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The Cyclorama, Battle of Atlanta and Gone with the Wind

| August 25, 2014
The Cyclorama, Battle of Atlanta and Gone with the Wind

This summer marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta. Please share with parents, teachers, students, historians and all who cherish the Heritage of America’s past that includes those days when women kept the home fires burning while the men of Yankee Blue and Confederate Gray met with cold-hard steel on a battlefield of […]

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Mildred Lewis Rutherford: Southern Educator and Historian

Did you know? The first woman to be recorded in the Congressional Record “Mildred Lewis Rutherford” was 10 years young at the outbreak of the American War Between the States in 1861. Fifty-five years later she said in a 1916 speech: “The civilization of the Old South was very different from the civilization of today. […]

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Remembering Jefferson Davis: A True American Hero

“Never teach your children to admit that their fathers’ were wrong in their efforts to maintain the sovereignty, freedom and independence which was their birthright”—Jefferson Davis. June 3, 2014, is the 206th birthday of Jefferson Davis who was born in Christian County, Kentucky, on June 3, 1808. Memorials to Jefferson Davis include Georgia’s Stone Mountain […]

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Two Memorial Day Wreathes at Arlington

Monday May 26th is Memorial Day! May 2014 also marks the Sesquicentennial “150th Anniversary” of the first military burials conducted at Arlington National Cemetery. On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington and a Memorial Day […]

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Confederate Memorial Day of Southern memories

| April 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Sir Winston Churchill once said: “The flags of the Confederate States of America were very important and a matter of great pride to those citizens living in the Confederacy. They are also a matter of great pride for their descendants as part of their heritage and history.” You ain’t just whistling Dixie! Memorial Day in […]

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Old times not forgotten during Confederate History Month

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

April 20th is Easter and the world remembers Jesus Christ our Savior, and…. April is also the time for enjoying hot dogs, baseball and remembering the sons and daughters of the South during Confederate History and Heritage Month. If you have not visited Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta, Georgia and seen the beautiful Confederate Memorial […]

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A Southern Saint Patrick’s Day Remembrance

| March 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

You don’t have to be Irish to wear the green on Saint Patrick’s Day!   He was nicknamed “Stonewall Jackson of the West” during America’s War Between the States.   Monday March 17, 2013 is Saint Patrick’s Day and it’s also the 186th birthday of one of Ireland’s sons Patrick Ronayne Cleburne.   A statue […]

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The Georgia SCV Tag is about Heritage

| March 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past!” William Faulkner Why do some people tend to always get upset over the display or flying of the Confederate flag? The recent approval of the Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans Georgia State specialty car tag is a good thing and the polls show a high […]

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Goodbye Shirley Temple “The Littlest Rebel”

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Golden Age of Hollywood is but a wonderful memory, and…. The motion picture capitol of the world Hollywood, California as well as the rest of America and the world are a little poorer with the loss of so many great American and foreign actors including the recent deaths of Ralph Waite who played the […]

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A Southern Black History Month tribute

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

“If you can cut the people off from their history, then they can be easily persuaded.” — Karl Marx February is Black History Month and America will not forget her past! This Black History Month tribute is dedicated in memory of Atlanta, Georgia native and friend Eddie Brown Page, 111. Eddie was a Black Historian […]

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