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Foreword

Welcome, my fellow Confederate truth seekers. It is not surprising that this has been one of the most visited pages on my website, for on it I have indexed all of the hard hitting articles that I have managed to gather in this one place. I have searched the web and scoured the internet forums for these articles and they are as close to the truth about our Confederate heritage as you're ever likely to find. Assembling them here has been truly a labor of love.

I sincerely hope that you will enjoy the fruits of my labor.

For a free South,
K. Steven Monk
Jasper, Georgia
In the foothills of the Appalachians
29 July 2010



INDEX TO ARTICLES



Do you know who Lord Acton was?
Article posted by Bobby Jo Coffey on our Facebook group

There was no greater mind in the 19th century than the British philosopher and historian, John Acton. Lord Acton, famous for the quote, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” was not only a great mind, but a great spirit. He rejected tyranny however “patriotic” and refused the spoils of war however enticing. Acton watched closely as the crisis built up between the old Union and the states of the South in America. He was aware of the various economic, political and moral issues—including slavery—but nonetheless, cast his lot with the South. After the war, he wrote the following to General Robert E. Lee:

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Posted 8 April 2014


Economic Factors Leading to the War of Northern Aggression
by James W. Jackson

One of the quarrels between the North and the South concerned taxes (tariffs) paid on goods brought into this country from foreign countries. Southerners thought those tariffs unfair and were aimed specifically at them, as the South imported a wider variety of goods than Northern people. Moreover, Southern exporters sometimes had to pay higher amounts for shipping their goods overseas and to pay unequal tariffs imposed by foreign countries on some of their goods.

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Posted 9 September 2013


Yankee Atrocities - An Eye Witness Account
by David Middleton Edelen II

My thanks to Black Southerners. I would not be here but for the protection of a Black woman who put herself between a Yankee sergeant and my great grandmother. Here is the story handed down in my family...

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Posted 28 August 2013


General Mahone’s 1892 Statement on the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road, June 22, 1864

John Day Smith of the 19th Maine wrote a regimental history of his regiment published in 1909. Interestingly, he walked the battlefields of Second Petersburg and Jerusalem Plank Road with Confederate General William Mahone, the mastermind behind the brilliant June 22, 1864 attack on the Union Second Corps at Jerusalem Plank Road which wreaked so much havoc. Smith related the following statement by Mahone in 1892 in his book on pages 209-210:

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Posted 17 August 2013


The Worthy Rebels of Worth County:
A History of Company B, 10th Battalion, Georgia Infantry

Including a history of participation in that unit by Sgt. Miles Monk, Sr. and his brother, Thomas John Monk
by K. Steven Monk

In 1861, the Southern states were a seething hotbed of secession. Ever since Confederate batteries had fired upon Fort Sumter in retaliation to Lincoln's sending federal ships to resupply that installation, Southern boys everywhere had been signing up in droves to join the Confederate army in defending their homeland. Lincoln's subsequent calling up for 75,000 federal troops to squash this Southern rebellion only only escalated this mustering in of Southern troops. Miles Monk and his older brother, John, were no exception to this rush to defend Confederate honor.

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Posted 12 August 2013


The Civil War is Over. Let the Battle Flag Be.
by Steven Simpson

Over the past several months, the NAACP has launched a campaign against the Confederate Battle Flag by protesting its presence at the South Carolina statehouse. Governor Nikki Haley did not respond to the demands of the NAACP to remove it. In a similar matter, black protesters have called for the removal of the Battle Flag from a Georgian cemetery that happens to have interred the bones of Confederate soldiers. And now, most recently, Republican presidential candidate Governor Rick Perry of Texas has become the newest target of the NAACP over whether the Battle Flag should appear on license plates. In the end, Perry decided against the idea.

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Posted 24 November 2011


Lesson # 4 - Confederate-American History:
General Nathan Bedford Forrest

by Craig Maus

There is probably no other Confederate figure who has been as maligned and falsely portrayed than General Nathan Bedford Forrest. And just like our Confederacy, his true person, ideals and beliefs have been deliberately mis- characterized for fear by those that if the TRUTH of each were to be made known, this country would be an altogether different place and their standard of dependency & control, would be threatened as never before.

