Confederate monument in Tallahassee under fire again

Trouble is brewing in Tallahassee with revisionist trying to destroy history. 

The obelisk-style monument was dedicated in 1882 and moved onto the grounds of what is now the Old State Capitol in 1923.

The words etched into the stone dedicate the monument to preserving the memory of men who fought for Florida in the Civil War.

“Floridians served all across the theaters of war,” said David McCallister with the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

McCallister has ties to soldiers on both sides of the war.Tallahassee Confederate Monument

“These monuments represent the men who served their state and defended their families,” said McCallister.

Confederate monument in Tallahassee under fire again

Charlottesville Judge Says Confederate Statues Don’t Have Discriminatory Message

Statues do not have discriminatory Message

Judge Richard Moore says the 1904 state statute was amended several times, covers all wars, and statues don’t have a discriminatory message.

 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – A Charlottesville judge is denying an equal protection claim from city attorneys over Confederate statues. Judge Richard Moore said Wednesday, September 11, that the 1904 state statute was amended several times, covers all wars, and statues don’t have a discriminatory message.

 

“People give the statues messages,” said Moore to the attorneys. “They speak of history, one we might not like.”

 

Moore’s comments come as the trial over the city’s plans to move two confederate statues finally got underway. The trial in Charlottesville Circuit Court is scheduled to take up to three days.

 

Judge Moore has already stated that the statues of Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson are war memorials, and thus cannot be moved due to state code.

https://www.nbc29.com/story/41033093/lawsuit-over-2-confederate-statues-goes-to-trial?fbclid=IwAR3tthnjMLz7xl6t6qw8tvzrLcz9eJ5AH39YlJVoJAC05tWIkP5fnsYs73c

8 Facts About the Confederate Flag You Didn’t Know About

8 Facts About the Confederate Flag You Didn’t Know About

 

This is a great article written about our flags. Here is a snippet.

 

You see the Confederate flag whipping back and forth in the wind, and your heart leaps, as you immediately feel a connection to it.

You’re not the only person who feels this way.

Research shows that 17% of Black people view the Confederate flag as a symbol of Southern pride, and 66% of white people embrace “Old Dixie” in this way.

The American Confederacy is certainly dead now, but the flag lives on. If you’re curious about the Rebellion, here are eight facts about the Confederate flag you may have never known.

Facts About the Confederate Flag: A Glimpse at the Confederate Flag

This flag became the Confederacy’s first official flag after the Confederacy was created in the early part of 1861.

A special committee was charged with designing the flag. Although one approach was to develop a flag that mirrored the United States’ flag at that time, another approach was to produce a completely different flag. A variety of designs ended up being used to represent the Confederacy in the following years.

1. The Flag Started Out with an “X” Design
2. Some State Laws Protect the Flag
3. The Flag Is Still Part of the State Flag of Mississippi
4. The Flag Represented Resistance to the Federal Government
5. Confederate Flags and Slave Ships Didn’t Mix
6. The Majority of Americans Don’t See the Flag as a Racist Symbol
7. Georgia’s State Flag Is Strongly Tied to the Confederacy
8. The Flag Continues to Strongly Represent the South

Read more here https://weirdomatic.com/8-facts-about-the-confederate-flag-you-didnt-know-about.html

Another High School bans “Confederate Flag”

By JPF20X30 / February 19, 2019

TOMAH WI – The associated press reported that Tomah Wisconsin Scewl (sic) Board, government indoctrination center voted to ban the “Confederate flag”.

Apparently the board not being well versed in the history of the flags of the Confederate States of America failed to define which confederate flag was banned. There was mention of which other flags would be banned.

Tomah joins seven other schools in the Mississippi Valley Conference in banning the Confederate flag.

The Tomah School Board voted unanimously to approve the ban during a special meeting Monday.

Wisconsin Public Radio reports Tomah School Superintendent Cindy Zahrte says the matter was brought before the school board after several incidents at the high school, including someone letting the air out of a student’s tires in connection with the flag. School officials did not provide more details. Apparently letting the air from ones tires is very troubling to Wisconsinites.

A community member and a high school student spoke against the ban during the board meeting, saying the move would limit students’ right to free speech.

In the

School Board Conference Link https://www.mvconference.org/

Article Link https://apnews.com/5472774f68704fa88ae9f9393bf34ba9

WPR/NPR link https://www.wpr.org/tomah-schools-ban-confederate-flag-displays-clothing-school-property

Happy Birthday Robert E Lee

Robert E Lee in 1938

January 19th is a State Holiday in Florida, Monday in Alabama and Mississippi, Friday Nov 29th in Georgia.

