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Southern Heritage <br>News and Views: December 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010



As each year comes to a close and I begin looking forward to January and a new year, I automatically think "Confederate Generals" month. This is because January has long been considered special by many Southerners because of the special birthdays that occur in the month.

Now, there were 425 Confederate generals so the laws of probability would indicate that any month would likely be the birth month of somewhere between 30 and 40 of these military leaders. Ah, but it is the "who" and not the "how many" that makes January stand out since it is the birth month of Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, James Longstreet and George Pickett. No other month has such an impressive array of Confederate heroes.

January is also the month when many Sons of Confederate Veterans camps around the country will hold a Lee/Jackson banquet in honor of the two generally most beloved of Confederate leaders. I should mention here that Gen. Longstreet's birthday is January 8, Gen. Lee's the 19th, Gen. Jackson's the 21 and Gen. Pickett's the 28. While 99% of camps will call their largest early-year event the "Lee/Jackson Banquet", I did have the honor several years ago to speak at a camp banquet in west Florida which was deemed the "Lee/Jackson/Longstreet/Pickett Banquet". Nice event.

I mention all this merely to emphasize how important these banquets are on the SCV calendar for January and the early part of each year since oftentimes these are the only major functions during this time period.

This coming new year, 2011, will be a bit different, though. During the period 2011 through 2015 the country, the South, the SCV and other heritage organizations will celebrate and commemorate the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of each year of that great conflict known in the South as the "War for Southern Independence", in the rest of the country and academia as the "Civil War" (even though it wasn't), officially by Congress as "The War Between the States" and heaven only knows how many other appellations. In fact, I understand that many of the gentle folks of Charleston refer to the conflict merely as "The Late Unpleasantness".

And speaking of Charleston, that beautiful old South Carolina city is getting a headstart on everyone else regarding sesquicentennial events as their first celebration is scheduled for December 20 of 2010 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the secession of the Palmetto State on December 20, 1860. South Carolina, of course, was the first Southern state to secede. (Note: As I write this the event has not yet occurred, but as you read this in the magazine it will already be a happy memory.)

The event in Charleston will be a marvelous occasion. It will be held in a large auditorium/hall and is completely sold out. There will be hundreds of people in period clothing, decorations as though it were 1860, a fine banquet meal, period music (including many renditions of "DIXIE", I'm sure) and a theatrical presentation of the SC Secession Convention. Altogether a truly fine and memorable evening. It is also guaranted a great deal of media coverage. That is because the South Carolina NAACP ("National Association of Always Complaining People") has planned a protest demonstration in front of the hall during the banquet and you know how much the media just loves conflict, especially of a racial nature.

I understand that there has already been some national mention of the event. I was told that Keith Olbermann of MSNBC mentioned the event on his show and then made some swarmy remark about "celebrating 150 years of treason". I am repeating this second-hand since I rarely watch MSNBC and I simply cannot stomach Olbermann. I find him vile, uninformed and always wrong in his opinions. Bless his heart, though, with his audience so small, his ratings so low and his book unable to crack even the top 1000 at Amazon, poor Keith has good reason to always be in a bit of a funk.

Charleston is just the first of many hundreds of events planned for the Sesquicentennial celebration. Here in Tallahassee there is a planned reenactment of the Florida Secession Convention which was held January 10, 1861 at the State Capitol. (Note: Florida was the third state to secede.) The reenactment will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 in the Senate chamber of the Old Capitol where the original convention was held. The presentation will begin at 12:30PM and should be completed by 3PM so catch an early noon meal on the 8th and come on by. Admission is free and I understand there is enough seating (and standing room) for about 400. Any dress is acceptable (but please wear something) and if you have period clothing that would be outstanding.

Now, for those of you who have emailed me, phoned me or approached me at parades, restaurants or wherever to tell me I should announce these events in advance rather than merely writing about them afterwards, consider yourselves told and I expect to see you at the Old Capitol on January 8.

You may be wondering why General Lee's name is in the title of this article since, so far, I have written primarily about the Sesquicentennial. Well, the rest of this piece will relate to that wondrous gentleman who was the best known and most beloved of all Confederates.

If you have read previous CONFEDERATE JOURNAL articles about Robert E. Lee over the past five years, you certainly know of my deep respect and admiration for this truly remarkable and truly good man. In these politically correct times in which we now live, there are people with an agenda who will go to any extreme to bring criticism against anything Confederate. Even an individual as decent, outstanding and historically well thought of as General Lee is not immune to the character assaults and outright lies of those who would attempt to tarnish him and, by extension, the Confederacy and its Cause. That Cause, by the way, was independence.

To learn the truth about historical figures it is generally best to read what was written about them by their contemporaries and, more specifically, contemporaries who were neutral, were great in their own right and could observe the subject both close-up and from a distance. That is why I was so happy to be able to purchase recently a book that I have been seeking for some time. That book is THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: AN ENGLISH VIEW and contains the writings of Field Marshall Viscount Sir Garnet Wolseley.

Before I delve into what the great Wolseley wrote about General Lee, let me first tell you about Sir Garnet Wolseley and establish with you his credibility both for greatness in his own right and as an individual who could recognize greatness in others from the lofty perch of his own character and accomplishments.

Let me begin by saying that Wolseley is generally given credit for the transformation of the British army from a gentleman's army to a modern fighting force. He was the one who prepared the Brits to play a key role in the winning of the First World War.

He was attracted to the military at an early age and followed in the footsteps of his military father. From the beginning he was destined for greatness. His first action was in the Crimean War where he was elevated to the rank of captain at age 21. Because of his youth there was opposition to his holding this rank. When he threatened resignation if the rank were taken away, his superior officers recognized greatness and allowed him to maintain the rank. Just three years later he became the youngest lieutenant colonel in the British army.

Wolseley served in India and China before being sent to Canada in 1861 to help plan for possible war against the Union forces of the United States after northern forces had illegally removed two Confederate diplomats from a British ship.This was the famous Trent Affair. He traveled in secret to Virginia to study the organization and effectiveness of the Confederate army since it was primarily a volunteer army. He spent much time with generals Lee, Jackson and Longstreet and was highly impressed by all three. It was Robert E. Lee, however, who most impressed Wolseley.

Based on this time with the Confederates he wrote "A Month's Visit to the Confederate Headquarters" which was published in Blackwood's magazine and is still well-known today.

Garnet Wolseley later served in Cyprus as the first high commissioner of that island after it came into the empire and as governor and commanding general in South Africa Natal Province. In 1880 he returned to England and was made adjutant general which gave him authority over military training. In 1882 he was sent to Egypt to quell a nationalist uprising where his brilliant tactics led to suppression of the revolt. To show the gratitude of the British government, Wolseley was made a baron and paid a reward of 30,000 pounds. In 1884 he was made viscount and in1894 was made field marshall. In 1895 he was promoted to commander-in-chief of the British army.

Viscount Wolseley also found time to author THE LIFE OF MARLBOROUGH, THE DECLINE AND FALL OF NAPOLEON and SOLDIERS POCKET BOOK FOR FIELD SERVICE, the bible of the British army.

