Flagging Support

No need to say anything about Mackeys post at https://studycivilwar.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/flagging-support/

Except a picture is worth a thousand words.

Your move fat boy







“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will for ever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”

A, Lincoln


Affair at Shiloh

I hope to attend this affair—-


On April 9, 2016 at 11:00 a. m. at the Mississippi Monument at Shiloh we will be having a event to honor all Mississippi soldiers that fought at The Battle of Shiloh. This is a Mississippi Division Sons of Confederate Veterans and Mississippi Division United Daughters of the Confederacy event. Since the SCV and UDC did not get the reconnection that we should have on October 10 we are having this event to do what we did not get to do in October. All speakers that day will be SCV and UDC members. Mr. Grady Howell will be the guest speaker, he will be speaking about the 6th Mississippi at Shiloh. After that we will laying flower wreaths on the Confederate burial trench in Rhea Field, a musket salute, and someone playing taps. We would like for all SCV camps and UDC chapters to lay a wreath. This is the burial trench that we think that most of the 6th Mississippi soldiers are buried in. We need reenactors for a color guard and for the musket salute. For all reenactors we have a place for you to camp that is not on the park, it is close to where the Confederates camped the night before the battle.

Buddy Ellis
1st. Lt. Commander
Col. W. P. Rogers Camp 321
Corinth, Mississippi


Black Confederate Author- Book in Montgomery

Black Confederate Author- Book in Montgomery

Hello, I am writing to ANNOUNCE that I am coming to Montgomery. I will be in Montgomery at the Alabama Book Festival on April 23rd. I will also be the guest speaker for the SCV Cradle of the Confederacy Camp # 692 on the 24th at the Downtown Library. I am asking that you please share this information with your UDC Chapter. I pray to make the most of my time while there in an attempt to share with as many as possible. Please consider sharing this with local and surrounding UDC members. Please call me if you have any questions.

I am author of Robert E. Lee’s Orderly A Modern Black Man’s Confederate Journey. My Great-great grandfather, Turner Hall Jr., served in the Confederate army for four years. He was an orderly for Robert E. Lee and a Slave of Nathan Bedford Forrest. He was interviewed in 1941 in New York City on the national talk radio show, “We, The People” as a Black Confederate. My book was released in October of 2015. I contend that Confederate Heritage and Black History are one in the same and to throw away Confederate Heritage is to destroy Black History. Please review this for consideration of a story and or review of my Book. The book has 4.5 Stars/5 stars on Amazon.

Press Release: http://www.prlog.org/12504981

Book Trailer Video: https://www.facebook.com/Orderlyforlee/videos/472332209614915/

Book Trailer Video: https://www.facebook.com/Orderlyforlee/videos/462960103885459/?l=2154044680045505563

Black History Project

Podcast Interview: http://confederatebroadcasting.com/stream.php?f=3&e=14

Website: http://www.orderlyforlee.com

News paper Article: http://www.picayuneitem.com/2015/11/book-review-4/

I am a graduate of Ole Miss University and an Alumni of a historical Black college, Jackson State University. I live in Madison, MS and published a book in October, 2015. Robert E. Lee’s Orderly A Modern Black Man’s Confederate Journey tells the story of my great-great grandfather, Turner Hall Jr., the discovery of my Confederate Heritage and how I reconcile both through my Christian faith. I am writing to inquire about how to get an interview on Book TV-CSpan2? Please direct this email to the appropriate staff for consideration.


A descendant of a slave, Al Arnold, tells his journey of embracing his Confederate heritage. His ancestor, Turner Hall, Jr., a Black Confederate, served as a body servant for two Confederate soldiers and an orderly for General Robert E. Lee. Turner Hall, Jr. returned to Okolona, Mississippi after the Civil War. Hall served a prominent family in that community for five generations. His life’s journey eventually led him to Hugo, Oklahoma where he established himself as the town’s most distinguished citizen receiving acclaim from Black and White citizens alike for his service. In 1938, his journey continued to Pennsylvania as the last Civil War veteran from his community to attend the final Civil War veteran reunion, as a Black Confederate. He also traveled to New York City and was interviewed by the national talk radio show, “We, The People” in 1940.