Robert E Lee was born on January 19th 1807 in Stanford Hall Virginia. He was a Colonel in the US Army and a General in the Confederate States of America. He was best known as a commander of the  Confederate States Army. He commanded the Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. A son of Revolutionary War officer Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee III, Lee was a top graduate of the United States Military Academy and an exceptional officer and military engineer in the United States Army for 32 years. During this time, he served throughout the United States, distinguished himself during the Mexican–American War, and served as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy.

His father was known as “Light Horse Harry Lee”, a Revolutionary War hero. In 1812, Harry Lee was badly injured in a political riot in Baltimore and traveled to the West Indies. He would never return, dying when his son Robert was eleven years old.

His mother was the daughter of a plantation owner and grew up at Shirley Plantation, one of the most elegant homes in Virginia

Robert E. Lee graduated second in his class at West Point, earning no demerits for discipline infractions during his four years there. At the time, the focus of the curriculum was engineering; the head of the Army Corps of Engineers supervised the school and the superintendent was an engineering officer. In June 1829, Lee was commissioned a brevet second lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers.

Abraham Lincoln, who later became president of the United States, offered Robert E. Lee command of the Union Army in 1861, but Lee refused. He would not raise arms against his native state. Lee resigned his commission and headed home to Virginia, where he served as adviser to Confederate leader Jefferson Davis, and then commanded the Army of Northern Virginia.

After the (corrected from death) wounded of Joseph Johnson in the Battle of Seven Pines, June 1st 1862 Lee became the commander of the army, which he renamed Army of Northern Virginia, his opportunity to lead an army in the field.

Lee’s fame soared when he beat back McLellan out of Virginia in a a series of battles. Subsequently he pushed back into Maryland and Pennsylvania to the battle of Gettysburg in the summer of 1863. The Confederates suffered great losses and beaten back. McLellan flinched and did not finish the job allowing the war to continue. On February 6, 1865, Lee was appointed General in Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States.

After four years of death and destruction, on April 9th 1865  Robert E. Lee met Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, Virginia, where the generals ended their battles. Lee told his comrades, “Go home and be good Americans”.

While Lee held slavery to be an evil institution, he also saw some benefit to blacks held in slavery. While Lee helped assist individual slaves to freedom in Liberia, and provided for their emancipation in his own will, he believed the enslaved should be eventually freed in a general way only at some unspecified future date as a part of God’s purpose. Slavery for Lee was a moral and religious issue, and not one that would yield to political solutions

Andrew Johnson issued a Proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon to persons who had participated in the rebellion against the United States. Though there were difficulties on December 25, 1868, Lee was fully pardoned. 

Amnesty Oath of Robert E Lee

Lee was asked to serve as the president of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) in Lexington, Virginia, and served from October 1865 until his death. His name was used in large-scale fund-raising which transformed the University’s curriculum. During his tenure he is depicted with dignity and respect he commanded among all.

Death:
On September 28, 1870, Lee suffered a stroke. He died two weeks later, shortly after 9 a.m. on October 12, 1870, in Lexington, Virginia, from the effects of pneumonia.

A number of monuments, heritage sites, and institutions (including schools) are named after General Robert E. Lee. Among the a prominent statue in New Orleans, sadly torn down in 2017. Arlington House, Robert E Lee Memorial was Lee’s home the Curtis Lee Mansion, the grounds were selected for Arlington National Cemetery in part to ensure that Lee would never again be able to return to his home. In 1953, two stained-glass windows – one honoring Lee, the other Stonewall Jackson – were installed in the Washington National Cathedral

Political leaders in modern history have been quoted to honor him. Winston Churchill said that Robert E. Lee was one of the noblest Americans who ever lived. Lee’s motto is known to be “Duty, Honor, Country.”

General Lee was a great American, American soldier, confederate solider, statesman, leader and figure. He was dignified, respectful and honorable. Today we say HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

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Fort Sumter to Appomattox Courthouse: The Story of A Confederate Sharpshooter

Berry Benson Confederate Sharpshooter

Berry Benson was a young Confederate sharpshooter who served in General Samuel McGowan’s First South Carolina Brigade. His memoirs were recently published by the University of Georgia Press as Berry Benson’s Civil War Book.

He was in uniform and there for the Civil War’s first gunshots in April of 1861.  He distinguished himself in battles with Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, but almost three years later on May 16, 1864, he was captured inside the Union lines and sent to the prisoner of war camp in Maryland.  But Barry didn’t like this, so soon after arriving he managed to slip into a river and swim away.  He was recaptured and transferred to a notorious prison camp much farther north in Elmira, N.Y. (named Hellmira by the prisoners).  Berry must have liked this even less, for he and eight other prisoners began digging an escape tunnel.