This is only a brief portrait of the brilliant Wolseley - a man of great honor, accomplishment and intelligence. How would a man of his stature describe Robert E. Lee? Let me list just a few direct quotes fromthe pen of this great man:

" I desire to make known to the reader not only the renowned
soldier, whom I believe to have been the greatest of his age,
but to give some insight into the character of one whom I
have always considered the most perfect man I ever met."
Wolseley on Lee

" He was opposed to secession, and to prevent it he would
willingly sacrifice everything except honor and duty, which
forbid him to desert his State... Nothing would induce him
to have any part in the invasion of his own State, much as
he abhorred the war into which he felt she was rushing. His
love of country (Virginia), his unselfish patriotism, caused
him to relinquish home, fortune, a certain future, in fact
everything for her sake."
Wolseley on Lee turning down the offer
of command of the Union army to side
with Virginia and the Confederacy

" He spoke bitterly of none - a remarkable fact, as at that
time men on both sides were wont to heap the most
violent terms of abuse upon their respective enemies."
Wolseley on the character and
Christian nature of Lee

" Where else in history is a great man to be found whose
whole life was one such blameless record of duty nobly
done? ... The most perfect gentleman of a State long
celebrated for its chivalry, he was just, gentle, and
generous, and child-like in the simplicity of his
Wolseley on the character of Lee

" I have met many of the great men of my time, but Lee
alone impressed me with the feeling that I was in the
presence of a man who was cast in a grander mould,
and made of different and of finer metal than all other
men. He is stamped upon my memory as a being apart
and superior to all others in every way: a man with whom
none I ever knew, and very few of whom I have read, are
worthy to be classed."
Wolseley on the greatness of Lee

and finally,

" When all the angry feelings roused by Secession are
buried with those which existed when the Declaration of
Independence was written, when Americans can review
the history of their last great rebellion with calm impartiality,
I believe that all will admit that General Lee towered
far above all men on either side of that struggle: I believe
he will be regarded not only as the most prominent figure
of the Confederacy, but as the great American of the
nineteenth century, whose statue is well worthy to stand
on an equal pedestal with that of Washington, and whose
memory is worthy to be enshrined in the hearts of all his
Wolseley on Lee's rightful place in history

It is obvious from these quotes of Wolseley from his book that he recognized the greatness and uniqueness of Robert E. Lee. It is unfortunate that during the next four years of the Sesquicentennial celebration I am certain there will be many attempts by the politically correct, revisionist historians and general haters of the South to attack and denigrate the good name and spotless character of the magnificent Lee. When you read these attacks in print or hear them in broadcasts, be sure to contrast them with the descriptions of General Lee by Sir Garnet Wolseley and remember - the attackers never knew General Lee, Wolseley did.

Harry Birthday Confederate Generals and Happy New Year to all of you!


P.S. As a postscript allow me to leave you with one more quote from the brilliant Wolseley:

" The unprejudiced outsider will generally admit the sovereign
right, both historical and legal, which each State possessed
under the constitution, to leave the Union when its people
thought fit to do so."

Another erudite individual who is honest enough to admit that THE SOUTH WAS RIGHT.

Bob Hurst is a Southern patriot who has deep interests in Confederate history and the antebellum architecture of the South. He is Commander of Col. David Lang Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, in Tallahassee and also 2nd Lieutenant Commander of the Florida Division, SCV. You may contact him at or 850-878-7010.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Northern Officers and Body-Servants

Though many black men followed their Southern friends into the military due to them being together since boyhood, many Northern officers ensured that black servants were around for menial work and labor. Also, it should be noted from the passage below that only the State legislatures and governors are empowered by the Constitution, not Congress, to “federalize” State militia. The Northern States helped destroy the Founders’ Constitution by giving a president autocratic power over their individual militias to do with as he pleased. By supporting an American Caesar, they brought and end to the republic.

Bernhard Thuersam, Director
Cape Fear Historical Institute

Northern Officers and Body-Servants:

“The young, inexperienced recruits at Elmira and other military depots were destined to march into battle poorly trained, and at best partially prepared. In July 1861 a caustic William Tecumseh Sherman (then a Union colonel) noted: “Our men are not good soldiers. They brag, but don’t perform, complain sadly if they don’t get everything they want, and a march of a few miles uses them up.”

In early June…the 770-man 19th New York (known as the “Cayugas”) boarded a special train on the Elmira and Williamsport line. The 19th’s officers did not leave Elmira without the luxury of ancillary assistance. Reflecting the racial attitudes of the day, the New York World reported: “A recruiting agent succeeded during the last day in enlisting from the Brainard House and other hotels a corps of body-servants (colored) for the officers. These fellows had a farewell celebration of their own…and were petted, caressed, gifted and bussed by a large and well-dressed delegation of ace-of-spade negroes, mulattoes, and quadroons.”

The village…[of Elmira] served as a State military depot until July 1863 when it became a federal draft rendezvous. With the number of volunteers dwindling, Congress passed an ambiguous bill in July 1862 that empowered President Lincoln to call the militia of the respective States into federal service. Referring to the law as one “of dubious legality and confusing arithmetic,” historian James M. McPherson has concluded: “The government did not hesitate to use this power to reach across the State boundaries and institute a quasi-draft.”

This was followed by Congress’s passing, and Lincoln’s signing, the Enrollment Act on March 3, 1863. This law established a draft that “commuted” those who could either send a substitute or pay $300 cash to the federal government. Obviously more wealthy Americans could take advantage of “commutation.” In New York State this meant that lower class, working class Irish and Germans would form a significant percentage of drafted men.”

(Elmira: Death Camp of the North, Michael Horigan, Stackpole Books, 2002, pp. 10-13)

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Columbia, TN, December 18, 2010

The Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Michael Givens, has responded to Rev. Al Sharpton regarding remarks he made on the Ed Show on MSNBC regarding the Secession Ball being held on December 20 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Rev. Sharpton, along with many in the media have mistakenly stated the ball is being sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. This is not true. It is sponsored by a separate heritage organization. Many individual members of the SCV support the ball and the historical observance associated with it.

In a letter addressed to Rev. Sharpton at the National Action Network in Harlem, New York, Commander Givens stressed several points. These include:

"You sadly accused the attendees of this event of celebrating treason." You continued by adding they will be celebrating men that fought and killed and died to overthrow the United States government."

CiC Givens continued. "These accusations are patently and historically wrong. In 1860, secession was not considered an act of treason. Secession had been suggested by northern states previously and their lives were not in peril for the suggestion. Texas had recently seceded from Mexico to join the United States. This was sanctioned and embraced by the United States government, including Abraham Lincoln. In fact, the United States was created due to a secession of the colonies from the government of Great Britain. Would you suggest an evil intent is behind the celebration of the Fourth of July on these same grounds?"

Commander Givens also wrote "I assure you the Secession Ball is neither a celebration of treason nor of the repressive institution of slavery. Let us all agree that slavery is the darkest chapter in American history. Let's rejoice of its demise, learn from the past and make our country better."

Givens further wrote "The people attending the ball will be celebrating the courageous spirit and tenacity of their Confederate ancestors, black, brown and white that fought to protect their homes from invasion."

The letter closed stating "Instead of casting aspersions and slandering folks, let's come together as Americans and prove to the world that our country is truly great. Why don't we start this, you and I. Let's sit together, discuss our differences and discover our commonalities while doing some good for our country. Contact me anytime."

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Terrorists And Socialists Caused Southern Secession

The 150 year sesquicentennial begins on December 20, 2010 marking the secession of Southern states and the formation of a new nation-The Confederate States of America. On this date 150years ago delegates at South Carolina's secession convention voted to secede from the Union. The rapid secession of 10 more Southern states followed in the winter and spring of 1861 and the CSA was formed.

