Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wack A Yank !

(Disclaimer ! This is a parody and in no way promotes physical Violence! )

Ya Know, Yankee bloggers Are a real pain!
It’s like playing Wack-A-Mole !
Just as soon as one shuts up,
Another one pops up with the same old Stuff!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Back of the Bus !


THE design on page 273, from a sketch by Mr. Theodore R. Davis, illustrates the

With the sketch Mr. Davis sends us the following letter:


Monday Night, March 30, 1863. "General T. E. G. Ransom, one of the youngest Brigadiers in the army, and an excellent and a gallant officer, who has been severely wounded several times, having learned some weeks ago that a large amount of cotton, pledged to the British Government at seven cents per pound, by the soidisant Confederacy, was hidden near the American Bend, determined to make an effort to rescue it, and at once set about forming an expedition for the purpose. "Rapid as were the General's movements, he did not succeed in reaching the place before more than half of the staple was burned by the guerrillas; but the remainder, something over three thousand bales, he has secured to our Government, and has been engaged for some days past in hauling it in, and putting it on board of the transports, as is seen in the sketch.

"The cotton was marked "C. S. A.," and with the rebel and British flags, as is shown in the upper centre of the picture. The left corner represents a huge pile of the staple covered at the top with boards, to protect it from the inclemency of the weather. The right corner reveals the negroes hauling the "fleecy monarch" from the swamps and cane-brakes where it was concealed; and the main sketch exposes the shipping of the floculent fibre on board the David Tatum and other steamers lying at the shore.

"The poor contrabands toiled most energetically to bring in the cotton, and were very instrumental in discovering it, hoping by their fidelity and labor to obtain their freedom, for which they manifest a most ardent longing. "Alas for their vain hopes! After all the service they had rendered they were not allowed to go aboard of the boats, General Grant having issued a special order prohibiting their removal, because no provision has been made for them at Young's Point.

"The disappointment and distress of the negroes were painfully apparent when they made this unwelcome discovery, and as they stood in crowds—men, women, and children—along the levee, with sorrow-stamped faces, their grief was pitiful to witness—all the more so because they did not murmur or complain. "Seneca was right: Small griefs are loud; great woes are dumb.

President Abraham Lincoln issued the
Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.

Now a full 3 months later, Free Blacks who had disclosed the location of Rebel Cotton,& loaded the cotton on to ships, were denied passage off the plantation!

This was not " Move to the back of the bus" --They couldn't even get on the bus!

A fine way to say "Thank You"!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Who Was the Confederate soldier ?

So who was the Confederate soldier?

He was a man of every color, every income range, every religion, a man who was highly educated or had no education at all. A farmer, a lawyer, a politician, a store clerk, a blacksmith, a ship captain, a dock worker, a military man, a civilian, a slave , a slave owner,A free Black man, a native American, A Doctor, He was every man who resisted the despotic Government of Abe Lincoln; and all had one thing in common, they were Southerners!

Men to whom Honor was more than an idea, it was a way of life.
Men of courage, outnumbered, without supplies’, Men who when the enemy had repeating rifles and endless amounts of ammunition , stood their ground and threw rocks at the invaders.

Men who at Appomattox upon General Lee’s return from the surrender told the general,
Just give us the word general and we’ll charge em again”!

That is who they were, and that is why we honor them.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Mission !

The Mission

A Boy of 19 and he was so far from home
To fight for God and Country - But he did not fight alone.

But unlike some lucky others- This one did not go home!
Instead he lays at Petersburg, - His name is on a stone.

The stone is fallen now ,like he -Being swallowed up by time.
To make sure that he’s not forgot -This mission shall be mine.

To fix his Stone , Stand it Upright
Give back His Name - The Day - The Fight.

Stand his Marker- YES ! MEND THAT STONE !
Then-- go find another,-- for he did not fight alone!

By Dave Tatum

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Which way is the wind blowing?

I have interesting news,

One of the revisionist blogger always downing the South and adamant that “Black Confederates” was another neo-Confederate plot has changed his mind.

Never matter that the “Corwin Amendment” resolved why we fought, he has long claimed “we” (The Confederate Taliban) were pushing Black Confederates to justify that the war was not over slavery!

Now he has admitted there black Confederates fought for the Confederacy".

So whats his stance on the subject?

Kinka like a hurricane forecast, it shows you a general direction but there is a wide path for variance!

I wish he would make up his mind!!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Drop Kicking, a pimp slapped Mutant!

Drop kicking, a Pimp Slapped Mutant!

Sometimes I actually feel sorry for the folks that have been spoon fed historical comfort food for so long, that they cannot look Truth in the eye. So they blog some opinionated dribble and then close the door to comments. That’s about as cowardly and close minded as you can get!

One such blogger is Monica Roberts at This wonderfully enlightened history twister

“As we get closer to the 150th anniversary of the first land battle of the War To Perpetuate Slavery, the First Battle of Bull Run (or Battle of Manassas as the CSA peeps called it) on July 21-24, one myth that needs to be blown up along with the Big Lie that the Confederates weren't fighting to preserve slavery is the myth of the Black Confederate soldier.”

The first thing wrong is it was not the first land battle!

The first land battle was at Big Bethel. 11 days before Manassas !

(Reports of J. B. Magruder, C.S. Army
Headquarters Bethel Church,
June 10, 1861.

