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Yes, Alabama, there is, in fact, at least one memorial to Southern Unionists, in your state

March 10, 2011 by

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A few weeks ago, I began digging through my files, in search of one photo. Back in 2004, I found a memorial plaque to the 1st Alabama Cavalry (US) at the Marion County Courthouse, in Alabama (on the outer walls, leading into the entrance). Regretfully, the photo was taken in my days prior to going […]

Those who offered resistance: Unconditional Unionists in Alabama’s secession convention

January 11, 2011 by

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I’m tweeting some stuff about Southern Unionism in Alabama… after all, today is the 150th anniversary of Alabama’s vote to secede… but, at 61 for and 39 against, it calls for closer examination. The online Encyclopedia of Alabama has a nice piece about Alabama Unionists => here (written by Margaret M. Storey, who is also […]

Southern Unionists in the Union army… “sans” enlistment bonus

March 13, 2008 by

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In reading through the website for the 1st Alabama Cavalry, USV, I ran across an interesting page that made reference to a Grant administration veto. What it boils down to (at least my take on it) is that because these Southerners (Southern Unionists) enlisted to seek refuge (at least that was President Grant’s take on […]

War Crimes Against Southern Civilians

March 11, 2008 by

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I remember sometime back receiving notification about the release of the book, War Crimes Against Southern Civilians. I didn’t purchase it but the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw the title was that this was yet another addition to the growing “self-help hate the Yankees” stack of books. From what I have […]

More evidence to chip away at the myth of Confederate nationalism

March 10, 2008 by

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After exchanging a couple of e-mails with a friend last night, I mentioned a genealogical website that I thought looked like it had potential. I gave the trial version of Footnote a try about a month or so ago, but it seemed to have slow response time (it may have had something to do with […]