Retired Coal Miner Ed Austin with Some of His 20 Children in Fireco, West Virginia, near Beckley. The 64-Year-Old Worked in the Mines From 1925 to 1956. He Receives Black Lung Payments and a United Mine Workers Pension 04/1974

Retired Coal Miner Ed Austin with Some of His 20 Children in Fireco, West Virginia, near Beckley. The 64-Year-Old Worked in the Mines From 1925 to 1956. He Receives Black Lung Payments and a United Mine Workers Pension 04/1974
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Original Caption: Retired Coal Miner Ed Austin with Some of His 20 Children in Fireco, West Virginia, near Beckley. The 64-Year-Old Worked in the Mines From 1925 to 1956. He Receives Black Lung Payments and a United Mine Workers Pension 04/1974

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-14045

Photographer: Corn, Jack, 1929-

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Kimberly Mauch, United Daughter of the Confederacy

Kimberly Mauch, United Daughter of the Confederacy
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AS A YANKEE- WE GENERALLY ASSOCIATE THE CONFEDERACY WITH SLAVERY. IT’S HARD TO OVERCOME THAT. “I understand that. Yes, slavery was a very hot topic back then you could say, even twenty years prior to that, even, especially in the Kansas-Missouri border states, the abolitionists and all that went on out there. It was fought more- states’ rights started everything, I feel. The South wanted to do things their way and the North wanted to control that and that’s what fueled the fire for South Carolina to secede from the Union to begin with. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT BEING IN THE UNION TODAY? “I love it.” THINGS WORKED OUT FOR THE BEST? “Who knows what it would be like? Nobody can say it would be better or worse but it’s still a great country.” Kimberly Mauch, president of the Turner Ashby chapter, No. 184, United Daughters of the Confederacy of Winchester Virginia, is the blood descendant of four men who served, and some of whom perished, in the Confederate forces in Missouri: her great-great-great grandfather Blair McGee and his brothers Daniel and Hugh, and her great-great grandfather W.C. Jarret. The pins on the ribbon she wears bear their names. She began to take a particular interest in her civil wartime heritage when she was eight years old. To be eligible to join the Daughters, she needed to muster evidence of her blood connection and of her ancestors’ service. She was able to do this partly through the narrative of one of her forbears’ slaves, collected during the 1930s by the Federal Writers Project, part of the Works Progress Administration. Confederate Memorial Ceremony, University of Virginia Confederate Cemetery, Charlottesville, Virginia.

United Daughters of the Confederacy

United Daughters of the Confederacy
Virginia Union University
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The United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) is a women’s heritage association dedicated to honoring the memory of those who served in the military and died in service to the Confederate States of America (CSA). UDC began as the National Association of the Daughters of the Confederacy, organized in 1894 by Caroline Meriwether Goodlett and Anna Davenport Raines. The National Association changed its name to the UDC in 1895. It was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia in 1919. Its motto is “Love, Live, Pray, Think, Dare”.

Membership in UDC is open to women at least 16 years old who are of lineal or collateral blood descent from veterans who served honorably in the Army, Navy, or Civil Service of the CSA or are current or former members of UDC.

Beginning soon after the war, women’s groups were active in local areas in raising money to establish cemeteries for the many Confederate war dead. In the immediate aftermath of the war, the numbers had been overwhelming, federal resources were devoted to the Union dead, and private groups led the efforts for appropriate burials and care of the Confederate dead. Such groups were part of the origin of the UDC. In addition to arranging for reburial of soldiers in the South, they funded and organized memorials to Confederate veterans and battles. They were instrumental in organizing to commemorate the war, including annual events in many towns across the South. They led the struggle to shape memory in the aftermath of the war. They also raised money to care for the widows and children of the Confederate dead. As the Encyclopedia Virginia says of the organization, "The context of these efforts was the Lost Cause interpretation of the Civil War, which emphasized states’ rights and secession over slavery as causes of the war and was often used to further the goals of white supremacists in the twentieth century."

www.hqudc.org/

www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138587202/after-years-of-research-…
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. It’s of particular importance to the United Daughters of the Confederacy, an organization for female descendants of Confederate soldiers.

