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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Cultural Marxists

The Cultural Marxists are hard at work to annihilate anything and everything Southern, Christian, and American.  They have “front groups”, such as Black Lives Matter, to disrupt and threaten peaceful assemblies of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.  A few days before this writing, just such an assembly in Montgomery, AL was interrupted by a black repeat criminal who was armed and waving around a shotgun. From what I read, no arrest was made.  What would have happened if it had been an SCV member waving a shotgun at a Black Lives Matter event?  I think we all know the answer to that.  Not only would it have made the national news and headlines, but the individual would be brought up on numerous charges and never be legally allowed to own a gun again.
     
The recent removal of state flags from the U.S. Capitol building is but another attack upon Southern heritage and history, and an attempt to wipe out all symbols of our heritage.  The Cultural Marxists need to destroy everything that has any association with independence, opposition to tyranny, limited government, and God in order to fully implement their totalitarian socialist agenda.  All those on the “hate the South” bandwagon have no clue that their religion, assuming they have any, and their U.S. flag and history will be the next targets of this diabolical movement.  (We have already seen the attacks on Christianity with judges ruling against Christians who refuse to bake cakes for homosexual weddings, and now we have “transgender” bathrooms being thrust upon us.) Getting support for the “hate the South” movement is not that difficult due to the 150 years of Marxist rewritten history force-fed to Americans since Reconstruction.  Most people today have no clue as to our true history and believe that anything taught to them in public schools, and even private schools for that matter, is pure Gospel and not to be questioned. Such people are referred to as “useful idiots” by the socialists who are seeking to “fundamentally transform” our country into the totalitarian state they desire.  Once our country is gone, that’s it.  There’s no getting it back.  We may be too far gone down the path of socialism now to get back to the Constitutional Republic our Founding Fathers established.  Ignorance has to be our biggest enemy, and education is the key to changing people’s hearts and minds.  Those who slander and attack our Southern culture would not be doing so had they not been brought up being taught lies and propaganda about the South.  If people could just objectively take a look at what they have been taught versus what is actual fact, they would see how they have been purposefully mislead and brainwashed.  I fear it is easier to get a puppy to pull a freight train than to turn this thing around.  As Mark Twain said, “It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” 

Jeff Paulk
Col. Daniel N. McIntosh Camp #1378

Tulsa, OK

Monday, April 18, 2016

Confederate Memorial Day in Dixie

By: Calvin E. Johnson, Jr., Speaker, Writer of short stories, Author of book “When America stood for God, Family and Country” and Chairman of the Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans Confederate History and Heritage Month committee. http://www.facebook.com/ConfederateHeritageMonth

1064 West Mill Drive, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152, Phone 770 330 9792 or 770 428 0978

 
Tuesday April 26th is Confederate Memorial Day in Georgia when the Constitution of the Confederate States of America will be placed on display in Athens, Georgia. Read more at: http://www.libs.uga.edu/blog/?event=confederate-constitution-on-display

Confederate Memorial Day became a legal holiday in Georgia in 1874 by an act of the Georgia General Assembly and bill signed by then Governor James Smith, who also served as Confederate Colonel, Lawyer and Congressman.

April, Confederate History Month, is an important month in America's history. The Great Locomotive Chase, where Union spies attempted to steal the Confederate Locomotive "The General" and destroy rail lines and bridges, took place on April 12, 1862. It is also the month the War Between the States began and ended.

After the end of the War Between the States, Northern and Southern women formed memorial organizations. They made sure all soldiers were given a Christian burial and a marked grave. Memorial Days were begun in many states North and South of the famous Mason-Dixon Line. Confederate graves were also cared for in the North and Union graves in the South. Great monuments were also erected that still cast a giant shadow over many town squares and soldiers' cemeteries across the U.S.A.

April 26, has become to be recognized as Confederate Memorial Day in many states. Other Southern States recognize this day, which began as Decoration Day, on May 10th and June 3rd.

