News From Around the South 2/20 to 2/27

News From Around the South 2/20 to 2/27

SOUTH CAROLINA: State Law Makes Removing Confederate Flags More Difficult WALHALLA, S.C. — In the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church slayings in 2015, the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse during an elaborate...
The Civil War’s Last Death

The Civil War’s Last Death

PORTLAND, Maine — A Confederate rifle ball ripped through Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain’s pelvis at the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia in June 1864. It ruptured his bladder and severed his urethra. The bullet mangled his guts beyond repair — but it took 50...
Bill filed to Ban Confederate Flag

Bill filed to Ban Confederate Flag

The confederate flag could soon be banned from all public buildings in South Carolina. York representative John King filed a bill this week that would prohibit the flag from being flown or displayed anywhere besides a museum or private property. In July 2015, the...
News From Around The South 2/13 to 2/20

News From Around The South 2/13 to 2/20

SOUTH CAROLINA: Secessionist Party Flies Confederate Flags in Downtown Charleston CHARLESTON, S.C. -The South Carolina Secessionist Party and the Carolina Flaggers are flying Confederate Flags across downtown Charleston. The groups are protesting the College of...
Women as Civil War Spies

Women as Civil War Spies

Women of all backgrounds and political leanings engaged in espionage during the Civil War, but elite white women in the Union-occupied South found it especially appealing to utilize their ample opportunities to gather information from the occupying army and share it...