The group includes 23 elderly women who are the last living daughters of those who served. One of them is black. Mattie Clyburn Rice, 88, spent years searching through archives to prove her father was a black Confederate.

Rice’s father, Weary Clyburn, applied for a Confederate pension in 1926, when he was about 85. Rice was 4 years old then, the daughter of a young mother and an elderly father who regaled her with stories of his time spent in South Carolina’s 12th Volunteer Unit. But when Rice repeated those stories as an adult, she was accused of spreading tall tales.

Friends and family members doubted that Rice’s father, who was born a slave, supported Confederates. Military leaders also didn’t officially enlist blacks until the very tail end of the war. But once Rice found her father’s pension application in North Carolina’s state archives, Civil War groups started calling. United Daughters of the Confederacy member Gail Crosby keeps track of soldiers’ daughters — officially called "Real Daughters" — for the group. Crosby says she was thrilled to invite Rice to join.

Rice is the second black Real Daughter to be recognized by an organization that was once exclusively for white women. Yet some progressive historians and Civil War buffs frown at her father’s story. They say the very term "black Confederate" supports the notion that the Civil War wasn’t about slavery. Even so, University of North Carolina history professor Fitz Brundage says the contributions of enslaved blacks to the war effort should be recognized.

"If Southern states in the early 20th century had given pensions to all the African-Americans who, as slaves, were conscripted to build trenches, work on railroads [and] do all manner of heavy labor for the Confederate war cause, there should’ve been tens of thousands of African-Americans who received pensions," he says.

But, Rice says, her father went to war willingly, though his story is complicated. He ran away with his best friend, who was white and the son of his master. Rice says no matter how historians view that narrative, she’s glad she proved her father contributed to the Confederate cause.

"I wanted the world to know what he did," she says.

Rice says she never could have imagined joining the United Daughters of the Confederacy as a young woman growing up in the Jim Crow South. But she says times have changed: Not only is she a member, but two of her daughters are as well.

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When did the Quarter Horse begin to be used and raised in the western United States?

Question by Javier D: When did the Quarter Horse begin to be used and raised in the western United States?
When did the Quarter Horse begin to be used and raised in the western United States? Because the breed was originally created in Virginia and the Carolinas, right?
I tell you too that I have watched photos of western Usa at the end of 19 century and horses I saw were not quarter horse,but today the most of horses I see at western Usa are quarter horse

Best answer:

Answer by Jeff Sadler
The quarter horse was around early but they were not popular. They did not become popular until cars became the common means of transportation. Until that time most horses were gaited. People did not like to ride non gaited horses all day long….simply put, they are too hard on your bottom and their shorter, thicker muscles lack the stamina of the longer muscled saddle type horses. But once cars took over most transportation, the QH began to reign supreme because of it fast acceleration and high performance in short bursts.

Me I am sorry but it is you who are wrong. The old time cowboys did NOT like the QH it was at that time a ‘junk’ horse. Despite the disinformation assembled by the AQHA. Look at the old time photos of the west and most of what you will see are early versions of the Saddlebred and the TWH. Tall and lanky. or mixed breed gaited horses….some of which were little things like this one

http://historyrhymes.alexseifert.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/cowboy-150×150.jpg

or this one…I recognize the old fashion TWH head in this one. The newer ones sport a dainty head.

http://exploringthewest.stanford.edu/images/units/cowboy-placeholder.jpg

or
these fellas

http://www.wyomingtalesandtrails.com/cowboys92.jpg

Now just to be fair you would see a few QH’s back then. Here is one

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_bE7Mw-gkKG4/TPxRX4xVugI/AAAAAAAAFDY/3LAvPt2SbAk/s1600/black-cowboy.jpeg

Those were the first four nineteenth century cowboys photos I found with a horse picture. I discounted any remade shots…such as those in movies and any without horses of course. Actually the first was the QH but all the others were other breeds…..mostly gaited as I said.

