Category Archives: Politics

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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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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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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