One hundred and three years after the Civil War, Hall’s great-great grandson, Al Arnold, was born in Okolona, Mississippi. Raised in North Mississippi, Al would later discover the history of his ancestor and began an eight year journey of why, how and for what reasons his ancestor served the Confederate armies? To his amazement, Al discovered that seventy two years after the Civil war, his ancestor was a proud Confederate and held in his possession a cherished gift from the Confederate Civil War general, Nathan Bedford Forrest. Al’s personal research discovered that his ancestor was owned by Forrest and was enthusiastically warm toward the general and his service to the Confederate armies. This amazing connection to two famous Confederate generals awakened a new perception of curiosity about Confederate heritage in Al and challenged his traditional thoughts. He grew to accept his heritage and now embraces it with a desire to see African Americans embrace Confederate heritage instead of rejecting it on the notion of modern ideology. This is a deep personal journey of faith, heritage, race and family wrapped around the grace of God through the eyes and honest thoughts of a modern black man. Al tells the story of Turner Hall, Jr., his personal Confederate journey and how family and faith has brought harmony to his new found heritage. Arnold argues for the revitalization of the lost Black history of the Civil War era. He bestows dignity and honor on his Confederate ancestor and challenges the traditional thoughts of modern African Americans. Arnold rests in his faith as the uniting force that reconciles our colorful past to our bright future.

Al Arnold,
Family Historian, Arnold & Elliott Family Reunion
Monroe County, Mississippi

January 18, 2016 Central MS Chapter Sons of American Revolution at Barbour Hall Belhaven University, Jackson, MS
January 23- Guest Speaker for the Lee/Jackson/Chalmers Banquet at Davies Manor Plantation in Bartlett, TN sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp
Jan 25- Hattiesburg, MS LTG Nathan Bedford Forrest Camp Sons of Confederate Camp Meeting at the Hattiesburg Garden Club, Hattiesburg MS.

Black History Tour:

Feb 1: Tupelo Rotary Club Monthly Guest Speaker. The Summit Center 12:00 noon $13/ticket

Feb 6th Chickamauga Civil War Show in Dalton, GA Northwest Trade and Convention Center, Dalton GA

Feb 12th, 2016 New Orleans guest speaker for SCC Col Charles Dreux Camp New Orleans Country Club

Feb 29th: Mobile Alabama : Admiral Raphael Semmes Camp 1808 Oil Shell Road, Mobile Alabama
March 5th-6th: Memphis, TN Civil War Relic Show Featured Speaker at 12:00 pm March 5th
March 12-13th: Corinth, MS Civil War Relic Show Crossroads Arena Corinth, MS


Where is Al Mackey

Mackey loves to bash anything Confederate and seldom passes up a chance to bash our symbols or heritage. He loves to throw the “racist” word out every chance he gets. Now that being said where is Mackey when the shoe is on the other foot?

Caught on Camera: Teens attack Marine at DC McDonald’s

A Culture of Hate

Or a taste of Al Mackey’s own medicine?

I just saw this story—–


on the news and released it is where our friend Al Mackey teaches.

Do you reckon Mackey’s hate has spilled over from his blog into the classroom? Is hate what is taught at VT??? Was a descendant of a Confederate Veteran? Hummmm. Think about it.

The Lone Ranger

It is generally accepted that the legend of the Lone Ranger is based on the exploits of Bass Reeves, ex-slave, and ex-Confederate There are many stories on the internet about Bass Reeves and his escape to freedom, they all usually tell of a card game with his owner William Reeves. I have not been able to confirm the service of Bass Reeves in the Confederate army, which is not unusual, but did confirm the service of G. R. Reeves

Bio Col. George Reeves CSA–


Col George Robertson Reeves

Birth: Jan. 3, 1826
Hickman County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 1882
Grayson County
Texas, USA

REEVES, GEORGE ROBERTSON (1826-1881) ~ George Robertson Reeves was born to William Steel Reeves and Nancy Totty Reeves on January 3, 1828, in Hickman County, Tennessee.

The family moved to Crawford County, Arkansas and on October 31, 1844, Reeves married Jane Moore there. Together they would eventually have 12 children.

