A Neglected Chapter of American History - Part 1 of a Series

Louis Napoleon Nelson, Cavalryman and Regimental Chaplain, Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, CSA, Serving under Cavalry Corp Commander, Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Louis Napoleon Nelson, Cavalryman and Regimental Chaplain, Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, CSA, Serving under Cavalry Corp Commander, Nathan Bedford Forrest.

At Appomattox Courthouse in April of 1865, an Alabama soldier by the name of Zeb Thompson stood, rifle by his side, within a stone’s throw of General Robert E. Lee when he yielded his sword to General Grant. Thompson had participated in many of the greatest battles of the War during his service to the Confederacy and had been wounded three times. Thompson, like several other Confederate soldiers looking on, was a black man. Also there was Private Needham Leach, one of two blacks, and ten whites left in Company C of the 53rd North Carolina Regiment. These were just a few of at least 50,000 and as many as 100,000 black slaves and freemen who served the Confederate cause in some military or naval capacity.  Thompson indicated in his 1917 interview with the Birmingham Age-Herald that he had attended every Confederate reunion and was very proud of his war record.  

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I could also have stated in this article’s title that “THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ISN’T MUCH BETTER”!  But for now I’ll proceed with this condemnation of The Klan of New Bolsheviks (formerly called the ‘Democrat Party’), at the risk of offending a sizeable portion of our American electorate.  I ask my readers to keep in mind the old truism that  often “the truth hurts”, and if that truth offends those of you who are perennial Democrats, so be it.  As the long-suffering Capt. Rhett Butler finally admitted at the end of Gone With The Wind, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a …..”   Well, I assume you can finish his memorable quote, which adequately expresses my ‘concerns’ over whether or not you who call yourselves faithful Democrats (or as I charitably call you—“Dumbocrats”) can make any kind of logical counter-arguments to my contentions.

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There is no question – We are at WAR – not just with the coronavirus, but with those in our nation (and elsewhere) who hate the America you and I grew up in. They think they are wiser, not only than our Founding Fathers, but also wiser than the God who created the world they live on. I am reading, actually rereading, a book published about five years ago, titled "The Babylon Code". The two young men who wrote this book – Paul McGuire and Troy Anderson – spent five years researching what needed to be said.

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Will Truth Crushed to the Ground Rise Again?

Part 7 of 7 of a Series on Reconstruction 1865-1877

Henry W. Bellows (1814–1882) - New York Unitarian Clergyman. Founder of Union League in 1863. President of U.S. Sanitary Commission 1861-1866.
Henry W. Bellows (1814–1882) - New York Unitarian Clergyman. Founder of Union League in 1863. President of U.S. Sanitary Commission 1861-1866.

The study of the causes and conduct of the “Civil War” and the Reconstruction era that followed from 1865 to 1877 is still governed by the partisan myths of the Union victors and modern political correctness. But “Truth crushed to the earth” (William Cullen Bryant) is still the truth and “shall rise again.”  

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“They shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary”  ~  Isaiah 40:31                                  

Eric Liddell (1902-1945) - Christian Missionary - God's
Eric Liddell (1902-1945) - Christian Missionary - God's "Gold Medalist."

Some people seem “born to run”.  I was never one of that number, but some men and women make it look easy; their Creator apparently blessed them with “swift genes”.  One of these people who loved to run was a Scotsman named Eric Liddell (1902-1945).   God blessed Eric with a love for running that I never had, to such an extent that he was awarded a Gold Medal in the 1924 Paris Olympics for winning the “400 Meter” race, an event in which he had been given almost no chance of medaling, for his true specialty was the “100 Meter” race, from which Liddell had previously withdrawn.  Why would a world-class runner withdraw from an event that he was favored to win?  Therein lies the story of this special man, the future missionary who seemed to have “wings on his feet”, and who left the world of sports to serve his LORD and Savior in China.

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The more-and-more I see of what’s happening in our nation and what has already happened around the globe, the more convinced I become that we are watching Biblical prophecy being fulfilled. Seeing the recent impeachment fracas reminded me of a passage in Ecclesiastes 10:2, “A wise man’s heart inclines him to the right, but a fool’s heart’s to the left.” Even back then God knew the “left” would be in opposition to His people. Over two thousand years ago He wrote that the Israeli people, after being scattered among the nations, would be returned as a nation in the later days.

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Sorry Were Closed Sign

In March, state bureaucrats and elected officials set long-term shelter in place mandates. Little was known then, and even now, about the virus’s long-term effects and how we can best combat it. In the past, traditional quarantine entailed isolating those that are sick, not whole populations, and in doing so, the economy wasn’t shut down overnight.

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