Let’s set politics aside. Can we do that? It’s 2021, so maybe for a moment? It appears as of this morning that the Democratic Party won both Senate seats in the Georgia Senate Runoff election. As of now the Associated Press has declared candidate Raphael Warnock the winner and it appears that Jon Ossoff willContinue reading “The Georgia Senate Runoff: A Historic Election”
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Catoosa County Residents Meet About Secession
I came across this interesting article while looking into the history of slavery in Catoosa County. The passage, printed by the “Rome Weekly Courier” on December 21, 1860, lists the resolutions adopted by the county in response to the Georgia Secession Convention. I find it interesting that this small Appalachian county recognized the key issue that tore theContinue reading “Catoosa County Residents Meet About Secession”
“Any slave found intoxicated in said Village,”
While flipping through Clark’s History in Catoosa County I found an interesting passage about the city of Ringgold’s early laws and ordinances. The General Assembly of Georgia incorporated Ringgold, which was in Walker County at that time, in 1847. This is a few years before the Western and Atlantic Railroad came through so the town had notContinue reading ““Any slave found intoxicated in said Village,””
710: Sorting Through the County Historiography
I finally got the chance to browse through Susie Blaylock McDaniel’s Official History of Catoosa County Georgia, 1853-1953. Unfortunately, the book is not giving me much insight into the slave history of Catoosa County. Published for the first time in 1957, the book lacks significant scholarship over the last sixty years. What little information is in the book,Continue reading “710: Sorting Through the County Historiography”
What Indicates that he is a Soldier?
Update: H/T to Border Ruffian for running down some information on Carey, the slave in question. See his comments below. Overwhelmingly agitated by my previous post about Black Confederates, George Purvis has gone on the offensive. Georgy contends that my previous post is a display of “bigotry, hate and ignorance.” Specifically he says,
“Six Year Flag Dispute in Ringgold to be Heard in Court”
Update: I’ve included a table of contents for this series below. (H/T) to David Tatum for bringing this to my attention. For those of you that do not know, back in the early 2000s community leaders renovated the historic depot in Ringgold, Georgia. Part of these renovations included a memorial to the men/boys who leftContinue reading ““Six Year Flag Dispute in Ringgold to be Heard in Court””
Can the South Remain Standing?
The South won’t have to rise again…just remain standing, while the rest of America falls. This quote has appeared time and time again on numerous Facebook pages and blogs of “True Southrons.” It appeared most recently at the echo chamber of fiction southern romance novel writer, Connie Chastain. Usually I just scoff at such statements, theyContinue reading “Can the South Remain Standing?”