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16113 ---Florida Billboard Wars --- Released: 18 minutes Ago. ---- 2014-04-18 11:58:45 -0400
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From: Ed <bookman@planters.net>
Date: Thu, Apr 17, 2014
Subject: Florida Billboard Wars

Folks,

Apparently, our SECEDE billboard down in Tallahassee, Florida (coming to Georgia soon) is being played on by the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Please follow the link below for a great piece on this by Brad Griffin.

http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2014/04/17/billboard-wars/

For the Georgia People,

Ed

 

16112 ---Confederate History Month On Facebook --- Released: 27 minutes Ago. ---- 2014-04-18 11:50:08 -0400
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From: cjohnson1861 <cjohnson1861@bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, Apr 18, 2014
Subject: [FlagFight] Confederate History Month on Facebook
To: "flagfight@yahoogroups.com" <flagfight@yahoogroups.com>

Dear Friends,

Please re-post as you wish.

Facebook is where it is happening and that’s where you need to be to follow Confederate History and Heritage Month events, news and historical facts about our wonderful Confederate Heritage. Read more at:

https://www.facebook.com/ConfederateHeritageMonth

We reached 13,457 people this past week on our Facebook site. If you are not on Facebook you missed:
The latest post: W&L students demand removal of confederate flag—Read full story at:

http://www.roanoke.com/news/w-l-students-demand-removal-of-confederate-flags-decry-view/article_45941b3e-c5db-11e3-8e04-001a4bcf6878.html#.U1Amg-k79hw.email

Please email me with events, news and CHHM proclamation signings for posting.

Thank you and have a Dixie day!

Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
Chairman
National and Georgia Division SCV Confederate History and Heritage Month committee

Mike Crane
Co-Chairman

Members: John Black, Billy Bearden, Fred Wilhite and in memory of member Jeff Davis

 

16106 ---Floggers Find This Offensive? --- Released: 3 days Ago. ---- 2014-04-15 12:53:32 -0400
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Why Don't the Floggers Find This Offensive?

You would think that the anti-Confederate, South-hating Civil War Bloggers would issue a clear statement condemning the segregation which these Gann Academy teens apparently enjoy at their prom. I particularly note the lack of African-American, Hispanic and Asian faces among the jovial crowd. The hugs and hand gestures add a nice touch to the exclusivity of the attendees.

Yep, the future of selective school segregation is in very capable hands.

Yes, gentle readers, the snippet above is a rip-off of Levin's Why Doesn't the SCV Find This Offensive? post at CW Memory.

I note that Levin hasn't (yet) joined in the flogger outrage at Simpson's and Mackey's flogs over a miniscule number of segregated proms and private prom parties in the South recently reported in the news. As of this writing, I also haven't seen any comments by Corey at either flog, but you'd think both he and Levin would have an interest in this, being has how they are both high school teachers, and proms are related to, well, high school.

Maybe a look at these photos will give us a clue...

Gann Academy Prom Photos, 2013
(Gann Academy is where Levin teaches)
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Putnam County High School Prom Pictures, 2011
(This is where Corey teaches. I couldn't find anything more recent, but who imagines the demographics of this school have changed much in three years?)

Just remember the anti-Confederate, south-hating mantra flogger, folks.  "It's okay when WE do it."

Or maybe it's that the truth hurts....

* * * * *

In other news, Al Mackey refuses to provide substantiation for this statement he made on his flog: "If I’m not mistaken, Mr. John C. Hall has a close affiliation with the Virginia Flaggers, having been credited with helping to found the organization."

No link showing who credited John Hall thusly, no substantiation of his "close association" with the Virginia Flaggers.

What really takes the cake is his running scared from my request for substantiation, claiming that it is MY responsibility to prove or disprove what HE has claimed.

Comment exchange between him and me at his flog:

Connie Chastain -- Document/substantiate this please: “Mr. John C. Hall has a close affiliation with the Virginia Flaggers, having been credited with helping to found the organization.”

Al Mackey --  So then are you denying he has close ties to the flaggers? I’d like to know if I was mistaken.

Connie Chastain -- How is it a denial to ask you to confirm something you said? So then are you going to substantiate it? Link to info confirming it?

Al Mackey --  So then you’re not denying it? In that case, my confirmation is your confirmation of it.

Connie Chastain -- I’m neither denying nor confirming. I’m asking YOU to substantiate something YOU claimed, which is neither a denial nor a confirmation of anything. Are you having difficulty processing that?

Al Mackey -- I’ve asked for correction. Since you are not giving a correction, that seems to be good enough substantiation to me.

Connie Chastain --  Ridiculous. If I tried that kind of cockamamie logic on you, you’d have a hissy fit. You made a statement.The burden of proof is on you. It’s not up to me to provide correction, confirmation, denial or anything else. It is up to you to substantiate what you claimed. If you can’t link to some proof, just say so.
                  
Al Mackey    -- So this is your fourth comment on this and you have yet to deny it. So I’d say that pretty much confirms it.

Connie Chastain --  It’s not my responsibility to deny it (or confirm it). Now, provide the substantiation FOR WHAT YOU CLAIMED or admit you don’t have it and stand before everyone as either dishonest or extremely careless.

Is that not an absolute scream, folks? Weasel, weasel, weasel.  What he's doing is commiting the logical fallacy of shifting the burden of proof:

Shifting the burden of proof is a kind of logical fallacy in argumentation whereby the person who would ordinarily have the burden of proof in an argument attempts to switch that burden to the other person.
http://wiki.ironchariots.org/index.php?title=Shifting_the_burden_of_proof

Also,

"The burden of proof lies with someone who is making a claim, and is not upon anyone else to disprove. The inability, or disinclination, to disprove a claim does not render that claim valid, nor give it any credence whatsoever."
https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/burden-of-proof

Austin is right. Al Mackey is a fraud and a liar. And not only that, a coward. He's not man enough to own up to posting a claim he cannot prove.

 

16104 ---Don't Alter Worst Times --- Released: 3 days Ago. ---- 2014-04-15 10:56:37 -0400
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Don’t alter worst times from our past

           

Recently, the city of Memphis renamed three parks that had been named for Confederate generals. The U.S. Army War College is considering removing portraits of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Across the South, there are movements to rename schools and buildings named not only for Confederate heroes, but those named for slaveholding presidents, including Founding Fathers Washington, Jefferson and Madison.

Why stop there? The floodgates are open, let’s take a ride: tear down The Hermitage for Old Hickory’s removal of the civilized tribes. Eliminate monuments to Union generals Grant, Sherman, Sheridan and Custer, for their role in the subjugation of the Western tribes; ban their flag, the Stars and Stripes. Delete FDR from the dime for Japanese internment. Change the name of a local university because it derives from one of the 19th century’s most reviled robber barons (Hint: He liked to be called “the Commodore”).

Just kidding, but do you get my drift? When we alter our history because we don’t like it, we are on a slippery slope. The issue here is not the Klan, but the Taliban.

Among the outrages the Taliban forced upon Afghan citizens was the near-destruction of their nation’s history. Archivists saved the nation’s film archive by hiding it, despite death threats. The Taliban managed to destroy two 2,000-year-old statues of the Buddha, one of Afghanistan’s — and the world’s — treasures. Do we really want to go there? Will we create a History Soviet? Will we descend into an Orwellian “Animal Farm,” where the future is known but the past is ever-changing?

The Sons and Daughters of Confederate Veterans may take positions with which we disagree. Most are honorable people, interested not in white supremacy, but in preserving and, promoting history study. One example is our state Sen. Douglas Henry, an ardent Sons of Confederate Veterans activist. His devotion to his ancestors has not conflicted with his service to all his constituents in one of the most economically, racially, religiously and culturally diverse of Tennessee’s state Senate districts. All have access to this courtly Southern gentleman.

In 1861, 80 percent of the Southern white population was primarily impoverished small farmers who did not own slaves. It was a rich man’s war and a poor man’s fight. Nine out of 10 Confederate soldiers were from non-slaveholding families. Are these men to blame for the third-most-destructive war in history? If so then those who served in Vietnam must be blamed for that disaster.

Two of the most important events in U.S. history are the reunification of the country, and the end of slavery. The ruling Southern elite (or “slavocracy”) plunged the nation into war to defend their states’ rights to maintain the “peculiar institution.” After the war, they kept blacks in neo-slavery, creating a two-tiered wage system; because black wages were low, white wages were also depressed.

Their motto might have been “Labor is not worthy of its cost,” an attitude persisting in the anti-unionism of our current plutocracy. How have they gotten away with blatant cupidity? They have succeeded by using race to divide people who share common interests. This evil persists with voter suppression laws; add to that xenophobia, homophobia, Islamophobia and Obamaphobia, and you will know why the former Confederacy remains a low-wage, regressive-tax, poor-service region.

We can learn from the men who ended the war in April 1865. The nation was reunited at Appomattox because of the wisdom of Gens. Ulysses Grant and Robert E. Lee, who faced reality. The vanquished were treated with respect by the victors. Today, our diverse society is reality. Unity will mean prosperity. To promote tolerance, we must be tolerant. When we denigrate or erase the heritage of millions of people, then we are not building a diverse society, but alienating potential allies.

