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Neo-Confederate hooey, November 22 edition

The following neo-Confederate hooey was posted on Facebook today: The legacy of Captain Henry Wirz should be rewritten. This man was a hero for doing the best he could. And, on his final night before his execution, Stanton sent govt agents to Wirz`s cell offering a bribe to for liberty if he implicated President Davis for Andersonvilles problems. Wirz stood strong to his values with integrity and chose death before excepting a bribe against Davis, even though he was completely innocent himself….
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Facebook finally fixes its freakishly slow iOS app

Technology : GigaOM (3 years ago)

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What’s in a Name?

History / US History : Civil War Memory (6 years ago)

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