The states constitutionally, legally, and honorably withdrew from the Union (U.S.A.) and resumed their pre-Union sovereign status. Several states including New York and Virginia had specifically reserved the right to withdraw from the Union when they joined the Compact of 1787 which was ratified in 1789 as the Constitution of the United States of America. The historical precedent for secession was well established. Early attempts at secession were made by the Northern states of Massachusetts and Connecticut in 1803 and 1814 in opposition to the Louisiana Purchase and the War of 1812. All early U.S. presidents including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson recognized the right and stated "let them go in peace if they so desire".

Military cadets at West Point Military Academy were taught that secession was legal through a text book "Rawle's View of the Constitution". Up until 1861 most politicians and citizens in America considered secession legal. Prior to becoming U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln on the floor of Congress on Jan.12,1848 stated "Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most sacred right — a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people that can, may revolutionize, and make their own, of so much territory as they inhabit". What caused Lincoln to reverse his opinion in 1861? When asked "Why not let the South go in peace" he replied "Let the South Go? I can't let them go. What would become of my tariff (taxes)".

Only the misinformed and uneducated believe that the North (Union) invaded the Confederate States of America for the express purpose of freeing slaves. All wars are fought over 4 things - money, resources, land, and power (empire). There was, however, a small group of New Englanders who wanted war for that purpose. It Was A Coalition Of New England economic interests (greed) With The New England radicals, fanatics, zealots and hypocrites that caused the Southern secession movement. These New England terrorists threatened and carried out terrorist activities in Kansas and Virginia through psychopath John Brown. The Civil War actually began in Kansas in 1854, not April 12,1861 at Ft. Sumter South Carolina. In 1857, terrorist Hinton Helper published a book "The Impending Crisis" demanding instant Abolition with the alternative being the mass murder of Southern men, women, and children. In the U.S. Congress 68 of 117 Republicans had signed a resolution supporting such terrorist activities against the South. Terrorism cased Southern secession.

Abraham Lincoln acted with deceit in setting up the Ft. Sumter incident in April 1861 with the express intent of starting a war. Original correspondence documents prove this fact. There was also much socialist involvement in creating the war. Lincoln's assistant secretary of war, Charles A. Dana was a socialist who had went to Europe and been instructed by the infamous socialist Karl Marx. The new book "Red Republicans And Lincoln Marxists" furnishes the details. The new Republican party formed in 1854 was socialist and worked to create war. Karl Marx coached Lincoln and Dana on how to start the war and blame the South. Many European socialists from the failed European socialist revolution of 1848 came to America and served as Union military officers.

Lincoln burned and shut down 200-300 Northern newspapers in 1861 because they supported the South's constitutional right to secede. It was the worst violation of 1st Amendment rights ever committed in America. He jailed about 200,000 Northern war protesters without warrant or trial - 38,000 for the duration of the war. An unconstitutional, illegal, immoral, and criminal war of aggression was carried out 1861-65 by the Union against the CSA. After the War Of Northern Aggression ended in 1865 the Native American Indians in the West received the same treatment.

James W. King
Commander Sons Of Confederate Veterans
Camp 141 Albany Georgia

Wednesday, December 15, 2010



RICHMOND, VA – Citing failure of the defendants to address a key element of Candice Hardwick’s in-school Confederate clothing ban case, the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has remanded the case to the lower court in which it was originally filed.

The appellate court’s action leaves the door open for further arguments in the case, which the lower court had summarily dismissed, and was hailed by supporters of Ms. Hardwick as a tactical victory. "The court could easily have dismissed the case, but instead did the only thing they could do for Candice - send the case back to the Florence District Court with instructions to ‘do it right.’ Anytime the lower court and the defendants get spanked by a higher court, that is cause for us little people to rejoice," said SLRC Board Chairman Neill H. Payne.

Ms. Hardwick began experiencing “disciplinary” action at the hands of various teachers and administrators in her home town of Latta, S.C. beginning when she was in middle school, for wearing clothing items depicting various inoffensive Confederate images. School officials contended that such clothing might foment racial unrest and disciplinary problems, though no such issues were reported in connection with her wearing it. In 2006 , Ms. Hardwick, then in high school, filed suit against the school board and certain administrators in U.S. Circuit Court in Florence. After three years of legal wrangling the court eventually granted summary dismissal of the case, whereupon the SLRC filed appeal at the Fourth Circuit level. Oral arguments in the case were heard in Richmond on October 27.

The appeals court based its remand on failure of the school board’s attorneys to answer Ms. Hardwick’s claim that her First Amendment rights were further violated when the school prohibited her from wearing t-shirts protesting the Confederate flag ban, even though the so-called “protest shirts” bore no Confederate images. The defendant’s legal team “inexplicably [did] not address [Ms. Hardwick’s] argument that the case must be remanded for the court to consider her First Amendment damages claim involving the protest clothing,” the court’s ruling states.

“Candice has waited very patiently for 7 years for someone in authority to deliver her the simple justice she and all Latta students deserve,” said SLRC Chief Trial Counsel Kirk Lyons. “She has inoffensively displayed pride in her heritage for 7 years that has caused no verifiable disruption, she has been denied even the right to protest the school's decision to violate her rights - and now someone in a black robe has listened and acted - this is a great day for every school child in South Carolina and a great day for freedom. The fight now goes on - back to the District Court in Florence - but we look forward to the continued contest - and eventual vindication for Candice Hardwick,” Lyons concluded.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Civil War Preservation Trust Earns Second Consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating

America’s leading charity watchdog recognizes group for its continued outstanding fiscal management

(Washington, D.C.) – For the second consecutive year, Charity Navigator, America’s leading charity evaluator, has awarded the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) its coveted 4-star ranking, indicating it to be one of America’s best managed nonprofit groups. Moreover, with a score of 68.84 out of a possible 70, the evaluation was the most favorable CWPT has yet received.

“Civil War Preservation Trust consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America,” noted Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger, in his December 3, 2010, letter announcing the honor. “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Civil War Preservation Trust from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

CWPT President James Lighthizer expressed appreciation for the award, saying: “During this difficult economy, donors seek out charitable causes that are careful stewards of their generosity, and CWPT goes the extra mile to make sure every donated dollar counts. Receiving the Charity Navigator 4-star rating again this year is a testament to our constant effort to pursue our mission — saving hallowed ground —in a responsible, transparent, cost-effective manner.”

Berger echoed Lighthizer’s remarks, stating: “In this competitive philanthropic marketplace, Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, highlights the fine work of efficient charities … and provides donors with essential information to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.”

Charity Navigator’s designation of CWPT as a 4-star charity comes amidst several major acquisition projects for the organization. Currently, efforts are underway to permanently preserve hallowed ground at Spring Hill, Tennessee, Bentonville, North Carolina, and the Wilderness, Virginia. Overall, CWPT has protected more than 29,000 acres of battlefield land at 109 sites in 20 states.

Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. Its professional analysts examine tens of thousands of non-profit financial documents each year. Forbes, Business Week, and Kiplinger’s Financial Magazine have profiled and celebrated Charity Navigator’s unique method of applying data-driven analysis to the charities. Charity Navigator uses its analysis to develop an unbiased, objective rating system that assesses the financial health of more than 5,000 of America’s best-known charities. According to Charity Navigator, its rating system influenced over $10 billion in charitable gifts last year.

With 55,000 members, CWPT is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States. Its mission is to preserve our nation’s endangered Civil War battlefields and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds. CWPT has preserved more than 29,000 acres of battlefield land across the nation. CWPT’s website is

Tuesday, December 07, 2010


BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC – After being contacted by the Southern Legal Resource Center, officials at MSNBC say they will pay a North Carolina video producer for footage of a Confederate observance which the network obtained and broadcast on nationwide television without the producer’s knowledge or consent. MSNBC has also agreed to delete the clip from its broadcast and Internet outlets.

