Son's of the Confederacy. ..
thank you great great great grandfather Andrew Jackson Collins "Fiddler Jack "
.Birth: Apr. 19, 1828
North Carolina, USADeath: unknown
He was the son of John and Nancy Collins, and married Rebecca McKinney on 5 Mar 1849 in Surry Co. NC. They were the parents of three children; Daniel Marion, Lucy, and John H, and raised their grandson William Daniel Collins. He died after the 1910 census.
He enlisted in the CSA on 2 Jul 1861 in Patrick Co. VA, Pvt. Co. H 51st VA Infantry. He was injured in a retreat from Cotton Hill VA in late 1861, and received a disability pension from NC in 1902. His burial is unknown, but thought to be in the Pete Overby Cem. near the VA line. #civilwarveteran#confederacy
Thomas Jonathan Jackson-famously known as "Stonewall"-was born on this day 194 years ago: January 21, 1824. He graduated from West Point in 1846 and fought in the Mexican-American War, but when the Civil War came he sided with his home state of Virginia (his birthplace, then in Virginia, is now in West Virginia) and joined the Confederate army.
Jackson rose to command the Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia and was known for his aggressive style as well as for some odd personal habits. He was Gen. Robert E. Lee's most trusted subordinate and helped Lee win numerous battles in which the Confederates were severely outnumbered. Jackson was accidentally wounded by some of his own troops near the end of the southern victory at Chancellorsville in early May 1863. Jackson died several days after having his left arm amputated.
Many have speculated over the years since his death that had Jackson lived, the Confederacy might have won the Civil War. Today, he is arguably the second-most revered rebel after Robert E. Lee himself. #stonewalljackson#civilwar#confederacy#virginia#chancellorsville#emergingcivilwar
American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. The result of a long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861, when Confederates attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, shortly after President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated. The nationalists of the Union proclaimed loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States, who advocated for states' rights to expand slavery.
Among the 34 U.S. states in February 1861, seven Southern slave states individually declared their secession from the U.S. to form the Confederate States of America, or the South. The Confederacy grew to include eleven slave states. The Confederacy was never diplomatically recognized by the United States government, nor was it recognized by any foreign country (although the United Kingdom and France granted it belligerent status). The states that remained loyal to the U.S. (including the border states where slavery was legal) were known as the Union or the North.
The Union and Confederacy quickly raised volunteer and conscription armies that fought mostly in the South over four years. The Union finally won the war when General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at the Battle of Appomattox Court House, followed by a series of surrenders by Confederate generals throughout the southern states. Four years of intense combat left 620,000 to 750,000 people dead, a higher number than the number of U.S. military deaths in all other wars combined (at least until approximately the Vietnam War).Much of the South's infrastructure was destroyed, especially the transportation systems, railroads, mills and houses. The Confederacy collapsed, slavery was abolished, and 4 million slaves were freed. The Reconstruction Era (1863–1877) overlapped and followed the war, with the process of restoring national unity, strengthening the national government, and granting civil rights to freed slaves throughout the country. The Civil War is the most studied and written about episode in U.S. history.
🔰Do you think the war started Because of the slaves or do you think it was Because the South was rich?🔰
The Leipzig Campaign:
The army's of the Sixth Coalition against the mighty Napoleon the First, the Emporer of the First Empire of France.
After the Coalitions major victory at the battle of Leipzig, the Confederation of the Rhine (a Germanic state forced to be like a Vassal to the French) was dissovled and Napoleon losses all his reach East of the Rhine.
This 1813 battle campaign involved roughly 600,000 troops, which is the largest concentration of troops in a campaign until the Great war or the First World War.
Later after the French retreat from the Rhine the Coalition forces continued the momentum and pushed into France and Napoleon lost the war and was forced to abdicate and was exiled to Elba in 1814.
John Pelham (September 7, 1838 – March 17, 1863) was an artillery officer who served with the Confederate cavalry under J.E.B. Stuart during the American Civil War. Dubbed "The Gallant Pelham" for his military prowess and personal courage, Pelham revolutionized the usage of light artillery as a mobile arm of the cavalry.
Even in the midst of large battles and canons firing, I find myself most intrigued with the people and characters of the event.
Living history and re-enactors dedicate a large portion of their lives, knowledge, and income to preserving knowledge for our future generations. These are a few of the portraits I took at the #brooksvilleraid this weekend. I plan on posting a new personal project section on my website to follow these re-enactors through different events and historical sites.
General Robert E. Lee mounted on Traveller. In February 1862, General Robert E. Lee bought Greenbrier for $200 and renamed him, Traveller, using the British spelling with two “L”s. Lee was very proud of the horse, all the more so because of his color, which he described as Confederate gray. Lee rode Traveller during many of his battles commanding Confederate forces during the American Civil War.
