Va Flaggers: Jefferson Davis Birthday and Mass Flagging


Come celebrate the birthday of President Jefferson Davis at  Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond THIS Saturday and then join us afterwards on the sidewalk in front of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and take a stand for our Confederate Veterans and the flags they fought and died under!
"Join the Virginia Division Sons Of Confederate Veterans at Davis Circle in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, for the Presidents annual celebration. Bag Pipe band, Honor Guards, Rifle and Cannon salutes. Free ice water, folding chairs and port-a-jons, for your convenience. Souvenir programs and ribbons. Ceremonial flags available. Keynote speaker is Bert Hayes-Davis, great great grandson of Jeff Davis. Free and open to the public, come on out, present a wreath for your organization, hope to see you there."

Immediately following the Jefferson Davis Birthday Memorial Service, the Virginia Flaggers will host a MASS FLAGGING of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Last year, we had over 100 folks on the sidewalk, forwarding the colors, protesting the VMFA and their forced removal of Confederate Battle Flags from the Confederate Memorial Chapel, and educating the public about our Confederate ancestors and the flags the fought and died under.

We invite ALL to attend, and continue the celebration of President Davis' birthday by gathering on the Boulevard. We will provide hot dogs and drinks, and there will be plenty of veteran Flaggers to show you the ropes!

The ceremony at Hollywood Cemetery begins at 9:00 a.m. We will be on the Boulevard from 11-4. Come when you can, and stay as long as you can, JUST COME!

Facebook event here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/600428969981276/?fref=ts

Twenty years after Gen. Robert E. Lee rode into Appomattox and surrendered his tattered army, ending the War Between the States, a memorial chapel was built in Richmond in memory of the 260,000 Confederate soldiers who died during the conflict. The Pelham Chapel – Confederate War Memorial is designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S., and has been granted the status of Confederate Monument by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The organ in the chapel was donated by a group of Union veterans from Lynn, Mass. One of the contributors to the soldiers' home that surrounded the chapel was Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. And a Union private from Massachusetts donated his annual pension to support the home.

Confederate flags had flown over the grounds since the opening of the Old Soldiers Home in 1885. Those flags did not trouble the Union soldiers who donated the organ to the chapel; nor did they trouble Ulysses S. Grant. They were placed there by Confederate Veterans, to memorialize the Confederate dead, and honor the living.

Fast forward 150 years…on the eve of the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the War Between the States, June 1st, 2010, Confederate Battle Flags were forcibly removed from the Confederate War Memorial by a restriction in the lease renewal, at the insistence of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

This is in direct violation of Virginia law, which clearly states: “it shall be unlawful for the authorities of the locality, or any other person or persons, to disturb or interfere with any monuments or memorials so erected, or to prevent its citizens from taking proper measures and exercising proper means for the protection, preservation and care of same. For purposes of this section, "disturb or interfere with" includes removal of, damaging or defacing monuments or memorials, or, in the case of the War Between the States, the placement of Union markings or monuments on previously designated Confederate memorials or the placement of Confederate markings or monuments on previously designated Union memorials.” (§ 15.2-1812)

As citizens of Virginia and descendants of Confederate soldiers who gallantly answered Virginia’s call to defend her, we demand that the VMFA remove these blatantly prejudicial restrictions and allow the Confederate Battle Flags to once again fly on the Confederate War Memorial.


Thursday, June 6th:  4:00 p.m. – Dusk – Flagging the VMFA

Saturday, June 8th:  9:00 a.m. Annual birthday ceremony for Jefferson F. Davis, at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.  Keynote speaker will be Mr. Bert Hayes-Davis, great great grandson of Jeff Davis.

Saturday, June 8th:  11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Immediately following the Jefferson Davis Ceremony, join the Va Flaggers on the Boulevard for a mass flagging of the VMFA.  The museum forced the removal of Confederate Battle Flags from the Confederate Memorial Chapel, and arrested a man for carrying a Confederate flag on the grounds of Confederate Memorial Park.  Make the time to join us as we forward the colors, protest the museum’s illegal and discriminatory actions, and educate the public.  Hot dogs and drinks will be served and training and ammo provided.

