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"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell

"Let no man pull you low enough to hate him." -- Martin Luther King Jr

“Sirs, you have no reason to be ashamed of your Confederate dead; see to it they have no reason to be ashamed of you.”
Robert Lewis Dabney, Chaplain for Stonewall Jackson

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Legend of the Black Eyed Pea

  The True Account of how the “black-eyed pea” grew to become a token of good luck has largely remained untold in worry that some might get their fragile sensitive feelings hurt.
     The story is all about a war of cruel, excessive military force waged on the Southern civilians, (women, children, elderly, disabled) of the Confederate States of America.  Never regarded by the northern perpetrators as a war crime this was the course of the greatest nation on the planet earth all while attempting to "preserve" their cause at any expense.  It was a crime bordering on genocide in the minds of the victims. The stench of this murderous action remains in the Southern states, no, all of the USA when, to the contrary, the subject of slavery has been a slow healing abscess, but somewhat suited for discussion.
     The tale of THE BLACK-EYED PEA being deemed as good luck correlates undeviatingly back to Sherman's 1864 manic trek to the sea. It was termed "The Savannah Campaign" which was commanded by Major General William T. Sherman. The crime began on November 15, 1864, when Sherman's troops advanced from the conquered city of Atlanta, Georgia and ended on December 22, 1864, at the port of Savannah.
     When the danger seemed to have passed, the southern survivors of the assault came out of hiding.  Profoundly broken and already starving, they found that the Yankee aggressors had plundered and stripped everything of value, and all that was editable including livestock.
Death and destruction were everywhere.  Starvation was certain for the survivors.
     They didn't have phones to call for help.  There was no international aid, no Red Cross, no meal trucks, no soup kitchens. The federal army had carted off everything and eaten everything.  But they couldn’t take it all. The ravaged citizens of the southland noticed for some unexplained reason Sherman’s ruthless troops had left silos full of black-eyed peas.
     It seems that in the north during the early 19th century the humble black-eyed pea was solely utilized as food for livestock. The Yanks saw it as the thing of least value, taking grain for their horses, livestock and other crops to feed themselves they just couldn’t take everything. So the black-eyed peas in great quantities were left assuming it would be of no use to any survivors since they had taken or eaten all the stock.
     Basically, the Southerners awoke greeting a new year in this devastation.  They were facing massive starvation if it had not been for the good luck of having the black-eyed peas to eat. From new year's day 1866 forward a tradition grew to eat black-eyed peas on the first day of January for good luck.  -- M. Hollingsworth

Monday, July 13, 2015

STATEMENT on the Desecration of Cemeteries and Monuments in North Carolina

 STATEMENT on the Desecration of Cemeteries and Monuments in North Carolina
North Carolina Division, The Sons of Confederate Veterans
July 12, 2015

Since the despicable murders of nine persons in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, back on June 17, we have witnessed a growing number of acts of desecration of cemeteries and historic monuments all across North Carolina. Monuments honoring veterans of the War Between the States in Asheville and in Durham and “Silent Sam” on the campus of the University of North Carolina –Chapel Hill have been defaced, and Maplewood Cemetery in Durham has been desecrated.

These are acts of wanton vandalism that not only violate our laws, but also strike at one of the most sacred duties that all men have: respect for their ancestors.

Sadly, some students and professors, when interviewed about these acts of outright vandalism smugly excuse these attacks as “just another form of civic protest,” and “our right to protest racism.” In some ways, the mentality of these respondents demonstrates a worse regard for history and law than that of the criminals who committed the actions. It indicates that in our society too many people are ignorant of the past, or, at the very least, misunderstand it.

Monuments, whether to soldiers who fought in the War Between the States or to George Washington or to a Booker T. Washington, are symbols of our collective history. They are visible reminders that recall our past. Certainly, not all of that past pleases everyone. Each of us who thinks about our history has every right to dislike some events and some individuals. But all of it goes into the mix of what made our nation. It is one thing to criticize our first president and the real Founder of our nation, George Washington, because he was a slaveholder, or Nathan Bedford Forrest, because he was a Confederate general. It is quite another thing to attempt to erase them, and the monuments that remind us of them, from our history and our historical consciousness.