This resulted in the only successful breakout from Elmira.  His comrades headed for Canada and out of the war, but Berry headed south to rejoin his sharpshooter unit.  Amazingly, he made it:  in late 1864 he got to Virginia.  After visiting his home on leave, he got back in the fight, and was with Lee’s army to the end at Appomattox.

Berry recounts in his diary shortly before General Lee’s surrender April 9, 1865
“On Sunday, April 2, 1865 … we learned that five miles to our left, at the very point held by McGowan’s Brigade all winter, the enemy had stormed and carried the defenses of Petersburg. Our corps commander, General A. P. Hill, had been killed. After stubborn resistance, Fort Gregg had fallen. Petersburg and Richmond were being evacuated; the whole army was in retreat. …Pretty soon, the enemy coming in hot pursuit, we began sharpshooting. Making a stand at any favorable point, we fought the advance skirmishers until they would begin to flank us, then hastily retreated to take up another stand. …
April 9, 1865 we reached the neighborhood of Appomattox and came to a halt and were drawn up in line. … Then I saw a Federal officer come galloping in carrying aloft a white handkerchief. …

… For myself, I cried. I could not help it. And all about were men crying…

So Blackwood and I left the little tattered, weary, sad, and weeping army— our army—left them there on the hill with their arms stacked in the field, all in rows—never to see it any more. Telling Clarke and Bell goodbye, we crossed the road into the untenanted fields and thickets, and in a little while lost sight of all that told of the presence of what was left of the army that through four long years, time and again, had beaten back its enemy, keeping Richmond, its capital, sale and free. …”

 

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Group Puts Up Billboard Calling for Removal of Seattle Confederate Monument

The Make It Right Project erected a billboard on capitol hill, reminding local Seattle residents of Confederate memorial found in the Lakeview Cemetary. The Seattle monument was built by the United Daughters of Confederacy, who has advocated for its movement to a more appropriate location. The Seattle monument is carved from a piece of Stone Mountain, the place the Ku Klux Klan held a ceremony commemorating their rebirth, in 1915.

Group Puts Up Billboard Calling for Removal of Seattle Confederate Monument

Watch: 9th Grader Physically Attacked By Numerous Classmates For Confederate Flag Shirt

By Celeste Widman / November 2, 2018

Confederate Flag Shirt is the catalyst for a school brawl. As far as I am concerned the Confederate Flag is just another part of our history. It’s not an item to venerate but to be truthful, just an item of history. People are going to be too politically correct and make an issue of it. Too much of our history to being torn down or put in storage. Read the attached article to form your own opinion of this story.

Watch: 9th Grader Physically Attacked By Numerous Classmates For Confederate Flag Shirt

“Keep NYC Trash Free,” Signs in New York City Say about Socially Conservative Trump Supporters

By Celeste Widman / November 2, 2018

Are these signs trash or treasure? Commuters all throughout New York City wondered that last week about posters that popped up all around the city bearing the slogan “Keep NYC Trash Free” and depicting MAGA hat wearing, Bible carrying, and other conservative signifying characteristics white people. These posters have the NYC Sanitation logo but their official placers are a mystery after the department officially denied their involvement.

Key Takeaways:

  • When the NYC Sanitations Department got wind of these posters boasting their logo they made a public statement denying that thee politically charged graphics came from them
  • PIX noted that they do not know who is responsible for creating the posters, but they have removed several of them so far
  • Some people have noticed the posters’ uncanny resemblance to Winston Tseng “Your Train Is Delayed” parody poster that was posted in New York City subway stations

““I’d just want the intended audience of my fellow ‘classist elitist New Yorkers’ to hopefully be entertained by the ‘unhelpful, tone-deaf message’ as they go about their day in this trash filled liberal bubble.” Photo courtesy: Paulo Silva/Unsplash”

Can anyone have a civil conversation about Silent Sam? A UNC student and a Confederate son …

By Celeste Widman / October 31, 2018

What happens when two adults with completely conflicting views of racism in American get together and have a discussion? A lesson in civil discourse, this article allows for the rare opportunity to observe two individuals with strong opinions , a college student and a confederate son as they partake in a complicated discourse of our nations intricate racial history.

Key Takeaways:

  • Is it even possible for people on either side of the Silent Sam debate to have a civil conversation? At The News & Observer, we wanted to find out.
  • His advice to anyone involved in a similar conversation about any controversial topic: “Get very good at patience and active listening.”
  • But here, there were no threats, no shouted expletives, no angry walk-out. Just a long talk, a handshake and plans to share a cold beer. Someday.

“The debate has roiled through the year. Photos, videos, social media and news reports contained the same themes and images: chanting, screaming, in-your-face confrontations — punctuated by fights, pepper spray and arrests.”

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