Saturday, June 22nd:    Two Confederate grave marker ceremonies. 3495 Davis Mill Road, Thurston Family Cemetery, Goochland, VA. Contact is James Waldrop, cell 804-513-9747. Honor Guard will be provided by Mr Frank Yates, and the William Latane SCV camp. Many relatives expected, should be a nice turnout. Plenty of parking.

Monday, June 24th:  6:30 p.m. - Susan and Barry will be traveling to Va Beach to speak to the Princess Anne Camp #484, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Gus and George's Spaghetti and Steakhouse, 4312 Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, June 29th:  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 22nd Annual Point Lookout Pilgrimage, Confederate Memorial Park, Point Lookout, MD.


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The Southern American
PO Box 90095
East Ridge TN. 37412



 Author Unknown

The marching armies of the past
 Along our Southern plains,
 Are sleeping now in quiet rest
 Beneath the Southern rains.

The bugle call is now in vain
 To rouse them from their bed;
 To arms they'll never march again--
 They are sleeping with the dead.

No more will Shiloh's plains be stained
 With blood our heroes shed,
 Nor Chancellorsville resound again
 To our noble warriors' tread.

For them no more shall reveille
 Sound at the break of dawn,
 But may their sleep peaceful be
 Till God's great judgment morn.

We bow our heads in solemn prayer
 For those who wore the gray,
 And clasp again their unseen hands
 On our Memorial Day.

Thanks to:

Dixie's Living Historians


Tennessee Confederate  Flaggers’ Report to Pop Aaron and Mike Shaffer

Today’s flagging activity began promptly at 12:00 p.m. on a mostly sunny, cool and very breezy day.  Our flags really got a workout---the gusty winds keeping them at attention. Today’s posts were staffed by Fred Edens, Bill Dennison, Jackie Dennison, and Valerie Parrish.  It was my pleasure to stand with them and hand out numerous CD’s and literature.  I remarked to Bill that if we had a $ for every honk and thumbs-up, we could all dine at Pizza Inn. 

As in past campaigns, the public was supportive of our efforts and very inquisitive.   We took the opportunity to explain our reasons to be there: 1)To bring to the public’s attention the issue of a continuously locked gate at a corner of the cemetery, 2) a Confederate soldier outside the fenced-in area and, 3) To present our information on the Confederate Battle Flag and present our Tennessee Confederate Flaggers’ flier.
We broke ranks at 3:00 p.m., having spent a productive afternoon.

Bill Hicks
Sergeant of the Line
Tennessee Confederate Flaggers

April 13, 2013



If I had the power

William P. ("Parson") Brownlow, the radical Governor of Tennessee, who passed these laws, made the following statement at a Convention in New York City, during reconstruction:

"If I had the power I would arm every wolf, panther, catamount and bear in the mountains of America, every crocodile in the swamps of Florida, every negro in the South, every devil in Hell, clothe them in the uniform of the Federal army, and turn them loose on the rebels of the South and exterminate every man, woman and child, south of Mason and Dixon's line. I would like to see negro troops under Ben Butler crowd every rebel into the Gulf of Mexico, and drown them as the devil did the hogs in the Sea of Galilee." He said, at a public meeting in Philadelphia, just after the surrender of General Robert E. Lee: " I am one of those who believe the war ended too soon. We have whipped the South but not enough. The loyal masses constitute an overwhelming majority of the people of this country and they intend to march again on the South and intend that the "second war" shall be no child's play. The "second army" will, as they ought to, make the entire South as God found the earth, without form, and void."

"....'burn and kill! Burn and kill!" until the whole rebel race is exterminated."
......Parson Brownlow, at the post war convention in Philadelphia, 1866.

In 1865, the Methodist Rev. William G. Brownlow of Knoxville became the carpet bagger Governor of Tennessee as head of the minority Radical Unionists. He immediately started a second civil war against returning Confederates. Earlier as editor of Brownlow’s Knoxville Whig, he was pro-southern and pro-slavery. He became a fanatical Unionist and was expelled to the North.

