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An opportunity for clarity… the difficulties in telling the story of Southern Unionism

April 30, 2011 by

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As a follow-up to this morning’s post, I thought I’d bring to light some quotes that speak to the contrary. While Strother, after talking with a few folks from the Jefferson and Berkeley militia units, noted what he found to be an opinion circulating within that group (and one that he found to his liking), […]

“I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!”

March 9, 2011 by

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Well, the quote from True Grit is at least fitting, in part… the part relating to bold talk coming from different enlistees, early in the Civil War, or suggestions that an ancestor was making a bold statement, through his enlistment, when there is nothing there to prove it. I doubt many could claim the one-eyed […]

Rockingham County, Virginia’s John Francis Lewis: his position on secession, the Confederacy, and postwar Virginia

April 23, 2010 by

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Following-up on my passing mention of Rockingham County, Virginia’s delegates to the Virginia Secession Convention in this post the other day, I thought it might be of interest to readers to know a little more about one of those delegates. As the obituary from the New York Times indicates, John Francis Lewis was openly opposed […]

Southern Unionists Chronicles Post, 2/19/09

February 19, 2009 by

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See Jacob P. Kyger, Shenandoah Valley Unionist… and Brethren.