Category Archives: History

American ISIS

NEW ORLEANS — They are all gone now. On Friday, the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee became the last of New Orleans’s four contested monuments to go, an end to more than 130 years of publicly honoring a … Continue reading

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Alabama protects Confederate monuments

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers of Friday approved sweeping protections for Confederate monuments, names and other historic memorials, as some Southern cities rethink the appropriateness of keeping such emblems on public property. The measure “would prohibit the relocation, removal, … Continue reading

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The Soviet “Liberation” of Europe

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The next episode of American ISIS

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – New Orleans authorities began dismantling a statue honoring Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard on Tuesday night, marking the third of four historical monuments the city slated for removal because they were deemed racially offensive. Crews laboring under … Continue reading

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CIA operations in Laos

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Days gone by

A little history from my old blog: Taken today on Cooperstown and Rock River Roads, eastern Stanislaus County, CA. Cooperstown Road used to be the main stagecoach road between Oakdale and La Grange and had a shitload of small ranches … Continue reading

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Old West pictures

Hanged outlaws, Apache prisoners and a harsh terrain – these black and white images reveal the hardships for those early travelers heading to the untamed west of America and the dangers they faced. PICS HERE

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On This Day

In 1832 The fur trader William Sublette leads a pack train out of Independence, Missouri, heading west for a disastrous rendezvous at Pierre’s Hole, Idaho. William Sublette was the eldest of five brothers who were all associated with the fur … Continue reading

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Assault on Ap Dia

I meant for this post to go up this morning but apparently I had my head up my ass when I was scheduling everything last night. After I posted this I got a request from a friend to add this: … Continue reading

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On This Day

In 1864 A dismounted Union trooper fatally wounds J.E.B. Stuart, one of the most colorful generals of the South, at the Battle of Yellow Tavern, just six miles north of Richmond, Virginia. The 31-year-old Stuart died the next day. MORE … Continue reading

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On This Day

In 1863 The South loses one of its boldest and most colorful generals on this day, when 39-year-old Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson dies of pneumonia a week after his own troops accidentally fired on him during the Battle of Chancellorsville … Continue reading

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She was the most beautiful girl along the Mississippi

A few miles below McGregor, Iowa, along the Mississippi River there lived a stern old gentleman by the name of Dee. Dee kept a lumberyard for the steamboats that traveled up and down the river. Dee’s daughter, Mary, was famous … Continue reading

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On This Day

In 1911 George Maledon, the man who executed at least 60 men for “Hanging Judge” Isaac Parker, dies from natural causes in Tennessee. Few men actively seek out the job of hangman and Maledon was no exception. Raised by German … Continue reading

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On This Day

In 1863 Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson administers a devastating defeat to the Army of the Potomac at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia. In one of the most stunning upsets of the war, a vastly outnumbered Army of Northern Virginia … Continue reading

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On This Day

On this day in 1863, the Battle of Chancellorsville begins in Virginia. Earlier in the year, General Joseph Hooker led the Army of the Potomac into Virginia to confront Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Hooker had recently replaced … Continue reading

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Mike Force 1966

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My kinda guys

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Honoring history

A third flag will join the U.S. and Florida ones on Wednesday at Belleview’s City Hall to honor Confederate History Day. The third national Confederate flag, also known as the “blood-stained banner,” will be raised to half-staff around 7:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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White history loses another fight

Early Monday morning crews removed New Orleans’ Liberty Place monument commemorating the failed rebellion of a white supremacist militia, the first of four statues slated to be taken from their public perches. The unannounced removal marks the beginning of the … Continue reading

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On This Day

In 1993 At Mount Carmel in Waco, Texas, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) launches a tear-gas assault on the Branch Davidian compound, ending a tense 51-day standoff between the federal government and an armed religious cult. By the end … Continue reading

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