Efforts to mark Confederate graves, erect monuments and hold memorial services were the idea of Mrs. Charles J. Williams. It is written that she was an educated and kind lady. Her husband served as Colonel of the 1st Georgia Regiment during the war. He died of disease in 1862, and was buried in his home town of Columbus, Georgia.

Mrs. Williams and her daughter visited his grave often and cleared the weeds, leaves and twigs from it, then placed flowers on it. Her daughter also pulled the weeds from other Confederate graves near her Father.

It saddened the little girl that their graves were unmarked. With tears of pride she said to her Mother, "These are my soldiers' graves." The daughter soon became ill and passed away in her childhood. Mrs. William's grief was almost unbearable.

On a visit to the graves of her husband and daughter, Mrs. Williams looked at the unkept soldiers' graves and remembered her daughter as she cleaned the graves and what the little girl had said. She knew what had to do.

Mrs. Williams wrote a letter that was published in Southern newspapers asking the women of the South for their help. She asked that memorial organizations be established to take care of the thousands of Confederate graves from the Potomac River to the Rio Grande. She also asked the state legislatures to set aside a day in April to remember the men who wore the gray. With her leadership April 26 was officially adopted in many states. She died in 1874, but not before her native state of Georgia adopted it as a legal holiday.

Mrs. Williams was given a full military funeral by the people of Columbus, Georgia and flowers covered her grave. For many years a yearly memorial was conducted at her grave following the soldiers' memorial.

Among the gallant women was Captain Sally Tomkins, CSA who was the first woman to be commissioned on either side of the War Between the States. Commissioned by Jefferson Davis, she took care of thousands of soldiers in Richmond, Virginia until the end of the war.

Those who served the Confederacy came from many races and religions. There was Irish born General Patrick R. Cleburne, black Southerner Amos Rucker, Jewish born Judah P. Benjamin, Mexican born Colonel Santos Benavides and American Indian General Stand Watie who was born in Rome, Georgia.

Read more about Confederate History Month and Confederate Memorial Day on face book at: http://www.facebook.com/ConfederateHeritageMonth 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Confederate History and Heritage Month

In 2009 the Georgia Legislature passed Senate Bill 27 which officially and permanently designates April each year as Confederate History and Heritage Month. In 1874 the legislature designated April 26 as Confederate Memorial Day. Not to be outdone in the political correctness insanity that is sweeping America, Georgia governor Nathan Deal removed the name Confederate Memorial Day and that date now remains a state holiday without an official name. In all Southern states CSA history and heritage are celebrated each April and proclamations are signed by governors, county commissioners, and other officials.
   
The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) organization is leading and in the forefront of ceremonies, memorial services, and reenactments to honor and remember the fallen nation and the veterans who fought for independence. SCV has 3 primary purposes 1. Preservation of the memory of CSA veterans and civilians, 2. Preservation of CSA monuments, memorials, mementos, flags, and graves. 3. Presentation of true, accurate, and correct Southern Confederate history.
   
The War for Southern Independence (Civil War) was a noble effort to form a new Southern nation free from Northern tyranny, despotism, dictatorship, and aggression. The industrial North was treating the Agricultural South as an agricultural colony. The South was being forced to pay 75 to 85% of the money to operate the federal government via an unfair sectional tariff and the upcoming Morrill tariff raised the tariff tax rate to 50%. Eighty to 90% of that tax money was being kept and spent in the North. Under this system of financial extortion, the South had, in effect, been reduced to a dependent colonial condition, almost as abject as that of the Roman provinces under their proconsuls 2000 years ago.
All wars are fought over money, resources, land, and power. In the entire history of the world there has never been a war fought to free slaves.Slavery was already a dying institution and most educated Southerners supported gradual orderly emancipation. The great English author Charles Dickens summed up the situation: "The Northern onslaught against Southern slavery is a specious piece of humbug designed to mask their desire for the economic control of the Southern states".
  