Michael Chapman, a Wingate, NC – based videographer, consulted the SLRC after he received reports that excerpts of a documentary he produced several years ago had surfaced on MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” as part of a searingly sarcastic attack on Southern preparations for the sesquicentennial of the War Between the States. The Olbermann segment, which aired Dec. 1, was labeled “Commemorating 150 Years of Treason.”

An exchange of telephone calls and e-mails between SLRC Chief Trial Counsel Kirk D. Lyons and Ken Powell, a representative of the Rights and Clearances department of MSNBC’s parent company, NBC, resulted in the network’s agreeing to pay Chapman an undisclosed sum for his video material. MSNBC also agreed, in its own words, “to make all reasonable efforts to remove the clip from airing on all broadcast and/or internet outlets it controls.” In a separate action, according to Chapman, links to the Olbermann segment have been removed from YouTube. Chapman said the footage may be viewed in context at Chapman said he was “extremely pleased with the settlement, which should send a message to the TV News industry who use our copyrighted material to bash us."

The Southern Legal Resource Center, founded in 1995, is a nonprofit organization that advocates on behalf of citizens involved in Southern heritage issues.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

“The War Will Last Two Hundred Years”

Mifflinburg Telegraph – October 26, 1944
Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
Rev. C.W. Quimby – Kiwanis Speaker

“Innocence Abroad” or “The War Will Last Two Hundred Years,” was the subject of a talk given to the Kiwanis Club last Monday night by Rev. Chester W. Quimby, pastor of the Methodist Church of Mifflinburg. The Rev. Mr. Quimby told of his trip through the South a year ago, and related how present day Southerners cling to the heroes of the War of ’61 – ’65. As late as 1941 the Daughters of the Confederacy erected a beautiful statue to Jefferson Davis on the Capitol grounds at Montgomery, Alabama. He told how the Confederate flag stands in equality over the roster in the House of Representatives, along with the National and State flags at Columbia, the capitol of South Carolina.

These, with many other illustrations Rev. Quimby used to point out how, nearly a century after the hostilities, a war’s repercussions linger in the hearts of a defeated people. Mr. Quimby asserted that the same will happen in Europe and Japan after this war. The war’s aftermath will sting in the hearts of our enemies for 200 years to come. We must not, therefore, expect too much of the Peace all at once. We must be ready to support outright an international order of justice that peace may be preserved.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Tribute to the Confederate Soldier

January 20, 1912 – Magnolia Gazette

At a recent reunion here of Stockdale Camp U.C.V., Dr. W.M. Wroten read the following splendid and interesting tribute to the men who wore the gray.

A little more than 51 years ago, Mississippi, resuming her sovereignty, took her stand with her sister Southern states, beneath a new flag.

More than four decades and a half have passed since wreathed around with laurel and with cypress, that banner passed into eternal silence, here live forever the deathless dead. During that eventful struggle from 1861 to 1865, Mississippi sent 85,600 stalwart sons to make her declaration good. More than one-third came not back again. Dead by the fire of battle, dead by wound, dead by disease, from exposure and hardship, thousands of our bravest and best are sleeping their last sleep on different battlefields.

Whenever in that ring of fire, that encircled the Confederacy, we faced the fearful odds that slowly but steadily drove us onward.

In the four and a half decades which have since passed, the leaded hail of years has driven great gaps in the ranks of the survivors. Another third and perhaps of the remaining third have joined their comrades in the great bivouac of the dauntless host, who carried on their bayonet points the fortune of the Confederacy, as well as the fame and honor of Mississippi. Of these less than 8000 are still with us.

In 1860 just prior to the beginnings of the Civil war, Mississippi had only 60,000 men of military age, yet she furnished 85,600 to fight her battles.

In 1861, when our war began, the South had no government. It had to create one. It had not a soldier and not a dollar. It had to raise an army, organize, equip and feed it. It had no arsenals, no powder, and but few guns.

The enemy had 42,000,000 people while we had only 6,000,000, and many of these were colored.

They had an army and navy organized. They had an overflowing treasury and ready access to the outside world from which they drew recruits and supplies of every kind. When they lost a soldier killed or wounded they could fill the place with two or three others. When we lost a man there was no one to take his place.

They put 2,800,000 men in the field, while we never had from first to last but 600,000. Quite a number of these were reenlistments and counted twice.

While our Northern friends claimed we had more than 600,000, it is a fact that we had many less.

In 1872 France and Germany engaged in a war. Each had an army of 400,000 men already equipped for war. The army of France was inspired by remembering the glories of Napolean, and that of Germany by the victories of Fredrick the Great. In six months the German army had captured Paris and 1,000,000 French troops. The French were a brave and martial race, and their equal in numbers.

It took the North four years to travel from Washington to Richmond, a little more than 100 miles, against an army one fourth their number. Had Albert Sidney Johnston lived one hour longer at Shiloh, Grant and his army would have been prisoners. Had Stonewall Jackson lived Hooker’s army would have been cut off from U.S. ford and made prisoners. Either event would have ended the war in our favor.

The valor of our soldiers and the genius of our generals were equal to success. You can measure the magnitude of our struggle in another way. In the great war of the revolution in which we won our independence, the Patriots, during the entire seven years, left only 1,735 men dead on the battle fields.

In the war of 1812 our second war with Great Britain, we had only 1,235 killed. In the war with Mexico we lost 1,047 killed. Mississippi lost in battle nearly 5,000 men, including deaths from wounds about 10,000 more.

In the long centuries that are to come, legend and song in this fair Southland will keep bright the story of the Confederate soldiers. His memory will sparkle in the fountain and the mountain peaks will recall remembrances of his marches.

Posterity will recall the sublime faith and courage with which, when the end came, you turned your faces homeward, and there picking up the web of life, where the sword had cut it, you’ve began again where you left off four years before.

Your powerful aid dissipated the evil influences that came over your native land. You cleared your fields of the brambles that had grown up, and your government of the bad men, who had been placed in power. Honor and integrity became again are the attendants of your public services.

You did all this and more, and that will stand for your everlasting honor. In the struggle from 1861 to 1865 you were faithful to the highest ideals of the soldier, and years following you were equal to the highest duties of a citizen.

Patriotism is a part of your very existence. The stress of years and the storm of battle have reduced your numbers and enfeebled your steps.

The heads of the survivors have whitened with the snows that never melt, but your patriotism has not diminished with your numbers or your strength and the state has none more jealous of her honor or more obedient to her laws.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

71st Anniversary of Gone With The Wind

By Calvin E. Johnson, Jr., Speaker, Writer, Author of Book “When America Stood for God, Family and Country” and member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Two years before the United States entered World War II; there was jubilation throughout America, especially in the Southland, when….

Gone with the Wind premiered during the Christmas Season of 1939, just 74 years after the end of the “War Between the States” and Wednesday, December 15, 2010 marks the 71st anniversary of that classic movie which opens with:

“There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world, Gallantry took its last bow. Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and of Slave. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.”

Gone with the Wind won 8 Oscars for 1939, including Best Picture, and;

Hattie McDaniel, the first Black American to win an Academy Award, expressed her heart-felt pride with tears of joy, when she was presented the 1939 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her unforgettable role as "Mammy."

Victor Fleming won the Academy Award for Best Director and even though Max Steiner did not receive an award for his excellent music score, the "Gone with the Wind” theme song has become the most recognizable and played tune in the world.

