Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Posts Tagged ‘civil war’

Jun

28

2015

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Why are there Confederate Flags in Times Square station?

There are Confederate flags throughout New York City's Times Square subway station. Why?

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Jun

27

2015

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The Brilliant Women Who Popularized the Confederate Flag and Rewrote American History (Literally)

The United Daughters of the Confederacy — allegedly powerless, allegedly on the losing side of a bitter war, allegedly merely female — directed the most powerful public relations movement that America has known.

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Feb

25

2015

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A soldier who loved his sweetie to the bone

Tweet Here’s a delightful anecdote: A Civil War soldier had his leg amputated, and while he recovered in the hospital, he carved this pin for his sweetheart out of his own leg bone. Who’s this lucky gal Lizzie, you ask? Well, we will never know, because he died of infection before he could tell the […]

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Jun

19

2012

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Andersonville: America’s concentration camp [WATCH]

Andersonville wasn't done to Americans by the Viet Cong or the Japanese. Americans did this to other Americans. This is our burden entirely. If we forget it, we forget it's possible.

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