As described on several of these other "Civil War" tips, the history of the 1861-65 fighting is very important in the heritage of the South. It's not unusual to find re-enactments and period costumes at any small town gatherings held in the region.
In the accompanying photo, I'm standing with a fellow dressed in the uniform of a Confederate enlisted man. Far from being anything of historical significance, these guys were selling raffle tickets at the Rattlesnake Roundup for a local men's club.
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As you've learned if you've read this far in my Whigham page, Southerners are proud of the South, and they honor their "Rebel" heritage. Southerners are quite independent, and although you'll never find a more loving and family oriented people, they have little tolerance for those who insult the South while enjoying our hospitality.
There's a popular saying down here.....it's on bumper stickers and tee-shirts everywhere. It goes like this...
Get your HEART in Dixie or get your ASS out.
Check out the tee-shirt being sold at the Rattlesnake Roundup that voices this basic sentiment. Take one home, folks. It's Southern pride in small, medium, large, xlarge and........of course........XXlarge!!
If you'd like a little more evidence of how the Civil War.....ooops, I meant the War of Northern Aggression....is still remembered in the South, check out this little item at one of the Rattlesnake Roundup vendor stalls.
In the deep American south, the US Civil War, which is locally referred to as "The War of Northern Agression" is far from forgotten. Everywhere are symbols of the old Confederacy.
Many will argue that such symbols are indicative of racism and hatred. And in some people, that may be true. But, for the vast vast vast majority of southerners, symbols of the confederacy are more about history and family. Nowhere in America are people friendlier and closer than in the south. Southerners truly do love thy neighbor, to a degree not done anywhere else in America. But by God, they love the South, too.
And, even though freedom of speech is guaranteed in the US Constitution, anyone with something against the South would be well advised to keep it to themselves in Whigham, Georgia.