The First Battle of Bull Run, which was fought near Manassas, Virginia, inaugurated the Eastern Theater of the Civil War. Weeks later, the first major battle of the Western Theater would occur on the banks of a creek in Missouri: Wilson’s Creek. 1,329 more words
Tags » Confederate States Of America
….it never was.
A few blog posts back, I pointed out that the removal of Confederate statues, monuments to those brave few who knew nothing about fighting for slavery, but believed with all their hearts they were fighting for a new independence, was just a flash point for this new revolution. 51 more words
The movement to remove and replace the many statues honoring Confederate leaders that speckle city centers through the South is one that has existed for some time, but has picked up a great deal of steam in the last several years, culminating in the recent rally and ensuing violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. 949 more words
“President Donald Trump is in a no-win situation, and it’s all of his own making.
On Tuesday, while in Phoenix for his ambling, rambling rally, Trump met with two major Republicans, according to Politico: Jeff DeWit, the state treasurer, and Robert Graham, a former GOP state chairman. 22 more words