Why are some U.S. Army’s posts named to honor the enemy?

Mackey and some chump that was in the US Army ( Brigadier General (retired) Ty Seidule) want to know — Why are some U.S. Army’s posts named to honor the enemy?https://studycivilwar.wordpress.com/2020/01/12/why-are-some-u-s-armys-posts-named-to-honor-the-enemy/

To be honest there are no army bases named after the enemy, but some named after Confederate warriors. If that is what they mean the question is easy enough to answer—-

Photo from: https://www.campchase.us/

There nothing else needs to be said.

Confederate group in Silent Sam deal accused of violating tax and campaign finance laws

Mackey is still whining about his side losing in the Silent Sam issue. This time it is about money. Sounds like the Democrat party trying to take down Trump– any reason what-so-ever. https://studycivilwar.wordpress.com/2020/01/18/confederate-group-in-silent-sam-deal-accused-of-violating-tax-and-campaign-finance-laws/

Oh and Jimmy Dick– it was the Yankee side that broke the law invading the South. Do you have the backbone to take me on in a debate? If so you are welcome to prove your point.

Searching for Black Confederates: History teacher battles one of the American Civil War’s most stubborn myths

Another promotional article for Kevin Levin by Al Mackey https://studycivilwar.wordpress.com/2020/01/20/searching-for-black-confederates-history-teacher-battles-one-of-the-american-civil-wars-most-stubborn-myths/

I would almost believe Levin if he could prove his points and was not biased and bigoted, however he can’t prove his points and his mind is closed to any information except that he wants to acknowledge.

There were Black Confederates, I have dedicated a website to their service. Mackey, Levin or anyone else is welcome to come to the website and in a civil manner tell me why these men and women were not Confederates. I know Mackey and Levin do not have the backbone to show up but does anyone else?http://negrosingrey.southernheritageadvancementpreservationeducation.com/page.php?2

Open Challenge folks Something that Levin will not do.

Here is just one example what you will find—
Jenny– Negro Girl– Received at the Myrtle Street Prison the 13th day of Feb. 1864 from Peter Coring, US officer. Sent forward from Prov. Mar. Genl on the first day of February 1864. By order of Col. Marsh.

Jenny “negro Girl”
Signed William Lonergan–Keeper
(Unfiled Papers and Slips Belonging in Confederate Compiled Service Records)

Sure, We Teach History. But Do We Know Why It’s Important?

Asks Al Mackey at —https://studycivilwar.wordpress.com/2020/01/25/secession-on-trial/

George: I know Prof. Mackey I know— call on me –me — me–.
Yes George

George: It is so I can post facts and prove that you are biased and bigoted against anything Confederate!!

Secession on Trial– Or Mackey has found another source he agrees with

In his blog post Secession on Trial at https://studycivilwar.wordpress.com/2020/01/25/secession-on-trial/ Mackey use quotes out of a book by the author Professor Cynthia Nicoletti. All is fine and dandy with using researched work. Reading this article, and I wont address every point, I note that neither Mackey nor Nicoletti tell s use exactly why secession is on trial. Secession began before Jefferson Davis was elected President of the Confederacy. This action was decided by the states not Davis. What the article is about is Jefferson Davis trial. A trial which tried to prove treason.

Another point neither Buchanan, Lincoln, Mackey or Professor Cynthia Nicoletti tells us how secession is illegal. Don’t they know? Buchanan and Lincoln never said we are sending troops South because secession is illegal under Amendment x article yz. They did say the wanted to collect revenue.

Here is another opinion — https://www.historynet.com/the-trouble-with-treason-prosecuting-jefferson-davis.htm

Here is Yale law school — https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=2443&context=ylj

And this one comes from The Sothern Historical Papers— http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A2001.05.0287%3Achapter%3D1.7&force=y

Don’t take Mackey’s word or mine for anything, do your own research and ask questions.

“Official Verdict of the Military Commission trying the Lincoln Conspirators, as endorsed by President Johnson, July 5, 1865,”​

“Official Verdict of the Military Commission trying the Lincoln Conspirators, as endorsed by President Johnson, July 5, 1865,”​

The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

After maturely deliberating on the evidence adduced in the case of each of the accused, the findings of the Commission were as follows : —

In the case of David E. Herold : Of the specification guilty; except ” combining, confederating, and conspiring with Edward Spangler,” as to which part thereof not guilty. Of the charge guilty; except the words of the charge, “combining, confederating, and conspiring with Edward Spangler,” as to which not guilty. And the Commission did, therefore, sentence him, the said David E. Herold, to be hanged by the neck until he be dead, at such time and place as the President of the United States should direct, two-thirds of the Commission concurring therein.