And as for gaited horses being wealthy person horses or not being able to work. Utter bull. The gait has nothing to do with working ability and MFT’s were once used as both carriage horses and to pull logs and plows. Less wealthy people tended to have DRAFT horses if they needed a horse to work, not a saddle horse at all. The QH fits the bill of a work horse no better than a gaited breed….in fact less so, since horses like my mft’s fall behind at the beginning of a work day, but by the end of the day they are still going strong while the QH is quite frankly worn out. This is a subject I have studied well on, and have a considerable amount of first hand experience on.

BTW the chincoteague pony is NOT what the original quarter miler looked like. The original horse was lost long ago. The chincoteague pony has had many many generations of natural selection, moving it away from what the original quarter horse was. It is a descendant of them, but that is all.

Edit actually I just found out the Chincoteague Pony was release before the development of the quater miler in the 1600’s and more…

“Throughout the history of the Chincoteague Pony, Mustang, Arabian, Welsh Pony, and Shetland Pony bloodlines have been introduced to help solve problems created by inbreeding.” Direct quote from

http://www.personal.psu.edu/wbs14/blogs/equine_breeds/

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

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A new map of part of the United States of North America : containing those of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusets [sic], Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. From the latest authorities : 1811

A new map of part of the United States of North America : containing those of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusets [sic], Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. From the latest authorities : 1811
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Title: A new map of part of the United States of North America : containing those of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusets [sic], Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. From the latest authorities : 1811 / by John Cary, engraver.

Author: Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835
Publisher: London : J. Cary, [1811]
Description: Scale [ca. 1:2,800,000] (W 84⁰–W 66⁰/N 47⁰–N 26⁰).
1 map : hand col. 44 x 50 cm.
Notes: Relief shown pictorially.
Library’s copy mounted in frame.
Subject headings: Northeastern States –Maps.
Southern States –Maps.
Western Reserve (Ohio) –Maps.
Connecticut Western Reserve (Ohio) –Maps.

Location: Babbidge Map Library-Level 4
Call Number: G3710 1811 .C3

Photographic Prints of Colonial buildings, part of the Military College in Lexington, Virginia, United from Robert Harding

Photographic Prints of Colonial buildings, part of the Military College in Lexington, Virginia, United from Robert Harding

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10×8 Print, Colonial buildings, part of the Military College in Lexington, Virginia, United. Colonial buildings, part of the Military College in Lexington, Virginia, United States of America, North America. Chosen by Robert Harding. High quality RA4 prints. Printed on Kodak Endura and Edge papers. Size refers to paper used. This item is shipped from our American lab.

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History of the United States from the foundation of Virginia to the reconstruction of the Union (Volume 2)

History of the United States from the foundation of Virginia to the reconstruction of the Union (Volume 2)

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: … CHAPTER XVIII. CHICKAMAUGA. Burnside sent to Knoxville–Longstreet joins Bragg–Insubordination and Quarrels–Battle of Chickamauga–Grant to the Rescue-Ruinous defeat of Bragg at Chattanooga. The ‘Valley of Virginia’ is enclosed between the Alleghany Mountains on the north-west and the Blue Ridge on the south-east. These ranges run parallel for several hundred miles from the Potomac, where their course is south by west, to the southern border of Tennessee, where the trend is west by south. Winchester lies at the north of the upper part, known as the Valley of the Shenandoah, and Chattanooga at the southern entrance. The southern third of the Valley forms that district which is known as Eastern Tennessee. The battle of Murfreesborough had paralysed for nearly six months the army of Rosecranz. At the close of June 1863 Bragg with 80,000 men confronted Rosecranz with twice that number and a powerful force of cavalry on the Duck River, a tributary of the Tennessee, near the south-western skirts of the Alleghanies. The despatch of Burnside with an independent army down the Valley towards Knoxville, though he lingered as if reluctant to complete the concert which should have enveloped the Confederates, gave Rosecranz courage to advance; and Bragg fell slowly back before him, each position taken up being turned and evacuated, until he crossed the Tennessee, finally abandoned Chattanooga to the enemy, and retired into a hill country formed by three or four parallel ranges of heights, from sixty to a hundred miles in length, which ran thence due southward. Rosecranz and Burnside were alike dilatory and cautious. The latter, despite the I Chap. XVni.J LONGSTHEET SENT TO CHATTANOOGA. 393 urgent orders of Halleck, seemed in no hurry to exchange an easy and independent comm…

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