georgia

October 9, 2018

Sherman was confident of a quick and easy victory. He had forced General Hood back, at the Battle of Kolb’s Farm north of Atlanta. The Union General was only a couple of dozen miles from Atlanta, sure that the Rebels were now stretched too thin to resist him. At eight in the morning 27 June […]

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Secession: “The die was cast”

October 5, 2018

If you are a regular reader you know I like history as seen through the eyes of the men who lived it. David Johnston was 15 when Virginia’s debate on secession began. But he was 16 and a Confederate soldier when the first shots were fired on Virginia soil. You can see him in the […]

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Major Harman: Stonewall’s Quartermaster

October 3, 2018

Major John Harman (above) was described as a “man of strong convictions and uncompromising in his beliefs, caring little for the opinion of others.” A good summary, but I would add he was short-tempered and his language turned the air blue. Harman had been many things before the Civil War: butcher, farmer, and stage line […]

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