Thursday, October 18, 2018

Rebel Rocks !



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At second Manassas, during the crisis of the struggle for the famous railroad cut, Hill sent a staff officer to inquire of brave old Maxey Gregg how he was getting on. “Tell him,” said the old hero, “that our ammunition is exhausted, but rocks are very plentiful, and we will hold our position with them until we can get ammunition.” Sending his staff and couriers to fill their haversacks and pockets with cartridges and distribute them to the men, Hill himself galloped to the line and excited the wildest enthusiasm as his clarion voice rang out: “Good for you, boys! Give them the rocks and the bayonet, and hold your position and I will soon have ammunition and reinforcements for you."

Colonel LeRoy Stafford -- "They made repeated charges upon us while in this position, but were compelled to retire in confusion, sustaining heavy loss and gaining nothing. It was at this point that the ammunition of the brigade gave out. The men procured some from the dead bodies of their comrades, but the supply was not sufficient, and in the absence of ammunition the men fought with rocks and held their position. The enemy retreated. We pressed forward to the turnpike road, there halted, and encamped for the night."

General Bradley Johnson -- "The men fought until their ammunition was exhausted and then threw stones. Lieut. Lewis Randolph, of the battalion, killed one with a stone, and I saw him after the fight with his skull fractured. Dr. Richard P. Johnson, on my volunteer staff, having no arms of any kind, was obliged to have recourse to this means of offense from the beginning."

Federal General Fitz-John Porter -- "Many of the enemy, hard pressed, had not time to reload, and received us with stones, severely wounding many and killing some of our men."

( Text courtesy of Eddie Innman )

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Friday, September 21, 2018

" With a Little Help From My Friends "

The Remembrance coins I make are still spreading --




Father Abram Joseph Ryan "Poet Priest of the Confederacy". Memorial 
Elmwood Cemetery Norfolk VA.



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 Norfolk Light Artillery Blues, Elmwood Cemetery Norfolk VA


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 Oakland Cemetery Hampton VA

Thanks to Chris Tichacek for placing the coins and sending me the pictures.



Sunday, September 9, 2018

Time Out !


I got an E-Mail the other day asking why I'd not been making post at this blog.

It's not that I don't care about Confederate honor.

But my focus has changed.

I'd rather read books to my Grandson's, build Lego houses and just spend time with my boys !

3 months ago my Blood Pressure was 192 / 124 so I'm having a time with this stop smoking effort.

I went to the cardiologist a week ago and my BP was 122 / 88 so it's working

My son recently had a heart attack and I'm worried for him.

I still care about our Confederate ancestors but right now I just want to concentrate on my family that's alive. 

I was Walking through the house and  my Grandson said " Paw Paw come play" 

It hit me like a brick ! 

Yep I think that's what I need to do !

So for now I'm changing course and concentrating on family things.

So I'm cutting back on Blogging and Facebook.

God Bless you all !


DEO VINDICE !

D.T.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

One at a time ---

The Silent Sam fiasco
A sad situation that should have been prevented !

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Somebody had to have known something was afoot !
But no one acted to stop the unlawful act.


I can only do what I can do, and with the help of many others I continue to Honor
all who wore the Gray, ( One at a Time)









They are just small tokens left to thank and honor
Thanks to all who help me by placing the coins !
Thanks to Chris Tichacek for the Pictures from Hollywood.
D.T.


Friday, August 17, 2018

A mini time capsule -----

I decided to make a mini time capsule.

It's made out of a small tobacco can !


It's painted and adorned with a few coins I reproduce 


Inside are a few items 


A stamped Penny and Lincoln Dollar, A Battle Flag, an Unreconstructed VA State Seal.

as well as A small picture of me at William Henry Tatums Grave
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A copy of JC Tatum's Parole
and a story about him from the local paper


It is sealed with epoxy and inside a stout plastic bag,
It should survive a long time.

Maybe it will be found and maybe not !

But it's out there !

 Someplace !

DT.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

This one came home !

Well it had to happen !

I've been stamping pennies for over a year, I've done thousands.

Today one came home. I stopped at a 7/11 in Portsmouth VA.

My Grandson had an emergency appendectomy ( Successful )


Thanks to the Dr's and staff at CHKD.
JC should be home soon !

My wife and I stopped at a 7/11 for a few items.

Guess what was in the change ?


I'm sure it was one I've done !

I was tickled to have it come home !

So I put it in a frame !


DT.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Survey Says -----


The Results of a recent poll by Quinnipiac University

Shows This ---

 57 percent of Virginia's voters oppose removing 
Confederate monuments from government property across the state.  

 33 percent supported removal with 10 percent undecided.

Nonwhite voters favored leaving the monuments alone 48 percent to 42 percent.

With white voters, 63 percent supported the monuments 
while 27 percent supported removal."


I like the results, but then again the polls had Hillary winning !

We have to maintain the fight to keep our Monuments !


Poll source - Here