Compatriots, behold some of the roots of the war against our heritage. ~

John Fisher
Dixie's Living Historians


Hanover Courthouse, VA

Va Flaggers on the ground at Hanover Courthouse, Va to protest the Hanover Board of Supervisors. Not ONE Supervisor had the backbone to do the right thing and sign a Confederate History and Heritage Month Proclamation! Shame on Hanover County, whose soil runs red with the blood of those who died on so many battlefields there.

Grieve not

Grieve not for that Southern soldier who rests in so many cemeteries; some in unmarked graves, some with grand monuments. The time for grief has passed. Carry his story to the ends of the earth. Tell the truth about his suffering and courage to those who have defamed him. Carry the truth to all who will listen. Hold the truth near to your Southern heart and never forget to honor him, for the truth will stand when all crumbles. Truth crushed to the earth, like a seed, will rise again. ~~~ Bill Hicks Tennessee Confederate Flagger~~~

By way of:
Sister, Eileen Parker Zoellner
Tennessee Confederate Flagger

Grieve not


Southern Cross of Honour

~ Southern Cross of Honor ~

In October of 1862, the Confederate Congress approved an act to honor the service and valor of officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates in the Confederate Army. Intended to be the equivalent of the Federal Medal of Honor, the Southern version of the medal was never issued during the war. Metal shortages in the South meant that medals were never struck. Instead, a Confederate Honor Roll was established, and the names of men awarded the honor were recorded by the Adjutant Inspector General. Unlike the Medal of Honor, which was awarded to an individual based on government criteria, Confederate non-commissioned officers and privates voted for a soldier in their company who deserved a spot on the Honor Roll.

While attending a reunion of Confederate veterans in Atlanta in July 1898, Mrs. Alexander S. (Mary Ann Lamar Cobb) Erwin of Athens, Ga., conceived the idea of bestowing the Southern Cross of Honor on Confederate veterans . Mrs. Erwin and Mrs. Sarah E. Gabbett of Atlanta are credited with the design of the medal: a Maltese cross with a wreath of laurel surrounding the words "Deo Vindice (God our Vindicator) 1861-1865" and the inscription, "Southern Cross of Honor" on the face. On the reverse side is a Confederate battle flag surrounded by a laurel wreath and the words "United Daughters of the Confederacy to the UCV."

Mr. Charles W. Crankshaw of Atlanta was chosen to manufacture the Crosses, but the first order was not given until the UDC had secured a copyright (February 20, 1900). During the first 18 months of the Cross's availability, 12,500 were ordered and delivered
Only a Confederate veteran could wear the Southern Cross of Honor, and it could only be bestowed through the UDC. Money could not buy the Cross; they were bought by loyal, honorable service to the South and given in recognition of this devotion. The first Cross ever bestowed was upon Mrs. Erwin’s husband, Captain Alexander S. Erwin, by the Athens (Ga.) Chapter on April 26, 1900.

The Crosses of Military Service and Medals currently bestowed by the UDC are an outgrowth of the Southern Cross of Honor. These Crosses and Medals are awarded to veterans who have served or are serving in defense of America. They are the most prized awards conferred by the UDC.

The UDC presents complete sets of the Crosses to libraries and museums if they agree to display the sets. The Southern Cross of Honor is always included if one is available. Should someone owning a Southern Cross of Honor wish to donate it to the UDC, it will be included in a set presented to a museum or library. While the UDC Business Office does not have the original applications for the Southern Cross of Honor, it does have the ledgers compiled by Mrs. Anna Davenport Raines during her seven-year term as Custodian of Crosses of Honor. Mrs. Raines recorded the recipients of every Cross bestowed, beginning with Number 1, until she resigned in 1913, for a total of 78,761 Crosses, The ledgers provide the name and unit of each recipient and may in some cases give the date and place of the award. An cumulative index was developed by the Caroline Meriwether Goodlett Library Committee in the 1980s to cross reference the information contained in the ledgers.

Thanks to:
Tennessee Confederate Flagger

Sister, Eileen Parker Zoellner

I am a Southerner...