After a long series of abuses by England the American colonies seceded and was successful in achieving independence. Likewise after a long series of abuses the Southern states seceded from the USA but failed to achieve independence. There are many parallels of the causes of both secession movements. In both cases the secessionists were promptly invaded. The American Revolution could be considered a war to keep slavery because England offered freedom to slaves who fought against the American colonies. In 1776 slavery existed in all colonies except perhaps Vermont. Claims that the CSA wanted to destroy the USA are absurd. Jefferson Davis had no more desire to conquer and control Washington DC and the Northern states than George Washington had to conquer and control London and all of England. The goal was peaceful separation and the formation of new nations controlled by citizens of those nations.
  
Abraham Lincoln was both a Socialist and Atheist and was coached and encouraged by his pen pal, the infamous European Socialist Karl Marx who sent about 2000 Socialists to America after the failed 1848 Socialist revolution in Europe. They joined with American Socialists and formed the Republican Party in 1854. Marx sent many thousands of mercenaries to fight for the Union under Lincoln. The goal was to overthrow the Republic,established by America's founding fathers who were primarily Southern gentlemen from Virginia, and convert America to a Socialist Democracy.  Fort Sumter was a setup to provoke the South into firing the 1st shot so it could be blamed for starting the war. Lincoln was a tyrant, despot and dictator. He imprisoned about 200,000 Northern citizens,38,000 for the duration of the war,without warrant or trial simply because they expressed opposition to his criminal, immoral, and unconstitutional war. Those incarcerated included newspaper editor Francis Key Howard the grandson of Francis Scott Key who wrote the song "Star Spangled Banner". Lincoln had federal troops burn and shut down about 300 Northern newspapers.
  
Socialism in America has occurred in 3 stages. Political- 1865 the Republic was converted to a Socialist Democracy, Economic-1913-1917 Federal Income Tax, Federal Reserve, and Direct Election of State Senators. Cultural-1960 to current-Welfare and Nanny State. All the dots connect back to the election of Lincoln in 1860. The Declaration of Independence and the U.S.Constitution and Bill of Rights do not include the word "Democracy".

James W. King
Albany Georgia 

Monday, April 04, 2016

Black Slaveowners



By John C. Whatley

Here’s yet another group of people who never existed.

Ask any revisionist historian and you’ll get the answers: No Jews died by the Nazis; the WBTS was fought over and only over slavery; no Blacks fought for the Confederacy; no women fought for the Confederacy; Northern troops fought to free the slaves. Yes, revisionist historians have been working overtime trying to find evidence to support the above, but, despite mounds of evidence to the contrary, their erroneous facts still prevail.

John Casor was brought from Africa in the 1640s to work as an indentured servant for a Virginia landowner. After working several years past the indenture, Casor filed suit in Northampton County Court alleging that his master, Anthony Johnson, had unjustly extended the term of his indenture with the intent of making him a slave. On 8 March 1655 the court ruled that “the said Jno Casor Negro shall forthwith bee returned unto the service of his master Anthony Johnson”, where he essentially remained a slave for life. What is interesting about this case is that both Casor and Johnson were black. Even though a slave, Casor witnessed in 1672 the will of Mary Johnson, Anthony’s wife, and even registered his own cattle brand.

Slavery existed all over what is now the United States. Prior to the white man’s arrival, American Indians owned slaves, who were captured from opposing forces in tribal wars. The various Indian tribes had differing modes of slavery. While some worked their slaves to an early grave, tribes like the Seminoles allowed them large freedoms and even the right to carry weapons, including rifles.

With the arrival of the white man, the Indian tribes were sold into slavery and transferred to the Caribbean islands. The Cherokees settled down and became civilized; one of their arguments against their removal west was that they were slaveowners, having large slave holdings that were removed west with them.

In South Carolina William Ellison was the State’s largest black landowner. Born a slave and named “April”, he was manumitted – or freed – in 1816 knowing the trades of carpentry, blacksmithing, machining, and bookkeeping. With this knowledge, he set up shop to make cotton gins, at which he was remarkably successful. By 1820 he had purchased two male slaves to work in the business. By 1840 he had 30 slaves, and by 1860 he had 63. He purchased the plantation next door to Confederate Gen. Dick Anderson before The War, and his sons and their wives lived there.