Vivien Leigh, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a leading role, humbly and eloquently summed her appreciation by thanking Producer David O. Selznick.

And, who can forget Olivia De Havilland as the pure-sweet Melanie Hamilton, Leslie Howard as Ashley Wilkes and Clark Gable as Rhett Butler.

Atlanta’s Mayor William B. Hartsfield proclaimed a three-day festival for this grand event and encouraged all women to wear hoop skirts and men to wear Old South attire.

Friday, December 15, 1939, has been described as an icy-cold day in Atlanta but folks warmed to the excitement of the premiere of “Gone with the Wind”--The Selznick International Pictures "Technicolor" Production of the Metro Goldwyn Mayer Release of Margaret Mitchell’s novel about the Old South at the Loews Grand Theater.

Do you remember Thomas Mitchell who played (Gerald O’Hara) telling daughter Scarlett:

"Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O'Hara, that Tara, that land doesn't mean anything to you? Why, land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it's the only thing that lasts."

And, we all wept when Bonnie Blue Butler, the daughter of Rhett and Scarlett—played by Cammie King, was killed in a pony accident.

Anne Rutherford, who played Scarlett’s sister Carreen, took time to visit the Confederate Veterans at the soldier’s home and the stars toured the famous “Cyclorama” at nearby Grant Park.

The festivities surrounding the premiere of Gone with the Wind included a parade down Peachtree Street with over three-hundred thousand people cheering the playing of “Dixie,” waving Confederate flags and shouting Rebel Yells.

Many people also witnessed the lighting of the "Eternal Flame of the Confederacy," an 1855 gas lamp that survived the 1864 Battle of Atlanta. The lamp remained for many years on the northeast corner of Whitehall and Alabama Streets. Mrs. Thomas J. Ripley, President of Atlanta Chapter No. 18 United Daughters of the Confederacy, re-lit the great light with Mr. T. Guy Woolford, Commandant of the Old Guard by her side.

Time Magazine wrote: "The film has almost everything the book has in the way of spectacle, drama, practically endless story and the means to make them bigger and better. The burning of Atlanta, the great 'boom' shots of the Confederate wounded lying in the streets and the hospital after the Battle of Atlanta are spectacle enough for any picture, and unequaled."

You can read the entire article at:,9171,952044,00.html#ixzz0XFQVmsTD

2011 marks the 150th Anniversary of the War Between the States. Please see a video by the Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans that is airing on National TV to commemorate this period of American History at: -


by Joan Hough

I, a descendant of noble Confederates, know how to defend, avenge, and revenge our Southern people. I know how to fight and beat the enemies of our South. I know how to correct the horrific wrongs done to my family and to yours.

How can this be done? -- By telling the real truth about our South and that War of Northern Invasion to all willing to listen. Female Confederate descendants and most male ones have been conditioned into acceptance of the Lincoln cult lies and myths as truth. This conditioning must be countered.

Vengeance for the great wrongs done our people consists of achieving the realization by all Americans of the South’s real reasons for secession and the North’s real reason for attacking the South. Southerners were not guilty of treason--Lincoln and his Republicans were. We cannot hold Northern Democrats responsible, for thousands of them were arrested and, imprisoned without trial by Lincoln and his Republicans. In the north, Private homes were burst into, publishers, editors and reporters were hauled away in the wee hours of the night--in some cases never heard from again—all because a northern paper declared secession legal. Thousands of northern printing presses were destroyed by Lincoln and his RADICAL Republicans—just as they were in our south.

Radical Republicans? Did I say Radical Republicans? Yes I did. The politically correct historians of today term Lincoln’s Republicans, the Radical Republicans, but there is another name for them which I will reveal by and by.

Vindice can result when the legality of secession is understood by most Americans—when Americans become aware that the right of secession was even taught at West Point. Vindice can be achieved when Americans realize there was a malignant influence on Lincoln and his north, when Americans learn the real reason for the North’s invasion of the South and know why, before invading South Carolina, Lincoln and his government refused to meet with Southern leaders who were anxious for peace.

So many ugly truths are yet untold about Lincoln, his government, his war and its aftermath. Among these are five we should consider most important—1. Lincoln’s horrific decision to kill women and children. 2. The passing of the horrendous Retaliation act by Lincoln’s Republican controlled Congress--commanding the torture of Confederate prisoners. 3. The truth behind the planned Reconstruction of our South, 4. The many myths now passing as truths—created for the purpose of making Americans revere to the point of worship, a monster named Lincoln, 5. Modern brainwashing consisting of a regularly said oath swearing to the belief of Lincoln and his radical Republicans, that no state has the legal, moral, and historical right to secede—that our nation is “indivisible”--cannot be divided.

Ah! Truth! It is so easy to convince people ignorant of the true developmental history of our nation that secession was and is illegal—that the Confederate States of America was created by traitors—and that freeing slaves was why Lincoln’s troops destroyed our people and our land. Ignorance always holds hands with the enemies of truth.

For over a century, the truth about our South has been, deliberately, kept from the public. Along with generations of other Americans, we, our children and grandchildren have been literally brainwashed with the victors’ lies—and I do not use the word “brainwashed” carelessly, I use that word deliberately. 3

In the beginning our Southern ancestors were falsely accused, smeared, vilified, tortured and murdered because of the great lies spread throughout the north by members of Lincoln’s Republican Party. Those lies, only occasionally altered, have continued being splashed on Americans for nearly two centuries. From cradle to grave, from kindergarten to doctoral degree, Americans are kept moist with anti-Confederate and anti-Constitution brainwash. Our U.S. politicians are still producing more “hate bills” prohibiting anything bad being said about Muslims, Jews or blacks—yet approving any attacks, verbal or even physical on Confederate descendants and our flag.

Despite the ugly fact that American historians have long wallowed in and perpetuated Lincoln myths—have long justified all actions of Lincoln and his Radical Republicans, we must counter their justifications and lies. We must expose the Republicans’ real reason for invading the South. We must reveal the enemy’s behaviors during their program for our Reconstruction. We must make known their deliberate torture of Confederate prisoners. We must detail the very real Genocide Mr. Lincoln’s army and his Republicans levied on the women, babies and children of the Confederate States of America, despite the fact that Lincoln and his Republicans knew that a recent Geneva Convention declared war against civilians illegal and shameful.

Only recently in 2007 were there revealed some cleverly hidden, shocking truths about our northern enemies, their actions, and the motives for their attacks on our South. Our Confederates were unaware of the existence of these truths. Had they known then what we know now, they might have countered the horrendous lies of our enemies by exposing the conspiracy behind the North’s invasion of our South.

Justice for our blood kin cannot be had until the whole truth has been told to every single member in the U.S. Congress, every historian, every teacher, every preacher, every television commentator, every person hoping ever to become a U.S. President and every American. Only this truth-telling can right the horrific wrongs done to our families by Lincoln and his Republicans. We can aid God in avenging our ancestors and our lands by telling the real truth about the South. Many listeners, of course, will refuse to believe it---but millions will see the past with a new light.

If one is a coward, unwilling to face realities not tied up with pretty pink ribbons and sugar coated, one will not find the learning of truth pleasant—why, even reading the Holy Bible will prove a traumatic experience. As members of an organization, dedicated to the spreading of Southern truth, we must all pray that we and all of our sisters will grow brave enough not only to learn the truth, but to spread it.

