Browsing All posts tagged under »North Carolina«

“Yankee-leanin’ Hollywood propaganda”… errr, maybe not…

October 8, 2011 by

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There’s a scene that has lingered in my mind for a number of years… since first seeing the movie Cold Mountain. It’s where the mother of two deserters, in western North Carolina, has a noose about her neck, with her hands placed between the lower rails of a worm fence. Meanwhile, a Confederate sergeant, “dancin’” […]

Ridin’ a raid…

May 10, 2011 by

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It’s quieted down considerably here since the latter part of April, but rest assured, things will pick up again soon, as we move toward the middle of May (shadowing the increase in activity in “these parts”, in 1861). Tomorrow, I’m going to divert a bit from the Sesquicentennial line of features, and take those who […]

“It’ll tickle yer innards”

March 24, 2010 by

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Yes, I’ve been quiet for a bit, but… I’m more of a mind to chat when there is something to actually chat about… I’ve recently taken notice of the $125,000 Joseph E. Johnston statue at Bentonville and… uhhhhhh… I think it detracts more than adds to Bentonville. To each his own, but really… First, it’s […]

A story about Henry Berry Lowry/Lowrie, “a free man of color” in the Civil War

April 29, 2009 by

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Some may recall that I mentioned Henry “Dad” Brown in Harry’s Bull Runnings Blog, but I cannot emphasize enough that Brown’s story is actually a reflection of but one element of the “many Souths,” and in fact, the many perspectives of Southern free blacks during the Civil War (again, a part of the reason why […]

My beef with care-free “headstoning”

March 26, 2009 by

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Harry (aka Bull Runnings) sent me this image just yesterday. The shot is of a headstone in a cemetery in Beaver County, Pa., near the Pennsylvania/Ohio line. Now, to some, looking at this headstone might evoke a response like, “Yes, so, it’s a Confederate soldier’s headstone. So?” Yet, it just isn’t that simple. For one, […]

Who’s foolin’ who? More on “black Confederates”

February 4, 2009 by

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I was greatly interested in Kevin Levin’s post yesterday about the planned event to honor two “black Confederates” (or is it slaves?) in North Carolina… especially since I was preparing a post addressing my concerns about the way “black Confederates,”  in general, are being represented in remembrance events and “Confederate-friendly” published works. I don’t know enough yet to say […]