Monthly Archives: January 2018

A Natural Race Antipathy

The recent summary discharge of the three negro writers employed by the northern American Baptist Publication Society, simply, as acknowledged, because they are negroes, only adds one more to the innumerable instances that have, since the commencement of recorded history, … Continue reading

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Virginia Committee Kills Bill to Allow Local Control of Confederate Monuments

Senate Bill 444, the Memorial for Veterans bill, introduced in the Virginia Senate by Senator Jennifer T. Wexton: Provides that a locality may remove, relocate, or alter a war monument or memorial, regardless of when erected. The Committee on Local … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Speakers for R.E. Lee Camp Confederate Veterans

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Alexandria Confederate Monument Still Stands

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Lee’s Farewell

General Lee’s Farewell to His Army HEAD QUARTERS ARMY NORTHERN VA April 10, 1865 General Order — After four years of arduous service, marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude the Army of Northern Virginia has been compelled to yield to … Continue reading

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Obituary of Raleigh Travers Daniel, Jr.

Daniel, Raleigh Travers (1853) – Raleigh Travers Daniel, Jr., Class of 1853: Genealogy: Born- ca. 1833. Father- Raleigh Travers Daniel; Mother- unknown. Grandparents- unknown. Marriage and Children- no info. Matriculated from Richmond, VA. At VMI 1 year, 9 months. Military … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Kindly General Lee – The Atlantic

Read the great article, The Myth of the Kindly General Lee, in the June 4, 2017 post on The Atlantic website, by Adam Serwer. Serwer offers several great points to refute the assertion that Confederate General Robert E. Lee was … Continue reading

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Hiding History

I recently found a copy of a brochure, The Confederate Statue, distributed by the Office of Historic Alexandria. ┬áIf I understand the coding at the bottom of the brochure, it was created in November, 2002. The brochure compiles a number … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Provided Weapons to the South Anticipating Civil War!

From Ron Chernow’s epic biography of President Ulysses S. Grant: Grant grew irate when Buchanan, whom he denounced as the present granny of an executive, allowed Secretary of War John B. Floyd, a southerner, to redistribute arms from northern arsenals … Continue reading

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