Dear Ms. Lunelle, The great reception that I received from the members of the Lt. Col. Jackson F. McCurtain Camp #513, their family, and guests in Oklahoma, City after marching through downtown alongside the Sons into Fairlawn Cemetery and delivering the keynote speech was overshadowed by the tragic events that unfolded in Charleston, South Carolina.
I watched as the media began to put forth the great lies. First about the Sons not bringing the Battle Flag on the Confederate Monument to Half Staff, with full knowledge that neither the Sons, nor Daughters of the Confederacy had the power to do so. Only the Legislature controls the movement of the Flag.
Then they found a picture of the young man posing with the Flag and proclaimed that the Flag inspired him to commit the insane act. Never mind the mind altering drugs and hate sites that he visited. Or that had he gone to a Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp meeting or web site that he would have learned about the 40 plus Black men who rode with General Forrest, of whom the General said that no better Confederate lived.
Or he would have learned about those Africans who made all the implements of war, provided all the food stuffs for General Lee’s Army, and who stayed at home protecting the home place while the men were away Or those who worked and fought beside a man that he not only called master, but also family and friend..
Then the Mayor of Charleston did as Lincoln did; suspended the writ of habeas corpus; trying, convicting, and punishing this young man in the court of public opinion before he had the chance to go before his peers for this insane act.
I have donned the uniform of the Southern soldier everyday since this tragedy, and posted the Colors, and am so proud of the reception that I have received from the public, especially those who gathered at the Confederate soldiers monument in Columbia on Friday, July 3, 2015. God bless you!
of Advisors Emeritus
Southern Legal Resources
Editor’s note: If you are interested in learning more about HK Edgerton, go to: www.southernheritage411.com/