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Join me in supporting the right of Redneck Americans to fly their special flag. It’s heritage, not hate y’all.

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The Australian Confederates of the American Civil War,

The CSS Shenandoah was a Confederate warship which was infamous for being a commerce raider, attacking Union merchant ships around the globe.  Throughout her 12 month voyage, the Shenandoah raided the North and South Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, the South Pacific, the Far East, and the Bering Sea, sinking or capturing 38 Union merchant ships.

On January 25th, 1865 the Shenandoah made harbor in Williamstown near Melbourne to make repairs, stock up on supplies, and get some much needed R&R.  The Australians welcomed the Confederates with open arms, hosting various parties and gala balls for the officers and crew.  In the meantime thousands of Australian tourists toured the Shenandoah while docked in harbor.  The kind treatment of the Confederates by the Australians led to several protests by the US consulate, who had an embassy in Williamstown, which was home to a number of pro-Union ex-pats.  In an odd twist, a few minor Civil War battles occurred in Australia in the form of fist fights and bar brawls between Unionists and Confederate sailors.

The other purpose of the Shenandoah making port was to enlist new recruits.  Due to death and desertion the Shenandoah’s crew had shrunken somewhat.  While in port at Williamstown, the CSS Shenandoah enlisted 36 Australians as sailors and another 6 as marines.  In order to avoid international legal troubles, the CSS Shenandoah’s skipper, Capt. James Waddell, drew up a report on February 18th claiming that they had discovered 42 stowaways on board, and with nothing else to do he had them enlisted in the Confederate Navy.  No one questioned how 42 Australian “stowaways”, over 1/3rd of the ships crew, somehow managed to hide almost a month onboard without being noticed.

After the stop in Australia, the CSS Shenandoah sailed past Japan, then traveled the Bering sea, raiding Union whaling ships off the coast of Russia and Alaska.  In May of 1865 Capt. James Waddell ordered the Shenandoah to sail to California in order to shell the vulnerable city of San Francisco.  However she was intercepted by a British ship which informed Waddell that the war had ended over a month ago.  The Shenandoah then sailed past South America, making port in England and being granted asylum by the British Government.  Most of the 42 Australian crewman were repatriated back home.

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a house divided 

the historical hetalia roll continues- here’s Union!America during the American Civil War. The Union are the Northern states, so that’s why he has lost Texas. Up till today, it is the most deadly conflict in American history- partly because the soldiers who died on both sides are counted as Americans. But it really was an extremely destructive war- and a pivotal point in US history- because although it forever ended slavery, it opened a whole new can of worms about racial equality from then on. Even till today, there are disputes over people flying the Confederate flag- as some view it as just a homage to Southern culture, whereas others view it as inextricably linked to slavery. 

My headcanon is that the Civil War was the worst Alfred has ever been injured- and he was literally fighting for his survival because the war did not just tear apart the idea of the United States, but forced him to finally confront the issue of slavery and the unfulfilled promise of the “all men are equal” within his Constitution, because it went to the heart of the entire idea behind America as a nation.

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Bonnie Blue Flag

A popular Confederate song during the American Civil War.

Performed by the 2nd South Carolina Regimental String Band.

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THE ANESTHESIA INHALER- MEDICAL INNOVATIONS OF THE CIVIL WAR   

(REPRODUCTION) OF THE POCKET INHALER INVENTED BY CONFEDERATE SURGEON DR JULIAN JOHN CHISOLM 

Illustration: The Chisolm Pocket Ether or Chloroform Inhaler byTiemann

Dr. Julian John Chisholm invented a 2.5 inch inhaler, the first of its type. Chloroform was dripped through a perforated circle on the side onto a sponge in the interior; as the patient inhaled through tubes, the vapors mixed with air. This new method required only one-eighth of an ounce of chloroform, compared to the old two-ounce dose.

The usual method of soaking a handkerchief with chloroform wasted the liquid as it evaporated. 

http://www.medicalantiques.com/civilwar/Civil_War_Articles/Porcher_Chisolm_anesthetics_CSA.htm

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42712205

He works for the American government. He works in conjunction with the superheroes, and certain agencies that help to tame the superheroes power I suppose. So you’re not quite sure which side he’s on. It looks a little bit like he’s playing one game when actually he’s playing another. It’s the kind of character I like because it’s ambiguous and because you don’t know whether he’s good or bad. I like that area that isn’t black or white, I like the grays, because I think there’s just more fun to be had in not playing one obvious line.
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“This is where my grandfather shot and killed the Yankee soldier trying to rob us,” the retired Army colonel said, pointing to a bullet hole in the wood lining the entrance hall of his home. My Boy Scout troop was visiting to view this noble reminder of the Civil War and how Southerners had resisted Union soldiers.  It was 1970. I was fifteen. All of us gazed with reverence upon the hole as if medieval Catholics peering at the toe of a saint.

Myths about the “Lost Cause,” never mentioning race, came from our schools, from everywhere. Time to smash them