Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog


Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on January 11, 2014



A variety of small stories that don’t warrant posts of their own:

Got any more? Put ’em in the comments.



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  1. Reed (the original, accept no substitutes) said, on January 11, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    As always, an interesting round of Cannister! Thanks, Andy.

    By the way, I clicked through to the link for the Alcatraz story, and a few sentences from its conclusion seemed worth highlighting:

    “[A&M professor Everett] emphasized the role of the park service in preserving historic sites across the country. ‘They’re really heroes,’ he said. ‘They preserve historical fabric for the benefit of the general public. They have to do so on a budget that is not always certain, and they do a really good job.'”

    I wish more of our fellow citizens would better appreciate and support the work of the NPS and related federal and state organizations.

  2. Christopher Coleman said, on January 11, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    The Duck Dynasty flap I think was mainly engineered to get those pseudo rednecks even more attention than they already have. I call them pseudo because prior to their TV show they were all short-haired clean-shaven preppie types. The media got suckered on that one. When you say inflammatory things about people who don’t ever watch your show in GQ Magazine, you know what the reaction will be. As P.T. Barnum used to say there’s a sucker born every minute. Now let’s all get back to arguing over the Civil War!

  3. chancery said, on January 15, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Slightly off topic, a couple of technical comments.

    (1) When I visit your blog on my iPhone (IOS 6.1.3), there’s no longer a link at the end of each post showing the number of comments received. I can read the comments if I click on the post’s headline, but there’s no way of telling from the “home” view whether or not a given post has comments. This is not a problem when I visit on my desktop machine; the clickable comment indication is visible. But IIRC, the comment indication used to appear on my iPhone as well.

    (2) Something else is missing when I use a browser from my desktop machine, namely the “tagline” after the title of the blog. Used to be the “grey hair” comment, now a John Keegan quote. This shows up on my iPhone browser, but not from a desktop browser. (I checked both Firefox & Safari with the same result.) Again, ISTR that the tag line used to be visible on a desktop machine browser.

    (3) Finally, a wee typo in the Keegan tagline. He was not a time traveler, and he died in 2012.

    Cheers, and thanks for your fine blog.


    • Andy Hall said, on January 15, 2014 at 7:39 am

      Chancery, thanks for your notes. I’m not sure how to fix the issue with the comments, but the dates for Keegan, I can do something about!

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