Category Archives: Alexandria

Disunion Movement – Alexandria Gazette, Nov. 1, 1860

In the last issue of the Atlantic, Ga., American, we find some account of a Democratic meeting held in Appling county, in Georgia. It is reported to have been one of the largest and most enthusiastic political gatherings ever witnessed … Continue reading

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Ohio Congressman Proposes to Prohibit Confederate Monuments – May 24, 1890

Alexandria Gazette, p.2 And so an Ohio republican Congressman thinks the exhibition of Confederate flags and the erection of Confederate monuments in the South must be prohibited, and is consulting his colleagues about the advisablllity of introducing a resolution to … Continue reading

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Alexandria Monument Honors Murderer

An additional name, that of James W. Jackson, was added to the east side of the Alexandria Confederate Monument in 1900. Jackson, a civilian, was actually Alexandria’s first Civil War casualty, dying before any of the soldiers with whose names … Continue reading

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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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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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