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When Congress Officially Declared that the Civil War was Not About Slavery

It was July of 1861, and things were looking bad for the United States. The December before, South Carolina had seceded, and the gulf states followed in quick succession throughout January, with Texas joining on February 1. Then, as it became unmistakable that the United States intended to invade the seceded states, and force [...]

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The Governor’s Coffin

The Governor's Coffin The occupation troops of Northern General Ambrose Burnside at New Bern in mid-1862 not only loaded their empty transports with furniture, carpets and jewelry for the return trip North, but also found New Bern cemeteries full of coffins to appropriate.  Even Lincoln’s hand-picked proconsul, Edward Stanly, who was appointed “governor” of North [...]

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Grand Army of the Republic of Thieves

Grand Army of the Republic of Thieves With the war nearly over and nothing to gain from destroying private homes and property, Lincoln’s Grand Army added salt to the wounds in a State which was rightly driven from the Union four years earlier by his inability to compromise and avoid war. In 1865 began reconstruction [...]

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The Grandest Soldiers That Ever Marched

The Grandest Soldiers That Ever Marched Perhaps the greatest accomplishment of the men who followed Lee and other Southern generals was their steadfast determination in the face of overwhelming odds. Rarely after mid-1863 were there even odds and most often Lee fought successfully against foes two or three times his own number. Bernhard Thuersam, www.Circa1865.com   The [...]

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Grasping Yankee Prussians Against the South

Grasping Yankee Prussians Against the South Southern President Jefferson Davis describing Bismarck’s Prussians as the “arrogant robbing Yankees of Europe” who appropriated their small sister states into a centralized and oppressive regime. By 1864, fully 25% of Lincoln’s war machine was comprised of German soldiers and US war bonds found many subscribers in the Fatherland. [...]

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SLAVERY IN THE NORTH: EXCLUSION OF FREE BLACKS

EXCLUSION of FREE BLACKS "[R]ace prejudice seems stronger in those states that have abolished slavery than in those where it still exists, and nowhere is it more intolerant than in those states where slavery was never known." --Alexis De Tocqueville, ?Democracy in America? In some Northern states, after emancipation, blacks were legally allowed to vote, [...]

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Violating the Lieber Code: The March From the Sea

Violating the Lieber Code: The March From the Sea By Kirkpatrick Sale on Apr 8, 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet it Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Pin it Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Email this Print   On April 24, 1863—-just three months after the cruel and retaliatory Emancipation Proclamation–Lincoln issued an order [...]

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Slavery Facts

Facts About Slavery And The War For Southern Independence No other place of origin evokes such strong reactions and prejudices as the word “Southern”. It is all the more amazing when one considers the manner in which the early Republic was shaped and dominated by Southerners. Jefferson was the intellectual and spiritual architect of the [...]

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Train Chase

The Great Locomotive Chase 144th Anniversary Essay by Calvin E. Johnson, Jr. This year, 2006, is the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney Picture's classic "The Great Locomotive Chase" starring Fess Parker and Jeffrey Hunter. This wonderful movie was made during the golden age of Hollywood, when family films were still made. When it comes to [...]

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Taking America

Taking America Back By: Al Benson, Jr. For over three decades, with my activities in conservative, patriotic, and Southern heritage movements, I have heard about all manner of plans, projects, and programs for 'taking America back' to where she needs to be. I have no doubt whatever that the vast majority of folks involved in [...]