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on march 13,14,and 15, the town of springfiels will host its annual civilwar reenactment.

randy ritchie
[Submitted by randy ritchie]

Posted by:Patrick on Friday 23 January 2009 - 04:09:40
Letter to Duval County School Board and later also sent to newspaper
It appears just as with many other Americans some people need to get a few lessons in history, factual history that is. Here is SHAPE's thank you letter to the Duval County School Board 11 Nov 2008


All of us here at SHAPE would like to extend our thanks for your decision to keep the name of Forrest High School as it is, and should remain. For those two members who voted to change the name, I hope you now understand that diversity, culture, and our Nations history comes in many forms, fashions and truths. To deny those of us who cherish our Southern history and culture in the name of political correctness and then at the same time allow those who want to remove all of our cherished history, culture, and symbols to enjoy their own is simply put, not fair.

I would challenge those dissenting voters to look at Nathan Bedford Forrest's background other than his alleged association with one organization in addition to other Confederate leaders, soldiers and politicians before you make random decisions to punish the masses for the sake of a few. For example in the mostly former pro Union Congressional investigation on KKK activities in 1871, the committee concluded that Forrest's involvement with the KKK was limited to trying to get it to disband. They determined there was no evidence that he had founded or led the Klan. Another great Confederate leader Robert E. Lee for example was a post war leader in helping establish higher education for minorities and I would imagine most students are not taught that. Lee repeatedly expelled white students from Washington College for violent attacks on local black men, and publicly urged obedience to the authorities and respect for law and order. In 1869-70 he was a leader in successful efforts to establish state-funded schools for blacks.

There are many other references to former Southern leaders that clearly provide us with different realities of what they did and why they did it. Again unfortunately students now are not taught the real history, instead they are taught politically correct and often revised history. Should we follow the path of Japan for example who are now teaching their students that the USA attacked them first and they had no choice but to defend themselves? This is absurd and we all know it, but the same types of revised history are being taught to our young students here today, and its doing them an injustice, as the truth good or bad is not being administered.

Again sincere thanks for standing up and doing the right thing. We cannot continue down this path of changing any and everything in the name of "diversity" otherwise we are working against that very effort instead of promoting it.




[Submitted by 8milereb]

Posted by:Patrick on Saturday 29 November 2008 - 00:04:05
[Submitted by 8milereb]

Posted by:Patrick on Thursday 25 September 2008 - 15:04:27
camp moore reenactment
folks, just a couple more months till our annual reenactment at camp moore. hadr to believe a year has past already. for those in the area try to come out. you will enjoy yourself and support Camp Moore as well. you will notice some new things this year.


[Submitted by randy ritchie]

Posted by:Patrick on Thursday 25 September 2008 - 15:04:13
House Formally Apologizes For Slavery And Jim Crow Era
House Formally Apologizes To Black Americans For Slavery, Jim Crow Era

WASHINGTON, Jul. 29, 2008

(AP) The House on Tuesday issued an unprecedented apology to black Americans for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow segregation laws.

"Today represents a milestone in our nation's efforts to remedy the ills of our past," said Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Mich., chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

The resolution, passed by voice vote, was the work of Tennessee Democrat Steve Cohen, the only white lawmaker to represent a majority black district. Cohen faces a formidable black challenger in a primary face-off next week.

Congress has issued apologies before _ to Japanese-Americans for their internment during World War II and to native Hawaiians for the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom in 1893. In 2005, the Senate apologized for failing to pass anti-lynching laws.

Five states have issued apologies for slavery, but past proposals in Congress have stalled, partly over concerns that an apology would lead to demands for reparations _ payment for damages.

The Cohen resolution does not mention reparations. It does commit the House to rectifying "the lingering consequences of the misdeeds committed against African-Americans under slavery and Jim Crow."

It says that Africans forced into slavery "were brutalized, humiliated, dehumanized and subjected to the indignity of being stripped of their names and heritage" and that black Americans today continue to suffer from the consequences of slavery and Jim Crow laws that fostered discrimination and segregation.