And so I begin now with the truth of how my family’s horror, and that of yours, really began in our South. I will introduce to you a man in America who was, without a doubt, one of the master puppeteers behind the scenes—a man greatly responsible for horror’s arrival, first in America and then in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Claiborne Parish, Louisiana and all the little farms, the big plantations, the little towns and the port cities of the great Confederate States of America, as well as in the Confederate waters in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

What you are about to hear may prove impossible for you to accept easily, but please attend to the facts, review carefully the proof I offer you and then do your own research. You will discover the very same evidence I have --that there existed in the world –in Europe and then in America a force so evil that it destroyed our entire Southern culture, inflicted absolute genocide on our South, and almost prevented the very presence of you and me on this planet. 4

It is even now, as I speak, here in our United States. It is active. It is as malevolent now as it was in America in the 1800’s. It controls each of us more than we know. Its main techniques for controlling Southerners are to keep us and our off spring guilt-ridden and to destroy all vestiges of pride we may still hold in our ancestors and our Confederacy, and to, without re-writing it, make the U.S. Constitution a dead document. It has infiltrated every American institution- our schools, our churches, our Courts,, our government, etc., etc. It is determined to force heart-felt apologies from Southerners for that which requires no apology. It has sneakily and slyly altered all of the facts about the original make-up of the U.S. government, itself. It has caused generations to turn from religion to hedonism, from proud self-reliance to a dependence on cradle to grave care from “Mother Government.”

My dear fellow Confederate descendants, that force is Communism.

Yes, that force is Communism (some call it Marxism—some call it Socialism—some call it Progressivism, some call it the New World Order, some call it State Capitalism, some even call it Democracy) whatever its new name, it is Communism. Its proponents, exceedingly clever, have created an atmosphere making all who recognize its existence terrified to speak its name.

If you think Communism, an imaginary creation of Joe McCarthy in the 1960’s, and only a word irresponsibly used to describe Obama and his Tsars in the present, then you don’t know about one of the greatest opponents of the South--an unrelenting enemy of the U.S. Constitution, a man whose belief in Communism helped cause the death of the United Stations that was created by our forefathers. If you are unaware of the presence of Communism in the 1800’s, you don’t know about the absolutely proven Communists Abe Lincoln, knowingly, placed into the Union Army as top level officers, as Generals and Colonels. You don’t know about a man who was one of the most dedicated, most powerful enemies of our ancestors—a man who spearheaded all of the horrific propaganda that made northerners kills Southerners. You don’t know about a man responsible for a brainwashing type of re-education of northern Americans and turned them into murderers of Southerners.

You don’t know about a man who was a major instigator of the creation of the Republican Party and a major Communist propagandist during Reconstruction---who set the stage so historians today, refer to those ancient Communists as simply “Radical Republicans.” You don’t know about a born in the USA American who worked fearlessly to put in place on this continent all that was the dream of the world’s Communists.

No, his name was not Sherman--not Lincoln. His name was CHARLES ANDERSON DANA. Has anyone here ever heard of him? Isn’t it odd, how the names of the enemies of the U.S. Constitution and of our South have been omitted from our school books? Even odder is the fact that our Confederate leaders either failed to recognize the fine hand of Dana in the misery inflicted on the South or they totally underestimated his influence.

It is shocking that the entire presence of Marxists in Lincoln’s menagerie was overlooked and their immense importance unrecognized by Southerners until the year 2007.

Charles Anderson Dana became a high powered journalist, a foreign correspondent to Europe, and one of the owners and the Managing Editor of the great New York Tribune. Dana was an extraordinarily gifted and highly successful propagandist—I believe him to be the most important brain-wash expert America has ever known. He served Communism not only with his own writing skills, but as a skilful procurer of propaganda opportunities for literally thousands of German men whose thoughts mirrored his own. 5

In the 1800’s, he was a big man behind the scenes in American politics. He was a major instigator in the creation of the Republican Party. Although unable to get his first choice, handsome JOHN C. FREMONT, elected as the first Republican President, Editor Dana was more than content to support Abe Lincoln during the second election Republicans entered, and so Dana became Radical Republican Secretary of War, EDWIN M. STANTON’S partner in crime, as the Assistant Secretary of War. Dana’s had powerful influence over Secretary of War Stanton.

Failed Republican presidential candidate Fremont became one of Lincoln’s Important Generals and held court in the much tortured state of Missouri.

Stanton, influenced by Dana, the master propagandist, wrote vast numbers of propaganda articles for northern newspapers. He reported thousands of non-existing atrocities, supposedly committed by Confederates on Union prisoners. Stanton and Dana, both, wrote blatant lies in heart tugging propaganda. Stanton even employed writers to turn out reams of similar reports. The Marxist propagandists knew just how to make northerners wish to continue the war until the South was completely destroyed.—most of it left in glowing coals and ashes. Northern “money-bags” (railroad and factories and canal builders) also, organized propaganda groups all over the North and bombarded the public with fantastic tales of tortures of slaves and brave Union soldiers by vile Southerners. The women of the South, our grandmothers, aunts and cousins, were depicted as Dracula mamas-- Southern men, as depraved creatures from some black lagoon.

Was the Commie propaganda believed? You betcha boots it was! So much so, that men of God, Northern preachers, convinced of the evils committed by Southerners, demanded from their pulpits that Confederates be slaughtered to the last man.

Not content with merely murdering southern men, the great General Sherman considered Southern women and their children so bad that they all should, also, be killed. He stated “Killing Southerners is doing them a kindness.” In 1864 he wrote, “There is a class of people (Southerners) men, women and children, who must be killed or banished before you can hope for peace and order.” Sherman’s acceptance of the Communist Manifesto becomes most obvious, when one notes how much he adopted their plan for “Communist decreed land redistribution.” (More will be said later about land redistribution and Communism later.) Sherman, you will remember, only warred against Southern males at Vicksburg; his real war was against women with babies, kids and old folks. Looking back we cannot help but think that man was off his rocker. His own wife thought him mentally ill. Only Grant saved Sherman from permanent military disgrace when Sherman was accused of being crazy by his own people.

There is a very true saying: A lie travels the world around while the truth is still putting on its slippers.

It is said that Socialist Adolph Hitler introduced the idea that if one tells a lie, makes it big enough and tells it often enough, it will be believed. Actually the Marxists in Abe Lincoln’s government taught Hitler and Stalin (both Socialists) that little truth. They taught that same truth to Lincoln.

But back to puppeteer Dana: In his position as Assistant Secretary of War, he had so much influence that he precipitated the use of torture on Confederate prisoners at Camp Douglas, the Union Prison Camp near Chicago. This was the prison where. like thousands of confederate 6

privates there, my 21 year old cousin, Samuel T. Mullinax, a private in Louisiana’s Co. G, of the 13th Cavalry Battalion was tortured, murdered and had his young body disappear. Sam, enlisted at age 17, spent the last four years of his young manhood, fighting the invaders and then was deliberately and cruelly tortured by the order of the U.S. Congress inspired by Dana, Stanton and Senator Benjamin Wade—three loyal Radical Republicans under the Communist banner. Lincoln’s Republican Congress actually agreed to and authorized torture in all Union prison camps. . Lincoln’s torture program was called a program “of Retribution.” It was put into force because the blockaded and burned South had to feed Union prisoners the same amount of food and the same diet our Confederate soldiers suffered under.

There were no tortures by Confederates. Outright, proven Yankee lies sent our Commander of Andersonville prison to a hideous, undeserved fate.

