Confederate Soldier Explains What the South was Fighting For

Uploaded on Feb 1, 2011

Confederate soldier Julius Howell talking about his capture and imprisonment at the Union prison camp at Point Lookout, Md. Howell was born in 1846 near the Holy Neck section of Suffolk, in the Holland area. He was the youngest of 16 children, the son of a prominent Baptist minister. His daddy wouldn’t allow him to join the army until he was 16½, he says in his account.

He saw action guarding the Blackwater River against Yankees until his regiment was called to help defend Richmond in 1864. By then, he was a corporal and courier for two generals.

In April 1865, Howell was taken prisoner at the battle of Sailor’s Creek and was transported to Point Lookout, Md., a notorious Union prison. He was there when he heard about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

“I arose pretty early,” he says. “There were 20,000 of us there. I saw a flag pole, and a flag stopped halfway.”

The youth, a slightly built man with bright red hair, knew what it meant.

“I stuck my head in a tent and said, ‘Boys, there must be some big Yankee dead.’ ”

A guard told the men later that the president had been shot. Howell says he felt no hatred toward Lincoln, only kindness.

“We didn’t fight for the preservation or extension of slavery,” he says. “It was a great curse on this country that we had slavery. We fought for states’ rights, for states’ rights.”

After the war, Howell taught at Reynoldson Institute in Gates County, N.C. He soon left teaching and went to the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a history degree. From there, he went on to Harvard and got a doctorate in history.

Howell was a history professor at the University of Arkansas. He eventually headed the department. In 1901, he was named president of Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, where he served for 50 years.

Howell was forever loyal to the South. He became state commander of the Tennessee Confederate Veterans and, in 1940, was named commander-in-chief of the national United Confederate Veterans.

In 1942, Life magazine did a spread on Howell. Several photos of the old gentleman show him dressed in his Confederate uniform. Because legislators wanted to hear more from the Confederate veteran, Howell addressed the combined Congress of the United States in Washington in 1944, when he was 98, and that is when it is believed this tape was made.

Four years later, in February 1948, on his 102nd birthday, the city of Bristol threw a party. His old friend, actress Mary Pickford, and her family attended.

Howell, who had never been sick a day in his life, died the following June.

Julius Howell was the great-great-uncle of former ANV Commander Russell Darden.

All credit goes to sons of confederate veterans i dont take any credit for this, http://www.scv.org/JuliusHowell.php

let us be in peace…..
God Bless Dixie and all brave confederate soldiers.

Some comments from GLP

A book that will really stir you is “Memoirs of Service Afloat” by Confederate Admiral Raphael Semmes of the CSS Alabama.

The first quarter of the book is a very compelling case for the ECONOMIC STRANGLEHOLD theory of secession and the war, and the rest reads like a very compelling travel log– interspersed with some fighting, ship seizures and torchings, etc., of course.

Very well worth the read as well, from a gentleman/scholar officer/sailor.

EVERY Native American tribe sided with the Confederacy.

The Koshers sided with the Confederacy.

Slavery was still legal in some states in New England until the EARLY 20TH CENTURY!!!

The biggest slaveholder was a black.

In some states, there were MORE white Irish slaves than there were black slaves.

The “Rebel Flag” is NOT the Confederate Flag. It is the Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia.

The real Confederate Flag looked similar to the State Flag of Texas.

Public Schools = stupidity centers.

I love teaching civil war history, The best question you can ever ask anyone that doesn’t know what they need to know is,
If the South was fighting for slavery do you honestly think that 99% of southerners were fighting for the 3% that owned slaves? Or were they fighting for economic freedom?
I’ve yet to see an honest answer to my question from anyone because it’s an absurd notion at best!

Bonus video: Dr. Steve Pieczenik calls out the Civil War as a war of white genocide.

Third Confederate Statue Removed in New Orleans

More of the history of the founding stock of the nation is being removed Tuesday night as these words are being written.

The Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard led the south’s assault on Fort Sumter. After the war, the little Frenchman made St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana his home. That the same parish where I grew up.

What ignorant politically correct anti white racists probably don’t know is that Beauregard was a supporter of complete Negro equality after the war, promoting the Negro right to vote and total integration of the races.

AP News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Piece by piece, New Orleans’ landscape is changing as city workers take down massive works of bronze and stone that once seemed immoveable in a region where some still cling to a Confederate legacy.

The city announced late Tuesday that it had begun the process of removing a statue of Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard — the third of four monuments city officials plan to take down across the city. The news release came as police cordoned off the site and what appeared to be a large crane was moved into position. It was not clear how long it would take to remove the massive bronze likeness of Beauregard on horseback.

“Today we take another step in defining our City not by our past but by our bright future,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu in a news release. “While we must honor our history, we will not allow the Confederacy to be put on a pedestal in the heart of New Orleans.”