The House "apologizes to African-Americans on behalf of the people of the United States, for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow."

"Slavery and Jim Crow are stains upon what is the greatest nation on the face of the earth," Cohen said. Part of forming a more perfect union, he said, "is such a resolution as we have before us today where we face up to our mistakes and apologize as anyone should apologize for things that were done in the past that were wrong."

Cohen became the first white to represent the 60 percent black district in Memphis in more than three decades when he captured a 2006 primary where a dozen black candidates split the vote. He has sought to reach out to his black constituents, and early in his term showed interest in joining the Congressional Black Caucus until learning that was against caucus rules.

Another of his first acts as a freshman congressman in early 2007 was to introduce the slavery apology resolution. His office said that the House resolution was brought to the floor only after learning that the Senate would be unable to join in a joint resolution.

More than a dozen of the 42 Congressional Black Caucus members in the House were original co-sponsors of the measure. The caucus has not endorsed either Cohen or his chief rival, attorney Nikki Tinker, in the Memphis primary, although Cohen is backed by several senior members, including Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y. Tinker is the former campaign manager of Harold Ford, Jr., who held Cohen's seat until he stepped down in an unsuccessful run for the Senate in 2006.


The bill is H. Res. 194

On the Net:

Congress: http://thomas.loc.gov

[Submitted by 8milereb]

Posted by:8milereb on Wednesday 30 July 2008 - 00:44:08
VP Prospect Sanford Says Confederate Flag Issue Not a Priority
VP Prospect Sanford Says Confederate Flag Issue Not a Priority
July 15, 2008 10:55 PM

ABC News’ Jan Simmonds reports: Republican vice presidential prospect Gov. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., told reporters today that removing the Confederate flag from the grounds of South Carolina's Statehouse would not be a priority during his final years in office.

Noting that it would require "a tremendous amount of political capital to try and open a compromise," Sanford said that he would rather devote the final years of his administration to focus on "the things that will make the biggest difference in the most people's lives." The flag, which once flew atop the Capitol dome in South Carolina, was removed and relocated in 2000 to the Statehouse grounds near the Confederate Soldier Monument after a compromise was reached.

If Sanford were to be chosen by Sen. John McCain to be his running mate, the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag would likely become a national issue again within the presidential campaign.

Such a debate could also again raise questions again about McCain’s commitment to the concerns of African-Americans. That commitment at times has been doubted, since he voted against making Martin Luther King Day a national holiday in 1983. McCain today says he regrets that vote and has publicly apologized for doing so. In 1992, McCain did support a referendum creating a state holiday in the civil rights leader’s honor in Arizona.

Sanford's remarks today came in response to the announcement of Dennis Courtland Hayes, the interim president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, that his organization is planning a new campaign to have the flag removed completely from the Statehouse grounds.

After being made aware of Sanford’s comments, Hayes told The Associated Press: "I know they don't want to get into it, but we're going to get into it. That flag is not going to continue to fly in the face of our children."

Coincidentally, McCain will speak before the NAACP on Wednesday at the group's convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.

[Submitted by 8milereb]

Posted by:8milereb on Thursday 17 July 2008 - 20:02:33
Labor Day Re-Enactments in California
President Jeff Davis and his wife will be in Huntington Beach, Ca at Central Park for Labor Day weekend. If you are out that way please stop by to see them. They are extremely nice.
[Submitted by Trusouthrnbelle]

Posted by:Patrick on Thursday 12 June 2008 - 20:10:27
book on the Third Battalion Mississippi Infantry and the 45th Mississippi Regiment
I have discovered that a number of your members have not yet learned of the book, "The Third Battalion Mississippi Infantry and the 45th Mississippi Regiment: A Civil War History," by David Williamson, McFarland & Co., Inc.

The Third Battalion Mississippi Infantry is often confused with the Third Mississippi Regiment as well as the Thirty-third Mississippi Regiment. I think the Third Battalion Mississippi Infantry needs a separate listing in your all inclusive list as one of your members was not aware of its existence, not having seen it by that listing. All of this, and the correct listing of their companies, is discussed in Dr. Williamson's book.

