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The End of Confederate Heritage

The reason why the members of the first generation of Sons of Confederate Veterans and United Daughters of the Confederacy emphasized such a strict code governing the display of the [...]
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Sons of Confederate Veterans Snubbed in Memphis

History / US History : Civil War Memory (2 years ago)

Today it is being reported that a committee has been organized to determine the new name of Forrest Park and two other parks named in honor of the Confederacy in Memphis, Tennessee. Members of the committee include: Council members ...

Southern Heritage Meets Southern History

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

It’s such a breadth of fresh air to read this story in light of the recent attempts by the Sons of Confederate Veterans and other heritage groups to distort the past by honoring slaves as Confederate soldiers.  Finally, a story wher...

Living Up to Robert E. Lee’s Code of Honor

History / US History : Civil War Memory (8 months ago)

Southern heritage advocates such as the Virginia Flaggers and Sons of Confederate Veterans love to talk about and claim to live by a Southern code of honor that I assume includes integrity and honesty. Yesterday a post appeared on t...

Even in Death They Still Can’t Get It Right

History / US History : Civil War Memory (7 months ago)

This past week Mattie Rice, who was a descendant of Weary Clyburn passed away. Over the past few year I wrote extensively about the Sons of Confederate Veterans’ and United Daughters of the Confederacy’s efforts to distort the histo...

A Black Confederate Bonanza

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

It looks like the local chapters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and United Daughters of the Confederacy in Pulaski, Tennessee have struck a gold mine of black Confederates.  How many, you ask?  Well, would you believe that 18 w...

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