During The War the Ellisons converted their plantation into producing corn, bacon, and cotton for the Confederacy. They paid more than $5000 in taxes during The War and bought more than $9000 in Confederate bonds. Ellison’s grandson, John Wilson Buckner, a free black, enlisted in the 1st South Carolina Artrillery. Thus the Ellison family had the distinction of being two things revisionist historians claim never were: black slaveowners and black Confederates.

Any slaveowner could free any slave by a process called “manumission” for any reason. The slaveowner freeing a slave generally gave him/her some sort of receipt announcing to the world he/she was free; otherwise, someone else could claim him/her as a slave for himself. These manumission documents were also generally recorded in the local courthouse. The most common of these documents, of course, was the last will and testament. Since slaves were a class of property, they could be passed on via a will to whomever, or freed. Of the many wills still extant, the vast majority of slaves freed were female. Some have gathered from this that they were the mistresses of the slaveowners, yet in many cases their freedom was secured, but that of their offspring was not.

In many cases, these offspring were ordered sold, or given to the administrator of the estate to handle as he “might see fit.” As this new class of person, the free person of color, began to emerge, the State legislatures began to restrict this new freedom. In 1800 the South Carolina Legislature required manumitted slaves to leave the State. So under this law it was easier for a free person of color to merely purchase his family rather than have them run out of the State. In Washington, D.C., one black slaveowner, who owned numerous members of his family, was compensated for his “slaves”, and listed his wife, children, grandparents, aunts and uncles as his slaves, making a tidy profit.

In 1806 South Carolina prohibited renting property directly to slaves. In 1820 the legislature banned personal manumission; it had to be by petition to both houses of the legislature. The courts thereupon entered the fray, deciding that anyone one-fourth (grandchildren) or one-eighth (great-grandchildren) Negro would be considered white!

By 1860 States were even limiting blacks’ ability to own property. North Carolina prohibited blacks to “buy, purchase, or hire for any length of time any slave or slaves, or to have any slave or slaves bound as apprentice or apprentices.”

Even with all this, Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was as onerous to the black slaveowner as it was to the white slaveowner. Its later effect made them paupers again.

John Whatley is a retired USArmy field artillery officer and long-time correspondent on The War, with over 200 by-lined articles published. He is the author of the Typical Confederate Series (Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina) and is working on Tennessee. All are $10.00 each from athyriot@hotmail.com. [Sorry, Union funds only.]


Battle Flag Flies in Pensacola

Congratulations to Camp #1315, STEPHEN R. MALLORY, PENSACOLA, FLA AND ALL OUR MANY CONTRIBUTORS TO THE 71 FT. FLAG POLE and a 15 FT X 35 FT BATTLE FLAG that was proudly hoisted on the North side of I-10 near mile marker 36. Welcome all Fla. State Visitors from the West to the Land of Florida Confederate Americans.

The dedication and cavalcade drive by, will be held at 10am on Saturday, April 9th in Honor of the Fla. Confederate History Month.

Deo Vindice

Ken Daniel
1st Brigade Commander
Florida Division
Sons of Confederate Veterans





Monday, March 28, 2016

CLINTON’S WAR DAYS REMEMBERED

Come to Old Clinton and take a step back in time on April 30 & May 1, 2016, when re-enactors from the Southeast recreate the Battles of Sunshine Church, which took place in July of 1864, and Griswoldville, which took place in November of 1864 during Sherman’s March to the Sea.
     
Beneath a windblown battle flag, tents will spring up on grassy fields in the town. Soldiers from grizzled veterans to beardless recruits, both blue and gray, will gather. As in July and November of 1864, the rattle of musketry and the rolling thunder of cannons will shake windows in old homes.
     
