Browsing All posts tagged under »Confederate veteran«

Too focused on leaders and Confederate “cause”?

February 16, 2011 by

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There’s been some talk lately, on the blogosphere and elsewhere, about the possibility that the S.C.V. will get a Nathan Bedford Forrest license plate in Mississippi. Brooks Simpson blogged about it today, and Eric Wittenberg blogged about it on the 10th.  While both of them explain why Forrest should not be on a plate (and […]

So, is it “Heritage Defense,” “Confederate Heritage Defense,” or “Southern Heritage Defense?”

November 6, 2008 by

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I find it interesting how some people… and organizations… like to take on issues that are centered on the Confederate flag as a symbol and automatically call it a matter of “heritage defense.” Now, as the Confederate flag is concerned, I understand completely how it has come to represent different groups for different reasons. I’ve […]

Confederate Remembrance… a right or a privilege?

September 26, 2008 by

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I was going to post something else about layers in flags, but I just lost interest in that. Instead, I’m going to pose a question… Is Confederate remembrance a right or a privilege? No, seriously… (and this demands serious and thoughtful answers… not rants). At what point did some of those who partake in Confederate remembrance […]

Would it not be better to tell the story of the Confederate soldier?

September 4, 2008 by

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After yesterday’s post, I began to think more about the organization, formed as the male heirs of Confederate veterans, telling a “Southern perspective” of the Civil War. I think it would be more appropriate, as an organization formed of male descendants of Confederate soldiers, to tell the story of the Confederate soldier. However, like telling the “Southern perspective” of […]

“Perspectives” on the Civil War

September 3, 2008 by

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Noting two (see 1 & 2 ) different blog posts that mention a relatively recent newspaper article, I began to think about the reasons for giving a “sectional perspective” of the Civil War. In this article there is something about one of the goals of the SCV. Granted, the words appear to be that of the author […]