I put forth this challenge after numerous comments made on Connie Chastain’s “Backsass” blog from Michael Lamb. Michael has claimed numerous times that slavery was not the cause of southern secession. It is also due to my favorite friends – Skid Billeaudeaux, Freda Mincey and Justin “Confederate Rebel” Burton mentioning me several times on the BlogTalkRadio program hosted by Justin. In the following podcast Justin rants about political corrcetness, history and the cause of the war.
Anyone is welcome to add their comments after reading those 100 pages. But this really goes out the Justin, Freda and Skid. I know you follow the blog due to numerous mentions on Facebook and your podcasts. You constantly talk about reading real history…well here it is. Those 100 pages are all primary source documents and Confederater documents…no Yankee “propoganda” here. So have at it boys and girls…let me know what you find.
Ray Nesmith Seven of the So states had seceded , S.C. ordered fort sumpter to evacuate , they didn’t ,Lincoln sent resupply . then it was Lincoln that started it . All the So states wanted was to be left alone. The Cause ? same as American evolution, High tariffs, w?o representation .
Ray Nesmith Anne , if you’re serious , get a copy of (The South Under seige ) by Frank Conner, probably can find used one on amazon . of the hundreds of commentarys on the war of so independence ,this is probably the best reserched works .
Chad Stevens The union committed an act of war by sending an invasion fleet to Fort Sumter in an attempt to retake the tariff collection forts or forcing the confederates to fire in self-defense giving Lincoln the pretext to launch his counter-revolution.
Fort Sumter is a Third System masonry sea fort located in Charleston Harbor, Sou…th Carolina. The fort is best known as the site upon which the shots which started the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. In 1966, the site was listed on the National Reg…See More
James Howard The Union thought they superceeded state law and more power. Lincoln also had Marxist and socialist in government . It was a forced war on the south. The way the Union army made war on civilians was also a cowardly act raped,looted and burned.
Chad Stevens The union soldiers had fled to the fort after abandoning another position. The soldiers at the Fort were forced to surrender (after being attacked) when the union made a serious attempt to reinforce the fort with an invasion fleet.
Shane Lindsley Let me put it in laymen’s terms. Now imagine a robber breaks into your house and a shootout ensues- you fire the first shot, but he was the one who broke into YOUR house. Are you the aggressor? What the north did at Ft. Sumter was equal to trespassing….See More
They would have used Walkie-Talkies in 1863 if they would have had them…right?
This weekend Gettysburg is alive with tens of thousands of reenactors and up to 300,000 spectators as the 150th of the battle is commemorated. CNN has run a story about Gettysburg marking the anniversary and how it lends to the larger picture. It also included twelve pictures. Of those twelve pictures only four include images of the reenactors portraying Union troops…the troops who won the battle and the war. I wonder what the ratio of Confederate to Unions soldier will be. I wonder what the Confederate Hystarians like Tripp Lewis and Susan Hathaway have to say about this anniversary and its not to all things Confederate?
And in case you wondered, the comments section had quickly slid into the typical pissing match on what the war was over and the usual bad general public understanding of the history of the war is there in all its glory. Connie Chastain would feel right at home.
Well the 2012-2013 school year has come and gone and like so many others it is hard to believe it is over. I have had to say goodbye to some very memorable students in the graduating class of 2013…some will never know how much I will miss seeing them on a daily basis.
However, that will allow more time for blogging…I hope. Now that I have more time on my hands, at least until I start summer school, I have been thinking about next school year and that brings me to the big year of 2014. Numerous events will “celebrate” anniversaries in 2014 not just the 150th of the Civil War’s 1864 but 1914 will be remembered for the beginning of the Great War on June 28th. 1964 should also be remembered as the year in which the Vietnam Conflict began to escalate with two attacks by the Vietcong on U. S. airbases involved in Operation Rolling Thunder and the bombing of communist North Vietnam. 2014 will also mark the 70th Anniversary of the landings of D-Day…a day that celebrates its 69th anniversary today as I type this.
With all of these different events being remembered, it should provide more blogging opportunities in the future making this blog a bit more respectable in the blogosphere. I look forward to working up some posts worthy of my readers and hopefully to gain some new readers as well. So here is to 2014…its only 6 months away.
Now that summer is right around the corner..if it ever warms up here in the Mid-West…I figured I need some new reading material. The other nice thing about picking up these titles is that many of them…minus the WWII Blackout book…have been featured on Civil War Talk Radio talking about that book or another publication. Listening to the author discuss his or her book is usually what drives me to purchase the book and add it to my growing collection of nearly 500 books on the Civil War and history in general.