The present physical attacks and assaults on the artifacts of our history, thus, are not only vandalism that must be punished by the full extent of the law. They are attempts to erase and eradicate any real memory of that history. Somehow, we are told, if we banish a monument and hide it, or stick a flag in a dusty archives out of public view, that will make our problems go away. Yet, removing the visible symbols of our past, the symbols of our heritage, whether we treasure them or dislike them, destroys our perspective and real sense of history.

There is a cultural Marxist agenda in this nation that would like nothing better than to eradicate all historical memory and all visible signs of a past that it despises. With students and a population who have been purged of any idea of the complexities of the past, with all memory aborted, all opposing views stricken, vacant minds may be indoctrinated with the latest politically correct ideology. It is a slippery slope that leads to totalitarianism: what is next, we ask? Change the name of Washington, D.C.? What about Hoke, Lee and Vance counties? What about all the streets, forts, parks and other symbolic names—must they all be purged from our consciousness? Is this not Stalinism full blown?

We of the North Carolina Division, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, strongly urge our law enforcement agencies and those responsible for public order to rigorously take all necessary measures to protect the monuments of North Carolina’s history. We strongly urge Governor McCrory to add his voice and join with us in condemning acts of violence and vandalism against these symbols. We call upon the leaders of the University of North Carolina to publicly and forcefully condemn these acts of hatred and take vigorous action to protect monuments on university grounds. Our history and historical memory as a people are at stake.

J. Daniel Bolick
Commander, The North Carolina Division
The Sons of Confederate Veterans
Claremont, North Carolina

Monday, June 22, 2015


By Mike Hollingsworth

As I pondered the numerous stones, 
Staring at the inscribed word, “unknown,” 
When abruptly, at a distance, I saw a phantasm, 
Soldiers humming the Confederate anthem.  

A dozen saw I at first gander,  
Unknown foot soldiers following their banner, 
Flickering through the old gravestones, 
Placid that underground were their revered bones.

Anxiously I approached the band of men, 
Their names I wanted for my pen, 
But as I queried, “Your names might be?” 
I only heard the drone of “Dixie”.

Could hardly believe that they had appeared, 
I felt stressed but was unfeared,  
Suddenly a sergeant emerged with a plea, 
“Be not troubled, son,” he said to me.

“Yea, do not be vexed, just let it be, 
For we died while facing the enemy. 
Love ones have joined us across that creek, 
Our whereabouts they no further seek”.

“We thank you son for all you have taught, 
Vindicating the cause for which we fought. 
The 'unknown' label on our graves, 
Bothers us none for we're with the braves.”

Quickly they came now gently fading away, 
Their spirit no more could I see this day. 
Courageous ancestors from long ago, 
Vanished once more in a Southern glow.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Sons of Confederate Veterans Visit Girls and Boy's Home Southern Farm Heritage Event, Lake Waccamaw, NC