A country that deliberately destroys any part of its national and natural heritage is not legitimate; example, Taliban-era Afghanistan. Had we understood this when the Buddhas were blown to bits, we might have avoided, or at least prepared for, the longest war in our history.

For those who disagree with my analysis, I say this: Would you rather win one insignificant battle or the war? Show the dignity of Lee and Grant; we have better things to do.

Robert Evins Pickard

 

16099 ---Oakwood Cemetery Service - 5-10-2014 --- Released: 4 days Ago. ---- 2014-04-14 12:30:29 -0400
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From: Virginia Flagger <info@vaflaggers.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 11, 2014
Subject: Va Flaggers: Confederate Memorial Day Service Oakwood Cemetery, MAY 10, 2014



"We are wont to make of history a chronicle of obvious effect and not of vital cause. We write of battles fought and not battles forced. We tell the story of our great sires’ deeds and leave untold the reasons for their acts. We measure in the common scales success by what we see achieved and not by what right though unachieved. We think a cause lost with a field and see no victor but a Grant at every Appomattox.

From such a narrow view as this, these bones cry out. The men interred about us here had died in vain if death had been defeat. They live because defeat meant victory!

What were those ideals consecrated at First Manassas, exalted at Chancellorsville, sealed and accepted at Appomattox? These ancient oaks whisper them; these gray coats attest them; these women who for fifty years have kept this sacred day bear witness to them; these children’s faces unwittingly reflect them:

That government is the choice of the governed, a sacred right that only tyranny can overrule;
That it is for the governed to change their government when its powers are misused;
That those who give may take again and shape to better use the creature of their hands;
That in defense of freedom, self may not be reckoned or sacrifice be counted;
That duty to righteous principle is duty to God!
Dr. Douglas Southall Freeman,
50th Oakwood Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony
May 10, 1916

SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014:   Revival of the Annual Confederate Memorial Day Service at Oakwood Cemetery

10:30 a.m. - Procession through the cemetery
11:00 a.m. - Memorial Service at the Confederate Monument

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Wayne Jones of North Augusta, SC will be our guest speaker. Wayne is best known for his extensive research and study on the Life and Times of Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart. An active SCV member, he currently serves as 5th Brigade Commander in the SC Division, and is a candidate for ANV Commander.

http://www.thegeneralandhislady.com/Home_Page.html

PLEASE share this email with others, and visit the FaceBook event page

https://www.facebook.com/events/851702414846864/?ref=br_tf

Join us as we revive what was a grand tradition in Richmond and honor the thousands of Confederate dead who rest at Oakwood. We are looking for folks in period attire to participate in the procession through the cemetery. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Contact us at info@vaflaggers.com if you have any questions or would like to present a wreath on behalf of your organization.

Virginia Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150
info@vaflaggers.com

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Saturday, April 12th:  Noon - 4:00 p.m, Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard

Saturday, April 12th:  Susan and Karen will be traveling to Stone Mountain, Georgia to attend the Annual Confederate Day Memorial Service.

Monday, April 14th:  Susan will be the guest speaker at the April meeting of the Lt. James T. Woodward Camp #1399, Warner Robins, Georgia. Sonny's BBQ, 811 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, GA.  Supper at 6:00, meeting at 7:00.

Tuesday, April 15th:  Susan will be speaking at the W. F. Jenkins Camp #690, Eatonton, Georgia.  Location:  Bledsoe-Greene House, located at 105 West Sumter St., Eatonton, Georgia.  Dinner at 6:30, meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16th:  66th Annual Shad Planking, Wakefield, VA.  The Va Flaggers will once again have a booth at the Shad Planking.  2:00 p.m. – 6:30, Rain or Shine. 
More information: www.shadplanking.com

Thursday, April 17th:  3:00 p.m. - Dusk, Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard

Saturday, April 19th:  Susan will be traveling to Quincy, FL to speak at the Confederate Memorial Day Service at the Soldier's Cemetery, sponsored by the Finley's Brigade, SCV.

Saturday, April 26th: Susan will be speaking at the Delaware Confederate Memorial Ceremony, Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 South Bedford Street, Georgetown, Delaware, Time: 11AM - 2PM

Saturday, May 10th:  Confederate Memorial Day Service at Oakwood Cemetery. Keynote Speaker Wayne Jones.   Procession through cemetery at 10:30 a.m., Service at 11:00 a.m.  All are invited to join the procession and/or attend the Memorial Service.  Details to follow. 

Sunday, May 11th: 3:00 p.m., Yellow Tavern, J.E.B. Stuart Memorial Service, Richmond-Stonewall Jackson Chapter #1705 UDC.
 
Thursday, May 22nd:  Susan will be traveling to Columbia, SC to speak at the March meeting of the Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton Camp #273, SCV, Columbia SC. Seawell’s Banquet Hall, 1125 Rosewood DR. Dinner at 6:00, Meeting at 7:00.

Sunday, May 25th:  2:00 p.m.  Susan will be speaking at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Warrenton Cemetery, presented by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Black Horse Chapter No. 9, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Black Horse Camp #780

Saturday, June 28th:  The Descendants of Point Lookout Annual Pilgrimage, 10:00 a.m. – Confederate Memorial Park, Point Lookout, MD.  Guest Speakers:  Rev. Fr. Alister Anderson and Susan Hathaway –
More information here:  www.plpow.com

Sunday, July 6th:  1:30 p.m., Headstone and Iron Cross Dedication Ceremony for Patrick Noah Newton, Nelson Baptist Church, 1837 Nelson Church Rd, Nelson, Virginia
https://www.facebook.com/events/1411845402398834/

16098 ---Rap Protestor On The Boulevard --- Released: 7 days Ago. ---- 2014-04-11 11:18:05 -0400
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From: Virginia Flagger <info@vaflaggers.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 10, 2014
Subject: Va Flaggers Update: "Rap Protestor" on the Boulevard



Over the past several weeks, one young man has shown up on Saturdays at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  He rides up on a tricycle, parks it near our folks, and then proceeds to blast profanity-laced rap music very loudly,  for women, children, Museum Visitors, tourists and residents to hear

He even managed to get a little attention on a few ultra liberal media sites when he put out the call for others to join him in his "Anti- Confederate Rap Battle" to protest the Va Flaggers.

http://rvanews.com/etc/virginia-flagger-counter-protest/110681

The first afternoon of his announced "rally", our Flaggers were at a Memorial Service for the father of one of our Flaggers, but we sent someone out to see how many folks had shown up to support his "cause".

Result:  Rain 1...Anti-Confederate Rappers 0

In conversations with this young man, who calls himself "Goad", he claims that the reason he is protesting is because "y'all let White Supremacists in your group".  When asked where he got that kind of (utterly false) information, he is quick to quote a certain Anti-Confederate Blogger and Arizona professor as his source.

Apparently, the old saying that if you tell a lie long enough, you eventually can find one nut to believe it, is true.

It appears that this blogger's failure at having stopped the I-95 Battle Flag (and boy, did he try!), and our refusal to pack up and quit in the face of repeated lies, slander, and personal attacks has really put him into a tailspin, and he is grasping at straws so flimsy that he has to resort to this kind of tactic.

The vile music that this young man is blasting on the sidewalk is profanity laced, with repeated use of the "F" word, and many, many other disgusting lyrics. It offensive to the ladies of our group, and painful for our men to have to endure...and yet we will.  We will stand and we will outlast this misguided young man, just as we will outlast the Anti-Confederate Bloggers and their few followers....because we have good and right on our side... and they have ignorance and hate.

We have the memory and honor of Confederate Soldiers to defend... and the blood of these brave men coursing through our veins.

They have ignorance and hate.

In the meantime, GREAT week for the Flaggers on the Boulevard...report coming soon!  :)

RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!

Tommy Clinger
Virginia Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150
info@vaflaggers.com

 

16096 ---Johnson: Old Times Not Forgotten --- Released: 9 days Ago. ---- 2014-04-09 13:44:14 -0400
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From: cjohnson1861 <cjohnson1861@bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, Apr 8, 2014
Subject: [FlagFight] Old times not forgotten during Confederate History Month
To: "flagfight@yahoogroups.com" <flagfight@yahoogroups.com>

Thursday April 8, 2014

Re-post and you wish and....

Please send a thank you note to the good folks who published my article as below including Canada Free Press at: cfp@canadafreepress.com  See Article at link below.

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/62255
 
Old times not forgotten during Confederate History Month
 
By: Calvin E. Johnson, Jr., Speaker, Writer of short stories, Author of book “When America stood for God, Family and Country” and Chairman of the National and Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans Confederate History and Heritage Month committee.
http://www.facebook.com/ConfederateHeritageMonth

1064 West Mill Drive, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152, Phone 770 330 9792 or 770 428 0978
 
April 20th is Easter and the world remembers Jesus Christ our Savior, and….

April is also the time for enjoying hot dogs, baseball and remembering the sons and daughters of the South during Confederate History and Heritage Month.

If you have not visited Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta, Georgia and seen the beautiful Confederate Memorial carving of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson you should plan a visit for your family. Make your plans to attend the Annual National Confederate Memorial Day observance on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 1 PM in front of the magnificent carving. Read more on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/467817253329352/



Tennessee Senator Edward Ward Carmack said it best in 1903; “The Confederate Soldiers were our kinfolk and our heroes. We testify to the country our enduring fidelity to their memory. We commemorate their valor and devotion. There were some things that were not surrendered at Appomattox. We did not surrender our rights and history; nor was it one of the conditions of surrender that unfriendly lips should be suffered to tell the story of that war or that unfriendly hands should write the epitaphs of the Confederate dead. We have the right to teach our children the true history of the war, the causes that led up to it and the principles involved.

