Browsing All posts tagged under »Confederate«

A snowball effect: the continued propagation of bad history in Confederate History Month in Va.

April 21, 2010 by

32

It just continues to get worse. As Kevin pointed out in a post yesterday, the S.C.V. camp in Harrisonburg/Rockingham County placed a proclamation in the Harrisonburg Daily New Record. Rockingham isn’t my home county, but I do have ancestry (including one third great grandfather in Co. A of the 58th Virginia Militia, and several cousins […]

Virginia’s John S. Mosby speaks…

April 15, 2010 by

1

Something to think about… The South had always been solid for slavery and when the quarrel about it resulted in a conflict of arms, those who had approved the policy of disunion took the pro-slavery side. It was perfectly logical to fight for slavery, if it was right to own slaves. – John S. Mosby, […]

It’s “show and tell” day! … with a family artifact

January 27, 2010 by

9

I consider myself truly fortunate to have a range of family “artifacts”, though I wish I had more that related to the Civil War era… sigh… Anyway, for your consideration today, I have, well, let me simply call her “Aunt”. I say this, of course, because in the days of slavery, so many slaves were […]

Maryland and “the despot’s heel”

January 8, 2010 by

13

The deeper I get into the history of events in central and western Maryland, the more I am convinced that the “despot’s heel” argument really holds little weight. Not only is the state song out of date, it never really reflected the Civil War era opinion of the state as a whole. What prompted today’s […]

Considering animosity from the other side

September 5, 2009 by

7

Not long ago, I was walking through the Lutheran cemetery (St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Yard) in Clear Spring and came across this headstone for Abraham L. Sossy [*]… I’m surprised I have never seen it before, because I have been to the cemetery several times. Nonetheless, when taking a little more time to walk […]

Here’s hoping for better in the Sesquicentennial

August 31, 2009 by

24

“My People” at Gettysburg… a top 10… ummmm… well, just a list

July 2, 2009 by

21

Since we are in the midst of “Gettysburg days”… and there is an effort afoot for bloggers to list their top ten Gettysburg books, I figured I’d do a little something different. I’m such a non-conformist… :-) Ever since my first visit to Gettysburg, when I was mere lad of 11, I’ve made it a […]

Blacks and whites in non-soldier roles with the Confederate army

May 21, 2009 by

9

I think there is something that is missed in all of these discussions about blacks in “service” roles with the Confederate army. Let me be more clear. We know there were some in the muster rolls of units, and to spare me the rants of those who completely fail to understand where I am coming […]

Defining Southern Heritage in Civil War Remembrance

February 15, 2009 by

4

If modern Confederate remembrance does not come close to accurately capturing the true definition of Southern heritage in the Civil War era, what does? I’ll be posting on this in the coming week. In the meantime, hat-tip to Kevin at Civil War Memory for making us aware of a YouTube clip, and a “well-done” to […]

It’s snowing… well, a little

January 27, 2009 by

14

What one word can I provide that sums up this winter in the Shenandoah Valley? Hmmm… I know! “BORING!” We have yet to see an appreciable snowfall (dustings only). I know that those who have seen more than their fair share are saying “quitcherbitchin,” but it needs to snow or start getting warm pdq. It’s […]

Looking forward… and the thought of analyzing Southern Loyalist Claims

April 24, 2008 by

1

It might seem like I have laid aside my focus on Civil War “memory,” but I’ve actually been looking into beginning a run of posts that analyze Southern Loyalist Claims. In fact, what I may do is begin focusing on several regions (small groupings of counties in close proximity) within states and begin comparing the […]

Comparing say… a grouping of counties from Alabama with the Shenandoah Valley

April 14, 2008 by

2

I certainly believe that each area, no matter whether it be in Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina or in any of the states that made up the Confederacy, should be examined based on distinctive differences (demographics, slave population, etc.), taking each county and/or area, one at a time. So far, I’ve just focused on the […]