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Rod Gragg: Gettysburg Eyewitness Testimony Offers ‘The Most Powerful Kind of History You Can Have’

Author Rod Gragg, whose books include By the Hand of Providence: How Faith Shaped the American Revolution; Forged in Faith: How Faith Shaped the Birth of the Nation; and Eyewitness Gettysburg: The Civil War’s Greatest Battle, joined Friday morning’s Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon to talk about the enduring significance of Gettysburg and how the battle has become indelibly associated with the Fourth of July holiday.

Federal (Union) troops march into position before the battle "Gallant Rally at the Klingle Farm" between Federal and Confederate forces during re-enactment activities recognizing the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War battle in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 6, 2013. Gettysburg officials are expecting 250,000 visitors to visit the small south-central …

The Church of Arlington National Cemetery

There’s not a lot of talking at Arlington. Even chatterboxes find themselves hushed by the endless rows of white headstones, solemn signposts of heroism, sacrifice, and duty. Yet still, Arlington speaks to me. It is there, for example, that I learned about both justice and the rule of law.

A member of the US Army looks on after placing American flags at graves at Arlington National Cemetery May 26, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia in preparation for Memorial Day. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Virginia Social Justice Warriors Want to Tear Down Robert E. Lee Statue

The perpetually offended are at the gate once again, trying to dismantle culture, education, and the very fabric of history. This time their target is the Robert E. Lee statue in the Lee Park of Charlottesville, Virginia, a statue over which supporters and opponents of its removal from the park clashed last Tuesday at a press conference called by Vice Mayor Wes Ballamy of Charlottesville.

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Bulldozing Monuments and the War on American History

On December 17, the New Orleans City Council voted to remove four Confederate statues from the city, using obscure “nuisance” laws to strip these over 100-year-old historic monuments from their places of honor.

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In Defense of Iconoclasm

On July 9, 1776, patriots in Manhattan, having heard the Declaration of Independence read aloud for the first time, marched down Broadway and tore from its perch the two-ton lead statue of King George III.

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Honor the American Flag by Discarding Relics of the Past

America continues to shed its sad racial history as public support grows against display of the Confederate battle-flag (specifically, the battle-flag of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia). Tragically it took nine June 2015 racist murders in Charleston, South Carolina, home of the Confederacy, to really awaken Americans to the need to move on.

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Actress Julianne Moore: Anti-Palin, Anti-Gun, Anti-History

Julianne Moore’s life off-screen is quickly becoming a tale of everything the actress abhors. From Sarah Palin, to guns, to Civil War history relating to the Confederacy, Moore can’t keep from stating her opposition to certain people, places, and things.

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Hundreds Rally to Support Confederate Flag at Stone Mountain Memorial

On Saturday, hundreds upon hundreds of people from Georgia arrived at Stone Mountain, the nation’s largest Confederate memorial, to show their support for the Confederate flag. It is interesting to note that the location for this rally. Stone Mountain itself has been targeted in the anti-Confederate hysteria that began sweeping the certain parts of the country following the attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June.

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Op-Ed: ‘Let’s Know History Before Sanitizing It’ – Jerry Patterson

“In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil in any country.” All Americans would agree with the quote above — and in a moment I’ll have something to say about the man who wrote it.

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Daily Beast: Robert E. Lee Would Not Want Confederate Battle Flags At WLU

On January 15–just four days before the commemoration of General Robert E. Lee’s birthday–The Daily Beast ran a story claiming Lee would have approved of the removal of Confederate battle flags from Washington and Lee University and that Lee wrote in a “self-serving” manner, post-Civil War, to cover his tracks on secession.

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