Saturday, March 7, 2015


One of my recent posts had gotten me a lot of comments.
It was this one
The Charlottesville Sweep

95 % of them just got rejected.
Name calling, and Comments by "Shadow People" just went "POOF"

I was given a lot of advice on books to read, and places to go to do proper research
on Lee / Jackson Day.

Well I got a book, thank you !
Written by my Great Grandfather.
J C Tatum, who was a member of the First Company Richmond Howitzers.

It's a family Journal

This book traces my family history 
 parts of it as far back as 1029 AD

It's a treasure.

On one of the pages J.C. makes a comment --

The page reads --

" After an interval of over thirty years of time my memory takes me back to my wartime days
(1861 1865) it seems strange about my experience as a Confederate soldier , yet it is true.
And that I am proud today as a prince of that experience.
. I rejoice with exceeding great joy to know that I and my brother William were soldiers in the Army of Northern Virginia and that I lived in the same days and generation and breathed the same liberty loving atmosphere as Generals Lee and Jackson and that incomparable host of patriots whose valor and heroic achievements for our cause has challenged the admiration of the civilized world .
My brother and I did our duty to the last, we had guns and used them in many hard fought battles to our satisfaction, without either being taken prisoner or receiving only slight wounds once in a while"
John C Tatum

Now then as far as I'm concerned that's all the reason necessary to celebrate Lee Jackson Day.

I'd like to thank everyone who offered reading / research suggestions.

But to all who offered suggestions--

No Thanks, I Got A Book


In an attempt to cut down on Shadow People comments
I've made a change to the comment policy !



  1. Replies
    1. Well if ya can't trust your own family, who can you trust ?

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    1. I'm aware of my good fortune.
      I don't need "Historians" telling me what to believe.