Lincoln County

(Is there a single Southern State that the carpet-bagger insurrection didn’t do this to? Lincoln, Grant, Sheridan, ad nauseum… Along with a thicket of monuments to honor the gallant invaders – DD)

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(Reckonin’) The Mississippi county 120 miles due west of my native Wayne County is Lincoln County. I’m not sure why it just recently dawned on me, but Lincoln County, Mississippi is named for the tyrant, liar, and war criminal, the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. (With quite a bit of irony, the county situated two counties east of Lincoln County, is more appropriately named in honor of a truly honorable Southern gentleman, Jefferson Davis.)

Lincoln County was established by an act of the Mississippi legislature on April 7, 1870. I was dumbfounded as to how and why this legislative body voted to name this 586 square miles after the man who was responsible for the war of invasion, occupation, and subjugation which caused so much death, destruction, and economic misery in the South in general, and in Mississippi in particular, only five to nine years prior to this. Of course, the economic misery continued for decades.

Was the Mississippi legislature overcome by Stockholm Syndrome? Possibly, but perhaps the best answer lies in the numbers comprising the legislature. In the 1870 legislature there were 110 Republicans, 35 of whom were black. ‘Reconstruction’ was in full swing at the time, and pro-Union forces took their vengeance…

Lincoln County – RECKONIN’