Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

Friday Night Concert: “American Land”

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on June 26, 2015

Someone observed once that 1968 was a year in which Americans experienced more history than we were able to absorb. That’s what the last two weeks feels like to me.

Y’all have a great weekend.

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  1. Bob Huddleston said, on June 26, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Andy, How true! :>)

  2. mike said, on June 27, 2015 at 4:50 am

    so true..My confederate flag is removed n respect..My family never owned slaves…how much slavery and genocide occured under the stars and stripes……This week i fly nothing….I know history.., more should…so complcated..God bless those folks in Charleston….what do we all do now..?

  3. Another Mike said, on June 30, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Fairly new reader here, so I’m not entirely sure of the landscape. Like everything else in history, nothing’s sound-bite simple, and attempts to make it so will always fail. Like mike above, I don’t fly anything lately. Never owned a CSA flag of any description, and the only US flag I own anymore is the 48-star that covered a great-uncle’s GI coffin in France. It’s funny, the wealthiest, most powerful slave-holding ancestor in my family, who came to Texas after the heavy lifting was done, and is still revered where he settled, was New York born and bred. Another anecdote: the closest my father (from the East Texas piney woods) ever got to seeing a black man lynched was in 1963, in town outside of Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. By locals. For showing up in the greasy spoon with a white woman.

    Yeah, it can get complicated. Some self-examination and humility from everybody would work wonders.


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