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Flag Term of the Week: Saltire

A saltire is geometrical shape on the field of a flag that resembles the letter “X”.    It refers to the biblical character St. Andrew, one of the apostles, who was crucified on a lean-to cross rather than a straight one. 545 more words

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THE BATTLE OF STONES RIVER or BATTLE OF MURFREESBORO (Part II)


Confederate infantry reenactment (copyright: John Moore-Getty Images).
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By Periklis Deligiannis
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THE BATTLE OF STONES RIVER or BATTLE OF MURFREESBORO (Part I)

On the night before the big showdown, there was a “singing battle” between the rival soldiers who were established in positions within a few hundred meters apart. 1,021 more words

THE BATTLE OF STONES RIVER or BATTLE OF MURFREESBORO (Part I)

Union infantry reenactment (copyright: EPA).
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By Periklis Deligiannis
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(OK, I know that you are a little disappointed when I’m not posting on ancient and medieval topics, but as you have probably guessed Colonial Americas and the American Civil War are among my favorite topics. 1,366 more words

Rise of the paranoid South: How defending against “outsiders” brought the region together

My latest post is an article for Salon that explains why the American South continues to be exceptional in its own unique way.

The Civil War ended in 1865.

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'Our Slaves Were Led Into Temptation': Confederate President Jefferson Davis' Lost Cause View of Black Emancipation and Enlistment


Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis, after the Civil War: Slaves were “decoyed with the magic word of ‘freedom.’”
Source: Wikipedia Commons

Jefferson Davis was the first and only President of the Confederate States of America. 1,357 more words

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PressTV: Beyond Ferguson: Time for a Black intifada? . . . what do you think? ~J

Protests turn violent in the aftermath of the decision by a Ferguson grand jury not to indict white police officer who killed black teenager Michael Brown. 1,925 more words

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