The McCarthy-Pope House, circa 1809, the oldest house existing house in Clinton, will be open for tour. Ladies of the Confederacy will have the house furnished and decorated in the era of the War Between the States. Miss Annie’s Store, which will be set up as an 1800’s mercantile establishment, will also house a display of a wide variety of war relics, a prize winning exhibit of Griswold pistol parts, a beautiful example of a finished Griswold pistol, a Burnside carbine, other war weapons, and authentic Confederate currency.
     
The 16th Georgia will sponsor a children’s battle and a Ladies Tea will bring back memories of gentler times. The National Naval Civil War Museum in Columbus is to bring a Naval Display/Marine, with replica cannon like those once made in Macon
     
The entire event takes place in the Old Clinton Historic District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Self-guided walking tour information will be available, and guided tours are available by pre-reservation.
     
Crafts of the era will be demonstrated; “modern” arts and crafts will also be available for purchase; and “modern” as well as food of the period will be served.
     
Saturday’s program will conclude at 8:05 P.M. with the 16th Georgia, Company G, Jackson Rifles, CSA conducting a memorial service in the Old Clinton Cemetery to honor Clinton’s Confederate dead.
     
Gates open at 9:00 A.M. Battle at 2:05 each day. Admission/Contribution each day: Adults - $5; Students 18 and under $3; Children under 6 – Free. Memorial  service – Free.

     
Clinton is located 12 miles NE of Macon, 1-½ miles SE of Gray, one block west off US Hwy 129. For more information contact Earlene Hamilton at 478-986-6383 or the Jones County-Gray Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center at 478-986-1123. 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Florida - CSA Heritage Defense

Mar 26, 2016 — Friends of Southern Heritage, the time has come to 'get serious' about protecting Southern History!!! Florida has become a battleground against all things Southern.

A new organization has been formed to organize and be proactive to Save Southern Heritage: Save Southern Heritage, a 501(c)6 (applied for).

It is a voluntary association of individuals who revere the South, Southern history and Southern heritage. We wish to see the history of the South preserved.

Because of your past efforts to Save Southern Heritage, you've received this invitation to join our ranks.

Monday night (March 28th) will be the 1st MEMBERS ONLY “INSIDER” CONFERENCE CALL at 8:30 p.m.

Special Guests include:

*Kirk D. Lyons, Esq., - Chief Trial Counsel of the Southern Legal Resource Center, & Executive Director of SSH National—discussing the new organization, Save Southern Heritage and its purpose;

*Sunshine State Heritage Political Action Committee - Organizers David Nash and Brian Turner—announcing the newly formed PAC and its plans;

*Sons of Confederate Veterans Florida Heritage Operations Chief - David McCallister—Status Report on Heritage Battles in Florida

*Details on HK Edgerton’s Southern Cross Revival March

*Call will be hosted by Celebrity On-Air Personality
“Rocky D” from Charleston, SC

To be invited to participate in the call, and be a part of this movement to Save Southern Heritage, JOIN US TODAY! Visit 
www.sshfl.org and you will receive an invitation to the call.
Annual individual memberships only $25, family $35, and students $15.

Robert E. Lee said "Everyone should do all in his power to collect and disseminate the truth, in the hope that it may find a place in history and descend to posterity. History is not the relation of campaigns and battles and generals or other individuals, but that which shows the principles for which the South contended and which justified her struggle for those principles.”

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Friday, March 18, 2016

The Cause of the War

By Jeff Paulk   

     
Before 1824 the U.S. had an average tariff of 15 to 20 percent.  It was believed that this was enough to meet the needs of the government and not create a burden to any section of the country.
     
Northern manufacturers, with the aid of Henry Clay of the Whig Party, pushed for higher tariffs in 1824.  The South strongly opposed these tariff increases.  The South largely depended on the North or Europe for its manufactured consumer and agricultural goods.  The North received about 20% of the South’s cotton exports while most of the exports went to Europe.  A protective tariff was a benefit to the Northern states, but created an economic hardship on the states of the South. 
    
In late 1824 the politically dominant North passed an average tariff of 35%.  This tariff caused an economic boom for the North, but was a hardship on the agricultural South.  South Carolina saw its exports fall 25% over the next two years.  In 1828 the greedy Northern politicians raised the average tariff to 50%.  History usually refers to these last two tariffs as the “Tariffs of Abomination”.
     
