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This is the grave of the traitor Jefferson Davis. Unfortunately born in 1808 in Kentucky, Davis’ family moved when he was a child, first to Louisiana and then to Mississippi. The family was upwardly mobile and managed to acquire land and slaves and send Davis, the youngest of 10, to school. That culminated in an […]
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Fort Monroe

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On May 6, 2018
I haven’t blogged in a few days because I’ve been spending your generous donations seeing graves of many of the most despicable humans in American history. And a few good ones too. But really, mostly despicable people. But that isn’t quite all I’ve been doing on this trip. This morning, I visited Fort Monroe, outside […]
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Parade of Confederate veterans, Jacksonville, Florida, 1914 In the past, although not so much lately, I’ve received comments when writing about issues such as the Civil War that all of this discussion of the past really isn’t that important and why are we wasting time on it. Now, if the Trump administration has convinced everyone […]
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