I think the Third Battalion Mississippi Infantry needs a separate listing in your all inclusive list as one of your members was not aware of its existence, not having seen it by that listing.
[Submitted by Brenda P. Williamson]

Posted by:Patrick on Friday 09 May 2008 - 23:10:15
Ringgold Georgia Confederate Flag Rally April 26th, 2008
This event is sponsored by, The New Confederate Partisans, Southern Heritage News & Views,

Southern Heritage 411, The Southern American and The Folks of Dixie Outfitters.

“Opportunity Knocks Only Once!"

There is an old saying, “Opportunity knocks only once.” That saying is true. Indeed, many are the regrets when we look back and know that we did not heed that “knock”. But the problem with “opportunity” is often we do not recognize – until it is too late – that the visitor we ignored was, in fact, “opportunity”. And then we cry out, “If only someone had told us in time to open that door and act!” Well, consider this letter a notice that “opportunity” is knocking and all you have to do is open the door - and act. As in other instances, “opportunity” appears to be nothing special - a simple rally for the cause of Southern heritage and in protest of those who would consign that heritage to a shameful grave.

But the Rally to be held in Ringgold, Georgia on April 26th, 2008, is a seminal event in our Cause and not just “another rally”. Why? Because at the same time as this rally is taking place, the Southern Legal Resource Center is suing the Town Board for removing the Confederate Battle Flag from public display and replacing it with an honorable but little less known Hardee Battle Flag . This move was made at the demand of a few "we wants" brainwashed by the NAACP. No effort was made to discover the will of the people; the Board simply bowed to the demands of a special interest group. The will of majority was not even sought much less acted upon. But this is not unusual. Indeed, the purveyors of the “politically correct movement” have led the effort to consign to oblivion all symbols of our Southern and especially our Confederate past. We are told that these are “offensive”, “racist” and “evil” even though a review of known facts proves exactly the opposite. But facts and truth don’t matter to these folks. Their agenda is all that matters and they will do and say anything to forward their “cause”. Indeed, our Cause could benefit greatly from imitating their loyalty and persistence if not their tactics.

The rally in Ringgold could become, if sufficient numbers attend, the beginnings of a “ground swell” of Southern and even national sentiment against “political correctness” and the abridgment of our First Amendment rights of free speech and expression and for our right to have our heritage not only respected and defended but displayed and acted upon in the nation. For what we celebrate and honor, stood – and continues to stand - for the principles on which the Republic was founded, among which are individual liberty, personal responsibility, freedom from the tyranny of an intrusive government and the right of a man to the fruits of his labor. Once these are gone, they are gone forever.

Will you not open the door to this “opportunity”? Will you not stand with your fellow Southrons in honor of the noble dead and in defense of those now alive as well as those yet to be born? Or will you turn a deaf ear and, when the time to act has passed beyond recall, lament that you could have made a difference but chose not to do so? In the end, it is up to each one of us to do what is right and act - or to fail, falter and disappear into the ash heap of history. The time is now, the choice is yours.



Further Details:





[Submitted by 8milereb]

Posted by:8milereb on Thursday 17 April 2008 - 19:59:52
Group has hard time finding Confederate flag cake for celebration (11/10/07)
Connie Ansley didn't want to wave a Confederate flag, she wanted to eat one - And that just takes the cake. Ansley, a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, wanted to buy a cake decorated with a Confederate flag for the opening of Confederate Memorial Park museum. She drove all over looking for one and found out that Rebel pastries aren't that easy to come by. Costco and Wal-Mart refused to decorate a cake with the Confederate battle flag. So Ansley went to a Publix Grocery, where an employee agreed to make the cake. When Ansley returned to pick it up, she was told by a manager that the bakery never again would make such a cake.
[Submitted by 8milereb]

Posted by:8milereb on Saturday 17 November 2007 - 16:24:45
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