The War Between the States “1861-1865” claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of brothers, husbands and sons. Though enemies on the battlefield, after the war, the men of Yankee blue and Confederate gray sponsored reunions at such places as Gettysburg. The soldiers told war stories while the United States and Confederate flags flew briskly in the warm summer breeze.

After the War Between the States, Northern and Southern women formed memorial organizations. They made sure all soldiers were given a Christian burial and a marked grave. Memorial Days were begun in many states North and South of the famous Mason-Dixon Line. Confederate graves were also cared for in the North and Union graves in the South. Great monuments were also erected that still cast a giant shadow over many town squares and soldiers' cemeteries across the U.S.A.

April 26, has become to be recognized as Confederate Memorial Day in many states. For over one hundred years the Ladies' Memorial Association, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate Veterans have held memorial services on or near this day. Other Southern States recognize this day, which began as Decoration Day, on May 10th and June 3rd.

Efforts to mark Confederate graves, erect monuments and hold memorial services was the idea of Mrs. Charles J. Williams. It is written that she was an educated and kind lady. Her husband served as Colonel of the 1st Georgia Regiment during the war. He died of disease in 1862, and was buried in his home town of Columbus, Georgia.

Mrs. Williams and her daughter visited his grave often and cleared the weeds, leaves and twigs from it, then placed flowers on it. Her daughter also pulled the weeds from other Confederate graves near her Father.

It saddened the little girl that their graves were unmarked. With tears of pride she said to her Mother, "These are my soldiers' graves." The daughter soon became ill and passed away in her childhood. Mrs. William's grief was almost unbearable.

On a visit to the graves of her husband and daughter, Mrs. Williams looked at the unkept soldiers' graves and remembered her daughter as she cleaned the graves and what the little girl had said. She knew what had to do.

Mrs. Williams wrote a letter that was published in Southern newspapers asking the women of the South for their help. She asked that memorial organizations be established to take care of the thousands of Confederate graves from the Potomac River to the Rio Grande. She also asked the state legislatures to set aside a day in April to remember the men who wore the gray. With her leadership April 26 was officially adopted in many states. She died in 1874, but not before her native state of Georgia adopted it as a legal holiday.

Those who served the Confederacy came from many races and religions. There was Irish born General Patrick R. Cleburne, black Southerner Amos Rucker, Jewish born Judah P. Benjamin, Mexican born Colonel Santos Benavides, American Indian General Stand Watie who was born in Rome, Georgia and Scottish born Confederate nurse Kate Cumming.

April is Confederate History and Heritage Month. Read more on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/ConfederateHeritageMonth

 

16092 ---Remorseless Brutality, Northern Prosperity --- Released: 9 days Ago. ---- 2014-04-09 12:42:12 -0400
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Remorseless Brutality and Northern Prosperity
 
From: bernhard1848@gmail.com
 
By early 1864 the slaughter and carnage of war had stunned the Northern public into weariness, yet Lincoln stubbornly pushed Grant and Sherman on to subjugate the South. Jefferson Davis said of Lincoln’s war: “You would deny to us the one thing you exact for yourselves – the right of self government.”
 
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"Unsurpassed Valor, Courage and Devotion to Liberty"
www.ncwbts150.com
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"
 
Remorseless Brutality and Northern Prosperity
 
“By early June 1864, war-weary Northerners began to suspect that they had been betrayed by rosy promises of victory, just as they had been disappointed in every spring since 1861.  They had been led to believe that the armies of Generals Grant and Sherman . . . would finally achieve the triumph that had eluded the Federal armies through three years of slaughter.
 
As usual, the War Department sent forth cheerful bulletins about great “victories” and Northern newspapers emblazoned headlines: “Glorious Successes – Lee Terribly Beaten” [and]     “Our Army in Full Pursuit of the Enemy Towards Richmond.”
 
In fact, Secretary Stanton deliberately withheld the truth that Grant’s forces had suffered horrendous losses in the wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor battles and that they had finally moved across the James River to about the same place where General McClellan had been two years before.
 
In the few weeks of direct frontal attacks on Richmond’s defenses Grant lost more than 50,000 men – killed, wounded, and missing – almost as many men as Lee had in his entire army.  Other estimates of Union losses ran much higher.  John Tyler, an officer with Lee’s staff, claimed the total was 70,000.  “Grant has shown great skill and prudence combined with remorseless persistency and brutality.”
 
Eventually the enormous losses could no longer be concealed as the [Northern] people read the lengthening lists of killed and wounded in their newspapers, and boatloads of maimed soldiers arrived at the Washington waterfront from the killing fields of Virginia.  Hidden among the seriously injured were hundreds of men only slightly hurt, along with “shirks, stragglers and bounty-jumpers” who forced their way into the boats, as Noah Brooks recorded this ugly truth in his dispatches to the Sacramento Union: “The number of “dead beats,” as the men call the shirks and stragglers in the army, has been, I am sorry to say, very large.”
 
Thurlow Weed observed a depressing scene in New York State: “Regiments are returning home, worn, weary, maimed and depleted. Our cities and villages swarm with skulking, demoralized soldiers.” Her also lamented that “there is a reckless, money-making spirit abroad which, profiting by our disasters, favors a long war.”
 
“The commercial metropolis of the Union is flushed with prosperity and riots in extravagance,” one newspaper found.  “A war may be a fearful calamity, but the gay denizens of Manhattan don’t see it . . . there is a wasteful race for display between the gold gamblers, the blockade runners, and the shoddy aristocracy . . . Broadway presents the gaiety of a continued holiday.”
 
War profiteers made a vulgar display of their ill-gotten wealth . . .  the war was only a dim and distant sound coming out of the South making no difference in their carefree lives, as long as they didn’t have to share personally in the mud and blood of the battlefield.”
 
They could hire substitutes for a few hundred dollars each and let the Irish, the Germans, and the freed slaves fill the ranks and endure the hardships of battle and risk their lives for the Union.” 
 
(The Dark Intrigue, The True Story of a Civil War Conspiracy, Frank van der Linden, Fulcrum Publishing, 2007, pp. 112-114)

 

16091 ---Tampa FL Confederate Memorial Park --- Released: 9 days Ago. ---- 2014-04-09 12:16:04 -0400
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Tampa, Florida Confederate Memorial Park
 
To all,
 
It is my pleasure and duty to announce the final phase of the park has been completed. 17 plaques plus soldiers' and sponsors' names were applied to the various granite monuments surrounding the 139 foot flag pole which stands as a bold statement for the bravery and sacrifice that depicts the 12,000 Floridians who answered the call to duty in 1861-1865.


 
With the determined guidance of Division Commander Jim Davis and assistance from the General Jubal A. Early Camp 556 we can all be proud of a magnificent production which began 7 years past. There were numerous smaller factions who contributed time and effort with the original construction but the final ingredients came together Thursday.
 
It is my hope everyone will visit the site sometime in the future and bask in the pride which was created for the purpose of stating historical facts as opposed to revisionism and slanderous untruths.
 
The Early Camp takes responsibility for maintaining the flags and grounds with extreme pride and the colorful sign out front proclaims that fact.
 
Forward the Colours
Mike Herring
Commanding Officer
Gen. Jubal A. Early
Camp 556  SCV Tampa
 
 

16090 ---Re: T-Shirt Controversy --- Released: 9 days Ago. ---- 2014-04-09 12:00:10 -0400
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Re: What T-shirt caused a high school controversy?
 
From: waynedobson51@yahoo.com
 
A recent story aired of eighteen-year-old Mason Deering of San Antonio, Texas  who created a white tee shirt with black lettering that read, "Confederate Born, Confederate Bred."  Confronted about it and while waiting for the principal, Mason claims the assistant principal told him to change the shirt because it was racist. He refused and left the school. The principal never met with Mason but told district administrators he wouldn't have made Mason change his shirt and that he can wear the shirt in the future as long as it's not a distraction. As of this writing Mason plans to wear the shirt again on March 31. His father says he wants an apology from the school.
  
Discrimination against students who wear emblems of their rightful heritage is not new. This, however, could set a treacherous precedent.  Unlike most similar instances, there was no Confederate flag nor other such icons on Mason's shirt; just four simple words.  Obviously the controversy is about the word "Confederate".   Has it, like the "N" word been outlawed. Where is that ordnance written? How does an assistant principal get to define what is racist?  
  
The "N" word is typically an insult hurled at another, while the word "Confederate" is a word often proudly attributed to self. Being dissimilar, should equal restriction apply? The political correctness crusade seems to have adopted the NAACP vow to remove every vestige of the Confederacy from the face of the earth . Does that include the very word, "Confederate"?
 
John Wayne Dobson
Macon, GA
 
 

16089 ---Va Flaggers Update - 4-5-2014 --- Released: 11 days Ago. ---- 2014-04-07 09:52:51 -0400
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From: Virginia Flagger <info@vaflaggers.com>
Date: Sat, Apr 5, 2014
Subject: VA Flaggers: ANV Flag Raised Again at Chester I-95 Flag Site



The Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia flag was raised once again this morning at the Chester I-95 Flag Site!