Columbus County World War II Veteran Honored by The Sons of Confederate Veterans

The Columbus County Volunteers  Camp of the Sons of Confederate  Veterans (SCV) met Sunday Afternoon, March 8  at the  Whiteville Peace Baptist Church.  During their meeting, they honored  a longtime member, Mr. John  Milton Mills Blake, Sr. with the  SCV War Service Certificate and Medal.  Camp  Commander Thomas Jolly made the presentation  while Mr. Blake’s wife Mrs. Eugenia Blake and a  large number of Compatriots watched with  admiration.  Blake’s medal was presented for his  service in World War II as a U.S. Navy Seabee.      Mr. Blake was born June 21, 1925 in Chadbourn, NC.  Before entering the Navy, he was employed by the Southeastern afterward to  Camp Peary, VA to complete the Seabee training.  He then deployed to the Pacific Theatre for the remainder of WWII.      During the war, 350,000 men served in the Seabees.  There  were 151 Naval Construction Battalions composed of  well­trained and knowledgeable operatives.  Mr. Blake’s unit
was the 107th Seabee Battalion and was in the Marshall and  later the Mariana Islands.  He spent about 18 months in the  Marshall Islands repairing military installations before  shipping out for the Mariana Islands where he took part in  the invasion of Tinian and Saipan.    After Sunday’s meeting, Mike Hollingsworth took some  pictures and made the assertion to Mr. Blake while gripping  his hand, “Thank you for what you did for our country.”  He  looked Mike directly in the eyes and replied, “I enjoyed  every minute of it and would do it again!”  Mike said, “The words, The Greatest Generation immediately popped into my  mind for everyone listening could tell that he meant it!    Mr. Blake is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans which was organized at Richmond, Virginia in 1896 and, to  this day, continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non­political organization dedicated to insuring that a true history  of the 1861­1865 period is preserved.  Membership is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably  in the Confederate armed forces.  Membership can be obtained through either direct or collateral family lines, and kinship  to a veteran must be documented genealogically. The minimum age for full membership is 12, but there is no minimum  for Cadet membership.  
Shipbuilding Corporation based in Savannah, Georgia.  Realizing that he was about to be drafted, he decided to join the  Navy in 1941 at the age of eighteen.  He sojourned to Bainbridge, Virginia to perform basic training and

Monday, February 16, 2015

Spring Ahead! March 8, 2015 - - Spring to St Patrick’s Day

This year we start Daylight Savings on March 8th set your clocks ahead

Cherry Blossoms

One of the first Party days after the Super Bowl is of course St Patrick’s Day. Here are some fun facts about St. Patrick's Day:

  • St. Patrick’s is not a big drinking holiday in Ireland. In fact, many of the local pubs are closed for the day. 
  • St. Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17 because that is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is believed that he died on March 17 in the year 461 AD. It is also a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and history. St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in Ireland, and a provincial holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Corned beef is strictly an American invention, the Irish don't actually eat it to celebrate the day.
  • 34 million Americans have Irish ancestry, according to the 2003 US Census. That’s almost nine times the population of Ireland, which has 4.1 million people.
  • The city with the largest population of Americans of Irish descent is Boston (23%).
  • Bailey's Irish Cream, which was launched in Ireland in the early seventies, is now the most popular liqueur in the world. (Partially reproduced with permission from


FAQ: Who was Saint Patrick?
Ans: He was the patron saint, a man regarded as the special guardian of Ireland.

FAQ: What was his life about?
Ans: Having been kidnapped and taken from Wales to Ireland as a slave, he turned to prayer after experiencing enormous and monstrous difficulties and hardships. His prayers ostensibly answered and having dreamed that God was instructing him to travel West, he escaped Ireland and returned to Wales. His six years in slavery matured him into an ardent Christian. Eventually he felt a calling from Ireland for his return to live and help the Irish people. He did return to Ireland converting many people to Christianity and establishing hundreds of churches and much more.

FAQ: When and where was he born?
Ans: He was born about 389 A.D. in Northern Wales. During that era, Wales likely was part of England or Scotland.

FAQ: What is a shamrock and why is it used as a symbol?
Ans: The shamrock is a small three-leaf clover that normally flowers in the middle of March. The shamrock is a symbol used on Saint Patricks Day because it is the national emblem of Ireland - just like the Bald Eagle is the national emblem of the United States. The Irish name for a shamrock is "Seamrog".
Legend is that Saint Patrick often used the shamrock, with the three leaves mounted on a stem, to explain the Blessed and Holy Trinity.

FAQ: When did Saint Patrick die?
Ans: At about the time of the year that shamrocks "flowers" is when He died. March 17, 461 to 464 in Ireland is the exact date. March 17th is the day of the Saint Patricks Day celebration or His Feast Day.

FAQ: Since he was from Ireland, have Americans always celebrated Saint Patricks Day in the United States?
Ans: In 1780 the first official U.S. St. Patricks day celebration took place in the United States. George Washington authorized the day which was celebrated in Morristown, New Jersey.

FAQ: Why is green worn on this day of celebration?
Ans: Green represents the elegance, charm and green splendor of Ireland - The Emerald Isle (Emerald Isle is the poetic name for Ireland due to its green countryside).