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Posted 29 October 2011


Secession is not an Anti-American Objective
by Robert Ringer

In closing out my interview with my friend Judge Andrew Napolitano last week, I told him that I believe we are now in a virtual civil war in this country between those who believe in the sanctity of private property and those who believe it is the government’s duty to provide for us. I then asked him, “Where do you, as an individual, see all this eventually leading?”

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Posted 1 August 2011


Southern shame, Southern ghosts
by Franklin Raff

Historians disagree about whether the war would have happened "with or without slavery." Slavery was a national evil, the great mainstay of the agrarian South and a catalyst for polarized politics and violent action on both sides. But even Southerners have now forgotten about the enormous and complex roster of constitutionally based complaints regarding tariffs, direct and indirect taxation, the extraordinarily significant issue of nullification, innumerable federal impositions and more, and more, which led the Confederate states to draft their declarations of secession. These short, concise documents are not only fascinating, they are of obviously incalculable value to any free citizen whose aim is to know the history of his state, his country and his constitution. Do you know of even one young Southerner who has studied any of these documents in school?

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Posted 1 October 2010


The Mendacious Yankee Culture
by Al Benson Jr.

Southern folks, from Jefferson Davis on down, never really grasped the true mendacity of the Yankee culture, how false and devious it was. Southern delegations sent to Washington were always the victims of one-upsmanship because they tried to deal honestly with the questions at hand, while Lincoln and Seward and the rest had no intention of doing such.

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Posted 26 August 2010


The 1963 Inaugural Address of Governor George C. Wallace
January 14, 1963
Montgomery, Alabama

Hear me, Southerners! You sons and daughters who have moved north and west throughout this nation . . . . we call on you from your native soil to join with us in national support and vote . . and we know . . . wherever you are . . away from the hearths of the Southland . . . that you will respond, for though you may live in the fartherest reaches of this vast country . . . . your heart has never left Dixieland.

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Posted 6 August 2010


The Southerner
From Can The South Survive
by Michael Andrew Grissom

If it cannot be said of the Southerner that his culture represents a legitimate, established place among the peoples of the world, then it cannot be said of the French in France or the Swedes in Sweden, for the Southerner can validate his exemplary inheritance not only on one shore but upon two. His legitimacy of race was established in the Old Country and confirmed in the Old South. Not only does he have the right to exist but he has the right to exist well.

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Posted 2 August 2010


How the Lincoln Myth Was Hatched
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

The violence of the criticism aimed at Lincoln by the great men of his time on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line is startling. The breadth and depth of the spectacular prejudice against him is often shocking for its cruelty, intensity, and unrelenting vigor. The plain truth is that Mr. Lincoln was deeply reviled by many who knew him personally, and by hundreds of thousands who only knew of him.

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Posted 29 July 2010


The Magnificent Lee
by Wayne Carlson

There was a time when no true son or daughter of Dixie would let the birthday of Virginia's greatest son pass by unheralded. Yet, as we approach Lee-Jackson Day here in Virginia, once again, nary a word has been said in the press, the pulpit, or the halls of our capitol, expressing excitement or planned celebration of the state holiday. It is no wonder that few, if any of our school children, have the slightest clue as to who Robert E. Lee and Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson were. They don't know, and they don't care. I believe the loss is all of ours.

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Posted 29 July 2010


A Study in Modern Liberal Revisionism and Political Correctness
by Roy H. Norris

It has always amused me that northern liberal scholars and historians alike, feel their insights into the minds of the Southern people are more accurate than what those very people knew themselves and shared openly among themselves, as well as with outsiders, concerning their reasons for secession from he Union.

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Posted 17 July 2010


Beneath the Southern Cross
by Mike Scruggs

The Confederate Battle Flag ought to be the honored heritage of not only every Southerner, but every American. Yet there are those who are willing to accept an ignominious degradation of truth and venomous slander against the honor of the Confederate soldier in order to maintain social peace in this and perhaps future generations. There are those who are willing to trample on the honor of noble ancestors, even their own ancestors, in order to promote such a social peace.