Confederate History and Heritage Month is alive and well in Virginia, despite the lack of official recognition from our Carpetbagger Governor. Our Confederate Veterans are honored and remembered this month... and EVERY DAY in Virginia...for as long as we have breath!

Many thanks to each and every one of you helped make this project a reality.  We TRULY appreciate your support!

LEST WE FORGET!

Susan Hathaway

Virginia Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150
info@vaflaggers.com

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Saturday, April 12th:  Susan and Karen will be traveling to Stone Mountain, Georgia to attend the Annual Confederate Day Memorial Service.

Monday, April 14th:  Susan will be the guest speaker at the April meeting of the Lt. James T. Woodward Camp #1399, Warner Robins, Georgia. Sonny's BBQ, 811 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, GA.  Supper at 6:00, meeting at 7:00.

Tuesday, April 15th:  Susan will be speaking at the W. F. Jenkins Camp #690, Eatonton, Georgia.  Location:  Bledsoe-Greene House, located at 105 West Sumter St., Eatonton, Georgia.  Dinner at 6:30, meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16th:  66th Annual Shad Planking, Wakefield, VA.  The Va Flaggers will once again have a booth at the Shad Planking.  2:00 p.m. – 6:30, Rain or Shine.
More information: www.shadplanking.com

Saturday, April 19th:  Susan will be traveling to Quincy, FL to speak at the Confederate Memorial Day Service at the Soldier's Cemetery, sponsored by the Finley's Brigade, SCV.

Saturday, April 26th: Susan will be speaking at the Delaware Confederate Memorial Ceremony, Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 South Bedford Street, Georgetown, Delaware, Time: 11AM - 2PM

Saturday, May 10th:  Confederate Memorial Day Service at Oakwood Cemetery. Keynote Speaker Wayne Jones.   Procession through cemetery at 10:30 a.m., Service at 11:00 a.m.  All are invited to join the procession and/or attend the Memorial Service.  Details to follow. 

Sunday, May 11th: 3:00 p.m., Yellow Tavern, J.E.B. Stuart Memorial Service, Richmond-Stonewall Jackson Chapter #1705 UDC.
 
Thursday, May 22nd:  Susan will be traveling to Columbia, SC to speak at the March meeting of the Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton Camp #273, SCV, Columbia SC. Seawell’s Banquet Hall, 1125 Rosewood DR. Dinner at 6:00, Meeting at 7:00.

Sunday, May 25th:  2:00 p.m.  Susan will be speaking at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Warrenton Cemetery, presented by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Black Horse Chapter No. 9, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Black Horse Camp #780

Saturday, June 28th:  The Descendants of Point Lookout Annual Pilgrimage, 10:00 a.m. – Confederate Memorial Park, Point Lookout, MD.  Guest Speakers:  Rev. Fr. Alister Anderson and Susan Hathaway –
More information here:  www.plpow.com

Sunday, July 6th:  1:30 p.m., Headstone and Iron Cross Dedication Ceremony for Patrick Noah Newton, Nelson Baptist Church, 1837 Nelson Church Rd, Nelson, Virginia
https://www.facebook.com/events/1411845402398834/

 

16087 ---Va Flaggers Update - 4-3-2014 --- Released: 14 days Ago. ---- 2014-04-04 12:38:46 -0400
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From: Virginia Flagger <info@vaflaggers.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 4, 2014
Subject: Va Flaggers VMFA Update 4-3-2014



March went out like a LION, as we wrapped up a month of new and stepped up tactics in our ongoing battle against the VMFA and their forced removal of Confederate flags from the portico of the Confederate Memorial Chapel.

The highlight was a 6 hour flagging on Thursday, March 20th, that coincided with a Board of Trustees meeting at the VMFA a total of over 30 FLAGGERS gave of their time that day to make sure that every board member got a personal reminder of our presence.

With Flaggers surrounding the entire city block, we had a visible presence from every vantage point in the museum.

The weather was beautiful, and there were many opportunities to speak with residents and museum visitors, as well. During the afternoon, several bus loads of school children were loaded and unloaded, and traffic was heavy throughout the day.

We finished out the month with regular weekly flaggings, and are thrilled at the new faces and new supporters that join us each week, and the new pressure that is being applied with every passing day that we remain steadfast in our vigil.

Each and every flagging offers us new and almost always rewarding opportunities to educate citizens and change hearts and minds. The young VCU student on the left was very skeptical when he approached us, but after hearing why were out there, admitted that he agreed that our Cause was just!  The young lady on the right has a blog and wants to return and interview us in more depth.  What a GREAT day in Dixie!  :)

After a MOST successful, multi-faceted assault in March, our efforts will continue without pause in April.  While we will turn our attention toward the proper recognition of Confederate History and Heritage Month in RVA, we will continue or vigil on the Boulevard, with our next flagging scheduled for this SATURDAY, April 5th, Noon - 4:00 p.m.

JOIN US, and kick off Confederate History and Heritage month by standing for our Confederate Veterans, and speaking for those who no longer have a voice.

RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!

Grayson Jennings

Virginia Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150
info@vaflaggers.com

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Saturday, April 5th:  3:00 p.m. - Dusk, Flagging the VMFA, 200 N.Boulevard

Saturday, April 12th:  Susan and Karen will be traveling to Stone Mountain, Georgia to attend the Annual Confederate Day Memorial Service.

Monday, April 14th:  Susan will be the guest speaker at the April meeting of the Lt. James T. Woodward Camp #1399, Warner Robins, Georgia. Sonny's BBQ, 811 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, GA.  Supper at 6:00, meeting at 7:00.

Tuesday, April 15th:  Susan will be speaking at the W. F. Jenkins Camp #690, Eatonton, Georgia.  Location:  Bledsoe-Greene House, located at 105 West Sumter St., Eatonton, Georgia.  Dinner at 6:30, meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16th:  66th Annual Shad Planking, Wakefield, VA.  The Va Flaggers will once again have a booth at the Shad Planking.  2:00 p.m. – 6:30, Rain or Shine. 
More information: www.shadplanking.com

Saturday, April 19th:  Susan will be traveling to Quincy, FL to speak at the Confederate Memorial Day Service at the Soldier's Cemetery, sponsored by the Finley's Brigade, SCV.

Saturday, April 26th: Susan will be speaking at the Delaware Confederate Memorial Ceremony, Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 South Bedford Street, Georgetown, Delaware, Time: 11AM - 2PM

Saturday, May 10th:  Confederate Memorial Day Service at Oakwood Cemetery. Keynote Speaker Wayne Jones.   Procession through cemetery at 10:30 a.m., Service at 11:00 a.m.  All are invited to join the procession and/or attend the Memorial Service.  Details to follow. 

Sunday, May 11th: 3:00 p.m., Yellow Tavern, J.E.B. Stuart Memorial Service, Richmond-Stonewall Jackson Chapter #1705 UDC.
 
Thursday, May 22nd:  Susan will be traveling to Columbia, SC to speak at the March meeting of the Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton Camp #273, SCV, Columbia SC. Seawell’s Banquet Hall, 1125 Rosewood DR. Dinner at 6:00, Meeting at 7:00.

Sunday, May 25th:  2:00 p.m.  Susan will be speaking at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Warrenton Cemetery, presented by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Black Horse Chapter No. 9, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Black Horse Camp #780

Saturday, June 28th:  The Descendants of Point Lookout Annual Pilgrimage, 10:00 a.m. – Confederate Memorial Park, Point Lookout, MD.  Guest Speakers:  Rev. Fr. Alister Anderson and Susan Hathaway
More information here:  www.plpow.com

Sunday, July 6th:  1:30 p.m., Headstone and Iron Cross Dedication Ceremony for Patrick Noah Newton, Nelson Baptist Church, 1837 Nelson Church Rd, Nelson, Virginia
https://www.facebook.com/events/1411845402398834/

 

16077 ---Va Flaggers Update - 3-31-2014 --- Released: 17 days Ago. ---- 2014-04-01 13:04:16 -0400
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Va Flaggers Update: 3-31-2014, SCV Camp Visits and Rumors



I enjoy and appreciate very much the opportunity to travel across the South, meeting with SCV Camps, UDC Chapters, and other Southern heritage organizations, and sharing information about the Va Flaggers and Heritage Defense.  I have had the honor and pleasure of meeting GREAT folks who are doing good work, and learn something new every where I travel.  :)

Last week, I visited with the Stonewall Camp #380 in Chesapeake.  I enjoyed a delicious meal and warm reception from the men of the Camp and "Ladies Night" meant that quite a few wives and friends were in attendance, as well. Stonewall Camp Commander John Sharrett was the very first donor to the I-95 Battle Flag projects, and I was thrilled to get the chance to thank him personally for his support.

The highlight of my night was a chat with Compatriot Goodrich, 91, who is a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge.  He told me he was in the Army, 7th Div, and supplied ammo for Patton's tanks. Mr. Goodrich remembers one of his Confederate Grandfathers, who died when he was 5.  He is quite a character, and it was a real pleasure to visit and speak with him and truly an honor to offer my thanks for his service.

