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It is a southern saying that “It is a rich man’s war…

but a poor man’s fight.” That seems to bear out as truth in most, if not all, wars that our nation has been involved in. The north has always tried to beat the south down by saying that the War for Southern Independence was about slavery. Hogwash.

The writings of the soldiers of the south that I have been privileged to read all make such an assertion into hogwash. Slavery was only introduced into the war at the behest of Abraham Lincoln at a point in the long and weary war that he seemed to be on the brink of losing his cause. Additionally, it was initiated at the point when his soldiers were weary of the fight, and were not willing to fight any longer. Even the textbooks list Abraham Lincoln has the 16th President which is false as far as the south is concerned. Abraham Lincoln was never President of the states who seceded, which included Alabama. The President at that time and place was Jefferson Davis. They are so persistent in changing our history. But the rebels have been a little stronger in not allowing that to happen, yet.

The War for Southern Independence, or the Civil War as Yankees call it, caused a lot of loss of life and treasure, but it was fought over taxes. Mrs. Maness, a history professor – the best history professor, at the University of North Alabama taught about the era of history of that time. A test question that was more often missed was what caused the Civil War. The indoctrinated answer who be ‘slavery’ and that answer would have been wrong. The soldiers of the south would almost with one hundred percent agreement also state that ‘state’s rights’ were an even stronger reason that tied into the ‘taxes’ prompt.

Below is an article from a newspaper that spells this out as clearly as could be explained.

confederate letter

 

You see, the folks of the south knew a thing or two about government, and they never trusted the gubment from the gitgo. And each and everyone of them knew that every war was started by and for the rich, and the poor man was the soldier risking his guts and glory. The southerns also knew a thing or two about different forms of government, especially since about a hundred years earlier their fathers had fought against King George over a surtax placed on their one indulgence, tea. That started the battle for independence from an oppressive government and they would not stand for that every again.

Forms of Government are much easier to understand than the international globalists would want you to believe. THEY try to distract you from the IMPORTANT issues with celebrity gossip and NON-issues. The Truth remains simple; the difference is simply WHO or WHAT “rules”.

The USA is a “Constitutional Republic”, which is the most FREE and secure form of government. Historically, Republics have been downgraded to greedy democracies, hostile anarchies, and are finally ruled by dictators under an oligarchy.

Anarchy: Chaos; Ruled by Nobody

Republic: Rule of Law; Constitution

Democracy: Majority Rules

Oligarchy: Ruled by Elite Group

Monarchy: Ruled by King or Queen


A farewell to comrades…

by General Joseph Wheeler was published in the Florence Times Newspaper on 21 September 1900. General Wheeler was bidding his comrades farewell in the conflict of the War Between the States.

joewheelerfarewelladdressFlorenceTimes21Sep1900


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Flag of the 16th Regiment of Alabama Infantry

We continue our research of the War Between the States. We will publish a series of books, and will start with another book on the men who served in the 16th Regiment of Alabama Infantry, CSA and their families. Most of this regimentconsisted of men across north Alabama. Many familiar names served in the 16th. Any photos or information would be helpful if you have an ancestor who served. Please identify yourself so that you may be credited with whatyou provide. Please forward photos and text to our email at: rememberingtheshoals@gmail.com.

Flag of the 16th Regiment of Alabama Infantry

This flag of the 16th Alabama Infantry Regiment is one of 87 housed at the Alabama Archives. It was captured by Pvt. Abraham Greenwalt of the 104th Ohio Infantry on Nov. 30, 1864 at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor by the U.S. The Color Bearer for the 16th was Drury Bowen from Franklin County.

Photos should be at least 300 dpi. Copy machine copies are the least desirable for print; but if that is all that exist we may choose to use them. Photos can be copied cheaply at Rite Aid and other places as well as placed on dvds for upload to email.

We are also working on books for: Roddy’s and Russell’s 4th Cavalry, 8th Tennessee, 1st AL & TN Independent Vidette Cavalry USA, 27th Alabama Infantry, 19th Alabama Infantry, and possibly others in the future.