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Confederate Heritage Month - Minutes
by Calvin Johnson

Dear Friends,

Have you read my first post on Confederate History Month in April? http://ConfederateHeritageMonth.com

Let's go after city, county and state proclamations in February. In March let's write the news media, TV, Radio and Newspapers, and ask them what they are planning for April---Confederate History Month. I will offer a form letter to the media later.

We have created 20 stories that could be used on TV, Radio and Newspapers. See list below, please copy and use where ever they will be helpful.

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Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
Chattahoochee Guards 1639
Mableton, Georgia

 

Day 1 - April is Confederate History Month of Remembrance

April is an important month in America's history. The Great Locomotive Chase, where Union spies attempted to steal the Confederate Locomotive "The General" and destroy rail lines and bridges, took place on April 12, 1862. The month of April has become to be known as Confederate History and Heritage Month.

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Day - 2 Confederate Heritage Month Minute

In Mississippi on February 1, 1890, an appropriation for a monument to the Confederate dead was being considered. A delegate had just spoken against the bill, when John F. Harris, a Black Republican delegate from Washington, county, rose to speak:

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Day - 3 Confederate Heritage Month Minute

Father Emmeran Bliemel, OS.B. the first American Chaplain to die on the battlefield was killed during the Battle of Jonesboro, Georgia, on August 31, 1864. This battle would end the Battle of Atlanta.

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Day - 4 Confederate Heritage Month Minute

In Richmond, Virginia there is a cemetery to the brave war dead. It is called the only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside the state of Israel. The cemetery is located at Richmond's Shockroe Hill. Here lies the remains of Jewish soldiers who fought for the Confederacy.

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Day - 5 Confederate Heritage Month Minute

General Stand Watie was the highest ranking Native American serving on either side of the War Between the States.

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