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Riley Aide Lied

Selma woman says Riley aide lied By Alvin Benn Montgomery Advertiser SELMA -- A Selma woman has accused Gov. Bob Riley's communications director of a "blatant, cold-blooded lie" for saying she has referred to herself as a "wizardess" with members of the governor's staff. "I am livid over Jeff Emerson's bald-faced lies," Godwin said Tuesday, [...]

Riley Aide Lied2017-03-25T00:30:38+00:00

Help Solve A Photo Mystery

Help sought to solve Civil War photo mystery Associated Press Monday, June 11, 2012 RICHMOND, Va. — The names of the two little girls are an enduring mystery, their images found among crumpled bodies on Civil War battlefields. Each is posed primly on chairs, ringlets cascading past the rouged cheeks of one, the other dressed [...]

Help Solve A Photo Mystery2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Girls and Guns

Girls and Guns: Civilian Women and Firearms in the Confederate South Albany [GA] Patriot, April 18, 1861, p. 1, c. 4 Female Volunteers.--The Holly Spring Herald learns that the county of Chickasaw, Miss., has ten companies of volunteer soldiers ready to be mustered into the service of the State. It adds that, in addition to [...]

Girls and Guns2017-03-25T00:30:34+00:00

Up In Arms

Confederate supporter up in arms  March 1, 2005 By Alvin Benn Montgomery Advertiser SELMA -- A Selma woman known in Alabama for her support of the Confederacy and the first leader of the Ku Klux Klan wants to know who added "Wizardess" to her name in a Christmas card addressed to her from Gov. Bob [...]

Up In Arms2017-03-25T00:30:38+00:00

Angel Of The Confederacy

Sally Tomkins was the Angel of the Confederacy By DAN DEARTH dan.dearth@herald-mail.com September 14, 2012 While Clara Barton treated the Union wounded on the battlefields of the Civil War, Sally Tomkins ran a hospital for the Confederacy in Richmond, Va. Marilyn Iglesias of Gloucester, Va., portrayed Tomkins on Friday during a re-enactment marking the 150th [...]

Angel Of The Confederacy2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

The Gender Line

Female re-enactor's quest for realism crosses gender lines Sunday, June 25, 2006 KELLI HEWETT TAYLOR News staff writer Three years ago, Hoover native Whitney Hamilton found her calling fighting as a Confederate soldier. A male Confederate soldier. Hamilton, who graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a bachelor's degree in fine arts, now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., [...]

The Gender Line2017-03-25T00:30:34+00:00

Defaced Memorial

Defaced Confederate memorial is part of our history  Monday, February 21, 2005 By SUSAN PAYNTER SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER COLUMNIST We talk a lot in this town about diversity and embracing differences. On Presidents Day, before dashing for holiday markdowns at the mall, we may even rest a beat to reflect on our history. But if the [...]

Defaced Memorial2017-03-25T00:30:38+00:00

Poet Edits Relative’s Diary

St. Louis poet edits Confederate relative's diary September 20, 2012 BY JANE HENDERSON Post-Dispatch Book Editor jhenderson@post-dispatch.com Sarah Lois Wadley knew war was deteriorating when vultures weren't even hanging around to pick at soldiers' bodies. "A carcass may lie for days untouched," she wrote in June 1863. "Those creatures have gone eastward in search of [...]

Poet Edits Relative’s Diary2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

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, [...]

Ancestral Pride2017-03-25T00:30:34+00:00

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 [...]

Rare Daughter2017-03-25T00:30:39+00:00