🔰Do you like General Lee?🔰
William Tecumseh Sherman, February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861–65), for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States.
On this day in 1807 one of my favorite figures in history, General Robert Edward Lee, was born. He was not only a great general, he was also a true gentleman.
Blue Dog Democrats:
Jefferson Finis Davis (1808-1889) was an American statesman and leader of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, serving as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history, from 1861 to 1865. He was displaced in Southern affection after the war by the leading Confederate general, Robert E. Lee. Over time, however, admiration for his pride and ideals made him a Civil War hero to many Southerners.
1864 ~ Ulysses S. Grant was put in command of the Union Forces after victories at Shiloh and Chattanooga. He worked closely with President Lincoln and was eventually successful in the final defeat of the Confederate army.
🔰Who is your favorite American Civil war General?🔰
Robert E. Lee was born in Virginia on this day 211 years ago-January 19, 1807. He graduated from West Point and embarked on an army career that lasted more than three decades. His family owned slaves, but Lee opposed secession. However, when Virginia seceded, he resigned from the army in order to not have to take up arms against his native state.
Lee served as a military adviser to Confederate President Jefferson Davis until taking over command of the Army of Northern Virginia after that army's commander, Joseph Johnston, was wounded in battle. Lee commanded the Army of Northern Virginia for the rest of the war, giving the Confederacy most of its important victories as well as hope that the southern rebellion might succeed. Ultimately, Lee was forced to surrender his army to U.S. Grant on April 9, 1865.
After the war, Lee became president of Washington College (now known as Washington & Lee University) in Lexington, Virginia. He died on October 12, 1870. #robertelee#civilwar#confederacy#virginia#armyofnorthernvirginia#washington &leeuniversity
Throughout history, American racists have ironically tried to use the idea of “freedom” as an excuse to oppress. Slave owners said “big government should not interfere in our right to own slaves. This is our God-given liberty.” Segregationists argued “we have the right to separate races. Stay out of our way of life.”
But for all their talk about freedoms, racist Americans were actually willing to give up A LOT of their individual rights to protect “their freedom to oppress.” Among those sacrificed rights was one of the biggest ones: freedom of speech. Here’s a few examples…
In 1835, the American Anti-Slavery Society (AAS) started mailing their ideas about slavery to religious and government leaders in the South. Most people that got this mail were angered by what it was saying, but they could have ignored it. Instead they took it as a threat.
In Charleston, first the slave supporting postmaster refused to do his job in delivering the mail. Then, a group called the “Lynch Men” broke into the post office and stole the mail. Almost 2,000 people gathered to celebrate the burning of this abolitionist speech. Immediately, this became a national concern. President Andrew Jackson, southern politicians, and their northern sympathizers quickly made it illegal for the AAS to use the mail system. After that, the South quickly made it illegal to send any “inflammatory” or “seditious” materials into Southern states. Translation: they threw out freedom of speech.
Fast forward to the Jim Crow era in Memphis. Right after a race riot in Detroit, in 1943 Memphis officials decided it was time to crack down. In order to “protect stability,” movies with all Black-casts were banned from showing. Movies with Black actors in positions of power were banned. Sometimes instead of banning the movies, officials would just edit the films to remove Black characters completely. “Sailor Takes a Wife” was censored just because a Black servant showed resentment toward a white character!
Every now and then, racist Americans wake up with less power than they had before. But how much of that power was stolen, and how much was simply given away so that someone else could be oppressed?
Swipe left for more pictures. This is a special post about an ancestor of mine, who won in the poll I did.
My great-great-great grandfather Willis COPELAND Sneath was born in Shirleysburg, Pennsylvania in 1842. If you know me well enough, you would know that my middle name is Copeland too😉! Willis grew up on a little farm in the middle of no where Pennsylvania. I do not know much about his young life, until the year 1862 at the age of 20. Willis had little $ and wasnt really going anywhere in life, so he joined the 190th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and went into the Civil War. Willis later was shot in the arm at the Battle of Antietam, and left on the battlefield to die. A few days later, Union soldiers found him on the field and dragged him back to medical treatment. Around this time, Willis' younger brother George, was shot and killed by Stonewall Jackson's Confederate troops at the battle of Linden, Virginia. Willis was devastated and angry... he wrote a poem that appeared in the Shirleysburg newspaper about George's death (swipe to read it). Willis wanted revenge against any Confederate soldier for what happened to his brother. Willis was out of commission for almost a year; he was put back into the army just in time for Gettysburg. Willis fought at the Battle of Littleround top. There, he sat on top of the mountain and fired shots onto Confederate soldiers down below repeatedly, and was at the town when Lincoln gave his Emancipation Proclamation speech. There's a monument in Gettysburg to honor the PA 190th, and Willis' name is there too. After Gettysburg, he was sent down into Virginia with General Grant's troops. He fought at: Fredericksburg, North Anna, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Totopotamy, and at the Battle of MECHAINCSVILLE. One of the battles (I believe it to be Cold Harbor), Willis actually laid eyes upon Robert E. Lee and was in shock of how commanding he was on the battlefield. After destroying Mechaincsville, Willis entered the City of Richmond to see it ablaze. He was angry that the Confederates fleed the city like pussies, but was happy that the war was finally over.
