Wednesday, April 23, 2014

People in Hell !

Via Gregory Burkett

Defending the Heritage, and all those who read these words, I address the idiocy on-going at Washington and Lee University by the "Committee" of 7 Law Students who in their finite knowledge have the audacity to "demand" the removal of flags that are INSIDE of the Lee Chapel. 

(1) This is a PRIVATE institution that YOU applied for, and were chosen, to attend.

 (2) You knew good and well where you were going and
 (3) Accepted Scholarships sponsored by W & L, one of which is from the estate of George Washington (another American who owned slaves-did you turn that money down?).
 (4) You can easily go to other like minded Liberal institutions 
(5) Furthermore you may rest assured that your actions will not be forgotten when you go applying to positions as an Attorney at Law, should you be so graced by the State Bar here in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA! Thank you D.T..H, I stand by you as always!!!

To the Committee of 7, from Dave Tatum -- "People in Hell want Ice Water"

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Changes are in store !

I checked my Stat Counter, it seems I'm getting a lot of hits from first timers looking for
 Historical post's.
Who was the Confederate Soldier and Eyewitness to Pickett's charge get a lot of hits.
That got me to thinking about the original intent of this blog,

So in the next few days I'm gonna delete all the Blog Wars type stuff !

I will start a new Blog to deal with the Blog Wars.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cannon Thunder !

This guy makes the Best Cannons out there.
I've tried to blow em up and can't do it.

His web site is HERE

I've had a lot of folks ask me where to get a Black Powder Cannon.


I have this one, it will hold 1/2 pound of FFF Pyrodex.
(Don't try it at home)
You can see the test fire of 1/2 pound FF Pyrodex HERE

The next one I want to get is this one !

This guy makes Quality Cannons that are SAFE !

Some of the cannons and mortars out there are pipe bombs, these are top notch !


Monday, April 7, 2014

God Bless --

 A True American Hero !
 I don't live far away from the base where this young man served.
My heart felt thanks and prayers go out to his family.
The Story is  Here

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Pawn Shop Special !

While browsing through a a pawn shop I found something Cool !

A Yankee Cannon Ball.
It was recovered from the site of a union fort in Suffolk VA.

It is now housed in my private collection !

Thursday, March 20, 2014

From The Front, 7/29/1861

In this letter William Henry Tatum tells of a Confederate soldier who's courage was equal to Stonewall's.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

First Manassas.

                                                               First Manassas.

This is a letter from my ancestor William Henry Tatum
A member of the First Company Richmond Howitzers.