In the case of George A. Atzerodt: After mature consideration of the evidence adduced, the Commission found the accused, of the specification guilty; except ” combining, confederating, and conspiring with Edward Spangler,” of this not guilty. Of the charge guilty; except ” combining, confederating, and conspiring with Edward Spangler,” of this not guilty. And the sentence of the Commission was that he be hanged by the neck until he be dead, at such time and place as the President of the United States might direct, two-thirds of the Commission concurring therein.
In the case of Lewis Payne, the Commission found him, of the specifications guilty; of the charge guilty; with the same exceptions as in the case of Atzerodt ; and sentenced him to be hung as above, two-thirds of the Commission concurring therein.

In the case of Mary E. Surratt, the Commission found her, of the specifications guilty, and of the charge guilty; except as to “receiving, sustaining, harboring, and concealing Samuel Arnold and Michael O’Laughlin ” ; and except as to “combining, confederating, and conspiring with Edward Spangler,” and of this not guilty ; and sentenced her to be hanged by the neck until she be dead, at such time and place as the President of the United States should direct, two-thirds of the Commission concurring therein.

In the case of Michael O’Laughlin, the Commission found him guilty of the specifications, except the words thereof, ” And in further prosecution of the conspiracy aforesaid, and of its murderous and treasonable purposes aforesaid, on the night of the 13th of April, A.D. 1865, at Washington City, and within the military department and military lines aforesaid, the said Michael O’Laughlin did, then and there, lie in wait for Ulysses S. Grant, then Lieutenant General and commander of the armies of the United States, with intent, then and there, to kill and murder the said Ulysses S. Grant ” ; of said words not guilty. Of the charge guilty, except ” combining, confederating, and conspiring with Edward Spangler ” ; of this not guilty. O’Laughlin was sentenced by the Commission to be imprisoned at hard labor for life, at such place as the President might direct, two-thirds of the Commission concurring therein.

In the case of Edward Spangler, the Commission found him guilty of the charge and specifications, with exceptions similar to the above, and sentenced him to be imprisoned at hard labor for the term of six years, at such place as the President might direct, two-thirds concurring therein.

In the case of Samuel Arnold, the decision of the Commission was, that he was guilty of the charge and specifications, with exceptions similar to the above, and that he should be imprisoned for life at hard labor at such place as the President should direct, two-thirds concurring.
In the case of Samuel A. Mudd, the Commission found him guilty of the charge and specifications, with similar exceptions, as the evidence required, and sentenced him to be imprisoned at hard labor for life, as above.

“Official Verdict of the Military Commission trying the Lincoln Conspirators, as endorsed by President Johnson, July 5, 1865,” House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/43981.

“Maunsell Bradhurst Field to Editor New York Times, Letter accounting the Passing of President Abraham Lincoln, April 16, 1865,”​

“Maunsell Bradhurst Field to Editor New York Times, Letter accounting the Passing of President Abraham Lincoln, April 16, 1865,”​

The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

On Friday evening, April 14, 1865, I was reading the evening paper in the reading-room of Willard’s Hotel, at about 10 1/2 o’clock, when I was startled by the report that an attempt had been made a few minutes before to assassinate the President at Ford’s Theatre. At first I could scarcely credit it, but in a few minutes the statement was confirmed by a number of people who came in separately, all telling the same story. About fifteen minutes previously I had parted with Mr. MELLER, of the Treasury Department, and he had retired to his room. Immediately on receiving this intelligence I notified him of it, and we together proceeded to the scene of the alleged assassination. We found not only considerable crowds on the streets leading to the theatre, but a very large one in front of the theatre, and of the house directly opposite, where the President had been carried after the attempt upon his life. With some difficulty I obtained ingress to the house. I was at once informed by Miss HARRIS, daughter of Senator HARRIS, that the President was dying, which statement was confirmed by three or four other persons whom I met in the hall; but I was desired not to communicate his condition to Mrs. LINCOLN, who was in the front parlor. I went into this parlor, where I found Mrs. LINCOLN, no other lady being present, except Miss HARRIS, as already mentioned. She at once recognized me, and begged me to run for Dr. STONE, or some other medical man. She was not weeping, but appeared hysterical, and exclaimed in rapid succession, over and over again: “Oh! why didn’t he kill me? why didn’t he kill me?” I was starting from the house to go for Dr. STONE, when I met at the door, Major ECKERT, of the War Department, who informed me he was going directly to STONE’s house, STONE having already been sent for, but not having yet arrived. I then determined to go for Dr. HALL, whose precise residence I did not know. Upon inquiring of the crowd, I was told it was over FRANK TAYLOR’s bookstore, on the avenue. This proved to be a mistake, and I was compelled to return to his actual residence on the avenue, above Ninth-street. I found the doctor at home and dressed, and he at once consented to accompany me. Arrived in the neighborhood of the house. I had great difficulty in passing the guard, and only succeeded at last in having the doctor introduced, admission being refused to myself.

