“People forget that slavery existed in the whole country at the time, and less than 10 percent (of Confederates) actually owned slaves,” Waller said. It must be about heritage because it certainly isn’t about history.
Civil War Culture
On Monday Virginia State Congressman Creigh Deeds decided to say a few words in recognition of Lee-Jackson Day. It’s quite funny. I would love to know what the two ladies seen in the video were thinking.
Students at Gettysburg College have asked me to respond to a couple of questions about my blogging and research for their Gettysburg Compiler blog. I am going to do my best to respond in the next few days. One of the questions they asked is why, in the minds of some, has my blogging and [...]
The Presidential Inauguration exercises have been filled with references to the Civil War era, including President Lincoln, Union, the 150th anniversary of emancipation and the unfinished capitol dome. I just saw Frederick Douglass and reenactors from the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry march by the president’s reviewing stand. We even heard a reference to Stonewall, though [...]
This photograph was taken in Brooksville, Florida in 1989. The caption reads: “Their backs turned to the Confederate memorial, more than 500 people rally in Brooksville before stepping off for a parade on Martin Luther King Day.” The inscription on the back of the monument reads: This monument perpetuates the memory of our fallen heroes–We [...]
I just turned off the Patriots – Ravens game and headed on over to Family Guy, where I caught this little gem. Consider it bonus Lee-Jackson Day material
Leave it to Lee-Jackson Day to bring out the crazies. According to Henry Kidd, Robert E. Lee saved this country by agreeing to surrender the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox rather than disband it to fight in a guerrilla war that would have turned this country into something like Bosnia. Perhaps I am mistaken, [...]
Seriously, I am all for an honest debate about gun control and the Second Amendment, but this isn’t it. There is something incredibly disturbing behind the assumption that Martin Luther King, who gave his life advocating for peace and non-violence, would support something called Gun Appreciation Day. What is even more ridiculous, however, is the [...]