Tag: Treason in Defense of Slavery

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This is the grave of States Rights Gist. Yes friends, you read that right. This man was named States Rights Gist. See, he was born in 1831 in Union, South Carolina to a family that were southern extremists. This was the era of Nullification. At this point, the rest of the South thought South Carolina […]
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This is the grave of Henry Wise. Born in Accomack County, Virginia in 1806 to parents from the Virginia slaveholding plantation elite, Henry Wise grew up in luxury. He graduated from what is today Washington and Jefferson College in 1825, studied with the Virginia legal expert Henry St. George Tucker, and was admitted to the […]
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This is the grave of Jesse Bright. Born in Norwich, New York in 1812, Bright’s family moved to Indiana in 1820. Bright was, well, bright, and was admitted to the bar in 1831. He became a leading young Democrat and rose pretty rapidly in Indiana politics, winning election to the Indiana senate in 1840 and […]
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This is the grave of the vile traitor Robert E. Lee. There isn’t much reason to provide a complete biography of someone like Lee, who is extremely well-known. So a couple of points. First, despite all the attempts over the years to apologize for Lee’s treason in defense of slavery, he had a choice and […]
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