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Posted 16 July 2010


America has lost Southern Values
by Roy H. Norris

Personally, I have come to the conclusion that we all would be better off if the South had been allowed to peaceably secede, as the primary divisions we see in the country, from its founding and which led to the Civil War, are still present today and driving the discord in this country. In fact, we clearly never have been "One People" except briefly during the Second World War; we separate today, as then, on basically conservative versus liberal political philosophy; strong centralization of government versus limited central government, pursuit of wealth versus pursuit of quality of life, imposing ones values on other people versus letting others live the way they want, secular humanism versus religious faith and values.

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Posted 15 July 2010


Message of Jefferson Davis to the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America
by Jefferson Davis

Gentlemen of the Congress: It is my pleasing duty to announce to you that the Constitution framed for the establishment of a permanent Government for the Confederate States has been ratified by conventions in each of those States to which it was referred. To inaugurate the Government in its full proportions and upon its own substantial basis of the popular will, it only remains that elections should be held for the designation of the officers to administer it.

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Posted 13 July 2010


Who killed the Constitution?
by Sam Mathid

I became intrigued recently by the question of at what precise point the U.S. Constitution ceased to be the constraining force behind U.S. government actions. And, more importantly, who it was that doomed the Constitution to its current irrelevance. Nothing 'just happens', there is always some disaster maker, a real live person, lurking in history's gloomy shadows. Who was this real, live person?

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Posted 29 August 2008


The Last Trench
by Louis Beam

As they walked through the bodies strewn throughout the overran trenches, one officer could not help but comment on the composition of the dead laying everywhere:

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Posted 10 May 2008


Where Is Lincoln's Real Gettysburg Address?
From Two Presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, The Naylor Company, 1973

Ward Lamon, intimate friend of Lincoln and his US Marshal for the District of Columbia, and Colonel in the Secret Service; Historian Shepherd of Baltimore; W.H. Cunningham of the Montgomery (Missouri) Star, who sat right behind Lincoln at Gettysburg, all agreed and publicly stated that the speech published was not the one delivered by Lincoln; that both Edward Everett and Seward expressed their disappointment and there was no applause; that Lincoln said: "Lamon, that speech was like a wet blanket on the audience. I am distressed by it." These gentlemen who heard the speech all say that the speech delivered was not the one which has been so extensively printed.

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Posted 3 January 2008


Abraham Lincoln: An American Dictator
by K. Steven Monk

For four years, during the greatest crisis that this country has ever known, America was ruled by a dictator. But then, as history has repeatedly shown, it is generally during times of national crisis that dictators rise to power. Who was this tyrant? He was a simple and self-educated lawyer who came from humble roots in rural Illinois. Yes, I'm talking about Abraham Lincoln.

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Posted 6 December 2007


The 10 Causes of the War Between the States
by James W. King

Historians have long debated the causes of the war and the Southern perspective differs greatly from the Northern perspective. Based upon the study of original documents of theWar Between The States (Civil War) era and facts and information published by Confederate Veterans, Confederate Chaplains, Southern writers and Southern Historians before, during, and after the war, I present the facts, opinions, and conclusions stated in the following article.

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Posted 6 December 2007


Thank Goodness for the Bill of Rights!
by Jacob G. Hornberger

When our Founders proposed the Constitution (and the new federal government) to the American people in 1787, many people objected that the document did not contain express guarantees of due process of law and protection of fundamental liberties. Those who advocated the adoption of the Constitution responded that there was nothing to fear because the powers of federal officials would be limited to those enumerated in the original document. Since those powers didn't include the power to deprive a person of fundamental liberties or due process of law, their argument went, there was no reason to have an express prohibition on the exercise of such power. That wasn't good enough for the American people.

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Posted 6 December 2007


Reconstruction and Black-White conflict in the South
by Mike C. Tuggle

Now we all know that much is made in the corporate press about black-white conflict in the South, while even worse goes on in Northern cities without the posturing and hand-wringing. When inter-racial violence erupts up North, the press focuses on the "bad eggs" responsible for the violence, but let the same happen south of the Mason-Dixon line, and the blame always falls on "the South."