As a result, South Carolina called a state convention to nullify the tariffs of 1828 and 1832 and claimed them to be unjust and unconstitutional.  Armed conflict was barely averted due to a compromise in 1833 with the efforts of John C. Calhoun which reduced the tariff back to a normal level of about 15%.  It remained at that level until 1860, much to the disdain of Henry Clay and the Whigs.
     
The Whig Party, as well as the Republican Party which replaced it, always held the policy of high protective tariffs.  The U.S. Congress passed the Morrill Tariff Bill in 1860 (named for steel manufacturer and Republican Congressman Justin S. Morrill of Vermont) which raised the tariff from 15% to about 37% with an increase to 47% within three years.  Tariff revenues were tripled due to the increase in items covered. 
     
Tariff revenues fell disproportionately on the South, accounting for 87% before the Morrill Tariff.  The tariff protected the industrial interests of the North while greatly raising the cost of living and commerce in the South.  This reduced the trade value of agricultural exports to Europe and placed an economic hardship on many of the Southern states.  What is even more obscene is that over 80% of these revenues were used for public works and industrial subsidies in the North.  We call this redistribution of wealth.
    
Lincoln campaigned for the Morrill Tariff in 1860 which was incorporated into the Republican Party Platform.  Two days before the election in November of 1860, the “Charleston Mercury” expressed the feelings of South Carolina with this editorial:

“The real causes for dissatisfaction in the South with the North are in the unjust taxation and expenditure of the taxes by the Government of the United States, and in the revolution the North has effected in this government, from a confederated republic, to a national sectional despotism.”

Upon the election on Lincoln, South Carolina and the Gulf states began to call for secession.  In Lincoln’s inaugural address on March 4, 1861, he stated that the revenues would be collected, even from the seceded states.  Lincoln manipulated the firing on Ft. Sumter by South Carolina when he lied about not resupplying the fort.  This swayed the Northern opinion, which had been in favor of peacefully letting the South go its own way, to that of being angry because the South “fired upon the flag”.  Three days after the firing on Ft. Sumter, Lincoln called for 75,000 troops to “put down the rebellion”.  This caused the border states to secede as well.  The Southern states fought an illegal invasion for four long years, seeing their homes and property looted and burned, crops burned, animals stolen or shot, women (black and white) raped, and innocent civilians murdered. Nowhere in any Union or Confederate diary or letters is the mention of “fighting to free the slaves” or “fighting to defend the institution of slavery”.  It was a tariff war, as stated in European newspapers.  A war of subjugation and total control perpetrated by greedy Northern politicians and industrialists.  Yet, for 150+ years we have had the Marxist rewritten version of Yankee “history” shoved down our throats claiming the North was on a moral crusade to free the poor, downtrodden black race.  Bah, Humbug!


           
(Mostly referenced from “The Un-Civil War”, by Leonard M. Scruggs) 

SCV Heritage Pin

Chuck, please post this 1" Honor Pin as I have replaced the old 3/4" version I sent out in 2005 with this new 1" pin.  Please help and I will try to get the cost down if I can get enough orders to do a reorder on the pins at a higher level.  I'm paying $1.74 each for the pins now and can possibly get my costs down to $1.55 or below if I order in larger quantities.  I want these out there!

 I need all the help I can get.   My address is:
J. PAT BAUGHMAN
363 HERITAGE LANE
HEMPHILL, TEXAS 75948
409-787-1560

I designed these pins back in about 2005 and sold them out without ordering in a new batch.  I decided it was time to get another order in for the pin in the 1" size rather than the former 3/4" size back 11 years ago.  I am selling them as follows:

1 -  $2.25 plus postage to be paid by responding to my invoice sent after I have mailed them and have the postage.

10 or more -   $2.00 plus postage to be paid responding to my invoice as above. Please contact me if you have any questions, particularly regarding large orders.

The Cause.

J. Pat

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