Sir,—I have the honor to inform you that we were attacked by about 3,500 troops of the Federal army, with several pieces of heavy artillery, firing grapeshot, this morning at 10 o'clock, and at 12:30 routed them completely, with considerable loss on their side.
The prisoners report their force to be 5,000. It was certainly 3,500. Ours about 1,200 engaged; 1,400 in all. Mr. George A. Magruder, Jr., a volunteer aide, who is as conspicuous for his gallantry as for his efficiency, will deliver this in person.
Thirty-five hundred men are on my right flank; 10,000 on my left. Please send reinforcements immediately. Yorktown and Williamsburg, in my rear, have troops quite insufficient in numbers to defend them.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. Bankhead Magruder,
Colonel Commanding Hampton Division.)

But when you’re just spouting opinions why let a little thing like the facts get in the way?
Hell that might tend to slow down the rant of misinformation being spewed.

As for part 2 “the Big Lie that the Confederates weren't fighting to preserve slavery”
I guess once your belly is full of the comfort food (history) the winners have spoon fed you for so long, you no longer have to look for the truth, your belly is full and you are happy! Might as well take a nap and wait for the next feeding. After all why think for yourself? Let “The Man” do it for you, and you have one less thing to think about!

I have read many letters from the men in the field during the war I have yet to find one from a Confederate soldier that states he was fighting to preserve slavery. Nor have I found one from a Yankee soldier that says he was fighting to end it! Why do you think that is? Oh that’s right you don’t think you have had someone do that for you already, my mistake.

One such soldier wrote

The Cause of Conflict and the Call to Arms
Private, First Company
Richmond Howitzers

In 1861 a ringing call came to the manhood of the South. The world knows how the men of the South answered that call. Dropping everything, they came from mountains, valleys and plains— from Maryland to Texas, they eagerly crowded to the front, and stood to arms. What for? What moved them? What was in their minds?

Shallow-minded writers have tried hard to make it appear that slavery was the cause of that war; that the Southern men fought to keep their slaves. They utterly miss the point, or purposely pervert the truth. In days gone by, the theological schoolmen held hot contention over the question as to the kind of wood the Cross of Calvary was made from. In their zeal over this trivial matter, they lost sight of the great thing that did matter; the mighty transaction, and purpose displayed upon that Cross.

In the causes of that war, slavery was only a detail and an occasion. Back of that lay an immensely greater thing; the defense of their rights—the most sacred cause given men on earth, to maintain at every cost. It is the cause of humanity. Through ages it has been, pre-eminently, the cause of the Anglo-Saxon race, for which countless heroes have died. With those men it was to defend the rights of their States to control their own affairs, without dictation from anybody outside; a right not given, but guaranteed by the Constitution, which those States accepted, most distinctly, under that condition.

It was for that these men came. This was just what they had in their minds; to uphold that Solemnly guaranteed constitutional right, distinctly binding all the parties to that compact. The South pleaded with the other parties to the Constitution to observe their guarantee; when they refused, and talked of force, then the men of the South got their guns and came to see about it. They were Anglo-Saxons. What could you expect? Their fathers had fought and died on exactly this issue—they could do no less. As their noble fathers, so their noble sons pledged their lives, and their sacred honor to uphold the same great cause—peaceably if they could; forcibly if they must.

(So this is it, this is how a combatant who was in the war viewed it. Not an assumption made by a historian some 150 after the fact! We all should take into account that the majority of the white population of both nations, CSA and USA presumed the white race to be superior)

If no Blacks fought for the south why do so many Union battlefield reports say otherwise? OOOOPS once again I am asking you to think

Black Confederates

With all of the Hoo Ha over the existence of Black Confederates being fact or myth is seems pretty apparent that they existed, their status is the subject of the Neo-Yankees. Were they documented? Did they carry a gun? were they slaves? Did they serve willingly? Did they draw a pension? The list of questions as to their status goes on and on.

The advantage of a blog site is you can pretty much say what ya want to. So I’m gonna take advantage of that !

“I don’t care if the Black Men who served the Confederacy were brought down in space ships from Mars (surely the conditions were better than the ones in the Yankee slave ships) they were there, and it don’t make a Rats Bottom if they were cooks, musicians, teamsters, laborers or sharpshooters, If they stood beside their white, and Native American counterparts during the war they were Black Confederates.

Why is that so hard for “some” folks to grasp?

I don’t care if you got 3 PhD’s from Harvard, a BS from Princeton, and a BA from Eureka (Hell you might as well throw in a Blue Ribbon from the FFA for the biggest Bull) Black Men fought for the Confederacy to stop the invading Yankee forces and protect their homes.
It’s the Truth so “Get Over It”

As for the statement about perpetual slavery: have you ever read the Corwin amendment? You know the original 13th amendment?

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following article be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which, when ratified by three-fourths of said Legislatures, shall be valid, to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution, namely: ART. 13. No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State. --12 United States Statutes at Large, 36th Congress, 2nd Session, 1861, p. 251.

Lincoln and company were willing to sell out the Black race for all time if the states that had seceded would rejoin the union. That fact alone kinda blows a hole in the war was over slavery issue! Lincoln offered perpetual slavery and the offer was refused!
You should thank the Confederate states for not accepting his offer!

As for ludicrous ! ( I don’t think you have read the Emancipation Proclamation)
Don’t Continue to praise Lincoln, no John Wilkes Booth would be better.
After all Mr. Booth shot the Great Emancipator , who was actively planning to deport blacks from American soil. But once again I’m letting facts get in the way!

Well that’s about it from me, but please go back to your corner and let your pimp slap some sense into you before you open your misinformed pie hole again and show the world how ignorant you truly are!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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