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Posted 6 December 2007


The Truth About The Confederate Battle Flag
by Pastor John Weaver

Let me begin by asking a simple question. Why in the world is there so much fuss over a flag? Is a standard, a banner, and ensign, or a flag worth fighting about? Everyone knows that a flag is a symbol. It represents something. But what is it a symbol of and what does it represent?

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Posted 12 November 2007


Newsweek's 'Voodoo Gospel'
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Lincoln may have been an atheist, but he fully understood that most Americans were certainly not, that they read the Bible, and that their emotions could be rather easily swayed by references to the Bible, especially at wartime when emotion seems to overwhelm reason on the part of much of the population.

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Posted 28 January 2007


Immigrants, Not Americans, Must Adapt
Author unkown

I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Americans. However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the "politically correct" crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others.

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Posted 23 January 2007


My Heritage, My Flag, My Opinion
Athor unknown

Our South, our Confederate history, and by extension, our Confederate battle flag, have suffered for many years from the relentless hatchet job of false propaganda heaped upon them by the news media, the education system, and, of course, Hollywood and television.

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Posted 17 January 2007


Power, Legitimacy, and the 14th Amendment
by Joseph E. Fallon

The justification for the vast, intrusive, and coercive powers employed by the government of the United States against its citizens from affirmative action to hate-crimes legislation, from multilingualism to multiculturalism, from Waco to Ruby Ridge is the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution adopted in 1868, or, more specifically, the authority conferred upon Washington, explicitly or implicitly, by the privileges and immunities and equal protection clauses of that amendment.

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Posted 8 January 2007


Race and Revolution
by William Norman Grigg

As McGee's remarks illustrate, the urban insurrectionists of the 1990s are pursuing a sophisticated and diabolical strategy: using anarchy to summon tyranny into existence. With the help of foreign sponsors, federal largesse, and the blessings of the mainstream media, the nouveau guerrillas are laying the groundwork for future eruptions like the July 4th communist attack in Westwood and the much-invoked Los Angeles "Uprising."

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Posted 12 October 2006


What It Really Means
by Michael Dan Jones

One of the most enduring traditional American hymns and patriotic songs is Julia Ward Howe’s “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” It is a staple with many Christian church choirs and hardly a patriotic holiday passes without this song being sung and played at ceremonies nationwide. But is “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” truly appropriate for religious hymnals and patriotic ceremonies? Who was the author? What motivated and inspired her? What message was she trying to convey? What do the words mean? What meaning do they have for us today?

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Posted 4 October 2006


The Confederate Soldier
by Joseph Lones, M.D.

The Confederate soldiers who engaged in the struggle for constitutional liberty and the right of self-government were neither rebels nor traitors; they were true and brave men, who devoted their fortunes and their lives to the mothers who bore them, and their precious blood watered the hills, valleys and plains of their native States, and their bodies sleep in unknown graves, where they shall rest until the last great trumpet shall summon all alike, the conquered and the conqueror.

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Posted 24 September 2006


Guns, Gun Laws, and Liberty
by Lawrence W. Reed

The challenge is to express appropriate grief and concern about these things without allowing hyped emotions, rhetorical window-dressing, or futile “quick fixes” to rule the day. Political jockeying to prove who is most outraged by violence must not overwhelm facts, logic, and experience.

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Posted 23 August 2006


The War for Our Survival as a People
by William Lamar Cawthon, Jr.

'It would be immeasurably the worst consequence of defeat in this war that the South should lose its moral and intellectual distinctiveness as a people, and cease to assert its well-known superiority in civilization, in political scholarship, and in all the standards of individual character over the people of the North. That superiority has been recognized by every foreign observer, and by the intelligent everywhere; for it is the South that in the past produced four-fifths of the political literature of America, and presented in its public men that list of American names best known in the Christian world.'

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Posted 9 May 2004


Declaration of Southern Cultural Independence
by Michael Hill

On 4 March 2000, The League of the South held a Southern Independence Day celebration at the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery. Some 3,500 Southern Patriots there witnessed the signing of the "Declaration of Southern Cultural Independence."

