Old Geezer Doodles Folk Art

SHOWCASE #6 - Civil War

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OLD BLUE LIGHT

Just doodling.

 

 

AGING PLANTER WITH WIFE

 

Just doodling. Many of the people in the Planter Class of the old southern aristocracy lost everything because of the Civil War. Once wealthy and poweful, many of them died as paupers. We did a much better job of the reconstruction of Germany and Japan after World War Two than we did in the south after our Civil War.

 

CONFEDERATE NAVY BLOCKADE RUNNER CAPTAIN

Just doodling. The Confederacy hired privateers to run fast ships as Blockade Runners during the Civil War. They were equipped with fast ships. Their mission was to slip through the Naval blockades set up by the Federals at deep water ports all over the south.  Their ships transported cotton, tobacco and other exports from southern ports to the United Kingdom and brought back arms and other vital essentials needed by the Confederacy.

 

CONFEDERATE SOLDIER AT THE GRAVES OF FALLEN FRIENDS

 

Just doodling. The few cemeteries for fallen Confederates that exist are still funded and maintained by private organizations. At the major battlefields, most of the Confederate dead were mass buried in large pits or ditches - where they still lie today.

 

GLOOM AND DESPAIR IN DIXIE

 

Just doodling. The entire south was left in disarray, despair and poverty after the Civil War ended in 1865. Many southerners gave up and moved west

 

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CONFEDERATE PRIDE

Just doodling. I am against the recent movement to remove the statues of Confederate heroes from Memorial sites around the country - especially in the south. What they are saying is EVERY CONFEDERATE WAS A VILLAIN. To that I say HOGWASH. We can not alter history  - no matter how many statues we do away with. We all should have the right to honor and respect our ancestors and to be proud of our heritage. This I know for a fact - Every Confederate was not bad and every Negro and Unionist was not good. People are people - that was true back then, it is true now and it will be true in the future.

 

 

CONFEDERATE GENERAL JOHN B. HOOD

 

Just doodling.

 

 

CONFEDERATE GENERALS

EWELL, JACKSON AND A. P. HILL

 

Just doodling. Jackson's Corps: General Stonewall Jackson was a brilliant tactician and served the Confederacy with great distinction from the start of the war until he died, shortly after the Battle of Chancellorville in 1863. General Richard Ewell and General A.P. Hill were subordinate to Jackson, serving as Division Comanders in Jackson's Corps.

 

BILLY YANK

 

Just doodling.

 

 

 

 

RESTING AT THE STONE FENCE

 

Just doodling.

 

 

UNION GENERAL GEORGE THOMAS - THE ROCK OF CHICKAMAUGA

 

Just doodling.

 

 

CONFEDERATE GENERAL A.P. HILL

 

Just doodling.

 

 

CONFEDERATE GENERAL BRAXTON BRAGG

 

Just doodling.

 

 

CONFEDERATE GENERAL STONEWALL JACKSON

 

Just doodling.

 

 

CONFEDERATE GENERAL NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST

 

Just doodling.

 

UNION GENERAL U.S. GRANT

 

Just doodling.

 

UNION GENERAL WILLIAM T. SHERMAN

 

Just doodling.

 

 

CONFEDERATE CAPTAIN

 

Just doodling.

 

CONFEDERATE CAVALRYMAN

 

Just doodling. My great grandfather served in Confederate Service with the First Texas Mounted Rifles. They patrolled the frontier regions of Texas still occuppied by hostile Indians. They occasionally went into the Indian Territory.

 

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