Starved and ill Yankee prisoners existed because Lincoln and General Grant refused to swap prisoners and refused to allow the north’s physicians to treat their Yankees in Confederate prisons, as President Davis requested. The Republicans knew that Yankee blockades and Yankee burnings of Southern crops had made starvation a necessity for all Confederate men at war and most Southern civilians—so they were just looking for another outlet for their hatred for men who believed in States Rights and the U.S. Constitution. The Communists, of course, hated the U.S. Constitution just as much as they hated Southerners. When the Marxists and Radicals claimed the South deliberately starved Yankee prisoners and the Republican congress agreed to do the same and more to Confederate prisoners, Southern prisoners, surrounded by a Yankee world of plentiful food, were forced to eat rats and starve. Confederate boys shivered in rags while warmly clad Yankee visitors, came to watch their enemies in the new, free “zoo.” There is plenty of proof of this. Our boys were forced to freeze. Clothes were taken from them. They were not allowed to receive clothing, blankets or even food from friends or sympathetic northerners. These were the least of the deliberate Yankee tortures.

If one is even the least bit cognizant of the Communist-designed tortures given American soldiers, airmen and Marines in the Korean Police Action, one must conclude that the Republican’s Retribution act was Marxist, that is, Communist-inspired.

We must tell the world that with Lincoln’s approval, his grand Republicans deliberately starved, deliberately froze, deliberately exposed our boys to Small Pox, deliberately refused medical care to Confederates, deliberately shot many unarmed prisoners, deliberately forced death-giving filthy drinking water on them, and deliberately inflicted unmentionable tortures on most—even affecting the most private areas of boys’ bodies. And some of these boys were really “boys” –fourteen, fifteen and sixteen years of age.
But more about Dana: Dana was an American-born, second generation Socialist. As a young man, he participated for five years in one of the big American Socialist experiments in the North by name of BROOK FARM. He served as a waiter in its dining hall/restaurant. Brook Farm was a Unitarian, Socialistic experiment.

After he left the Socialist Farm, Dana became a foreign correspondent for the New York Tribune and spent a year in Europe writing glowingly about Europe’s Illuminati-inspired Socialist Revolution. While in Europe, he had the exciting experience of becoming very close friends with two gifted Communicator s by name of KARL MARX, and FREDERIC H ENGELS, the two authors of the COMMUNIST MANIFESTO. He, also, became friends with a multitude of other European Socialists. 7

Home again, Dana became a part owner of the Tribune and Managing Editor and took on a significant role in the history of America and the downfall of the South by employing his friend Karl Marx as the Tribune’s European Foreign Correspondent. He gave Marx financial support and a marvelous opportunity to propagandize Communist philosophy and spread Commie venom throughout Europe and America.

In late 1848 and in 1849, something very important occurred in the world. About two thousand German Communists (called the 1848’ers) flooded into the New York area. These men were escapees from European punishment being given all participants in the big, and failed Socialist Revolution in Europe. (The politically correct historians deny that Socialism was the cause of that Revolution. They lie. Socialism, as the motive for that European War is readily admitted by the German author of a Hand-out I will leave with you. In fact, he states that the Civil War was just a continuation of their European War. More about this later.
At the behest of Marx and Engels, Dana became the benefactor of numerous extremely bright, highly-educated Communists. These Communists weren’t poor, ignorant laborers lacking funds and education. Dana obtained for them jobs in which they could use their skills to influence Americans to accept the goals of their cult. Dana found these men work in areas directly affecting public opinions. He placed them on staffs of newspapers, journals, labor unions, and in work designed to, under the banner of abolition, to create the Republican Party and eliminate States Rights in the nation. States Rights were an anathema to those dedicated to big government. Communists require the creation of an all powerful central government, if they are to have absolute control.

After a group of highly educated and quite wealthy European and U.S. men, calling themselves the Illuminati, hired Marx and Engels to write the Communist Manifesto, the Illuminati changed their title to “Communists” and their –will call it “religion of state worship” received the name “Communism.” Remember in those times, the word “state” meant “nation.”

The Communist Manifesto was published first in Europe in 1848 and soon after, no doubt with Dana’s assistance, in America.
When that first flood of about 2000 German Marxists arrived in late 1848 and 1849, no doubt some of them arrived with their precious Manifesto in hand. After the Manifesto was published in America, all Marxists, and all to be Republicans, undoubtedly, read the thing. Abe Lincoln, himself must have read it because he, certainly, filled many of the highest positions in his army with Marxist-Communists. (You’ll get a hand-out concerning these.) Lincoln had some of the same in his government, also. It is more than possible that the so-called Radical Republicans were either Communists or were Commie toadies (Fellow Traveler types) who took orders from the Marxists. Lincoln, also, incorporated many of the planks in the Manifesto in his own government and his treatment for the South. (I’ll provide you a copy of “the ten Communist Planks.” You are, likely to be surprised as to the number of them now incorporated in our United States government.)

These 1848’ers Communists devoted themselves, bodies, minds, and souls, to selling Communism instead of Brooklyn bridges, to bringing more Germans and other Europeans to America, to getting the Republican Party rolling in 1854, and to the teaching of all in the North about the depraved, evil Southerners who beat poor darkies to death or boiled them in oil. These gifted propagandists even produced cartoons depicting such horrors. They helped fake 8

eye-witness statements from other superb liars. They inspired novels then, such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin, published in 1852, and what most of what purports to be American history today.

Dana became so politically powerful he was able to keep radical Republican, General Ulysses P. Grant, the drunkard, from being kicked out of the Union Army. General William Tecumseh Sherman, the red haired, victorious arsonist, aided Dana with Grant’s defense. Next, Dana secured the Radical Republicans’ support of Grant and assured Grant’s election as U.S. President. Grant was a monster, himself—just as was Lincoln. So it can be said that Dana was a “King maker” a proponent of monsters, an ardent enemy of the U.S. Constitution, and a great foe of the South’s people. His influence on our laws is still being felt in our America.


Benjamin Wade was a Republican senator who stood before the U.S. Congress and demanded that all Confederate Prisoners be executed. Senator Wade’s hate was responsible for his cooperation with Dana resulting in the U.S. government’s decision commanding torture for Confederate prisoners like my poor, brave cousin in Camp Douglas, the Union’s hell hole on the edge of Chicago.

Like Wade, Senator Chandler’s hatred for the South was so virulent and so vicious, that he made a tremendous effort to see Southern lands turned into desert—a place where food for Confederates could not grow and Confederates could not eat. He even gave, on the floor of the Senate, a speech concerning the new to be Southern desert. After all, the South had refused to pay the Yankee tariffs. And believed in the Constitution supported rights of states over that of a Central government, and the South was filled with all those old believers in the Holy Bible.

To reiterate: German Communists flooded into America in 1848. They were called the 1848’ers. Many of them, with the aid of Dana, became officers in Mr. Lincoln’s army in 1861. All worked diligently to lure thousands upon thousands of other Germans and other Europeans to come fight in a continuation of what had been Europe’s Socialist War. According to a German author, Wolfgang Hochbruck in an article he wrote about his hero-Germans in the union army, the Communists declared their European war, a war for “union, freedom “ and “republican revolutionism,” (A portion of this article was recently published on a genealogy online site; a copy of it and a critique of it will be provided you, as well as a list of some of Lincoln’s Marxists—many of whom he made Generals and Colonels.