#onthisday in 1862, former President of the United States John Tyler died at age 71. Tyler was the tenth President; as vice president, he assumed the presidency upon the death of William Henry Harrison in April 1841. He served until the end of Harrison's term, returning to his native Virginia in 1845.
As the Civil War approached, he served as a participant in the Virginia Peace Convention held in February 1861 with the intention of finding some peaceful resolution to avoid Civil War. He was then a delegate to the Virginia Secession Convention and vote for Virginia to leave the Union.
In November 1861, Tyler was elected to the Confederate House of Representatives. However, he died just a few weeks before that body's first session met.
Tyler is interred in Richmond's @hollywoodcem. #johntyler#POTUS#civilwar#secession#virginia#confederacy
Confederate States of America
The #ConfederateStatesOfAmerica , commonly referred to as the #Confederacy , was an unrecognized country in #NorthAmerica that existed from 1861 to 1865. The Confederacy was originally formed by seven secessionist slave-holding states – #SouthCarolina , #Mississippi , #Florida , #Alabama , #Georgia , #Louisiana , and #Texas – in the #LowerSouth region whose regional economy was heavily dependent upon agriculture, particularly cotton, and a plantation system that relied upon the labor of African-American #slaves .
The Great #Seal of the Confederate States of America prominently features #GeorgeWashington on horseback, in the same position as the 1858 Virginia #Washington#Monument , located adjacent to the Confederate #Capitol in #Richmond , Virginia. Washington is pictured in his uniform of the Revolution securing American independence.
Washington was a model for the Confederacy due to his importance in founding a new nation. He was a paragon of personal character, a military leader who secured independence, and a new nation's political leader.
Washington is surrounded with a #wreath , which is made of some of the main agricultural products of the Confederacy: #wheat , #corn , #tobacco , #cotton , #rice and sugar cane. The top margin of the seal features the words "The Confederate States of America: 22 February #1862 ". This date on the seal commemorates the establishment of the Confederate government in Richmond, Virginia with the inauguration of Jefferson Davis after the only Confederate general election, and is also Washington's birthday.
The bottom margin contains the national motto, Deo Vindice (translated as "Under God, [Our] Vindicator", "With God as [Our] Champion", "With God as [Our] Judge", and "Under the Guidance and Protection of God"). The religious motto reflected the view of, probably, most Confederate #citizens : that slavery was condoned by #Christianity and thus, by extension, the Confederacy was supported by #God .
Okay im getting sick of seeing this flag on the shirts of the bruneians in this country. This flag, is the war flag, of a nation whose leaders based its constitution on the basis that no race is equal to the white man and that the white race is the best race.
This is a flag that symbolises white supremacy, racism, a pro-confederacy sentiment and an overall opposite of diversity.
These flags will be seen in many instances across the world. In America they represent "southern heritage" or simply racists. In Germany where Nazi related themes are a crime, such as flying the German war flag, swastikas and expressing Nazi sympathy, they use this flag to replace the Nazi flags so as to send the same message but only with a different face.
Listen...my anger is directed not towards the people wearing them...okay. I'm sure they don't know what it means or else they wouldn't be wearing it. I'm angry at the fact that we dont know much about it. After the problem in Charlottesville i thought we'd be more aware of what's going on, but no. Most of us are just as ignorant toward the rise in xenophobia in western countries.
This flag is an insult towards not just Malays, but non-whites in general. This flag shows that racism and discrimination as well as the inefficient spread of knowledge and information across the world is still prominent. It is a constant contradiction to yourself as a malay for you to wear something like that. Glorifying the history of slave owning whites on your back proudly as if the white man did not affect us at all.
I implore you to see reason. You like the shirt? Take that flag off it. Now its just a shirt. Take it off the jacket. Now its just a bikers jacket. Put something else on there. A flag of Brunei. A flag of the army. Support our soldiers. A flag of ASEAN. Promote diversity in our country which is still very much discriminatory towards foreigners.
Any flag. Any flag but the confederate flags.
Thank you and Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh