Video: RARE FILM FOOTAGE: The Last Great Americans: 40,000 Confederates Assembled at 1914 Veterans Convention (The Civil War Diaries S3E01)


[Some lovely old amazing film footage from a time when Whites were themselves. And these Confederates … were the greatest Whites of their time … defeat did not change that, just like defeat does not take anything away from the Germans. They did their UTMOST…. when they could. Check the photo of the White man missing two arms. These were REAL SOLDIERS. Even today, much of the US Army is dominated by… southerners … the sons of these people. Jan]

The Civil War Diaries S3E1 On this season premiere of the Civil War Diaries we visit with the Confederate Veterans Convention of 1914 in Jacksonville Florida. 40,000 Confederate Veterans assembled. Aging veterans dance to the music of two fiddlers and gather to the parade on foot, by horse, or in cars. Also shown are crowd scenes, general views of the camp with its tents, an emergency medical tent staffed by the Red Cross, and thousands of veterans dining together in a mess tent. Scenes from the Sons of Confederate Veterans Parade include marching bands, a passing electric street car, and the Forrest Cavalry of Tennessee, named after Confederate cavalry general Nathan Bedford Forrest. Also shown is F.M. Iremonger, said to be the youngest living Confederate veteran.

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