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Ancestral Pride

Why We Still Revere our Ancestors – and Always Will By Lewis Regenstein Keynote speech at the Georgia SCV's 109th Annual Reunion in Gainesville Thank you very much. I am deeply honored and privileged to be here today [17 June, 2006] at the 109th Reunion of the Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, [...]

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Rare Daughter

Family tree makes her a rarity: Confederate daughter who's black By LEON ALLIGOOD Staff Writer GALLATIN — The birthday greetings piled up in a woven basket in her living room even as the Christmas cards were still arriving. ''Coming from everywhere,'' exclaimed Lillie Harding Vertrees Odom, who turned 90 yesterday. Inside the cards were handwritten [...]

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Honor Dead

Women take lead in honoring war dead  Roy Parker June 15, 2006 I am not really old. But isn’t it incredible that I was living back when the last of the Civil War veterans died? When they did, that left only the monuments as tangible remembrances. As a boy, I knew of three of them. [...]

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Talk on Cuisine

Preaching the gospel of authentic Southern Cuisine Published Wed, Sep 15, 2004 ADVERTISEMENT ERVENA FAULKNER He's "the man behind the kitchen door" when the atmosphere is comfortable in a Georgia homestyle kitchen. It is here where the secrets of authentic Lowcountry cooking! "The man behind the door" can teach in just three hours how to [...]

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A War Diary

Woman recorded war's fury in her diary By Charles Culbertson/contributor Local historians seeking first-hand accounts of what it was like to live here during the Civil War — and particularly, what it was like to suffer invasion and occupation by Union troops — most often go to the diary of Staunton publisher Joseph Waddell. But [...]

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Place At Table

There's a place at the table for all Nashvillians as Swett's turns 50 Sunday, 09/12/04 | Middle Tennessee News & Information I often tell people it's the most integrated place in Nashville at lunch time. It wasn't that way when it opened in 1954. And the reason wasn't that it was intentionally closed to certain [...]

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Southern Ladies

Confederate women continued to express defiance after their homes and towns fell to Union forces. Their support was unending during the war.  Below are links to books that are available for purchase. Click here for more information

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Real Women

Real Southern Women  From: "btzoumas@bellsouth.net" HIS WORDS LIVE AFTER HIM. The late Gen. R. E. Colston went abroad and was long among the Egyptians after our great war, whereby he had the advantage of broadening his views; and yet to a Virginia Ladies' Memorial Association made an address from which the following is taken: Those [...]

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Down South

Southern hospitality, history and heart run deep through the region Where's the chicken? Irene Lechowitzky August 15, 2004 A trip to the Deep South is more than the mere sum of its air mileage points: It's a journey of the heart. There's the tug on the heartstrings from the ghosts of the Civil War, there's [...]

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Woman’s Temper

The Temper Of The Women A Rebel's Recollections: Eggleston, George Cary, 1839-1911 For truly it is, this land is in paucity of such noble women. From my observations and recollections, 'tis the men, of today, who bear the fight of keeping our noble ancestry defended. Many, maybe most, do this without the full support of [...]