Landrieu called for the monuments’ removal in the lingering emotional aftermath of the 2015 massacre of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church. The killer, Dylann Roof, was an avowed racist who brandished Confederate battle flags in photos, recharging the debate over whether Confederate emblems represent racism or an honorable heritage.

The removal process has been anything but easy.

The City Council voted 6-1 in 2015 to remove the monuments after a succession of contentious public meetings where impassioned monument supporters and opponents heckled each other. Contractors involved in the removal process have been threatened, and the work stalled for months as monument supporters looked in vain to the courts for help. Workers removing the first two memorials generally wore bulletproof vests, helmets and face coverings to shield their identities as the work took place well after midnight to minimize attention.

The Beauregard removal appeared slightly more low-key, starting in the evening after sunset. Local media showed images of monument supporters waving Confederate battle flags while those supporting their removal stood nearby but reported the situation was largely peaceful. Across a bayou from where the monument stands, some observers sat in lawn chairs to watch the proceedigns, the media reported.

For supporters, the works are a way to remember and honor history.

“Mayor Landrieu’s actions are an insult to New Orleanians who came before us_the veterans, widows, parents, children, and citizens_who donated their personal money to build and place these monuments where they stand to honor the memory of their fallen family members,” said Pierre McGraw, President of the Monumental Task Committee, in a statement Tuesday. The committee has been advocating to keep the monuments in place.

But for many in this majority black city, the monuments pay honor to a history of slavery and segregation, and they want them down. When the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis was finally lifted from its pedestal, a cheer erupted from dozens of demonstrators who’d waited for hours to see the city fulfill its promise.

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Read more at NOLA.

Louisiana House Votes to Block Removal of New Orleans Confederate Monuments, Negros Stage Walkout

JEFFERSON DAVIS MONUMENT REMOVED IN NEW ORLEANS.

Butthurt black legislators staged a walkout in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Monday, thus raising the average IQ of the Louisiana House of Representatives by at least 10 points.

The walkout was over a bill that would require a vote by locals before any war monuments on public land could be removed

The Advocate

The Louisiana House approved legislation Monday aimed at blocking the removal of Confederate monuments, causing the 24-member Legislative Black Caucus to walk out.

A largely party-line 65-31 vote followed an emotionally charged two hours of debate and comes as the majority-black New Orleans is taking down statues of figures from the Civil War’s Confederacy.

“It was disgusting. We just couldn’t stay,” said Black Caucus member Rep. Terry Landry, D-Lafayette, while waiting in the hall for an aide to get his glasses and cellphone from his desk in the chamber. “You have to stand for something.”

The measure now goes to the state Senate for consideration. Two other proposals with similar objectives — House Bill 292 and Senate Bill 198 — are awaiting a hearing in committees.

House Bill 71 would forbid the removal, renaming or alteration of any military monument of any war, including what is referred to in the bill as the “War Between the States,” that is situated on public property unless a majority of the voters in the municipality or parish approve.

All wars were mentioned in the measure, but the debate focused only on Confederate monuments.

“The monuments you seek to protect are deeply offensive to African-Americans and to Christians,” said state Rep. Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe. “Do they have any monuments to (Adolf) Hitler in Germany?”

“This bill is very much about white supremacy and divisiveness,” said Rep. Patricia Smith, a Democrat who represents a Baton Rouge district that includes the State Capitol and which is 62 percent African-American.

State Rep. Thomas Carmody Jr., a Shreveport Republican who sponsored HB71, said his legislation “is only about allowing the public to decide.” He said he was trying to protect Southern history and heritage. He also said he believes in secession and that the Civil War was not fought by the Confederacy to protect slavery.

An advisory committee in Shreveport, a black-majority city, has been holding hearings on the future of a Confederate memorial in front of the Caddo Parish courthouse. Carmody’s predominantly south Shreveport district is 88 percent white.

Even if the bill passes the Senate and is signed into law, Carmody said that because of the timing, his legislation probably would not halt the two-year effort to remove four monuments that many in New Orleans find objectionable.

“It’s offensive to bring to the middle of my city,” said Democratic Rep. Gary Carter, of New Orleans, “monuments to those who fought for my enslavement.”

Carmody replied that voters could approve, in a scheduled election, the choice made by their City Council.

“This is the worst thing I’ve ever seen done in this building,” said Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge.

Democratic and African-American representatives pursued the strategy of attempting to flood the legislation with amendments, all of which House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, shot down as not being germane to a bill that required a vote on removing Confederate military statues. The speaker’s rulings were sustained on near party-line votes.

“I don’t know why in a session where we can’t balance a budget,” said Democratic Rep. Sam Jones, a former Franklin mayor, “we are here today to refight the Civil War.”

Jones attempted to amend the legislation to include a minimum wage. State Rep. Barbara Carpenter, D-Baton Rouge, then tried to amend the bill to allow local elections on equal pay.

