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SHOOT OUT IN COFFEYVILLE

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On October 5, 1892 five members of the Dalton Gang rode into Coffeyville Kansas. The Daltons had been outlaws for about two years and had primarily been robbing trains prior to this day. The law was turning up the heat on the Dalton's and they wanted to score big by doing something that had never been done before. Rob two banks at the same time. Hopefully they would get enough money to hide out for awhile until the heat subsided. There were 15 brothers and sisters among the Dalton children. Two died before reaching adulthood. Four Dalton brothers decided to be outlaws after first being in law enforcement. Their oldest brother Frank had been killed as a lawman. The Dalton's were kin to the Younger brother's who had rode with Jesse James and were killed and captured during the Northfield Minnesota robbery that had gone bad. One of the four Dalton's decided to ride with the Wild Bunch. The five outlaws that rode into Coffeyville were Grat Dalton, Emmett Dalton, Bob Dal…

The Real Battle

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For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12. This is the real battle that people like Phil Robertson face. He is in a fight that is bigger than he is but he has an advocate. We all know who wins this war in the end. Beyond this aspect of the fight there is the fact that organizations like G. l. A. A. D., the N.A.A.C.P., and lets throw in N.O.W., or National Organization Of Women , for good measure, really do not care about the groups that they represent as much as they care about the greater goal of insuring the triumph of the Democratic Party and the political left. If they really cared about homosexuals, blacks, and women then they would be consistent. For example they would not just go after Robertson but they would also go after people on the left who have said or done offensive things against gays like Alec Baldwin, or the De…

The Battle Of Nashville Monument

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Inscription On The Battle Of Nashville Monument             "Oh, Valorous Gray, In The Grave Of Your Fate,                Oh, Glorious Blue, In The Long Dead Years,               You Were Sown In Sorrow And Harrowed In Hate,               But Your Harvest Today Is A Nations Tears.               For The Message You Left Through The Land Has Sped               From The Lips Of God To The Heart Of Man:               Let The Past Be Past : Let The Dead Be Dead. --               Now And Forever American!"



  On Veterans Day 1927 the Peace Monument was dedicated honoring all veterans North and South who fought in the Battle of Nashville. There were Civil War and World War I veterans at the ceremony. The statue originally cost 30,000 dollars which was a large sum in those days. The obelisk was crafted from Italian marble and the bronze portion of the statue was cast from melted cannons. An Italian sculptor Signor Moretti was hired to design the statue. He later claimed t…

The Battle Of Nashville - A Confederate Disaster - December 16, 1864

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On December 16, 1864, Hood had changed the position of his three Corps from where they had been on December 15. Benjamin Franklin Cheatham was now on the left, A.P. Stewart was in the center and Stephen D. Lee was on right. At about 12:00 PM Union artillery firing from the present location of Father Ryan High School pounded the Confederate lines on Peach Orchard Hill. In the 1970's when Franklin Road Academy was under construction I found evidence of this bombardment. Like at Redoubt # 4 I found shell fragments everywhere along with Minie balls and .577 Caliber Enfield bullets, which were usually used by Confederate troops. Steedman's Union Division of 12,000 men again spearheaded the Union attack on the Rebel right, led by black troops. Thomas's plan was to again feint with his left and attack with his right in the hope of forcing Hood to weaken his left in order to reinforce his right. This ruse didn't work on the 15th but it did work on the 16th. Hood transferre…

Phil Robertson's Remarks on Gay's

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Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson is catching heat for his supposed anti-gay remarks to GQ magazine. The following is what he said and you determine if they were anti-gay. "everything is blurred on what's right and what's wrong ... sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there — bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men". He then paraphrased Corinthians, "Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers — they won’t inherit the kingdom of God," he warned. "Don't deceive yourself. It's not right." He then went on to say "It seems to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man's anus," he explained. "That's just me. I'm just thinking, 'There's more there! She's got more to offer.' I mean…

The Battle Of Nashville - Attack On The Redoubts - December 15, 1864

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By the early afternoon of December 15, 1864 Wilson's Union cavalry along with infantry was heading toward the Confederate redoubts and troops in line of battle behind a stone wall along the eastern side of Hillsboro road. A redoubt is defined as a complete enclosure of any form used to defend a prominent point. These redoubts were manned by artillery batteries and Confederate infantry. By late morning Union troops reached Redoubt # 5 that sat on a high hill on the west side of Hillsboro road near Harding Place. There are now condominiums there and the redoubt has been destroyed. It was attacked by cavalrymen armed with seven shot Spencers and Union infantrymen. It was also pounded by Union artillery for an hour. However this redoubt was the first to fall. By this time Redoubt# 4 became the focus of the attack but it was a tougher nut to crack. There were 148 men manning Redoubt # 4. Forty eight artillerymen manning four 12 pounder Napoleon smoothbore cannon and 100 infantry f…