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Robert Toombs's speech before the Georgia State Legislature of November 1860 was added to the Charge page.
Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States by Admiral Raphael Semmes [1869] was also added to the Charge page.

Vexillophobia Goes National

A symbol of hatred or history? Obama quietly bans Confederate flag at cemeteries

By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Monday, August 29, 2016

The Veterans Affairs Department quietly moved this month to ban flying of Confederate flags from fixed flagpoles at the cemeteries it runs, striking yet another blow against the controversial emblem.

Congress had debated and rejected that change, but the Obama administration decided to move forward anyway, saying it was unilaterally imposing the restrictions.

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Recent Site Updates

PRISON LIFE OF JEFFERSON DAVIS by Bvt. LT-COL. John J. Craven, M.D. [1866] was added to the Charge page.

Recent Site Updates

THE CASE OF THE SOUTH AGAINST THE NORTH by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN GRADY [1899] and THE SOUTH'S BURDEN; or The Curse of Sectionalism in the UNITED STATES by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN GRADY [1906] were added to the Charge page.

The Real Reason the South Seceded

TED Talk: Elements of Good Flag Design.

Recent Site Updates

"Cotton Is King;" "Political Economy;" "The Pro-Slavery Argument;" "My Imprisonment and the First Year of Abolition Rule at Washington" were added to the books section of the SCV Charge Page. John Tyler and Abraham Lincoln, who was the dwarf? A reply to a challenge by Lyon Gardiner Tyler [1925] was also added to the Charge page.

Sons of Confederate Veterans say they’re preserving history.

Posted by John Weir

By Sarah Gish
sgish@kcstar.com

On a warm day in August, a couple dozen people gathered for an afternoon picnic at Shawnee Mission Park.

Under the shade of a shelter surrounded by leafy green trees, two men cooked burgers and brats on a charcoal grill next to a row of tables topped with red plastic tablecloths and a summery spread of sliced watermelon, barbecue-flavored potato chips and sopapilla cheesecake. The weather would have been perfect if not for occasional gusts of wind that whipped through the grove and threatened to topple the three flags fixed to portable poles next to the dessert table: an American flag, a Kansas flag and a Confederate battle flag.

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Donald Gilmore's "The Kansas Red Legs: the Dark Underbelly of the Civil War in Missouri" has been added to the articles on the SCV Charge page.

Vexillophobia Outbreak in Missouri

Post by John Weir

RIVERSIDE, MO (KCTV) -

The Confederate flag controversy has swept across the nation and a Park Hill South student is suspended after he and his friends flew the southern flag to school Thursday.

The student's suspension brings up a gray area of freedom of speech rights on school property. The school says their policy is black and white and all students who sign a contract have to follow by the rules when parking in the school's lot.

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