Another opportunity these visits afford is to talk one on one with supporters, and from time to time they are kind enough to share with many any misinformation they may have heard.  On this occasion, one gentleman shared with me several rumors that he had heard and allowed me the opportunity to quickly dispel them.  We have all played the "Rumor Game" and now how easy it is for information to get twisted, with or without malicious intent.  Encouraged by his desire to seek me out to set the record set straight, I have decided to put a few of these out in our next couple of updates, along with the factual corrections.

This Compatriot had heard several rumors about the situation with the flag at Oakwood Cemetery...

Rumor #1:  "Va Flagger Tripp Lewis stormed into the office at Oakwood, shouted, cursed, and demanded a flag be flown in the Confederate section, damaging the Va Division SCV's relationship with the City of Richmond."

This rumor is categorically false.  Lucky for us (I suppose?) and coincidentally, the entire visit was taped by a VCU student filming a documentary and can be viewed here...
http://vimeo.com/58484387

Please take a moment to view the footage and you will quickly learn that the accusations are wholly untrue.  There is no shouting, not swearing, and while he is firm in his request, no inappropriate or harsh words.  In fact, the staff VOLUNTEERS to return the flags that had been taken down.   If you read the original update (below) about the flag situation at Oakwood, you will also find information on a follow-up to this visit with the office staff, with even more information to dispel these rumors.

Rumor #2:  "The Virginia Flaggers demanded a Confederate Battle Flag be flown at Oakwood"

Again, this is false.  As you can see in our original email below, the first flag we raised was a Third National.  When asked our opinion, we did suggest that either a Third National or a Battle Flag would be appropriate to mark the soldiers' graves, but only voiced objection when NO Confederate flag at all was flying.  Currently, there is a Second National flying over a (rotating) State flag at Oakwood, and we have not issued any sort of complaint about this display.

As a reference, I have posted below our original update/report on the flag situation.  To the Compatriot in Virginia Beach, thank you so much for taking the time to address these matters with me, and for your generous support received since that night.  We appreciate it more than you know and hope that others will take the time to investigate the facts and/or contact us for clarification before jumping to any conclusions.

Susan Hathaway
Va Flaggers

Original update/report from April of last year...

At Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond, 17,000+ Confederate dead rest in the Confederate section of the City owned cemetery.  Thanks to an agreement between the Va Div Sons of Confederate Veterans and the City of Richmond, it is now the best kept and well tended section in the cemetery.  Past C-I-C McMichael, and Past Virginia Division Commander John Sawyer all signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the City of Richmond.  This agreement does not transfer the deed or title to Oakwood Cemetery - Confederate Section to the SCV, but it gives the Virginia Division the sole authority to place upright markers for each Confederate Veteran buried there and improvements or markers of any kind. The Virginia Division also has the exclusive responsibility of maintaining the 10 acres of grounds in the Confederate section of Oakwood Cemetery. The Oakwood Committee and Va Div SCV is part of an ongoing effort to properly mark the graves there, which includes pending legal action.  Details can be found here... 
http://www.scvva.org/Oakwood/

I live just a few miles from the cemetery and pass it each day on way to and from work.  I often stop to freshen stick flags, or photograph grave markers at the request of descendants.  In October of last year, we started asking around for help in getting a flag raised on the empty flag pole which was in the Confederate section.  We felt strongly that the men buried there deserved the honor of a flag flying over their final resting place.  On my first attempt, I found the rope and snap hook broken, so recruited one of the Flaggers to help make repairs.

On November 12th, Veterans' Day, we brought the necessary items to repair and rig the broken rope and raised a Third National over the graves.  At this point, we had no idea how long the flag would remain, but were thrilled at the thought that at least for Veterans' Day, the soldiers were honored and left with great satisfaction.

Over the next few days, we would drive through the cemetery every few days, and were pleasantly surprised that the flag was untouched, and grateful for every day it flew in honor and memory of the Confederate dead buried there.

When we got word from a friend who lives nearby that the flag was missing a week later, we immediately went back out and raised another one its place, this time a Battle Flag, as it was what I had available and since it was the flag the soldiers would most recognize.  At this point, we did not know who had taken down the flag, but we were determined to continue to replace it, as often as necessary.

Over the next few weeks, the flag was removed several more times and each time, we replaced it with another, at one point raising  a flag with this message written so that whoever was removing the flag would understand our intentions...  "One  hundred more will rise to take its place..."

When that flag came down, TriPp visited the cemetery office to speak with the personnel there about the flag thefts.  The employees were very cordial and admitted that they had been removing the flags because they had instructions to do so.  When TriPp asked to see the instructions in writing, he was referred to a public relations official in the city.  A half dozen calls to the official were never returned.  The video of that visit is part of the documentary at the end of this report.  Please take a minute to view it.

After that meeting, TriPp put his son, Jack on his shoulders and they raised the tie off of the rope so that a ladder would be needed to remove the flag. From that time, the flag flew, UNTOUCHED until a February 3rd visit found that the rope had broken away at the top of the pole and needed to be fixed.  On February 13th, a volunteer with a bucket truck came out and we were able to fix the rope and once again tie off the rope to prevent theft.

A week later, we were THRILLED to receive the news that the Oakwood Committe had replaced the old flag pole with a brand new one, with an internal lanyard system, LOCKED to prevent anyone else from removing the flag.  The Va Flaggers offered our sincere thanks and appreciation to Lee Hart and the committee for this beautiful upgrade!  Now a Confederate flag will fly 24/7 to honor our Confederate dead, without fear of theft or vandalism!  It is a beautiful sight to behold!

FOLLOW UP NOTE:  Last week, TriPp went by the Cemetery Office to offer thanks on behalf of the Va Flaggers and show our appreciation for their cooperation.  The female employee with whom TriPp communicates with in the video was once again very cordial, and relayed the following story:  She told TriPp that recently she had locked up and was about to leave when she decided to take a drive around the cemetery before she left.  On her way back out, she noticed a man at the office door.  Even though it was past closing time, she made the decision to stop and check on him.  The man told her he was looking for a Confederate ancestor.  She went inside and they were able to locate the plot and she volunteered to drive him over to the Confederate section.  She said when the man found the grave he was very moved and grateful and thanked her profusely.  He then mentioned the flag and told her how much it meant to him that the cemetery honored his ancestor by flagging that flag.  She told TriPp that for the first time, she really understood what he had been trying to convey and appreciated for the first time what the flag meant to us.

We don't know what the future holds, but as of April 22nd, 2013, and due to Va Flagger persistence and refusal to give up,  a flag has flown over the graves of 17,000+ soldiers for over 5 months, and, we believe, hearts and minds have been changed in the journey.

 

16072 ---Va Flaggers Update - 3-24-2014 --- Released: 17 days Ago. ---- 2014-04-01 10:39:00 -0400
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Va Flaggers Update 3-24-2014 - Forwarding the Colors



Although carrying our flags in protest is one of the most visible outward displays of our efforts, we also carry our flags in honor and memory of the Confederate soldier and in support of Memorials, Living Histories, Re-Enactments, and many other events.  It is part of our desire to bring the Confederate flag out of hiding and back into the public  .By doing so, we also have many opportunities to help educate the public as we are greeted with questions and engage in discussions with curious attendees.

We have had several such opportunities over the last week.

Last Saturday, the Edmund Rufin FireEaters Camp #3000 held a Grave Marker Dedication Service for Compatriot and Va Flagger Jim Tingle's ancestor at Hollywood Cemetery.  The Va Flaggers were honored to attend this service, where the Edmund Ruffins FireEater Color Guard presented the colors.  Compatriots and Va Flagger supporters Jeffrey and Tommy-Lee Newton, from Kenbridge, stood guard over the grave site.

FireEater Commander Darryl Starnes gave a moving tribute to Crprl Tingle, which included an historical account of his service to the CSA, and prayers of dedication.  He presented Mr. Tingle with a beautiful CBF in honor and memory of his ancestor.  The FireEater artillery crew fired a salute at the conclusion and Corporal William Tingle, Company D, 4th Va Volunteers' new tombstone was consecrated.

Immediately following the dedication, and prior to heading to the VMFA for flagging, the Va Flaggers drove across town to Shockoe Cemetery, to attend the dedication of new Grave Markers, erected by the Sally L Tompkins Chapter #2, Va Order of The Confederate Rose.  14 of the young girls who died in the Confederate Munitions explosion on Brown's Island are buried here, until now in unmarked graves.  The ladies of the OCR started a campaign and raised the necessary funds in less than a year to mark each grave.

The dedication service was well attended and the Edmund Ruffin FireEaters provided the Color Guard and Artillery Salute.  Congratulations to the Sally L Tompkins Chapter for a job well done and a beautiful service.  The Va Flaggers were honored to have supported the efforts of these hard working ladies and glad to be in attendance to honor the memory of these young girls of the Confederacy.

Yesterday, several Va Flaggers forwarded the colors at the Ft. Clifton 150th Anniversary Heritage Day.  They enjoyed the events and displays, and spoke with participants and visitors.  Barry was invited to join McClanahan's Battery for a few volleys, and had a great time with Hugh Hall and his men.

The Flaggers reported that the highlight of the event was attending the evening performance of "Soldiers in Gray" by Stan Clardy.

The Va Flaggers are tired of the soldier's flag being vilified and are not ashamed to carry it in memory and honor of the Confederate soldier, whether it be to protest its forced removal, as in the case of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts...or a memorial service on the Battle Fields at Sharpsburg... or any event in which the Confederate Soldier deserves recognition.

We are encouraged and inspired by the increasing number of people we see doing the same...and by campaigns such as the Georgia Division SCV's "Flags Across Georgia", whereby the Division is sponsoring new Interstate and roadside Battle Flag Memorials, assisting Brigades and Camps with their flag projects, and encouraging ALL of its membership to fly the Soldiers' flag or '56 Georgia on their own property, as memorials to our Confederate dead, a sign of solidarity, and a show of resistance to the continued and increasing attacks against our Heritage. 
 
Grayson Jennings
Va Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150
info@vaflaggers.com

Va Flaggers Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, March 25th: Susan will be speaking at the March meeting of the Stonewall Camp #380, SCV. Lillian's Seafood Restaurant, 1312 Geo. Washington Hwy N., Chesapeake, Virginia, 6:30 p.m. www.stonewallcamp380.com

Thursday, March 27th: 3:00 P.M. - Dusk, Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard

Saturday, March 29th: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Work day at the I-95 Memorial Battle Flag Chester Site! Join us as we spend the day clearing and hauling away debris, trimming trees and vegetation, and cleaning up the flag site. We are asking for all able bodies to join us, and bring any equipment that may be helpful: Yard tools and tree trimming equipment, garbage bags, and vehicles to haul away debris. At the close of the day, we will switch the flag back out to the original custom ANV, now that the worst of the winter weather has passed and security is improved.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1547103728848309/

Saturday, March 29th: 3:00 p.m. - Dusk, Flagging the VMFA, 200 N.Boulevard

Saturday, April 12th: Susan will be traveling to Stone Mountain, Georgia to attend the Annual Confederate Day Memorial Service.

Monday, April 14th: Susan will be the guest speaker at the April meeting of the Lt. James T. Woodward Camp #1399, Warner Robins, Georgia. Sonny's BBQ, 811 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, GA. Supper at 6:00, meeting at 7:00.

Saturday, April 19th: Susan will be traveling to Quincy, FL to speak at the Confederate Memorial Day Service at the Soldier's Cemetery, sponsored by the Finley's Brigade, SCV.

Saturday, April 26th: Susan will be speaking at the Delaware Confederate Memorial Ceremony, Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 South Bedford Street, Georgetown, Delaware, Time: 11AM - 2PM

Thursday, May 22: Susan will be traveling to Columbia, SC to speak at the May meeting of the Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton Camp #273, SCV, Columbia SC. Seawell’s Banquet Hall, 1125 Rosewood DR. Dinner at 6:00, Meeting at 7:00.

Saturday, June 28th: The Descendants of Point Lookout Annual Pilgrimage, 10:00 a.m. – Confederate Memorial Park, Point Lookout, MD. Guest Speakers: Rev. Fr. Alister Anderson and Susan Hathaway – More information here:
www.plpow.com

Sunday, July 6th: 1:30 p.m., Headstone and Iron Cross Dedication Ceremony for Patrick Noah Newton, Nelson Baptist Church, 1837 Nelson Church Rd, Nelson, Virginia
https://www.facebook.com/events/1411845402398834/

Contributions to the I-95 Battle Flag project may be mailed to:

Va Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150

Payable to Va Flaggers

or through PayPal:

http://www.vaflaggers.com/i95flagdonate.html

 

16071 ---VMFA Unfair To Heritage --- Released: 17 days Ago. ---- 2014-04-01 10:09:57 -0400
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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is UNFAIR TO CONFEDERATE HERITAGE

21 Friday Mar 2014



The leadership at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has shown contempt and total arrogance in their unwillingness to allow the Confederate battle flag to be placed on the front of the Confederate Chapel located on the grounds where for 56 years approximately 3,000 Confederate soldiers, ate, slept, sang, lived and died on the grounds of the Old Confederate Soldiers home where today the stiff necks operate the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Now mind you, this is a very fine Museum, with many great and exciting programs and exhibits and a fine atribute to the City of Richmond, Virginia which I am a native of myself. The problem is not the exibits, or programs that the museum has, the problem is that someone in the Museums leadership is unwilling to allow a simple, but very important flag to fly at this Confederate Chapel, stuck around back of the museum, but it is a will remain to be a sacred place for many thousands of Virginians and other Southern ancestors of these men who lived out their final days at the Old Soldiers home, worshiped in the chapel, and more than 1700 funerals were conducted in this sacred place.

It seems that, the state of Virginia in a round about agreement gained the deed for the Old Confederate Soldiers Home property in 1941 or shortly after the last soldier died, and loaned it to several entities, the latest apparently the VMFA.

I have seen many photographs of the Old Soldiers, the house, mess hall, chapel, the tall flagpole that flew the Confederate Battle flag, dances, picknics and visitors  on the grounds before the VMFA TOOK OVER. I cannot tell you what specific year the confederate battle flag flew on the chapel, nor do I care when it first flew there, it is the UNDISPUTED CONFEDERATE CHAPEL, IT IS A CONFEDERATE

HISTORICAL SITE, A MEMORIAL, A SACRED PLACE, SO WHY IN HELL DO WE NEED SOME CARPET BAGGERS, LOOKING THRU THEIR MARTINI GLASS, MAKING POLITICAL CORRECTNESS DECISIONS TO STOP ALLOWING THE FLAG TO BE FLOWN BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO PROOF IT WAS FLOWN BEFORE THE 1900's, BIG DEAL, (nothing correct about this at all).

It is beside the point which year the flag was first observed, and who knows what the color of the actual first coat of paint was, is it still being painted with circa 1880's paint, get a life, better yet, get some common sense, and get some idea what we Southerners feel, but you cannot buy what we have, you have it or you don’t, it is not available but to only a few.

Ladies and gentlemen of the VMFA, I too am a citizen, not a moron, and their are many more citizens like myself who are very angry, with all the serious issues of our day, you want to fight over our sacred but simple flag, in the back side of the museum property, on the Confederate Chapel, why, why do you do this, and I personally think it is a stubborn man behind this, a very biased individual who dislikes the Southern history, dislikes our heritage, and like so many ignorant shallow people, equate this flag to the KKK, or the Nazi’s, or some other goofy group. I and my family, friends, and associates are none of these things, we are good, law abiding citizens who love our ancestors, and love our monuments and places of historical relevance and will not stand for them to be desecrated or maligned by others. I will be one of those men and women who will carry a Confederate Battle flag on the sidewalks around the VMFA, until the light is turned on to a reasonable person who will change this stupid  decision. So, 20 plus flags around the building, or the 1, that should be on the Chapel. This should be a simple thing to resolve, if I was a member of the Board, and the leadership at the VMFA could not resolve this
simple issue within 5 minutes, I would begin terminating people beginning with Mr. Alex Nyerges and Mr. Stephen Bonadies, and then see if the folks left could resolve this. I am inclined that they could and would.

Citizens of Richmond, and of Virginia and elsewhere, I would urge you to assist in this issue by not attending VMFA Functions, and by e mailing and telephoning the museum, Mr. Nyerges and Mr. Bonadies can be reached at 804-340-1500 and follow the prompt, also the Board of Trustees number is 804-340-1595.

In addition, please go online to http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/Contact/ and search for various key people and let them know how you feel, together we can correct this wrong.

Carlton J. Dunford

 

16068 ---NC Memorial To Confederate Dead --- Released: 18 days Ago. ---- 2014-03-31 18:40:19 -0400
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North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial
“Unsurpassed Valor, Courage, and devotion to liberty”   www.ncwbts150.com
“The Official Website of the North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission”

North Carolina’s Memorial to Her Confederate Dead


 
“One of the most outstanding projects of the North Carolina Division, UDC, for the next two years, will be the erection of a (stone or marble) pavilion in the Confederate Cemetery of Raleigh as a memorial to more than twenty-five hundred soldiers of the Confederate army and navy who lie buried there. While this great project is being sponsored by the North Carolina Division, the Johnston Pettigrew Chapter, of Raleigh, of which Mrs. Alfred Williams is President, has undertaken to restore the cemetery to something like its original beauty.
 
Around this historic spot is woven much of the tragedy and beauty of the history of Raleigh and North Carolina during the days of the War Between the States. Among those buried there are Col. W.H.S. Burgwyn, Gen. George B. Anderson, Josiah Turner, and others whose names are linked with the Confederacy.
 
The pavilion will be 36x22 feet, and a frieze of tablets will be placed inside the cornice – one tablet for every war in which North Carolina has had a part – Revolutionary, Indian, War of 1812, Mexican, War Between the States, Spanish-American, and the World War. One tablet for the 124 dead removed from Gettysburg in 1871; one tablet for the 106 unknown dead [“We care not whence they came / Dear in their lifeless clay / whether unknown or known to fame / Their cause and country sill the same / They died—and wore the Gray”]; one tablet for the 108 dead removed from Arlington in 1883; and a tablet each for the eleven Southern States and the Confederate navy whose dead are buried there.
 
