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Memorial Day – Every Man Played A Part

It take an effort to get past what Memorial Day has become. Some look forward to “sales” so they can spend more money that they don’t have. Others look at it as just another paid holiday. Still others think in … Continue reading

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Lord Acton on The Southern Cause

The following was written by Valerie Protopapas at the request of the Jubal Early SCV Camp in Tampa, Florida. It was submitted to the local media on the occasion of Confederate Memorial Day. Two publications involved had promised to print … Continue reading

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Confederate Memorial Day

Confederate Memorial Day is observed in North and South Carolina on May 10 – the day that Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson died in 1863 at the age of 39. If ever there is a day on which to fly the Confederate … Continue reading

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Confederate Independence Day – 150 Years of the CSA

Today, February 22, 2012, marks 150 years since the beginning of the Confederate States of America. On February 22, 1862, Jefferson Finis Davis was inaugurated as President of the Confederate States of America, having been elected to that office on … Continue reading

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Reprint Resources

Understanding what really happened during an historical event or period of time means looking through source material written at the time by people who were there. Too often, we rely on what is taught in the public schools from books … Continue reading

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Ron Paul on Secession

One way to gauge where someone stands is to see who is opposed to them. Ron Paul is a lightning rod to the mainstream media, to the corporate power bosses, and to both the Democratic and Republican party bosses. That, … Continue reading

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Lessons from the USS Cumberland Sound

Leadership, at its most basic level, means to serve others. A good leader knows that the objective is to get the job done – not to make sure that you receive the glory. I thought about this as I put … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, 1944

The Norman Rockwell classic, Freedom From Want, speaks volumes of the bounty that we have here in America. Even the poorest of the poor here are far richer than much of the rest of the world. Obesity is a far … Continue reading

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Why Anti-Southerners Won’t Listen

Those who believe The South was filled with whip-wielding slave-masters have no interest in reading that which shows them to be wrong. Let me quickly point out that, by the same token, I would not really be interested in reading … Continue reading

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Slavery and Secession – Another View

The Faith and Heritage blog has a fascinating review of The Road to Disunion, Volume II: Secessionists Triumphant, by William W. Freehling. So much of what I thought I knew about the period leading up to the War for Southern … Continue reading

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