My Confederate Heritage: A Contrarian View

Confederate line advancing through forest toward Union troops at the Battle of Chickamauga, 1863. Alfred R. Waud (Library of Congress)

Not pride or admiration, just sadness.

A thoughtful reader responded to my story Nikki Haley’s Defense of Flaggers Doesn’t Make a Lick of Sense:

You are wrong on two of your three points. Service: in many cases, service to a cause — yes, often, ignorant service to a bad cause, but service. Hence, sacrifice. Southerners fought and died heroically for their bad…

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Steven Hale

Steven Hale

Music: Discovering the lost and forgotten. Politics: Exposing injustice. Screenwriting: Emotional storytelling.