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Southern Heritage <br>News and Views: April 2016

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.

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:

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.

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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 [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

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