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Are you sure your Confederate ancestor even wanted to be a Confederate?

On average, very few of us know what our ancestors actually thought regarding events within their own time. Regretfully, because of this some researchers begin to speculate because they want some sort of definitive explanation behind what they do find in their research. “Gray” or indefinite history is simply not acceptable to some, so there [...]
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What Would Your Confederate Ancestor Say?

History / US History : Civil War Memory (3 years ago)

SC Sen. Mike Rose tells fellow senators that if they don’t vote to let the state take over Medicare from the federal government, the ghosts of their Confederate ancestors will [...] Read Post

… because of Lincoln’s call for troops…

History / US History : Cenantua's Blog (4 years ago)

A thought… How many folks say that their ancestors joined the Confederate army because Lincoln made the call for 75,000 troops? Just curious, but, for one, how many of those ancestors actually enlisted in the spring and early summer... Read Post

What might we learn from C.J. Faulkner’s speech of Jan. 1832?

History / US History : Cenantua's Blog (6 months ago)

For years, I’ve thought an argument was extremely weak. Descendants defending Confederate ancestors…. that they did not fight for slavery. A lot of folks base it simply on the fact that an ancestor did not own slaves. It’s a poor fo... Read Post


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