By the President of the United States of America ~

By the President of the United States of America ~

A Proclamation

The years 1961 to 1965 will mark the one-hundredth anniversary of the American Civil War.

That war was America’s most tragic experience. But like most truly great tragedies, it carries with it an enduring lesson and a profound inspiration. It was a demonstration of heroism and sacrifice by men and women of both sides who valued principle above life itself and whose devotion to duty is a part of our Nation’s noblest tradition.

Both sections of our now magnificently reunited country sent into their armies men who became soldiers as good as any who ever fought under any flag. Military history records nothing finer than the courage and spirit displayed at such battles as Chickamauga, Antietam, Kennesaw Mountain, and Gettysburg. That America could produce men so valiant and so enduring is a matter for deep and abiding pride.

The same spirit on the part of the people at home supported and strengthened those soldiers through four years of great trial. That a Nation which contained hardly more than thirty million people, North and South together, could sustain six hundred thousand deaths without faltering is a lasting testimonial to something unconquerable in the American spirit. And that a transcending sense of unity and larger common purpose could, in the end, cause the men and women who had suffered so greatly to close ranks once the contest ended and to go on together to build a greater, freer, and happier America must be a source of inspiration as long as our country may last.

By a joint resolution approved on September 7, 1957 (71 Stat. 626), the Congress established the Civil War Centennial Commission to prepare plans and programs for the nationwide observances of the one-hundredth anniversary of the Civil War, and requested the President to issue proclamations inviting the people of the United States to participate in those observances.

Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby invite all of the people of our country to take a direct and active part in the Centennial of the Civil War.

I request all units and agencies of government–Federal, State, and local–and their officials to encourage, foster, and participate in Centennial observances. And I especially urge our Nation’s schools and colleges, its libraries and museums, its churches and religious bodies, its civic, service, and patriotic organizations, its learned and professional societies, its arts, sciences, and industries, and its informational media, to plan and carry out their own appropriate Centennial observances during the years 1961 to 1965; all to the end of enriching our knowledge and appreciation of this momentous chapter in our Nation’s history and of making this memorable period truly a Centennial for all Americans.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington this sixth day of December in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-fifth.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

By the President:

CHRISTIAN A. HERTER, Secretary of State

Life in the Confederate Army

Oh my goodness, here we go again. Mackey has found him a book that supports his agenda of the war being all about slavery. This time it is written by a Confederate private, William Watson.

Note that Mackey only uses cherry picked pages, which Watson expresses his opinion, to support his argument the war was all about slavery, when clearly historical documents by the Confederate and United States government show otherwise. Watson never references these documents.

Another point to be considered is Watson was not part of the Confederate government and is not shown to have interview any top Confederate government official.

So how can you believe Watson???

On another point, Mackey disputes the existence of Black Confederates, the fact that the Confederate vets are also recognized bas American vets, even though documentation is presented from several sources, yet he will have you to believe the word of one man, a private mind you, in the Confederate Army and the cherry-picked pages he chose to use.

Professor Edward Ayers Interviews SCV Chief of Heritage

Al Mackey is now using Prof. Ayers broadcast at http://backstoryradio.org/shows/coming-home-3/?segments=sons-of-confederate-veterans as proof positive that there were no black Confederate soldiers. he also says it is a lie that Confederate veterans are not the same as US veterans. Of course true to Mackey fashion he offers nor facts to support his lies.

Perhaps Mackey or Ayers would like to debate me with a few facts??? Let’s start with these—

Pres. William McKinley—
“…every soldier’s grave made during our unfortunate civil war [sic] is a tribute to American valor… And the time has now come… when in the spirit of fraternity we should share in the care of the graves of the Confederate soldiers…The cordial feeling now happily existing between the North and South prompts this gracious act and if it needed further justification it is found in the gallant loyalty to the Union and the flag so conspicuously shown in the year just passed by the sons and grandsons of those heroic dead.”

