Lincoln As He Really Was

Abraham Lincoln is the only American president that has literally been deified like a Roman emperor (Like Julius Caesar, his image is the first to be placed on his country’s coinage).  Lincoln’s deification eventually spread to the presidency, and then to the entire federal government.  The Lincoln myth is thus the ideological cornerstone of the […]

America’s Most Deified Politician

Gettysburg, 1863. . . . has a birthday today that is celebrated throughout the land, especially at neocon think tanks and tabloids.  I speak of course of the man the “Straussian” wing of neoconworld refers to as “Father” Abraham Lincoln.  So I thought I’d offer some reading suggestions as part of today’s birthday celebration. Lincoln […]

Marcellus Jerome Clarke

a.k.a., “Sue Mundy.” Marcellus Jerome Clarke (1844 – March 15, 1865) was a Confederate captain who in 1864 became one of Kentucky’s most famous guerrillas. He was rumored to be “Sue Mundy”, a character publicized by George Prentice, editor of the Louisville Journal. Marcellus Jerome Clarke was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1844. At age […]

Allison’s Cavalry

Colonel R.D. Allison Captain, 24th Tennessee Regiment. Later elected Colonel, 24th Tennessee Regiment. Raised Allison’s Cavalry Squadron, Dekalb County, Tennessee 1862. Battles include: Shiloh, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Nashville, Murfreesboro, Tunnel Hill. Wounded six times in battle and gained distinction for daring and bravery. Picture courtesy of family collection. Taken: 1870, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Allison’s Tennessee […]

Abraham Lincoln’s Terrible War

The war was, on the part of the United States Government, one of aggression and usurpation, and, on the part of the South, was for the defense of an inherent, unalienable right. The great conflict will never be properly comprehended by the man who looks upon it as a war for the preservation of slavery. […]

The Devil’s Punchbowl – 20,000 Freed Slaves Died After Being Forced Into Post Slavery, United States,Yankee, Concentration Camp

History has always made concentration camps to be synonymous with the atrocities of Nazi Germany. But, America has its own dirty secrets about the use of concentration camps. These camps were located in Natchez, Mississippi and were used to corral freed slaves during and after the American Civil War. As slaves were being emancipated from […]