Ten legislators spoke against the legislation. Carmody was the only representative who spoke in favor of it.

HB71, Carmody said over and over again, was about holding an election for any effort to remove a war-related monument. But it was New Orleans and four Confederate statues at the center of the debate.

A marker commemorating the Battle of Liberty Place, a civilian uprising against local government, which formerly had white supremacist wording, was taken down in the middle of the night April 24. A memorial to Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president, was removed Thursday.

Muh feelz.

We should have picked our own cotton.

SLAVERY IN AMERICA YESTERDAY.

SLAVERY IN AFRICA TODAY.

McInnes: What’s behind NOLA Civil War statue fight? (Video)

Posting material by Gavin McInnes doesn’t necessarily mean that I endorse McInnes. It does mean that I learned something valuable.

McIness’ reveals some information that you probably did not know about the removal of New Orleans’ Confederate monuments.

Hint: There’s crooked politics as well as leftist racial politics involved.

Published on May 11, 2017

(LANGUAGE WARNING) Gavin McInnes explains what’s really going on in New Orleans, where leftists are trying to take down Civil War monuments.

Forgotten History: Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ Adopted Black Son AND Mulatto Wife

JEFFERSON DAVIS MONUMENT, NEW ORLEANS. GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.

I saw a reference to Confederate President Jefferson Davis having an adopted black son and thought it was a mistake. After all, the “evil racist” is being dumped in the trashcan of history by liberals and blacks.

Conservatives won’t stand up for him either. Only the alt-right holds out and defies political correctness.

I’ll bet none of the cowards who are willing to see our history obliterated knows this story.

As I rounded out my research for this post, a huge SHOCK was revealed. Brace yourself, for if true, every liberal in America should be apologizing to the memory of Jefferson Davis.

Wikipedia

Jim Limber, also known as Jim Limber Davis, was a mulatto boy who was briefly a ward of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America. He was under the care of the Davis family from February 1864 to May 1865. His real name may have been James Henry Brooks.[1]

On February 14, 1864, Varina Howell Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis, was returning home in Richmond, Virginia, when she saw a black boy being beaten by a black woman. Outraged, she immediately put an end to the beating and had the boy come with her in her carriage. He was cared for by Mrs. Davis and her staff. They gave him clothes belonging to the Davis’s son, Joe, since the boys were of similar age. When asked his name, he just said “Jim Limber.”[2]

Davis arranged for Jim to be freed from slavery. It is unknown if Davis actually adopted him. There was no adoption law in Virginia at that time, so any adoption would be an “extralegal” affair.[3]
Jim was with the Davises when they were forced to abandon Richmond before the Union Army captured the city in April 1865. When the Davises were captured by Union forces in Irwinville, Georgia, on May 15, Jim was separated from them. Some recounts of the story say this was due to a swift kidnapping of Limber by the Union Army, while other accounts say that the Davises recognized a Union general they knew well, Rufus Saxton. The Davis family never saw Jim again.[2][4][5]

Jim briefly lived with Saxton in Charleston, South Carolina, but was eventually sent north for education until he was old enough to support himself.[6] Though it is mentioned in some of the more sympathetic biographies of Jefferson Davis that he never stopped searching for Jim Limber, this search seems to be recorded only in oral history as it is not mentioned in his voluminous surviving correspondence for the last two decades of his life in which mention at all of Jim Limber is fleeting.

In 2008, the Sons of Confederate Veterans offered a $100,000 statue of Jefferson Davis to the American Civil War Center in Richmond. A life-sized Jim Limber is depicted on the statue, holding one hand of a life sized Jefferson Davis who is holding the hand of his son Joseph with the other hand. The statue was completed in fall 2008[7][8] and while it was initially accepted by the center, the deal quickly fell through and is now on permanent display at [9] Beauvoir, Davis’ Mississippi home.[10]

First, let’s take a look at a photo alleged to be of Jim LImber, the mulatto.

It is alleged at realhistoryww that the boy was the actual blood son of Jefferson Davis.

Did Jefferson Davis have a black son?

Let’s take a look at the demonized man and his wife:

My God! Jeff Davis was married to a mulatto woman, according to the linked story above. The woman in the photo who was Mrs. Davis certainly is NOT a pure Caucasian.

I accept that the president of the Confederacy was married to a part black woman, who bore him six children.

You may interpret this information differently, but for me it utterly destroys the conventional anti-white, anti-South Yankee scribblings that attribute some sort of hatred of blacks by white southerners as a motivation for southern independence. I mean that the First Lady of the Confederacy looked and surely was part black. That would make Michelle Obama only the second black woman to be a first lady on American soil.

NOT THE FIRST BLACK FIRST LADY.

Learn more about the Davis family at Wikipedia.

