Saturday, January 15, 2011

Toombs And Scott:)

Mr. Toombs told us a story of General Scott and himself. He said he was dining in Washington with Scott, who seasoned every dish and every glass of wine with the eternal refrain, "Save the Union; the Union must be preserved."

Toombs remarked that he knew why the Union was so dear to the General, and illustrated his point by a steamboat anecdote, an explosion, of course. While the passengers were struggling in the water a woman ran up and down the bank crying, "Oh, save the red-headed man!" The red-headed man was saved, and his preserver, after landing him noticed with surprise how little interest in him the woman who had made such moving appeals seemed to feel. He asked her "Why did you make that pathetic outcry?" She answered, "Oh, he owes me ten thousand dollars."

"Now General," said Toombs, "the Union owes you seventeen thousand dollars a year!" I can imagine the scorn on old Scott's face.

Via The Bonnie Blue Blog

A Chronicle Of Treason, Argentina & Now The U.S.
This Is What A Collapse Looks Like
"Lying politicians, massive debt, corrupt banks…..I don’t want to be alarmist but the governmental corruption that set Argentina's in motion appears shockingly similar to what is going on here in the USA."

Lessons from Argentina's economic collapse

The Author’s Blog

"During times like these, it is important to be positive, and take time to enjoy life and our loved ones. I believe it is also prudent to make plans for possible problems. Chance favors the prepared!"

A Chronicle Of Treason, Argentina & Now The U.S.

The 15th Annual Liberty University Civil War (SIC) Seminar

Bombardment of Fort Sumter, 1861 by George Edward Perine

The Bombardment of Fort Sumter, 1861, by George Edward Perine
March 25-27, 2011


March 25 @6:30 PM–9:30 PM March 26 @8:30 AM–4:30 PM March 27 @9:00 AM–10:00 AM


March 26–Kickoff Banquet at Pate Chapel at the Thomas Road

Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA

March 26–Speaker Presentations and Artifact Displays at The Arthur

S. DeMoss Learning Center on the Campus of Liberty University,
Lynchburg, VA

March 27–Period Worship Service at The R.C. Whorley Prayer Chapel

on the Campus of Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Contact Info:

434-592-4366 or


Dr. Clifton Potter

Key Note Address:

Lynchburg and Virginia on the Eve
of War

Calvin Ashwell

Naval Actions in 1861

Ethan S. Rafuse

A Single Grand Victory:

The First Campaign and Battle of

Hunter Lesser

Rebels at the Gates

(Lee’s West Virginia Campaign)

Donald Gilmore

Missouri and Kansas

Judith E. Harper

James Morgan

Women During the Civil War

A Little Short of Boats:
The Battle of Ball's Bluff

Rev. Alan Farley

Period Church Service

(Sunday, March 28, 2011)


Everyone is encouraged to secure reservations for this seminar
by Tuesday, March 1.
Admission to the seminar prior to March 1
is $60 (which includes all of the seminar
sessions, the Friday night
banquet, and Saturday's luncheon). After March 2 the admission

price is $65. After March 23 the admission price is $75. Admission
for Friday only is $35
which includes the kick-off banquet. Admission
for Saturday only is $40 which includes
breakfast and lunch.


Seminar attendees can choose to stay at either the

Wingate Hotel or Days Inn at

River Ridge Hall and receive special LU Civil War Seminar rates.


Phone: (434) 845-1700 or 1-888-494-6428

DAYS INN at River Ridge Mall:

Phone: (434) 847-8655 or 1-800-787-3297



Saturday, March 26, 2011
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
The James River Conference Center
Lynchburg, Virginia




Period music by
The 2nd South Carolina String Band

Dance instruction from 7 to 8 p.m.
Professional Photographer

Civil War period dress is required for all ball attendees.

Please secure reservations for the ball by March 1, 2011
Admission is $60 per couple or $30 per individual.

