Monthly Archives: December 2017

Alexandria Gazette on the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

Appalling Tragedy This whole community was startled this morning, early, by reports trom Washington, of the murder of the President of the United States, and the attempted assassination of the Secretary of State and his son. So astounding was the … Continue reading

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Alexandria Ex-Confederates Organization Meeting – July 7, 1884

Meeting of Ex-Confederates Pursuant to call, there assembled at the Council chamber last night a large and enthusiastic number of ex-Confederates for the purpose of organizing a camp, similar to those which have been formed in all the large cities … Continue reading

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Raleigh T Daniel Reportedly the Model for the Appomattox Statue

Notes: Alexandria Gazette, May 24, 1889 It is said Mr. Elder, when he painted “Appomattox,” from which the statue erected today was designed, took the head of Mr. Raleigh T. Daniel for the model. As you will recall from an … Continue reading

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Speech of Captain R. Travers Daniel on Dedication of Alexandria’s Confederate Monument

Mr Chairman, Gentlemen of the Committee, My Countrymen : We are gathered together today to commemorate the deeds of some of the unknown heroes of our soil, unknown to the world at large; their memory circumscribed by the narrow circle … Continue reading

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Unveiling Of Alexandria’s Confederate Monument – May 24, 1889

The laudable idea, conceived a year or two ago, of erecting a suitable monument to perpetuate to the memory of those of the historic Seventeenth Virginia regiment who yielded up their lives during the four years’ civil war, and which … Continue reading

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Memphis Makes Unusual Moves to Rid Itself of Confederate Statues

The city of Memphis sold two public parks containing Confederate monuments to a nonprofit Wednesday in a massive, months-in-the-planning operation to take the statues down overnight. The City Council unanimously approved the sale of┬áHealth Science Park, home of┬áConfederate Gen. Nathan … Continue reading

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