A Response to James C. Cobb’s Article on Renaming College Campus Buildings

This is gonna be short and sweet. Nick Sacco has his panties in a wad. The problem is he really doesn’t know why. In his blog post at https://pastexplore.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/a-response-to-james-c-cobbs-article-on-renaming-college-campus-buildings/ he says he is fired up, ready to jump back into the fray. That would be attacking and telling lies about Confederate heritage abnd history.

This time it seems to be about a building named after Gen. N. B. Forrest. Sacco does his best to make a case against Forrest, but falls short on facts with this statement–

It’s not apparent to me that removing Nathan Bedford Forrest’s name from MTSU is going to end all classroom discussions of his legacy as a slaveholder, Confederate General, and founder of the Ku Klux Klan,

Guess what Sacco, N. B. Forrest was NOT a founder of the KKK!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome to the fray, I am gonna enjoy proving you wrong.

Founder: Confederate Civil War veterans Captain John C. Lester, Major James R. Crowe, John D. Kennedy, Calvin Jones, Richard R. Reed, Frank O. McCord


Confederate History Month, 2016

April is Confederate History Month. Honor all the men women and children who served the Confederacy.

Groundskeepers Find Burial Site of Black Confederate Soldier Shaderick Searcy

Groundskeepers Find Burial Site of Black Confederate Soldier Shaderick Searcy

How do the myths about Sherman’s March line up with the historical realities?

Hello folks. I know it has been some time since I made a post. The reason for that I was engaged in a discussion with Scott Ledridge on “Lies Neo-Confederates Told Me” at http://historynewsnetwork.org/blog/153737. Scott was a worthy opponent and had some well thought out answers which were more opinions than fact.

At any rate, I usually don’t respond to Mackey’s blog post when he cites interviews or works by other people. This one is different. (https://studycivilwar.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/how-do-the-myths-about-shermans-march-line-up-with-the-historical-realities/) I must remind everyone due to injuries in service I cannot hear the interview but I can tell from the comments it doesn’t present the truth about Sherman. In fact I am only going to post a link to one example of Sherman’s atrocities committed against the citizens of Georgia. Roswell Women. That should be significant proof of Sherman’s actions. You can look this incident up by going to the Official records at http://ehistory.osu.edu/books/official-records. Read for yourself. For more atrocities you can also use the search term “Sherman” and read all about his actions. You can find what is reality and what is myth.

Other places you can read about Sherman’s atrocities is Southern Heritage Advancement Preservation and Education “Yankee Atrocities” at http://confederatepows.southernheritageadvancementpreservationeducation.com/page.php?6

Or Sherman’s memoirs at http://southernheritageadvancementpreservationeducation.com/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?2010785.

Then we have this comment in the comment section—–
bob carey · March 30, 2016 – 11:17 pm · Reply→

I’m glad that you brought up this topic.
Although Sherman wasn’t a saint by any means he was not the evil that the Neo-confederates make him out to be. I believe that the real crimes committed during this period of the war were done by the Confederate leadership. In a military sense any bloodshed done after the Battle of Nashville falls squarely on the shoulders on the Confederates,and taking it a step further, in a political sense the same would apply after the re-election of Lincoln. Let’s remember that the Confederacy could have given up the fight anytime and I don’t think that they had any reasonable expectation of victory by late 1864.

Folks comments like this is a sure sign of ignorance