George and Jane then moved to Grayson County, Texas in 1846, where he held several county offices. From 1850 to 1854, he was County Sheriff. In 1856 he was elected to the Texas Legislature where he represented the county until 1858. He would later serve in the legislature again in 1870, 1875, 1879, and in 1881-82. In his last term, he was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives.

When the Civil War broke out, he raised a company for William C. Young’s Eleventh Cavalry and later became colonel in command. His unit fought in Indian Territory, at Pea Ridge with Benjamin McCulloch, the Siege at Corinth, the battles of Murfreesboro, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Knoxville, and Tunnel Hill; all part of Ross’s Texas Brigade.

There are several places named in honor of George Reeves. The first is the community in Grayson County that developed around Fort Johnston was called Georgetown. The Confederate Camp in Grayson County is named Confederate Camp Reeves. Reeves County, Texas is named for him. And, the George R. Reeves Masonic Lodge of Pottsboro, where he served as master, is named in his honor.

Reeves was bit by a rabid dog and died of hydrophobia on September 5, 1882.

Sources: http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/RR

Family links:
William Steel Reeves (1794 – 1872)
Nancy Totty Reeves (1799 – 1860)

Jane Moore Reeves (1829 – 1901)*

Thomas Moore Reeves (1845 – 1878)*
Nancy Reeves (1848 – 1861)*
Mary Telitha Reeves (1849 – 1850)*
Eliza Jane Reeves Hodges (1850 – 1929)*
William Franklin Pierce Reeves (1852 – 1863)*
George Emberson Reeves (1855 – 1940)*
Sarah Ann Reeves Burgess (1857 – 1918)*
Lenora Belle Reeves Davis (1859 – 1950)*
John Mayrant Reeves (1862 – 1936)*
Albert Sidney Reeves (1866 – 1868)*
William Steel Reeves (1869 – 1929)*
Alvin Robertson Reeves (1872 – 1946)*

Caroline Elizabeth Reeves Bean (1817 – 1854)*
Robert O’Barr Reeves (1824 – 1864)*
George Robertson Reeves (1826 – 1882)
William Jasper Reeves (1830 – 1860)*
Dorinda Sandal Reeves McGlothlin (1832 – 1866)*
Matilda Jane Reeves Baird (1836 – 1902)*
Nancy Tennessee Reeves Bradly Utter (1839 – 1902)*

*Calculated relationship

Georgetown Cemetery
Grayson County
Texas, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 33.78716, -96.68674

A couple of interesting websites—

Bass Reeves

Black Mississippi Legislator Defends Confederate Monument

Black Mississippi Legislator Defends Confederate Monument

In Mississippi on February 1, 1890, an appropriation for a monument to the Confederate dead was being considered. A delegate had just spoken against the bill, when John F. Harris, a Black Republican delegate from Washington, county, rose to speak:

“Mr. Speaker! I have risen in my place to offer a few words on the bill.

I have come from a sick bed. Perhaps it was not prudent for me to come. But sir, I could not rest quietly in my room without contributing a few remarks of my own.

I was sorry to hear the speech of the young gentlemen from Marshall County. I am sorry that any son of a soldier would go on record as opposed to the erections of a monument in honor of the brave dead. And, Sir, I am convinced that had he seen what I saw at Seven Pines, and in the Seven Day’s fighting around Richmond, the battlefield covered with mangled forms of those who fought for this country and their country’s honor, he would not have made the speech.

When the news came that the South had been invaded, those men went forth to fight for what they believed, and they made not requests for monuments. But they died, and their virtues should be remembered.

Sir, I went with them. I, too, wore the gray, the same color my master wore. We stayed for four long years, and if that war had gone on till now I would have been there yet. I want to honor those brave men who died for their convictions.

When my Mother died I was a boy. Who, Sir, then acted the part of Mother to the orphaned slave boy, but my old Missus! Were she living now, or could speak to me from those high realms where are gathered the sainted dead, she would tell me to vote for this bill. And, Sir, I shall vote for it. I want it known to all the world that my vote is given in favor of the bill to erect a monument in HONOR OF THE CONFEDERATE DEAD.”

When the applause died down, the measure passed overwhelmingly, and every Black member voted “AYE.”

(Source: War For What? by Francis Springer)