There are nearly 2,000 from North Carolina; 44 from Georgia; Alabama, 8; Mississippi, 8; Virginia, 8; Florida, 2; Arkansas, 1; Tennessee, 2; Texas, 1; Louisiana, 1, and three from the Confederate navy.  Kentucky is the only Southern State that has no soldier buried there, but Kentucky will be honored by a tablet, so that for all time to come Kentucky will be represented there as a Southern State. There will be a tablet for every county in the State of North Carolina, giving the number of soldiers who enlisted from that county, and the number of those killed, thereby making a record for future generations.
 
In one gable will be the seal of the Confederacy, together with the flags of the Confederacy, all in colors; while in the other gable will be the seal of the State of North Carolina and the North Carolina flag, together with the United States flag.
 
The architecture of the contemplated pavilion with the same as that of our State Capitol building, which is nationally-known as one of the most beautiful State Capitol buildings of Colonial architecture.  North Carolina is proud to erect such a wonderful memorial to her Confederate dead.”
 
(Confederate Veteran, April 1930, pp. 136-137)
 
Read more at: http://www.ncwbts150.com/MemorialstoNorthCarolinasDefenders.php
 
 

16067 ---NC Patriots Of '61 - Capt Joseph Davis --- Released: 18 days Ago. ---- 2014-03-31 18:26:52 -0400
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North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial
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North Carolina Patriots of ’61 – Captain Joseph J. Davis of Louisburg
 
Captain Joseph Jonathan Davis of Company G, Forty-seventh North Carolina Regiment, was born near Louisburg 13 April 1828 of distinguished ancestry. His parents were Virginians who had moved to North Carolina after marriage, and sent their son to be educated at Louisburg Academy, Wake Forest College, College of William and Mary, and later to study law at the University of North Carolina where he graduated in 1850.
 
When war was declared he raised a company of men and though knowing little of military tactics, led them bravely in battle in Pettigrew’s Brigade.  On the third day at Gettysburg he was one of those who went farthest during Pettigrew’s Charge, but captured by the enemy twenty yards from General Armistead when he fell.  Wounded in the shoulder on the first day of battle, a Northern doctor had to cut the sleeve off his coat as it was stiff with blood.
 
He was sent first to Fort Delaware, later to Johnson’s Island on Lake Erie.  Paroled on 24 February 1865, he was sent to City Point, Virginia to await exchange – returning home on 3 April, a few days before Appomattox. He was active in the State Legislature 1868-1870 as North Carolina fought carpetbag rule, then resumed the practice of law.  Davis was elected to the United States Congress 1875-1881 and later elected to the Supreme Court of North Carolina.  He passed away after ten years on the bench, 7 August 1892, and was buried in Louisburg’s Oaklawn Cemetery. It is said of Captain Davis that he led “a most useful life, crowed with honors, a man in whom there was no guile, one of God’s noblest creatures.”
 
(Confederate Veteran, April 1930, pg. 140)
 
 

16066 ---Parsley Refugees At Floral College --- Released: 18 days Ago. ---- 2014-03-31 18:13:25 -0400
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Eliza Nutt Parsley Refugees at Floral College
 
From: bernhard1848@gmail.com
 
Eliza Nutt Parsley, wife of Lt-Col. William Parsley of the Third North Carolina, refugeed in Robeson County with her two small children where she thought herself safe from invading troops.  Her story of terror and near-starvation was recently re-told by reenactress Kelly Hinson in the living history, “General Hoke at Duplin Roads.”
 
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"Unsurpassed Valor, Courage and Devotion to Liberty"
www.ncwbts150.com
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"
 
Eliza Nutt Parsley Refugees at Floral College
 
“As the Yankee troops marched through . . . the counties, they set fire to the turpentine distilleries and barrels of tar along the trek, creating dense black smoke. Pine forests caught fire lighting their way at night. Early in March, Sherman’s men destroyed in Lumberton the bridge over Lumber river, otherwise known as Drowning Creek, in addition to the railroad depot and six boxcars.  Shoe Heel [present-day Maxton], located on the railroad had only a depot and one old turpentine distillery at the stop, which was demolished.
 
The Reverend Hector McLean, at Edinboro Plantation, had most of his possessions stolen.  The bummers must have thought they hit the jackpot because of the enormous bounty they took consisting of four mules, six horses, five cows, one hundred and twenty-four hogs, two-thousand bushels of peas, one hundred bushels of wheat, twenty bushels of rice, sixty-five hundred pounds of fodder, seven thousand pounds of bacon, sixty gallons of syrup, one hundred chickens, and twenty-five thousand fence rails. 
 
Reverend McLean wrote “Antioch Church was greatly injured by Sherman’s army . . . our Sabbath School [library] either destroyed or taken away.”  For unknown reasons, the Lumber Bridge Presbyterian Church was burned after visits from Union troops.
 
Beside the Humphrey/Williams/Smith Plantation stood the Raft Swamp Post Office.  Used by local citizens first, the office swarmed with bluecoats when the Fourteenth Corps swept through, plundering homes in the area.  Elizabeth Nutt Parsley [of Wilmington], wife of Captain [later Lt-Col. William Murdock] Parsley, [refugeed] in Robeson County at Floral College. 
 
The school was closed for students, but remained open to accept refugees.  While her husband was away, the enemy came and took twelve horses. The Yankees tried to persuade her slave, Uncle Titus, by bribing him with a pearl-handle knife to come away with them.  He refused. While at Floral College with her family [in early April], Mrs. Parsley received news of her husband’s death [three days before Appomattox].
 
To make matters worse, she had to leave her refuge because Sherman’s men burglarized the interior.  Another prominent refugee family from Wilmington, Dr. [John D.] Bellamy, stayed at the college.  They ran from the Federals only to collide with them again at Red Springs.  Bellamy’s daughters told after the war that their mother, in searching for food, scratched around in the ground for corn kernels dropped by the enemy’s horses while at Shoe Heel.”
 
G.R. Nye remembered as a boy when the Yankees were rumored to be coming. He said the family hid valuables in the walls, the silver over the porch, and the meat was placed in a niche over the top of the stairs.  Diarist Robeson inscribed, “March 12, 1865 . . . the Yankees paid me a visit. They searched to house for arms and ammunitions took all my hams and bushel and half and left.”
 
(Blood and War at My Doorstep, North Carolina Civilians in the War Between the States, Volume II, Brenda Chambers McKean, Xlibris, 2011, pp. 995-996)
 
 

16065 ---Albany GA SCV Proclamation April 2014 --- Released: 18 days Ago. ---- 2014-03-31 18:01:33 -0400
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Albany GA. SCV Proclamation-April Confederate History And Heritage Month
 
From: jkingantiquearms@bellsouth.net
 
SHNV Compatriots,
    
In 2006 I went before the Albany Georgia City Commission and asked them to issue a proclamation proclaiming April as Confederate History and Heritage Month. They refused. As a result we in SCV wrote our own proclamation and printed it in the newspaper. The proclamation I wrote is posted below and is worded in much stronger language than anything most commissions would ever endorse.
 
James W. King
SCV Camp 141 Commander
Albany Georgia
 
Confederate History & Heritage Month April 2014 Proclamation
 
WHEREAS, Southwest Georgia is rich in the history of the War for Southern Independence; and
 
WHEREAS, The State of Georgia has long cherished her Confederate history, heritage, and culture and the great leaders, soldiers, and civilians who made sacrifices on behalf of the Confederate cause; and
 
WHEREAS, The Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is dedicated to honoring on a statewide basis those who served, supported, and fought for the Confederate States of America and educating the general public on Confederate history, heritage, and culture; and
 
WHEREAS, The Confederate States of America constitutionally, legally, and honorably seceded from the Union with the United States of America after enduring many years of political and criminal abuse and was promptly invaded and fought a four year war 1861-1865 for the cause of achieving Southern Independence; and
 
WHEREAS, The Confederate States of America was a classical civilization with a fine military, politics with superior statesmen, colleges and universities, art and literature, and classical architecture; and
 
WHEREAS, The Flags of the Confederate States of America represent the principles and values established by America’s Founding Fathers who were primarily Southern gentlemen from Virginia: Constitutional Limited Federal Government, States Rights, Resistance to Tyranny and Christian Values and Principles and are 180 degrees diametrically opposed to Socialism and Secular Humanism. Thus the principles and values the Confederate flags represent are the same principles and values represented by the original U.S. Betsy Ross flag; and
 
WHEREAS, Abraham Lincoln and his administration acted with deceit in setting up the Ft. Sumter incident with the intent purpose of starting a war and blaming the Confederate States of America for the initiation of war; and
 
WHEREAS, The residents of Southwest Georgia have a noble lineage in their Confederate ancestors who honorably and heroically took up arms to secure liberty for their country, the Confederate States of America, and in defense of and protection for their homes and families against an unconstitutional, illegal, criminal, and immoral invasion by the armies of the United States of America under the misguided direction and tyranny, despotism, dictatorship, and treachery of Abraham Lincoln and numerous other Northern industrialists, radicals and fanatics who were supported by the infamous European Socialist Karl Marx; and
 
WHEREAS, The men of Southwest Georgia served in the armies of the Confederate States of America with valor, many paying the ultimate sacrifice of dying on behalf of the Confederate cause; and
 
WHEREAS, Confederate Memorial Day has been celebrated in Southwest Georgia for 148 years; and
 
WHEREAS, The month of April bears special significance since it marks both the beginning and the ending of the War For Southern Independence,

Therefore
 
THEREFORE: We, the Sons of Confederate Veterans of Southwest Georgia, do hereby proclaim April 2014  as “Confederate History and Heritage Month” in Southwest Georgia and encourage all residents and citizens to increase their knowledge of the role played by Southwest Georgia and the State of Georgia in the Confederate States of America and in The United States of America.
 
