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Fight over Confederate memorial in Madison nearly over

The Confederate monument in Madison’s Forest Hill Cemetery: to Be or Not to Be? There’s a tug of war resurfacing over the removal of this long time cemetary monument in Madison. Who’s winning? Do you want to see a picture of this Confederate monument and how this issue is coming along ? Fight over Confederate memorial […]


Atlanta council votes to change ‘Confederate’ roads to ‘United’

Atlanta’s city council recently decided to change the name’s of two of it’s streets. The current streets of Confederate Avenue and East Confederate Avenue will now be known as United Avenue and United Avenue S.E. The Monday ruling of the council is set to take effect by the end of this month. Some locals decried […]


Confederate monument has no takers

According to a proposal from Hate Free Decatur, the organization wants to create a “dialogue space” around the monument to contextualize the monument by placing plaques around it describing the historical realities of slavery and social inequality.The Truth, Restorative Justice, and Healing Place site will include an interfaith space where active listening, honest dialogue, education […]


Why a Confederate monument endures in majority-black Port Gibson, Claiborne County

Many Confederate monuments have not survived the wave of hatred that has swept over many people. There are Confederate symbols that are scattered all across the state of Mississippi. There are plenty of statues and buildings and roads that were a part of the Confederacy. January, 1861 is the year that Mississippi seceded from the […]


Secession: “The die was cast”

If you are a regular reader you know I like history as seen through the eyes of the men who lived it. David Johnston was 15 when Virginia’s debate on secession began. But he was 16 and a Confederate soldier when the first shots were fired on Virginia soil. You can see him in the photo […]


Silent Sam Confederate monument: UNC faculty to weigh in

There was a topped Confederate Monument called Silent Sam that has caused a lot of noise lately. There have been a lot of meetings on the UNC campus. The meeting is meant to come up with a resolution as to where the monument should be placed. Confederate monuments have been the subject of a lot […]


Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signs Confederate Avenue name-change into law

In Atlanta, Georgia, the changing of the name of Confederate Avenue to United Avenue has been approved. The only issues expected are the bothersome change of address for the residents of the newly named street. This is a far cry from other areas, that have had extreme turmoil over the eradication of southern pride, and […]


Major Harman: Stonewall’s Quartermaster

Major John Harman (above) was described as a “man of strong convictions and uncompromising in his beliefs, caring little for the opinion of others.”  A good summary, but I would add he was short-tempered and his language turned the air blue. Harman had been many things before the Civil War: butcher, farmer, and stage line operator […]


“Shoot! They are Yankees!”

It happened just south of Nashville, right in the middle of Tennessee. The Rebels called it the Second Battle of Murfreesboro. The Federals called it the Battle of Stones River. (The Union Army frequently named battles after rivers and creeks that played a role in the fighting. Confederates generally used the names of nearby towns or […]

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