I returned to Willard’s, it now being about 2 o’clock in the morning, and remained there until between 3 and 4 o’clock, when I again went to the house where the President was lying, in company with Mr. ANDREWS, late Surveyor of the port of New-York. I obtained ingress this time without any difficulty, and was enabled to take Mr. ANDREWS in with me. I proceeded at once to the room in which the President was lying, which was a bedroom in an extension, on the first or parlor floor of the house. The room is small, and is ornamented with prints — a very familiar one of LANDSEER’s, a white horse, being prominent directly over the bed. The bed was a double one, and I found the President lying diagonally across it, with his head at the outside. The pillows were saturated with blood, and there was considerable blood upon the floor immediately under him.
There was a patchwork coverlet thrown over the President, which was only so far removed, from time to time, as to enable the physicians in attendance to feel the arteries of the neck or the heart, and be appeared to have been divested of all clothing. His eyes were closed and injected with blood, both the lids and the portion surrounding the eyes being as black as if they had been bruised by violence. He was breathing regularly, but with effort, and did not seem to be struggling or suffering.

The persons present in the room were the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, the Postmaster-General, the Attorney-General, the Secretary of the Treasury, (who, however, remained only till about 5 o’clock,) the Secretary of the Interior, the Assistant-Secretary of the Interior, myself, Gen. AUGER, Geo. HALLECK, Gen. MEIGS, and, during the last moments, Capt. ROBERT LINCOLN and Maj. JOHN HAY. On the foot of the bed sat Dr. STONE; above him, and directly opposite the President’s face, an army surgeon, to me a stranger; another army surgeon was standing, frequently holding the pulse, and another gentleman, not in uniform, but whom I understood to be also an army surgeon, stood a good deal of the time leaning over the head-board of the bed.

For several hours the breathing above described continued regularly, and apparently without pain or consciousness. But about 7 o’clock a change occurred, and the breathing, which had been continuous, was interrupted at intervals. These intervals became more frequent and of longer duration, and the breathing more feeble. Several times the interval was so long that we thought him dead, and the surgeon applied his finger to the pulse, evidently to ascertain if such was the fact. But it was not till 22 minutes past 7 o’clock in the morning that the flame flickered out. There was no apparent suffering, no convulsive action, no rattling of the throat, none of the ordinary premonitory symptoms of death. Death in this case was a mere cessation of breathing.The fact had not been ascertained one minute when Dr. GURLEY offered up a prayer. The few persons in the room were all profoundly effected. The President’s eyes after death were not, particularly the right one, entirely closed. I closed them myself with my fingers, and one the surgeons brought pennies and placed them on the eyes, and subsequently substituted for them silver half-dollars. In a very short time the jaw commenced slightly falling, although the body was still warm. I called attention to this, and had it immediately tied up with a pocket handkerchief. The expression immediately after death was purely negative, but in fifteen minutes here came over the mouth, the nostrils, and the chin, a smile that seemed almost an effort of life. I had never seen upon the President’s face an expression more genial and pleasing. The body grew cold very gradually, and I left the room before it had entirely stiffened. Curtains had been previously drawn down by the Secretary of War.

Immediately after the decease, a meeting was held of the members of the Cabinet present, in the back parlor, adjacent to the room in which the President died, to which meeting I, of course, was not admitted. About fifteen minutes before the decease, Mrs. LINCOLN came into the room, and threw herself upon her dying husband’s body. She was allowed to remain there only a few minutes, when she was removed in a sobbing condition, in which, indeed, she had been during all the time she was present.

After completing his prayer in the chamber of death. Dr. GURLEY went into the front parlor, where Mrs. LINCOLN was, with Mrs. and Miss KINNEY and her son ROBERT, Gen. TODD, of Dacotah, (a cousin of hers,) and Gen. FARNSWORTH, of Illinois. Here another prayer was offered up, during which I remained in the hall. The prayer was continually interrupted by Mrs. LINCOLN’s sobs. Soon after its conclusion, I went into the parlor, and found her in a chair, supported by her son ROBERT. Presently her carriage came up, and she was removed to it. She was in a state of tolerable composure at that time, until she reached the door, when, glancing at the theatre opposite, she repeated three or four times: “That dreadful house! — that dreadful house!”

Before I myself left, a guard had been stationed at the door of the room in which the remains of the late President were lying. Mrs. LINCOLN had been communicated with, to ascertain whether she desired the body to be embalmed or not, and the Secretary of War had issued various orders, necessary in consequence of what had occurred.

I left the house about 8:30 o’clock in the morning, and shortly after met Mr. Chief Justice CHASE, on his way there. He was extremely agitated, as, indeed, I myself had been all through the night. I afterward learned that, at the Cabinet meeting referred to, the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney-General were appointed a committee to wait on the Vice-President, which they did, and he was sworn into office early in the morning by the Chief-Justice.

MAUNSELL B. FIELD.
Washington, April 16.

“Maunsell Bradhurst Field to Editor New York Times, Letter accounting the Passing of President Abraham Lincoln, April 16, 1865,” House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/43886.