A blog by Southern writer and historian Dale Cox, Civil War Florida shares information on and discusses the events of the Civil War in Florida. Topics of interest include troops, battles, skirmishes, campaigns, raids, forts, naval actions, ships, soldiers, officers, books and historic sites.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Thoughts on Confederate History Month
I've just posted my thoughts about Confederate History Month on my Southern History blog
Because they relate to Florida and to my Floridian ancestors who took up arms in defense of their families, homes, state and country, I thought the posting might be of interest to the readers here.
It focuses on the controversy that seems to now be an annual event surrounding the usually quiet observance of Confederate History Month across the South and my own thoughts about why the month is important and a matter of personal honor to Southerners.
I'll also be spending the rest of April posting on that blog about War Between the States related historic sites and points of interest from across the South. If you are interested in learning more about many of the places that can be visited today to remember the brutal conflict that ravaged the land between 1861 and 1865, be sure to check in regularly to learn about places of interest. Some are well known but others are "off the beaten path" and could be new discoveries for you.