White History Destroyed: Jefferson Davis Monument Removed in New Orleans

Decent hard working white people built the City of New Orleans. They fought to save it from the British in the Battle of New Orleans as the War of 1812 wound down.

No matter.

The descendants of those builders are being unmercifully disrespected by the local politicians who pander to the chocolate residents of the City that Care Forgot, aka the Crescent City. Those white people have no right to a history, according to Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the rest of the cheap tinhorn sell out politicians who voted to remove all four Confederate monuments in the city.

Pat Gallagher, a thoughtful white woman, expressed her concerns well in the excerpt below, which is followed by photos taken overnight.

NOLA

The city intends to take down the Jefferson Davis statue in Mid-City early Thursday (May 11). Its one of four monuments the New Orleans City Council declared nuisances in December and the second Mayor Mitch Landrieu will apparently remove, according to a New Orleans Police Department notice to a nearby school.

NOLA.com will post updates here overnight as events unfold at the monument site on Canal Street at Jefferson Davis Parkway. The most recent updates will be at the top of this page.

1 a.m.: Still no sign of a crane to remove the statue. Groups of monument supporters and opponents remain on the scene, but there have been no incidents thus far.

Pat Gallagher, who lives in Jefferson Parish, said she decided to go out to the intersection because she is concerned about the preservation of all monuments, both Confederate and others.

“I think it’s a slippery slope,” she said of taking down monuments. “It’s part of history — whether it’s good, bad or indifferent. You can’t change history.”

She expressed a special concern for monuments to those who served in the military, ticking off a list of wars and battles in which she said her ancestors have served, beginning with one who fought at Valley Forge and continuing through the Battle of New Orleans, the Civil War, World War II and a nephew now stationed in Afghanistan.

“This is about monuments to military men who fought for their country,” she said. “This is very personal for me. That’s why I’m here — to stand up for my ancestors — all of them.”

“I’m getting sick at heart because they’re getting ready to take this down,” she said, tearing up.

12:40 a.m.: Additional NOPD vehicles arrive on the scene, joining those already near the monument. They include K-9 units.

12:30 a.m.: Krista Jankowski of New Orleans, a member of First Grace United Methodist Church, which sits at Canal Street and Jefferson Davis, said she decided to come out to the intersection because she heard that the monument would be coming down and she has a special interest in seeing it happen.

The congregation represents a blend of two former churches, one predominantly black and the other predominantly white, that combined after Katrina.

“We’ve been talking about this as a church community,” Jankowski said of the monuments. “The church, for sure, is a place where we really try to engage with these kinds of conversations.”

Jankowski said she thinks the monument’s presence is problematic in its current state, with Jefferson Davis “glorified” atop a pedestal, especially in a city with a majority black population.

“You can learn just as much or probably more when it’s put in context in a museum,” she said.

Black students at Harvard to hold their own commencement ceremony

HARVARD’S BEST AND BRIGHTEST JUST GOT THEIR OWN GRADUATION CEREMONY.

Great news for white racists at Harvard. Blacks will have their own graduation ceremony.

Now, if only Harvard will set up separate black drinking fountains and restrooms, whites will be a little bit happier. For that matter, Harvard could set up a special college for those of darker tint.

Oh, wait. They already have that. It’s called the African Studies department.

Segregation. Ain’t it wonderful!

Boston Globe

Two days before Courtney Woods dresses in a cap and gown for Harvard’s traditional commencement, she will don a stole made of African kente cloth and address the crowd at a somewhat different event: a graduation ceremony for black students.

BLACK GRADUATION WOULDN’T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT KENTE CLOTH, WHICH COMES IN A VARIETY OF PATTERNS, INCLUDING THIS ONE.

Student organizers said the event, called Black Commencement 2017, is the first universitywide ceremony for black students at Harvard, and is designed to celebrate their unique struggles and achievements at an elite institution that has been grappling with its historic ties to slavery.

More than 170 students and 530 guests have signed up to attend the ceremony, which will be held May 23 at Holmes Field, near the Harvard Law School campus. The event will feature speeches by black students, alumni, and administrators.

“I can only imagine how special I will feel when I walk across that stage and be able to honor my identity and my struggle at Harvard,” said Woods, who is completing a master’s degree at the Graduate School of Education. “I know this is exactly what students like me need to be inspired as we leave this place as emerging global leaders.”

Similar ceremonies have been held for Harvard undergraduates as well as for students at Stanford, Columbia, Temple, and other campuses. On May 23, Harvard will also hold its third annual graduation ceremony for students of Latin American descent.

The ceremony for black students was created during a period of heightened activism related to racism on college campuses, and in the country at large — from the Black Lives Matter movement to the increased focus on “micro-aggressions,” passing comments that seem to trivialize or marginalize the experiences of minorities.

At Harvard, the campus has also undergone a season of soul-searching.

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