I won't apologize
I won't be reconstructed.
I will not surrender
My identity, my heritage.
I believe in the Constitution,
In States' Rights,
That the government should be the Servant,
not the Master of the people.
I believe in the right to bear arms,
The right to be left alone.
I am a Southerner...
The spirit of my Confederate ancestors
Boils in my blood.
They fought
Not for what they thought was right,
But for what was right.
Not for slavery,
But to resist tyranny,
Machiavellian laws,
Oppressive taxation, invasion of his land,
For the right to be left alone.
I am a Southerner...
A rebel,
Seldom politically correct,
At times belligerent.
I don't like Lincoln, Grant, Sherman,
Or modern neocon politicians like them.
I like hunting and fishing,
The Bonnie Blue and "Dixie"
I still believe in chivalry and civility.
I am a face in the Southern collage of
Gentlemen and scholars, belles and writers,
Soldiers and sharecroppers,
Cajuns and Creoles,
Celts and Germans, freedmen and slaves.
We are all the South.
The South...My home, my beautiful home.
My culture, my destiny, my heart.
I am a Southerner...
Deo Vindice

Thanks to:
Tennessee Confederate Flagger
Sister, Eileen Parker Zoellner

I am a Southerner...


Heritage or tradition?

While some my agree or disagree, the CBF is and will always be a part of Southron history.

Wearing it on a tshirt or having a bumper sticker does not affend me.

It does however bother me when if has images of Elvis, Skynyrd or anything else besides the battle honors on it.

The SCV has a right to mark the banner with it's Camp.

Another topic that has been discussed is about correct history being revised.

I do not read school books anymore, unless someone brings up a situation to me and I can research it.

With that said, yes...our Heritage has been revised. Not only by the omission of the correct facts, but the continuing telling of misguided facts. I would submit to you all that reconstruction has been in play for the last 150 years and it has now become an all out assault on our Heritage.

Nowhere are they renameing parks, streets, removing monuments, and burial grounds in this country because it is not "PC", but here in the South.

How many of you have seen the Heritage violations, are your children getting the history in school that is correct, or is it only me who hears that things have changed.
I have been known to wear a uniform now and then, even some reenacting. I have spoke at SCV Camps, many different seminars, and even Civil War Rountables as far north as Buffalo.

It is the truth most people seek, so it is with that we must continue to tell the truth.

John Zakrzewski (Zak)
Dixie's Living Historians


April is Confederate History Month

Get into the spirit of Confederate History Month,
Fly those Confederate Colours with pride!

Thanks to:
Brother Calvin Johnson


We have a moral duty and responsibility

We have a moral duty and responsibility to stand up for and defend the land our ancestors shed blood over to give us the prosperity and freedoms we have today.

Our parents and their parents before them struggled, and sacrificed. They endured hardships, fought wars, cried, bled, and died so that their children could survive and continue on. We owe them honor and respect for giving us life and for imparting the goals and ideals which have shaped our lives and communities for generations.

The Spirit of 1861

Arise Confederates! hear your country's call!
The hour is come, --the hour to do or die,
Freemen to stand, or freemen still to fall --
Say, will you fight for Southern Liberty?
By the spirit of George Washington we swear.
The yoke of slaves we'll never, never, wear!
Our father's arms base tyranny defiled,
They would not bear the reproach of slaves;
For freedomlived they, and for freedom died, --
Their memory calls for freedom from their graves.
By the great God of Washington we swear,
The yoke of slaves we'll never, never, bear!
Gleams not the sword more brightly than the chain,
A nobler ornament to deck the hand?
We've borne their taunts--shall Freedom call in vain.
To unsheath the sword, and save our father-land!
By the great God of Washington we swear,
The yoke of slaves we'll never, never, bear!
The Confederate States will claim a brilliant fame,
From her arise a nation proud and free,
We'll raise her flag, and vindicate her name,
Land of the free--the home of Liberty!
By the great God of truth and right we swear,
The yoke of slaves we'll never, never, bear!
Upon our graves shall dawn a brighter sun.
Our children rise to bless their natal earth;
Here shall they kneel, and, when our course is run,
Bless the fair land that gave them a free birth.
By the spirit of George Washington we swear,
The yoke of slaves we'll cannot, will not bear!