"May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world

with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!"
–Source Unknown
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Confederate descendants rally in Baltimore despite protests

An event honoring Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson went on as planned Saturday in Baltimore despite protests to move the event to a different weekend out of respect for Martin Luther King Jr. A group of about 50 protesters stood in silent opposition across the street from the ceremony Saturday morning, The Baltimore…

Monday, January 19, 2015

May This Be The Year!

This new year is the 150th anniversary of the end of the fighting between the armed forces of the United States of America and the Confederate States of America. May it also be the end of the ongoing mendacious attacks on the honored heritage and history of the men who carried that fight for the Southern cause.

May this be the year when the national media recognizes that the War Between the States was about the cultural, political, economic and Constitutional differences that had evolved from the shared national experience and not about the single issue of slavery in the Southern region.

May this be the year when the full truth about slavery as the "American Sin" and not the "Southern Sin", be fully understood. May Americans learn that slavery was financed in the North, controlled by the Northern slave traders and that the profits from the trade and from the cotton went mainly to the North.

May this be the year when the divisive demagoguery of "political correctness" is exposed as the idiocy that it is and becomes a thing of the past,remembered only as a sad and silly period when decisions were made by an odd and distorted view of relationships, sensibilities, and common sense. May it be the year when people go back to making decisions based on the admonitions of our great religious teachings, and not on appeals to victimhood or prejudice. May this be the year when we begin to judge people by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin.

May this be the year when the 70 million American descendants of those who fought for the Confederacy proudly stand up and be counted. May our voices be heard in such numbers that it will turn the tide of hatred and ignorance that comes daily against us.

May this be the year when those bigots who use the beloved symbols of our courageous ancestors to spread a gospel of racial hatred and superiority be exposed as the fools they are. May this be the year when the flags of our forefathers once again stand for that which is the best within us, rather than the worst.

May this be the year when we counter-attack the demagogues who wish to destroy every vestige of our Confederate heritage. May this be the year when our statues, monuments, and gravestones are not attacked by vandals of every stripe, and when our flags fly more than ever in places of deserved honor.

May this be the year when every member of our brotherhood becomes more involved as spokesmen for the Cause, and when all of us do something of active service every day to carry a positive message about our ancestry.

May this be the year when the national media stops portraying our ancestors as "traitors" and portraying us as "Nazis", "white supremacists" and "racists". May this be the year when they recognize their own sanctimonious posturing and when they realize the stupidity of anyone assuming a moral superiority in matters of the heart.

May this be the year when our national leaders transcend the weary, mean-spirited and divisive politics of yesterday and break through to policies that bring Americans together in mutual respect and purpose.

May this be the year when we Sons of Confederate Veterans lead a victorious struggle for an honest modern understanding of the extraordinary and exemplary courage of our honored and beloved ancestors. May this be the year when we stand fearlessly together against the orchestrated smear campaign of those who would "culturally cleanse" the nation of any positive thought of our forefathers.

May this be the year when our membership puts aside our petty differences and our personal ambitions and solidly unite for a higher and more important cause.

May this be the year when we Sons of Confederate Veterans restore the good name of Robert E. Lee and the million men who left home and hearth to follow him. May our nation realize that the men of the Confederacy were thoroughly American, and that they were of many ancestries and races and creeds, and that they did what they did in their time because their forefathers had done the same.

And above all, may this be the year when a Loving Creator guides all of us in every moment as we face the challenges of protecting our heritage while building our future. May the Great Healer intervene in the hearts and souls of all of us, and bring to closure the ancient wounds of our Nation's past.

Ben Jones
Chief of Heritage Operations

Monday, January 12, 2015

BEN CARSON: Dispelling the myth of haves and have-nots in America

The Constitution of the United States of America was designed to preserve the freedom and rights of all citizens. Our Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal and that we have certain God-given rights. With documents like these, how have we arrived at the state of such discord between purported haves and have-nots…

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - At Arlington National Cemetery

Sons of Confederate Veterans Whiteville, NC;  The Columbus County Volunteers Camp 794
Editor, Mike Hollingsworth
( 9 Pages)