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Posted 18 September 2003


The Other Reparations Movement
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Jack Kershaw of Memphis, Tennessee, wants to file a class-action lawsuit against the US government for reparations. Not on behalf of the descendants of slaves but on behalf of Southerners of all races whose ancestors were the victims of the US government’s rampage of pillaging, plundering, burning, and raping of Southern civilians during the War for Southern Independence.

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Posted 20 August 2002


My South
by Robert St. John

I am always amused by Hollywood's interpretation of the South. We are still, on occasion, depicted as a collective group of sweaty, stupid, backwards-minded and racist rednecks. The south of movies and TV, the Hollywood south, is not my south.

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Posted 25 June 2002


It Freed Whose Slaves?
by Al Benson, Jr.

It amazes me how often conservative and patriotic people, who should know better, have so little a grasp of accurate history. I recently saw comments on a patriotic web site by a well-intentioned columnist commenting about how all the slaves were freed upon the first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. My first thought was rather unprintable. My second thought was "you've got to be kidding!"

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Posted 4 May 2002


Motivating Southerners
by Jeff Melton

Every day, you are likely to pick up a newspaper or watch on the television some attack on Southern culture. Recently, the cowardly Virginia legislature voted against the recognition of a Confederate history month. Of course, they, like all other Southern states, continue to recognize the black history month shoved down the throats of children at government schools.

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Posted 10 March 2002


The Lincoln Putsch: America's Bolshevik Revolution
by George McDaniel

Regardless of how "conservative" the Republican Party may or may not be, it is easy to forget that there was a time when the Party was far from conservative, that in the early days of the party, socialists and outright communists played an active role. In fact, it can and will be argued here that the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 was made possible by communists and socialists, most of them German immigrants in the Midwest, and indeed the prosecution of the War depended in large part on those same alien people.

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Posted 10 March 2002


Humble response to Mr. A. J. Cortez
by Carleton S. Wilkes

A rebutal to an email received by Carleton S. Wilkes from a Mr. A. J. Cortez contending that the War for Southern Independence was an attack upon the government of the United States.

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Posted 2 March 2002


No, We Are Not Surrendering
by J. J. Johnson

From the enemy's mandate, the mission is clear: Saving the Southern Culture, State Sovereignty, educating the population as to the nature and cause of this contest, and keeping forever the respect and memory of those who died fighting for it. To fight any battle, all that's needed is fuel and information. Any well-motivated army can do the rest. No more eating, meeting and retreating, gentleman. Time for them to feel our pain.

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Posted 1 March 2002


The Case for Southern Secession
by John P. George

Secession today appears to be a serious but popularly accepted option everywhere except here in the United States. Fifteen years ago, someone suggesting that Russia would voluntarily allow the three Baltic states their independence after their re-annexation, at the point of a bayonet in the I 940s, would have had been considered a hopeless romantic and/or lunatic. With the breakup of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia (and possibly Canada) and a rebirth of Scottish nationalism, Southerners too are increasingly wondering whether or not greater autonomy for the South is possible.

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Posted 1 March 2002


MORE ARTICLES

  1. revolutionarywind.html - The Washington Snipers: A Revolutionary Wind Is Blowing - by Peter Brimelow
  2. secession.html - On Secession & Southern Independence - by Dr. Michael Hill
  3. slavenarratives.html - The Slave Narratives - Commentary by B. L. Merrill
  4. slaverymyth.html - The Mythology of a War to Abolish Slavery - by Robert F. Hawes Jr.
  5. slaveryno.html - Slavery, No; Secession, Yes - by Joseph Sobran
  6. southernvalues.html - America has lost Southern Values - by James W. King
  7. southronblacks.html - Re: Southron Blacks - by Frank Conner
  8. SWsecession.html - The Southwest Shall Secede - by Frank Zoretich
  9. terrorism.html - The Confederate Solution to World Terrorism - Joint Statement from the Officers of The North Carolina League of the South
  10. thoughts.html - Just A Few Thoughts... - by Bob Harrison
  11. whocares.html - Who Cares about the Civil War? - by Harry Browne
  12. whyseceded.html - Why the South Seceded - by Hon. John H. Reagan
  13. yankees.html - A View of the Yankee People - by a Confederate officer captured at Gettysburg


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