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This is the grave of Thomas Bragg. Born in 1810 in Warrenton, North Carolina, Bragg grew up in a slaveholding family, not quite elite, but certainly more than comfortable enough to own humans. He first studied at a military academy in Connecticut and then went to what is today Norwich University-The Military College of Vermont, […]
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The Real Confederacy

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On July 15, 2020
It doesn’t really need to be repeated here I suppose. But it is always worth remembering that all the myths about the Confederacy being this anti-capitalist state is trash and a particularly rancid form of garbage that remained quite salient with the anti-capitalist left well into the 1980s and has occasionally come up in comments […]
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This is the grave of Ben McCulloch. McCullloch was born to a once wealthy Tennessee family in 1811. His father had graduated from Yale and his mother (always buried here and getting the lead no less) was from a prominent Virginia planter family. But his father was something of a wastrel who blew through the […]
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This is the grave of Stephen F. Austin. Born in 1793 in Wythe County, Virginia, in 1798 the family moved to eastern Missouri, which was the extreme frontier at that time, really well beyond where most whites would go. But his father Moses Austin had developed connections with the Spanish government after going out to […]
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