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“Yankee(s)” and “Rebel(s)”

September 7, 2008 by


A number of years ago, while working with a magazine editor in fine-tuning one of my articles, I encountered a problem. I felt (and still feel) that, unless used in a quote, it was unprofessional to use the words “Yankee(s)” and “Rebel(s)” when writing about the activities of the armies. Despite my feelings, the editor […]

“Southern Heritage”

September 5, 2008 by


Abstracted from a portion of my response to a comment…” Depending on how it is used, “Southern Heritage” does not necessarily mean “Confederate heritage.” To be Southerner does not mean that one had to be Confederate. For that matter, to have “Southern Heritage” does not mean that the ancestry alive at the time of the war, was “exclusively […]