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Friday, June 22, 2012

Pretty Girls With Guns & Guitars

SWR's Richard

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

TAKE ME HOME - A Song of the Confederacy

Better known today as the "Sweet Sunny South," this 1864 John Hewitt creation portrayed the homesickness of southern soldiers.

Dixie's Living Historians

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bury Me In Southern Ground

Jimmy L. Shirley Jr.

Monday, February 20, 2012

My Cross

Friday, December 16, 2011

Enon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Studley, VA

The monument is dedicated to the memory of 27 unknown Confederate soldiers killed at the Battle of Haw's Shop, and are buried in the church cemetery. The flag flies year round and serves as a reminder to all who pass by of the honor and bravery of the men laid to rest there.

Virginia Flagger, Susan Frise Hathaway

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Return the Flags Restore the Honour

Virginia Flaggers,
Return the Flags Restore the Honour - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Twenty years after Gen. Robert E. Lee rode into Appomattox and surrendered his tattered army, ending the War Between the States, a memorial chapel was built in Richmond in memory of the 260,000 Confederate soldiers who died during the conflict. The Pelham Chapel -- Confederate War Memorial is designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S., and has been granted the status of Confederate Monument by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The organ in the chapel was donated by a group of Union veterans from Lynn, Mass. One of the contributors to the soldiers' home that surrounded the chapel was Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. And a Union private from Massachusetts donated his annual pension to support the home. Confederate flags had flown over the grounds since the opening of the Old Soldiers Home in 1885. Those flags did not trouble the Union soldiers who donated the organ to the chapel; nor did they trouble Ulysses S. Grant. They were placed there by Confederate Veterans, to memorialize the Confederate dead, and honor the living. Fast forward 150 years...on the eve of the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the War Between the States, June 1st, 2010, Confederate Battle Flags were forcibly removed from the Confederate War Memorial by a restriction in the lease renewal, at the insistence of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This is in direct violation of Virginia law, which clearly states: "it shall be unlawful for the authorities of the locality, or any other person or persons, to disturb or interfere with any monuments or memorials so erected, or to prevent its citizens from taking proper measures and exercising proper means for the protection, preservation and care of same. For purposes of this section, "disturb or interfere with" includes removal of, damaging or defacing monuments or memorials, or, in the case of the War Between the States, the placement of Union markings or monuments on previously designated Confederate memorials or the placement of Confederate markings or monuments on previously designated Union memorials." (§ 15.2-1812) As citizens of Virginia and descendants of Confederate soldiers who gallantly answered Virginia's call to defend her, we demand that the VMFA remove these blatantly prejudicial restrictions and allow the Confederate Battle Flags to once again fly on the Confederate War Memorial.

Virginia Flagger, Susan Frise Hathaway

Monday, October 31, 2011

'Black Confederates: The Forgotten Men in Gray'

Part 1 'Black Confederates: The Forgotten Men in Gray'

Part 2 'Black Confederates: The Forgotten Men in Gray'
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