U.S. Public Law 85-425: Sec. 410 Approved 23 May 1958

Confederate Iron Cross

(US Statutes at Large Volume 72, Part 1, Page 133-134)

The Administrator shall pay to each person who served in the military or naval forces of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War a monthly pension in the same amounts and subject to the same conditions as would have been applicable to such person under the laws in effect on December 31, 1957, if his service in such forces had been service in the military or naval forces of the United States

You can read all of the acts of congress here that were passed as a result of this speech.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/04/03/confederate-soldiers-american-veterans-by-act-of-congress/

Confederate Heritage Advocates Duped Again

Recently I posted in a previous post a supposedly photo from Fox news showing a Black girl holding a sign

Lincoln

Well comes Brooks Simpson with his cheap blog, proclaiming I had been duped. Perhaps I was fooled, duped if you will. Not being in the news business or having any sort of knowledge of how things are done in that business, a person can see how it easy it would be to fool me, or you for that matter. Notice how Simpson is sorta like Johnny come lately — waits until the dust settles and then jumps in?

It’s ok live and learn.

At any rate Simpson usual lackeys, Hall, Dick, Mackey, make their usual derogatory statements toward me, which really roll off me like water off of a ducks back. But and as I say there is always a but, not one of them come to the defense of Lincoln. Notice that? Not one. Must be true then with all this academic super brains massed together and they cannot defend their idol.
https://cwcrossroads.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/confederate-heritage-advocates-duped-again/

Now I have admitted that I know nothing about the news industry, just think of their actions like this folks, they proclaim they are historians. People who are supposed in the know if you will, been to college, educated. Surely they have at one time or another have had hard copies of the Declarations of Secession in front of them. Now tell me how can you read these declarations and come to the conclusion that slavery was the cause of the war? Black Confederates would be another example of these historians not knowing, or more to the point denying.

So you say Confederate advocates have a hard time admitting facts, anytime you any of your boys, or your biased readers what to take me on discussing facts, we can do that right here. Show up I dare you.

Simpson maybe I was duped by photoshop or other internet trickery, tell me how does it feel to not get history right when documents of the period are readily available to anyone looks? Is it you are duped or just bigoted?

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For additional reading related to Simpson post goes to
http://mybacksass.blogspot.com/2015/09/proof-positive-simpson-hates-virginia.html
http://mybacksass.blogspot.com/2015/09/can-you-read-this.html

And of course there is this gem from Simpsons school
http://mybacksass.blogspot.com/2015/09/beware-of-schadenfreude.html

Will Mackey Report This???

Connie reports that Black Lives matter activist want Lincoln gone.http://mybacksass.blogspot.com/2015/11/how-sharper-than-serpents-tooth.html?showComment=1448206774665

I did not try to find this on Fox News.

UPDATE—

Al Mackey.

https://studycivilwar.wordpress.com/2015/11/22/check-your-sources/

After reading Mackey’s article I did go to the Fox news channel and could not find the article anywhere.

Seeking the truth????

Al Mackey reports that a fellow by the name of William Holland and some of his kin have removed a Confederate maker from his ancestors grave. The reason is that other family members do not have information that proves service. Well golly gee, that is a statement can be said about thousands of WHITE CONFEDERATES with known service.

Of course Mackey says the SCV and UDC lied about his service, he points out Holland could not write, and he struggled financially after the war. These are Mackey’s reasons why Holland could not have served. Now honestly would any of these reason keep a man Black or white from serving? This is the kind of bigoted “facts” todays historians promote in place of real facts.

William Holland, descendant of Creed Holland states he only wants the truth. Well the fact of the matter is the truth is right in front of you. You because of your bigotry refuse to see it. The man applied for a pension. I cannot see anything in his on the Virginia website that tells me if Creed Holland received his pension or not. Even so Mackey and Holland go so far as to say this — “Even if he did serve, William Holland doubts his great-grandfather ever received a pension.”

Mackey in his usual idiotic way just has to get in one last jab at the Confederacy by saying this– “The SCV, of course, is continuing to lie, claiming slavery had nothing to do with the Civil War.”

Well Mackey I have said before and I will say it again, you nor any of the bigoted idiots you know can prove slavery had anything to do with the war. That is a lie and you know what that makes YOU??? You have tried to prove me wrong before, you are welcome to come here to try it again, I will make an ass out of you just like before.

YES VIRGINIA THERE WAS AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF BLACK CONFEDERATES!!!!!