For Directions go to:
400 Court Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504-2258, phone 434-455-2266

Make checks payable to: American Legacy Trading Company
P. O. Box 497, Rustburg, Virginia 24588

For additional information, contact: Don Leslie at 434-941-0520
or e-mail

Sponsored by: American Legacy Trading Company
Net proceeds will be donated to The National Civil War Chaplains Museum

More pictures, information and main site

Guerrilla Days In Ireland, Tom Barry Days in Ireland: A Personal Account of the Anglo-Irish War

"Many statements have been made by Ministers and Generals in various countries on the necessity for long periods of training before even an infantry soldier is ready for action. This is utter nonsense when applied to volunteers for guerrilla warfare. After only one week of collective training, this Flying Column of intelligent and courageous fighters was fit to meet an equal number of soldiers from any regular army in the world, and hold its own in battle, if not in barrack yard ceremonial. It's camp training now completed, the Flying Column was ready to seek out the enemy."

Page 22, last paragraph.

10 Southern Pictures 1900 - 1937

Slave Couple


Japanese Hellships Topic Of Video Night

"The Hellships were the unmarked Japanese passenger and cargo ships that carried more than 126,000 allied prisoners of war from prison camps across Asia to work as slave labor for the Japanese in Japan, China, Manchuria and Korea. Approximately 16 of these ships were attacked and sunk, mostly by the U.S. Navy who did not know what cargo those ships were carrying. The loss of life of the allied prisoners of war is estimated at more than 21,000."

Civil War (Sic) Historian Guest Of Pender Roundtable
I'm reading this now, given to me by my brother Henry "Hen House" for Christmas.
TARBORO — "Ed Bearss, has what might best be called a battlefield voice, a kind of booming growl, like an ancient wax-cylinder record amplified to full volume–about the way you'd imagine William Tecumseh Sherman sounding the day he burned Atlanta, with a touch of Teddy Roosevelt charging up San Juan Hill."

Walther P.38

Read More ...


Stapler caliber 7.65 x17.

Virginia Creates Subcommittee To Study Monetary Alternatives In Case Of Terminal Fed "Breakdown", Considers Gold As Option

View Image

Abolish The Fed

In what may one day be heralded as the formal proposal that proverbially started it all, the Commonwealth of Virginia introduced House Resolution No. 557 to establish a joint subcommittee to "to study whether the Commonwealth should adopt a currency to serve as an alternative to the currency distributed by the Federal Reserve System in the event of a major breakdown of the Federal Reserve System."

Lee-Jackson Day Lexington Virginia

"We welcome you to join us as we honor not only their military genius, but their personal lives, faith, and character," Dorsey said. "We also encourage you to walk the streets and explore the town upon which both men left their permanent mark and legacy."


The Treasonous U.S. Government

Columbia, "Mr. Lincoln, give me back my 500,000 sons!"

Lincoln, Well the fact is — by the way that reminds me of a story!!!


" me, just about every act of the U.S. government since its beginning has gone against America’s interests, that is, if one believes that America’s interests are those of preserving liberty, and that the government’s purpose is to protect life, liberty and property. For instance, after the Southern States peacefully seceded from the American “union” in 1861, President Abe Lincoln “levied war” against them, that included his killing thousands of innocent civilians and burning entire cities to the ground. Lincoln’s need for greater centralized State control and dominance, and obsession with compelling millions into an association to which they did not want to belong, was worth his depraved acts of aggression, violence and murder. Lincoln acted treasonously, against his fellow Americans and the basic values of the America that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and their fellow Revolutionaries and secessionists-from-Britain believed in, and against the interests of the Southern secessionists who believed in freedom and prosperity."

Via David, SHNV

1958 Chrsyler Dual Ghia

6 photos

One Week A Month Or Full Time? Same $ Thanks To Welfare, Etcetera
You can do as well working one week a month at minimum wage as you can working $60,000-a-year, full-time, high-stress job.

My chart tells the story. It is pretty much self-explanatory.

Stunning? Just do it yourself.

Via Zero Hedge

Paul Krugman Gets It Half Right. (Unusual For Him, I Know)

"Well, in the first place an armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. ... But gunfighting has a strong biological use. We do not have enough things that kill off the weak and the stupid these days. But to stay alive as an armed citizen a man has to be either quick with his wits or with his hands, preferably both. It's a good thing."
--Robert Heinlein, Beyond This Horizon, 1948

What Krugman objects to is our conclusion that two can play that game.

But let us not have any finger-pointing or tongue wagging about "threats of violence." Their side brought the threat of government violence to the table first. Now they want us to unilaterally disarm?

(Expletive deleted.)

1895 - 1900 Yesterday's Main Street

Via Cousin Bill