Your Own Confederate Village (Loyal Slaves are Extra!)

Description: Now you can journey back to the days when gentlemen took up arms to defend the South’s honor. This collectible Civil War era decorative village collection invites you to begin your trip back in time with Issue One featuring the Justice Courthouse and FREE General Robert E. Lee figurine. Before long, the historic charm of your village collection grows with Issue Two, Confederate Station with FREE General Jackson figurine. Additional village buildings, each a separate issue and some with select free figurines and accessories, will follow.

Available exclusively from The Bradford Exchange, Hawthorne Village Division, this collectible Civil War era decorative village collection allows you to relive the gallantry of a long-ago time with exquisitely handcrafted and detailed illuminated village buildings, each inspired by an era rich with history and culture. Imagine gathering in the town square to exchange news of the Cause and show your fervent support for the boys in gray. Watch the dashing General Robert E. Lee ride by on his stallion Traveler and admire the elegant, ornate buildings that reveal the gallant spirit of America’s Civil War South. It’s all waiting for you, but don’t delay!

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22 comments… add one
  • Woodrowfan Mar 25, 2011 @ 12:24

    How much for the Sherman or Sheridan figures? I see some railroad tracks that need to be turned into Sherman’s Neckties….

  • Phil Ross Mar 25, 2011 @ 12:25

    I can’t wait for the Subsequent Issues. Do you suppose they’ll issue a replica Slave Quarters, complete with select free figurines of Loyal Slaves? That should be a moneymaker, as the prestige of any Plantation House is notably enhanced by multiples of such structures …

  • Barbara Gannon Mar 25, 2011 @ 12:30

    I think we need to buy this village and alter its slightly. Improve on it. We could add an auction block, perhaps one where the family is being separated. We can add sound to the scene, a few heart-rendering cries, as they would say in the nineteenth-century, when a family is torn apart.

    • Randy McCoy Aug 21, 2015 @ 15:24

      You missed the whole point. What if we have a modern day village with the agony of divorce and domestic violence? Not everything has to be steeped in reality.

  • Andy Hall Mar 25, 2011 @ 12:42

    Good lord. It’s like a fever dream of Gods and Generals, with set design by Thomas Kinkade.

  • Tom Mar 25, 2011 @ 12:51

    Where is the antebellum work force? Who does the work around that delightful looking little village?

  • Corey Meyer Mar 25, 2011 @ 13:26

    Oh snap!! It even lights up!!!

  • Robert Welch Mar 25, 2011 @ 13:33

    Can we pay extra for the Sherman figure that doubles as a table lighter?

  • Margaret D. Blough Mar 25, 2011 @ 15:24

    Will we have figures of a local Vigilance Committee deciding what slaves, free blacks as well as white northerners/Northern Methodists get tortured and/or lynched to “prove” the existence of another plot to incite servile insurrection/ongoing servile insurrection that only exists in the local whites’ paranoid imaginations?

  • Richard Mar 25, 2011 @ 16:17

    Does it come with free moonlights AND magnolias?

  • Bob Huddleston Mar 25, 2011 @ 16:40

    Obviously not authentic — there are no Black Confederates……

  • Stephen Graham Mar 25, 2011 @ 20:58

    I see something terribly wrong: the library actually has the 3d National flying from the flagstaff.

  • marooned Mar 26, 2011 @ 6:42

    OMG!

    I was sure this was a parody until I clicked and got connected to the Bradford website.

    I sit at my keyboard trying to find something to say that encompasses this. The kitsch and disrespect are so blatant and mind-boggling that other reactions are frozen in a whirl of amazement.

  • Andy Hall Mar 26, 2011 @ 7:13

    It needs a matching train set, although purists of ferroequinology will probably want to dig out a vintage model of The General.

  • Jennifer Gross Mar 26, 2011 @ 8:20

    Isn’t the library itself a bit of a stretch for an “authentic” Confederate village? In addition to the auction block and slave figurines, they should add some big bales of cotton. As it is now, you’d never know the South was an agricultural society. Except for the Confederate flags, it looks more like a typical northeastern village to me.

  • Kirsten Schultz Mar 26, 2011 @ 8:41

    I’m holding out until they issue the Bread Riot action figures.

  • Dr. Sisco Mar 26, 2011 @ 13:25

    What, no Mammy?! I received this advertisement in the mail too – put it right
    where it belonged. Loved: “Its all waitnig for you.” It was – for my ancestors.

  • Boyd Harris Mar 26, 2011 @ 14:21

    http://www.bradfordexchange.com/products/917524_.html

    I prefer the Star Wars village. Now that is a Rebellion I can support!

  • Bryce VanStavern Mar 28, 2011 @ 6:26

    Chuckle. You might should have taken a page from Dave Barry’s book and prefaced this with, “I am not making this up”.

  • Scott MacKenzie Mar 29, 2011 @ 6:59

    Which is more inappropriate: “Confederate Station” or “Justice Courthouse”?

    • Scott MacKenzie Mar 29, 2011 @ 7:09

      Actually I have a better question: Where are these things made? If they’re made in China, Taiwan, Mexico or some other developing world country, then they basically are made with slave labor.

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