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New Book Details Long-Forgotten and Controversial Civil War Battle in Louisiana Former Slaves’ Fight at Milliken’s Bend Led to Congressional Investigation Baton Rouge—At Milliken’s Bend, Louisiana, a Union force composed predominantly of former slaves met their Confederate adversaries in one of the bloodiest engagements of the war. This small yet important fight received some initial widespread attention but soon drifted into obscurity. In Milliken’s Bend, Linda Barnickel uncovers the story of this long-forgotten and highly controversial battle. Controversial charges made after the battle eventually led to a congressional investigation and contributed to the suspension of prisoner exchanges between North and South. Barnickel’s compelling and comprehensive account of the battle illuminates not only the immense complexity of the events that transpired in northeastern Louisiana during the Vicksburg Campaign but also the implications of Milliken’s Bend upon the war as a whole. The battle contributed to southerners’ increasing fears of slave insurrection and heightened their anxieties about emancipation. In the North, it helped foster a commitment to allow free blacks and former slaves to take part in the war to end slavery. And for African Americans, both free and enslaved, Milliken’s Bend symbolized their never-ending struggle for freedom. Linda Barnickel is an archivist and freelance writer with master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and The Ohio State University. Passionate about discovering the hidden and fascinating stories of history, she is interested in local history, military history, oral history, and the cultural power of archives.
Hitting the Headline News: GOP, Oklahoma University and Hillary Clinton addressing unauthorized emails.
Obama ATF backs off AR-15 ammo ban - for now; The Obama VA thinks veterans' suicides are hilarious; Utah realizes that firing squads really are more humane; Benny Hill takes over the Secret Service; Dick Nixon had his Oval Office tapes, Hillary Clinton has her 32,000 deleted emails; Barack Obama gets a second crack at his sea-to-bloody-sea race war; Milankovitch cycles and "climate change"; Illegal aliens :just want a better life" - at gringos' expense; and, time permitting, If we don’t mobilize to remove politicians who are actively or passively eliminating our form of government, the republic our founders gave us is lost. Or, in other words, Ben Weingarten is a flaming optimist.
American Firestorm: Slippery Slope to War
May 13, 2015
Our country is coming apart before of our eyes. Worse, it’s being systematically and intentionally destroyed to the extent that foreign invaders will be invited to take it over – for our own good, of course. In short, the current administration, aided and abetted by long-established socialist/communist factions and Islamic extremist factions, are working their plan to destroy America and its citizens.
The bottom line for most Americans, whether they know it yet or not, is simple – WE must stop them…any way we can; and we have to get to it right now, because, in fact, it’s almost too late.
Join Firehawk live for this critical episode on Blog Talk Radio at 9:00 PM ET May 13, 2015…
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CIvil Chat with Lee looks at lost income due to tax breaks, anti abortion movement, ongoing focus by the GOP on a woman's right to choose, as well as the declining middle class, and our continual oligarchy society machine pushed by the GOP agenda.
This episode will discuss the new variances of the North and the South and City and Rural culture. Have we created a new civil war? We will discuss the civil war of 1800s and look at what is happening in the Northern and Southern states today. We will examine lifestyle, culture, social and economic issues and racism and the other isms that led to the Civil War of the 1800s. There are differences, but the variances are still very much the same.
The criminal negligence of Barack Obama's pro-terror policies; No, barry, the Cuban people are suffering because of their repressive communist government you love so much, not the U.S. embargo; Is there really a growing schism within American environmentalism?; "Reforiconservatism" has a strong "abandoning free market principles to save the free market system" vibe to it; and, if we must, as little Hillary Clinton crap as possible.
Civil Chat with Lee looks at what's trending on this TGIF and also ISIS, Rand Paul's comments on ISIS. Who's really to blame? Lee looks at the inception of ISIS from the beginning, the point of "coming out" and who the players are in this party of barbaric ruthless terrorists. Is it Obama? Is it Bush? Both? How has the Middle East factions and civil holy wars contributed to the rise of ISIS? Syria? The Kurds? Iran?
Lee will also look at where Common Core is today in Ameican Education.
Civil Chat with Lee has an OPEN FORUM today. You can call in with anything you want to talk about in the social and political arena. Today's show is a ONE hour show beginning @ 3 PM instead of 3:30 PM. The available topics will be the conflict of interest with George Stephanopoulos' 75K contribution to the Clinton Foundation OR is it? Is Jeb Bush on the WRONG side of his base on the Iraq War. The GOP shows anti-immigration position on DACA in the military.
I want to talk about several of the battles that occurred in the month of May, during The American Revolutionary War. The Battle of Cedars, Megs Raid and The Battle of Waxhaws. These battles were part of the eight long years of The Ameican Revolutionary War. Only one, Meg's Raid was actually a successful battle given Patriot sucess status. The Cedars and Waxhaws were both British victories and both had serious ramifications for both sides.
The callin number is 347-308-8790
See you there!