Monthly Archives: March 2011

Two books that deal with Civil War Issues

By | March 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

My friend Dr. Jack Kushner, who grew up in Montgomery and graduated with me from Lanier High School has written two books that deal with Civil War issues. I have mentioned one of them on my blog before, "When Universities Are Destroyed; How [...]

Heros of the Confederacy

By | March 23rd, 2011|Uncategorized|

Jefferson Davis was a hero, but maybe more so after the War, than during it, as is so often the case. In his later years, crowds thronged to see and hear him, and as you know, his funeral was reported to be the [...]

Bloody Crimes – Davis and Lincoln

By | March 19th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Have I told you about the fascinating book a friend sent us called Bloody Crimes - The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse, by James Swanson? I have not actually been able to read it because [...]

Confederate Battle Cry

By | March 17th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Whenever stories about battles of the War Between the States were told, I always heard about the Rebel Yell, and I wondered what it sounded like. My Dad, in telling tales about the battles told me that his grandpa, a Confederate [...]

Civil War Weapons and the Rebel Yell

By | March 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|

A question on Jeopardy last evening made me look up the Gatling gun on Wikipedia. This got me interested in the weapons used during the "Uncivil" War. According to the web, prior to the war, most infantry tactics were based on the use [...]

Who Really Designed The First Confederate Flag?

By | March 14th, 2011|Uncategorized|

An article in the March 2011 Alabama Living, Dixie Electric Cooperative Magazine, written by John Brightman Brock, tells about making the First Confederate Flag. With the Provisional Congress already formed, a Committee on Flag and Seal was appointed, and citizens [...]

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