~ Author Unknown ~

Thanks to:
Tennessee Confederate Flagger
Sister Eileen Parker Zoellner


Call To Flagging ! 4/13/2013

Call To Flagging ! 4/13/2013
Green Hill Cemetery, Elizabethton, Tennessee

Ok folks here goes. The next Flagging at Green Hill Cemetery will be April 13th, 12:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. The weather should be improving the next few weeks so hopefully there'll be more of you there. I know some of you are thinking , why are we Flagging Green Hill every month. Well the answer is simple, the Wautauga Hysterical Assc. hasn't addressed any of the issues that are in question. The gates still chained & locked, making access to the cemetery unsafe to get into. The elderly and the handicapped don't have safe access period.I can testify to that. Also in past years the WHA has mowed the cemetery , leaving the Confederate gravesites untouched. Chances are that will be the case this mowing season. The disrespect for the Confederate Soldiers buried there is an atrocity. We've had some that have showed up to almost every Flagging & have been well recieved by the general public.

A lot of valuable information has been passed out that these folks may have never known or heard about. My hero, Susan Hathaway , has flagged or spoken to people all over the South about our Southron cause. We need to be doing to same. The more we stand there on the line, the more people will learn. Oh, by the way one soldiers grave was left outside the perimeter of the cemetery by WHA, so that should tell you want they think of our ancestors. Folks be proud of you ancestors and Flag for the Southron way of life & for our ancestors & our History ,before we lose it all together.

Tennesee Flagging Co-Ordinator
Colonel Mike Shaffer (Doc)
400 Shelby St. Apt. 413
Bristol, Tenn. 37620


Call To Flagging ! 4/13/2013


Confederate History & Heritage Month in Carter County, TN.

Mayor Leon Humphrey has proclaimed the month of April 2013 as Confederate History & Heritage Month in Carter County, TN.  He was earlier presented, in his office, a copy of the January/February 2013 issue of “Confederate Veteran”, the Confederate Third National Flag, an 8X10 photo of the Carter County Confederate Veterans Memorial, a CD titled “The Truth About the Confederate Battle Flag” and a DVD titled “Carter County Confederates”.

The Proclamation was presented by him at a meeting of Carter County Commission on March 18, 2013.  The Proclamation was accepted by the Lt. Robert J. Tipton Camp #2083 of Elizabethton.  A standing applause was given by Commission and the attendees to the meeting.  The Proclamation presentation can be viewed at http://www.cartercountytn.gov/videos/ .
              Confederate History and Heritage Proclamation

WHEREAS, April is the month in which the people of the Confederate States of America began and ended a four-year heroic struggle for states' rights, individual freedom, local government control and determined struggle for deeply held beliefs; and

WHEREAS, Carter County supplied citizen soldiers and officers who fought for their beliefs in this great struggle; and

WHEREAS, Carter County, Tennessee has long recognized her Confederate history, the officers and enlisted men of the Confederate States Army and the Navy and those at home who made sacrifices on behalf of their families, homes, communities, and country; and that it is just and right to do so; and

WHEREAS, the noble spirit and inspiring leadership of these great officers, leaders, and the ordinary men and women, free and not free, of the Confederate States is an integral part of the history of all of America; and

WHEREAS, it is important for all citizens of Carter County to reflect upon our past and to respect the devotion of her Confederate leaders, soldiers, and citizens to the cause of Southern liberty; and

WHEREAS, Carter County, Tennessee is proud to recognize and celebrate the devotion of her Confederate soldiers and all those from Carter County who fought and sacrificed in this great struggle that divided families, the nation, and our State; and

WHEREAS, the knowledge of the role of the Confederate States of America in the history of our nation and our State is vital to understanding who we are and what we are; and

WHEREAS, we honor our past and from it draw the courage, strength and wisdom to reconcile ourselves, and go forward into the future together as citizens of Carter County, Tennesseans and Americans;

NOW, THEREFORE, I Leon Humphrey, Mayor of Carter County, on this 18th day of March 2013 do hereby recognize April 2013 as Confederate History and Heritage Month in CARTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE and urge all citizens of the county to engage in a historical study of the events of the years 1861 to 1865, inclusive, and to solemnly contemplate that time in our history and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

_____________________ Leon Humphrey Carter County Mayor