 

16064 ---Conf. History/Heritage Month - April 2014 --- Released: 18 days Ago. ---- 2014-03-31 17:47:03 -0400
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Are you ready for Confederate History and Heritage Month April 2014?
 
Please re-post, publish, add to your webpage and get this information out to young and old, the news media, church and all about Confederate History and Heritage Month in April. Thank you!
 
Calvin E. Johnson, Jr., Chairman of the Confederate History Month Committee for the National and Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans 2014
Email: Calvin at: cjohnson1861@bellsouth.net
Website: http://confederateheritagemonth.comconfederateheritagemonth.com
See us daily on face book at: https://www.facebook.com/ConfederateHeritageMonth
Phone: 770 428 0978 or cell at: 770 330 9792
Mike Crane is both webmaster and Co-Chairman of the Confederate History Month Committee.
Email mike at: mikecrane@tds.net
Or Phone: 706-374-2640
 
Members: John Black, Billy Bearden, Fred Wilhite and in memory of member Jeff Davis
Mike is also webmaster of the Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans web page at:
http://gascv.org/
 
Are you ready for Confederate History and Heritage Month 2014?
 
Tomorrow Tuesday April 1st begins our glorious month long observance.


 
You don’t have to be a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans to get the SCV Georgia specialty license tag. All license drivers in the State of Georgia can get one. See my published letter below  which has a photo of the beautiful tag and get your tag today!
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/61438#.Uw9CwIUtqhU
 
Residents of Georgia are also encouraged to fly the Confederate flag. See news report at:
http://www.11alive.com/news/article/322860/0/Group-encouraging-Ga-residents-to-fly-Confederate-battle-flag
 
Dear Sons of Confederate Veterans, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Children of the Confederacy, Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution, American Veterans, Historical groups, Church groups and all who appreciate the grand heritage of the Old South that is our legacy of the men and women of the Confederate States of America “1861-1865” who stood like their Revolutionary War “1776” ancestors who fought for real freedom and independence. It was not a lost cause in 1861 and still not a lost cause today as we work to preserve the Confederate History and Heritage for our future generations of young people, all Americans and everyone around the world.
 
When people speak, either good or bad, about our Southern ancestors, they are speaking about our wonderful family!
 
There has been too much negative news about our Confederate ancestors and their blood stained battle flags of honor. Robert E. Lee whose memory was once revered in both the North and South has even now come under new unwarranted and ugly attacks. See example of recent article about a possible removal of portraits of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson at:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/17/robert-e-lee-and-stonewall-jackson-tributes-face-a/?page=all
 
It’s time to educate and even re-introduce the American people and the world, especially the young folks, about the Black, White, Hispanic, Jewish, Native American and all who nobly defended their homes and firesides during the Yankee invasion of the South during the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865.
 
The Confederate History and Heritage Month committee is ready now for April 1-30, 2014 and all year when we will celebrate Confederate History and Heritage Month. As we remember General’s Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson in January, we endeavor to gear up now for Confederate History remembrance for 2014 and continue through Robert E. Lee’s birthday on January 19, 2015 and beyond that with tireless efforts for Dixie’s land.
 
This year the Confederate History Month committee is offering you two brochures, one on General Robert E. Lee and another on Confederate History Month. These are eight pages that can be down loaded on a CD disk and taken to a print shop to make as many copies as you like and hand out to everyone. The pages are numbered and can be folded 5 ½ by 8 ½ and stapled 2 times in the middle. Let us know what you think. Email me at: cjohnson1861@bellsouth.net and I will send you an attachment of the brochures.
 
We have been on Facebook since 2011 and have had almost 3,000 likes. Let’s make it 3 million. Go to: https://www.facebook.com/ConfederateHeritageMonth to see what’s going on.  Also please sign up for updates at our Confederate History and Heritage Month web page at: http://www.confederateheritagemonth.com.
 
If you would like to receive a weekly update on Proclamations, events and Memorial Services posted on the www.ConfederateHeritageMonth.com website, just enter your eMail address and click the Signup button.
 
Note - each message has a direct unsubscribe link. Enter eMail address and click Signup button
 
I ask everyone to serve your Confederate History Month committee as Ambassador of good will and spread the good word about the April’s Month of Southern Remembrance.
 
Let’s get all Mayors, County Commissioners and Governors to sign proclamations for Confederate History and Heritage Month and sponsor many memorial events throughout April.
 
Also, ask you TV, radio and newspaper to do daily Confederate History Month minutes. See examples you can use at: http://confederateheritagemonth.com/heritage/2006/calvin_johnson.php
 
What a great educational chance we have with the Sesquicentennial 150th Anniversary of the War Between the States continuing this year and Confederate History and Heritage Month in April. Deo Vindice!
 
God bless Dixie!
 
 

16063 ---Sidewalks Of Confederate Graves --- Released: 18 days Ago. ---- 2014-03-31 17:30:49 -0400
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Sidewalks of graves of Confederates & children
 
From: cscitizen@windstream.net
 
F.Y.I. The City of Birmingham is building sidewalks over the graves of Confederate soldiers & children at Union Hill Cemetery. Google: Birmingham & let Mayor Bell & the city council hear from you! Google: Birmingham News to read this story. Please Forward.
 
Billy Price
Ashville Alabama
 
 

16057 ---Va Flaggers Call To Action - 3-20-2014 --- Released: 29 days Ago. ---- 2014-03-20 11:18:18 -0400
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From: Virginia Flagger <info@vaflaggers.com>
Date: Thu, Mar 20, 2014
Subject: Va Flaggers Call To Action: PLEASE ACT TODAY!



The Va Flaggers had over 20 Flaggers out this past Saturday, wrapping the Boulevard with flags and Flaggers, including Flaggers who traveled from Luray, Kenbridge, and Urbanna!  With a gorgeous day in Richmond, and many St. Patrick's Day events being held near the Boulevard, traffic was brisk and our Flaggers kept busy with conversations and many educational opportunities.

Photographer Judy Smith caught this shot from inside the VMFA, giving us a glimpse of what museum officials see from the builiding...

This week, professionally bound packets of information and a copy of a letter to Alex Nyerges,  director of the Museum, restating our request and re-affirming our commitment to continue our efforts, were mailed to museum officials, members of the board of Directors, and local and State officials.

TOMORROW, Thursday, March 20th, the Board of Directors meets at the museum at 12:30.  We are planning to have a presence on the grounds for the meeting, and are asking all who are able to join us to do so, and help us show museum Leadership that there are still MANY folks who care enough about the honor and valor of our Confederate Ancestors to stand in their defense.

We would also like to FLOOD THE PHONE LINES during the meeting, so we are asking you to PLEASE take a moment to support the troops on the ground and help with this offensive.  CALL VMFA Administration anytime from NOON UNTIL 5:00 P.M. at (804) 340-1506 and tell them to do the right and honorable thing and return the Confederate Battle Flags to the Confederate Memorial Chapel on the grounds of Confederate Memorial Park. Even if you have called before, please take the time to make another call today.  Call early...and often!  Be polite, but firm in your request.

PLEASE pass this request on to any and all Confederates and friends who may be willing to join us in this most important endeavor!

RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!

Tommy Clinger
Va Flaggers


 

16056 ---Empire Of The Owls --- Released: 29 days Ago. ---- 2014-03-20 11:06:05 -0400
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From: Virginia Flagger <info@vaflaggers.com>
Date: Thu, Mar 20, 2014
Subject: Va Flaggers: Additional Copies of Empire of the Owls Available

With the second I-95 Battle Flag project near completion, Bo Traywick has once again donated a case of books to the Va Flaggers.  If you didn't get one the last time around, or would like to purchase additional books for gifts, please take this opportunity to support the Va Flaggers' I-95 Memorial Battle Flag Projects!



Va Flagger/Author H. V. "Bo" Traywick, Jr. has generously donated a case of his book "Empire of the Owls - reflections on the North's war against Southern secession" to the Va Flaggers. We will be offering the books for $20 each and ALL proceeds will go toward the I-95 Battle Flag Projects. Please consider purchasing this excellent book and supporting the Va Flaggers.

"This book will change your mind about everything you thought you knew about the War between the States. A reasoned, scholarly work, it is also a readable, gripping account of the war told by those who lived it. The dignified behavior of the Southerners defending their families comes through time and again. Noble sentiments of honor, duty and care of the defenseless are not lost in the desperation of war but elevated.

The book will make you cry. It will make you proud. It will also make you mad about a senseless war that killed 612,000 young men and caused horrible suffering that lasted for generations. But it is an important addition to the Civil War dialogue now, during the Sesquicentennial, because it allows the long-suppressed voices of the South (Virginia, in particular) to speak for themselves and challenge the version of history written by the victors."  - Amazon Review

http://www.empireoftheowls.com/

To purchase, send $20 to:
Va Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150

Please note "Empire of the Owls" and include return address for shipping.

Susan Hathaway
Va Flaggers