Unionist who wished they hadn’t been…

I keep finding an unbelievable amount of archives and perhaps I should make my Southern Heritage blog active again but until I do I thought the following article was very timely given the that we are celebrating Independence Day. So many authors , news media outlets and liberals like to use the South’s defeats at Gettysburg and Vicksburg during the War for Southern Independence as great victories for the United States and Freedom.

The following article ( originally published in the Nevada City (Missouri) Times and reprinted in the November 10 , 1870 Iron County (Missouri) Register details how “freedom” was determined by Radical Republicans in Missouri , even to those who were loyal, five years after the War had ended.

First the Republican “registrars” tricked them into taking the “Loyalty Oath” then they promptly rejected them as qualified voters.

It is not hard to imagine that these “loyalists” probably wished they had joined the rebellion instead of enjoying the fruits of the new “freedom” they embraced – Editor (Click thumb nail images to enlarge. They are in order from left to right)

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I am just an average blue collar American who works hard and tries to be a good dad. I have a passion for history, music and freedom.


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