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Confederate cemetery rescued from obscurity

Confederate cemetery rescued from obscurity

Arkansas Online, CABOT — One of the most melancholy settings in Arkansas lies about four miles southeast of Cabot. In a fenced field next to a playground and several houses, 428 headstones mark the mass burial site of some 1,500 Confederate soldiers cut down in the fall of 1862 — not by Union gunfire but…

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 Oh, the controversy!!!

 Oh, the controversy!!!

Large Confederate flag flying in Catawba Co. stirs up controversy CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – A large Confederate flag has been hoisted up in Catawba County, and the group behind it said it’s in response to Confederate memorials being taken down across the South. The Sons of Confederate Veterans put the flag up on Springs Road in Hickory. Joseph…

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Confederate flag near I-95free to fly 

Confederate flag near I-95free to fly 

County finds no zoning violation Fredericksburg.com – A much-disputed Confederate flag that stands on private property does not violate Stafford County’s zoning ordinance and can continue to fly high above Interstate 95, county officials have determined. The Virginia Flaggers, a group that raises roadside Confederate battle flags around the state, put up the Stafford flag…

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Gen. Robert Hatton members attend Wilson County Veterans Day parade

Gen. Robert Hatton members attend Wilson County Veterans Day parade

Lebanon Democrat: Members of Gen. Robert Hatton Chapter 329 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy attended the Wilson County Veterans Day parade and program Nov. 11 at the Wilson County Veterans Plaza.  Wilson County veterans, the city of Lebanon and Wilson County sponsored the event. After the event, Hatton members conducted a brief business…

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Confederate monuments honor sacrifice

Confederate monuments honor sacrifice

R. Kevin Stone – As the descendants of Confederate veterans who fought and died in the war of 1861-1865, we are horrified and dismayed that the legacy of our ancestors is now being not only tarnished, but destroyed. Our own governor has called for the removal of Confederate monuments and memorials across the state of…

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Dying woman gets wish, joins UDC

Dying woman gets wish, joins UDC

WILMINGTON — Cape Fear 3, United Daughters of the Confederacy is pleased to welcome its newest member, Teresa Rector. Chapter President Carol Waldkirch and Chapter Registrar Dale Spencer presented the UDC member certificate to the North Carolina native at her home Nov. 1. This was an unusual procedure due to extraordinary circumstances. Teresa has been…

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SCV Says No Compromise On Statues

SCV Says No Compromise On Statues

Memphis, TN – Mayor Jim Strickland and the citizens group “Take ’em Down 901″ want to have this statues of Jefferson Davis, and General Nathan Bedford Forrest removed by next April. The 50th anniversary of the assassination of Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. They also want the graves of Forrest and his wife, buried under…

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MEMORIAL CEREMONY HELD FOR CORPORAL SILAS MERCER WARREN

MEMORIAL CEREMONY HELD FOR CORPORAL SILAS MERCER WARREN

Scott Co Times – On Saturday, October 28, Corporal Silas M. Warren (1838-1911) was honored in a memorial service at Antioch-Steele Cemetery near Forest. Many descendants along with their friends and neighbors attended the ceremony. The event, hosted by the East Mississippi Greys Sons of the Confederate Veterans Camp #1666, marked the culmination of efforts…

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Donations sought to repair historic cemetery

Donations sought to repair historic cemetery

The Newnan Times-Herald – Financial contributions are needed for repairs at a historic Coweta County cemetery damaged by recent storms. The Johnson Cemetery is located between Weldon Road and Johnson Circle south of Palmetto. The cemetery is parallel to Highway 29 but is often unnoticed by motorists passing by.  Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1289…

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Historical fish fry held in Greene County

Historical fish fry held in Greene County

Gadsden Times – Here’s a fish tale to sink your teeth into: “The secret is in the presentation of the fish,” said Tommy Cristwell, the chief cook for the Sunday meal we attended. “The choice of the fish has to be a high-quality fish raised in a carefully-tended pond, and the cooking temperature has to…

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Historic cemetery rededicated in Hancock County

Historic cemetery rededicated in Hancock County

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) – It was a long-awaited day – a historic cemetery was rededicated in Hancock County on Sunday. Descendants of confederate veteran, Victor Ladner Jr., and the Sons of the Confederate Veterans held a special ceremony to honor Ladner’s memory. Family members say Ladner was a confederate soldier, as well as a prisoner of war….

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Why governments fear secessionist movements

Why governments fear secessionist movements

Daily Maverick – Catalonia declared independence on 27 October 2017 despite harsh crackdowns by the Spanish government, creating a constitutional crisis for that country. But Catalonia is far from unique. In fact, we just had a secession declaration right here in South Africa. This raises the question, is secession good or bad? And for whom?…

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SC Gov.: Jurisdictions Must Prove They are Not Sanctuary Cities to Receive State Funds

SC Gov.: Jurisdictions Must Prove They are Not Sanctuary Cities to Receive State Funds

NumbersUSA – South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and state Republican lawmakers said that they are pushing to require cities and counties to prove they are working with federal immigration authorities in order to receive state funds. If any jurisdiction in the state passes or practices sanctuary city policies they could lose their state funding for three…

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Complaints rise as Confederate flag stickers given out at state fair

Complaints rise as Confederate flag stickers given out at state fair

RALEIGH, N.C. – Confederate stickers are being handed out at the North Carolina State Fair, a practice that’s been happening for more than 25 years. Complaints about the stickers, given out by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, are rising this year. Some are calling for the stickers, and the Confederate message, to be barred from the state-sanctioned…

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Resident asks board for protection of Confederate statue

Resident asks board for protection of Confederate statue

Morganton.com – A month after a man asked county commissioners to consider relocating or removing the Confederate soldier statue from the Old Courthouse square, another man has asked for more security measures to protect it where it sits. Elgie McGalliard, who lives in Valdese and is a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans, spoke to…

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How a Fledgling Nationalist Party Upended German Status Quo

How a Fledgling Nationalist Party Upended German Status Quo

With Germany’s September 24 elections, “populism” finally reached the country, until now a showcase of consensus politics. Whereas populism had been anathema for decades, now the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, or Alternative for Germany) has become the third-largest party with 12.6 per cent of the popular vote. Moreover, the former Volkspartei SPD (Social Democratic Party)…

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Southern heritage celebrated during ceremony for new Confederate monument

Southern heritage celebrated during ceremony for new Confederate monument

Aiken, SC – Members of a local Sons of Confederate Veterans group celebrated their Southern heritage with pride during the unveiling and dedication of their new Confederate monument Saturday morning near Aiken. The sounds of firing rifles and booming cannons filled the air, and a recording of “Dixie” was played. After men dressed in gray…

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Amid outcry over Confederate monuments, new ones are going up around the U.S

Amid outcry over Confederate monuments, new ones are going up around the U.S

ATLANTA (AP) — While Confederate statues and monuments around the nation get removed, defaced, covered up or toppled, some new memorials are being erected, by people who insist their only purpose is to honor Civil War soldiers who died for the South. Supporters of these new monuments describe a determination to hold onto their understanding…

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SCV commander: ‘We feel our ancestors were heroes’ 

SCV commander: ‘We feel our ancestors were heroes’ 

Moncks Corner, SC – Perry Smith has always been proud of his heritage. At 8 years old, he and his childhood buddies spent their days playing outside in what Smith described as a poorer neighborhood in North Charleston. They lived next to an older retired couple. One day, Smith and his friends dug holes in…

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More Confederate Monuments Going Up On Private Land

More Confederate Monuments Going Up On Private Land

New American – “Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the War; will be impressed by all the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead…

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