COLONEL FRITZE ANNEKE (a very good buddy of Karl Marx)

GENERAL LUDWIG (LOUIS) BLENKER-- Blenker’s passion for an indivisible government was in keeping with that advocated by Engels who pronounced that for Communists, a perpetual union “prepared the background and cleared the way of [for] us” (Kennedy and Benson, 32AUGUST BONDI
PRIVATE FRIEDRICH HECKER (who refused promotions, so must have been an important Communist.)
BRIGADIER GENERAL PETER JOSEPH OSTERHAUS (fought in the Vicksburg campaign).
MAJOR GENERAL FRIEDRICH (Frederick Charles) SALOMON, mustered out as Bvt. Major General,
COLONEL JOSEPH WEYDEMEYER-(made General on his mustering out)
COLONEL CHARLES ZAGONYI (who mysteriously disappeared)


At least two divisions of young Germans invaded and merrily burned our South while earning the winks and smiles of GENERAL WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN, as he declared he just couldn’t control those rascals of his. Those Germans mustered out of Sherman’s army and returned to the north, loaded down with the loot stolen—much of it ripped from the bodies of protesting Southern civilians---jewelry, earrings, wedding bands, clothes, pictures, baby blankets, etc. (No wonder Sherman’s birthday is still celebrated in the state where he lived.) Think these enemies were not Germans? Their two divisions had bands that played only German music.

I would be remiss if I failed to say here, that there were many wonderful Germans in America, who did not swallow the Communist line. Numbers of them were here in our South and fought most valiantly for us. . In the mid-west there were, also, many non-Marxist Germans who fought for the Union because of the propaganda in their printed-in-German, American newspapers. Clever, Communist -written propaganda, led them to believe that the South was against the Constitution. Not having read the Constitution—maybe unable to read in English, 10

they believed the lies they were fed—that secession was against the Constitution. Lincoln, himself, bought and owned a German language newspaper, so as to influence his north’s Germans.

The Marxist Germans and Mr. Dana managed to get together with a few addled abolitionists and created the Republican Party. None of today’s Republicans are willing to recall this truth. You won’t read of it in the official history of the Republican Party, but there is proof of it.

The book, which reveals all the hideous Communist secrets about Lincoln’s Marxists and the grand old party, is entitled Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists; Marxism in the Civil War. It was published in 2007 in paperback. Meticulously researched and written by two Southern patriots, Walter Kennedy and Al Benson, Jr., the book will be republished by the Pelican Publishing Company Kennedy and Benson give us detailed proof of participation in Communist organizations by many of Lincoln’s top military officers.

Karl Marx and Charles Anderson Dana remained in close communication with each other. Marx, also, communicated with Abe Lincoln. Ingenious Lincoln managed to evade having most of these messages placed in Archives and museums, but some have survived and prove that such correspondence existed. Marx is even given credit for advising Lincoln as to how best to treat the defeated South. It is reported that Marx gave Lincoln the word “Reconstruction” as a name for his Southern treatment program. Reconstruction must have been defined by Marx as the name for the process of altering the minds of Southerners, so they would become good citizens of a brave new world , one World Order–be good little, loyal little Marxist-Republicans.

When you learned how Mr. Obama’s brown shirted, black-faced Democrats stomped about at the polls to ensure his election by frightening Republicans away, thanks to politically correct historians eager to cover up the truth about the Republicans, you did not know that the Republican Party’s federal bayonets were used at the North’s polls to assure Lincoln’s second election by frightening northern Democrats away. Those northern Democrats had the power to defeat Lincoln. Had they done so, the war would have ended. In time the two segments of America would have kissed and made up. This would not happen, because Marxists could not allow all they had worked and dreamed of to be lost because of Democrats’ voting.
Most of you have never read the Communist Manifesto (the Communist bible), so you are unaware just how much of Communism our U.S. government has embraced. I am giving you a hand-out of the ten planks in the Communists’ platform. Prepare for a major shock wave. I would call your attention, especially, to the Communist plank stipulating all citizens must pay a progressive Income tax and to the plank demanding free, central government-controlled public education. The educational one is an especially important one. Put into action during Reconstruction in the South, it spread throughout the nation —and enabled the successful brain-washing of generations of Southerners and other Americans, Even the few remaining church schools became contaminated by the fall-out from this plank. Another plank gave the U.S. its Federal Reserve Bank (which purports to be government -controlled but which is owned by Internationalists who are believed to control the candidates for all high-level elections in America. The Federal Reserve Bank, as we all should know, has NEVER BEEN AUDITED.

Plank Four in the Manifesto is rather horrible. It declares that all rebels have their property confiscated. This was used by the Republican Party government for taking the homes and lands of individual Southerners and redistributing their property. How abhorrent this one 11 should be to all Americans who believe in the U.S. Constitution. Under it, Southerners lost thousands of acres. For example, Rebel Jeff Davis’ property was taken away and given to his former slaves. General Sherman’s showed his acceptance of that Plank when he stated that his idea was to give all the land bordering the Atlantic and the Gulf to blacks. He also advocated bringing good Republicans from the north to replace Southern property owners. Sherman, tried to ease his guilty conscience—but too late I declare. Besides his war crimes, he and his Senator brother bought for pennies Southern lands their Marxist-Radicals taxed the real owners out of.

No matter how many Glenn Becks say otherwise, slavery was not the cause of the war; secession was not illegal. The Marxists coupled with a few New England abolitionists and created the Republican Party in order to start a war and take over a nation. Money, also, entered into the picture, for at one time all the South had to do was pay the Yankees the enormous taxes (the tariffs) that Republicans had slapped on Southern farmers and Plantations owners and there would have been no invasion by Lincoln’s army—or so, Lincoln said.

Some Southerners believe the war was caused only when THE NORTH insisted that THE SOUTH TO BECOME ITS MILK COW-and instead of saying moo, the South said, “No.”
But the real, too long unrecognized reason that Mr. Lincoln’s army attacked our South was that an absolute multitude of Marxists brought direct from Europe to the United States their SOCIALIST REVOLUTION-- their Communist plan to rule the world. They failed to win their war in Europe, but they succeeded in America. The conversion of the U.S. from a God-recognizing Republic into an atheistic, Communist state was just one of their goals.
Several major groups of very wealthy and very influential elitists are working, quite successfully toward the fulfillment of those very goals. Our sharing of the truths of our Confederate nation will help halt the slide of our America into that New World Order of Communism, wherein an oligarchy rules our nation and the world.

In conclusion, I would finish the poem with which I began:

Deo Vindice

Let now be the Confederate hour,
Let now be ours the power
To force truth from mouths of government liars,
To light their consciences with Heaven’s own fires,
Let us make the people of the world aware
That Confederates’ truth fills America’s air.

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3. Hochbruck, Wolfgang, “Achtundvierziger” in den Armeen der Union: Eine vorlaufige Liste”--“Forty-Eighters in the Union Armies: A Preliminary Checklist,”

4. Hough, Joan, “Let Vindice be Aided by Me,” Parts I, II, and III,”

5. Kennedy, James Ronald and Walter Donald Kennedy, The South Was Right, Pelican Publishing Co., Gretna, 1998.

6. Kennedy, Walter D. and Al Benson, Jr., Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists: Marxism in the Civil War, iUniverse, Inc., New York, 2007.

7. Marx, Karl and Frederic Engels, The Communist Manifesto.

8. Mcllhany, William H., “A Primer on the Illuminati,” New American, Vol. 25, No. 13, June 22, 2009, p. 31-36.

9. Pickenpaugh, Roger, Captives in Gray: The Civil War Prisons of the Union, University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 2009.

10. Stallings, Sr., James E. Georgia’s Confederate Soldiers Who Died as Prisoners of War, Printed by McNaughton & Gunn, Inc, Saline, MI, 2008.
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