Secesh 2 by Hank

 

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Around the fire one night, there was a pause as I puffed my clay pipe. Another reenactor broke the silence. “Ya know Hank, I was reading Ann Coulter’s book How To Talk To A Liberal.”
I poked the fire and looked up as he was addressing me. He continued, “In chapter 8, on page one hundred and seventy, is the one about the Confederate Battle flag. In the chapter is the sentence, “Slavery was legal under the Stars and Stripes for more than seventy years —.”
Another fellow spoke up and said, “I mentioned that in a posting someplace a couple years ago, and one reply was, yes, but, that was only indentured servants.”
There was laughter for a moment. The first man looked at the fire. “Still, it seems right to correct the impression that the northern states were squeaky clean, as that is what has been taught by the victors.”
Hank puffed on his pipe again, then spoke while keeping his gaze on the flames. “I guess it wouldn’t hurt to look up that information. But, it isn’t going to change the point of view of the haters or most other folks.”

“You got that right. Hank.”
Below is what Hank found, just punching around online.
US CENSUS Slave populations by state. The last recorded census year was 1860 as the 1870 census was five years after the 13th Amendment was passed.
Referred in Records as: Enslaved population, 1790–1860
For the sake of space and argument here, it is conceded that Southern State slave populations are assumed. They are recorded in the census records also.
So, below are Northern and Union States and territories AND non-seceding border states.

California – 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr Terr  Terr  Terr  Terr  Terr.   0        0

Connecticut – 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
2764   951   310     97      25     17      0     0

Delaware – 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
8887 6153 4177 4509 3292 2605 2290 1798

Dist. of Columbia 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr. 2072 3554 4520 4505 3320 3687 3185

Illinois – 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr   107    168   917   747    331     0      0

Indiana – 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr   28      237  190       3      3       0      0

Iowa – 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr  Terr Terr  Terr  Terr    16     0       0

Kansas – 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860

Terr  Terr  Terr Terr  Terr  Terr  Terr    2

Kentucky – 1790     1800     1810      1820      1830       1840       1850       1860
12,430  40,343  80,561 126,712 165,213 182,258  210,981 225,483

 

Maine – 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
0       0        0       0       2        0        0       0

 

Maryland – 1790      1800      1810      1820      1830      1840      1850      1860
103,036 105,635 111,502 107,398 102,994   89,737   90,368   87,189

 

Massachusetts – 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
0        0        0       0       1       0        0       0

Michigan – 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr.       0     24       0        1       0        0        0

Minnesota – 1790  1800  1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr. Terr.  Terr. Terr. Terr. Terr.      0       0

Missouri – 1790      1800      1810      1820      1830      1840      1850      1860
Terr.      Terr.     2875   10,222   25,091   58,240   87,422 114,931

Nebraska – 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr. Terr. Terr. Terr. Terr. Terr. Terr. 15

Nevada 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Territory and non-state Terr. Terr. Terr. Terr. 0

 

New Hampshire – 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
158        8       0        0       3        1        0       0

 

New Jersey – 1790      1800      1810      1820      1830      1840      1850      1860
11,423   12,422   10,851      7557      2254        674        236          18

 

New York 1790      1800      1810      1820      1830      1840      1850      1860
21,324   20,613   15,017   10,088       754             0            0           0

Ohio 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr.       0        0       0       6        3        0       0

Oregon 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Territory and non-state Terr. Terr. Terr.     0       0

Pennsylvania 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
3737 1706   795    211  403     64        0       0

Rhode Island 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
948    380   108     48     17       5        0       0

Utah Territory 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860

Utah 1790 1800 1810     1820 1830  1840 1850 1860
Territory and non-state Terr. Terr. Terr.    26     29

 

Vermont 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
0        0       0        0       0        0       0       0

West Virginia 1790      1800      1810      1820      1830      1840      1850      1860
4668      7172    10,836   15,169  17,673   48,488   20,500   18,371

Wisconsin 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Terr. Terr. Terr.       0     31     11       0        0

Totals Union and
Union Territories:
In 1790 = 169,375
In 1830 = 283,833
In 1860 = 446,038

***I do apologize for the mis-aligning of the dates and numbers. The tabs and spaces would not translate from the original Word.doc copy to the wordpress format.

 

Secesh #1

Tim at Gettysburg

In 2002, I came to all this late. The Civil War reenactors that I came to know took their roles seriously enough to research their history. This was true for both Union Federals and Confederate reeanctors. After the last battle reenactment of the day, artillery pieces were secured or relocated, cavalry mounts were cared for at their camp string lines, and infantry boiled water and cleaned their rifles.
Mess fires were lit and other duties or activities ensued before and after eating. These would be going shopping at sutler tents or getting ready for the period dance to 1860s music of string bands. Often there were later evening, relaxed sessions around the camp fire. And while sitting around the fire, I began to learn of the history that I was never taught. On not believing some point of history or story of reenactor discussion, on back home in the real life, I would go to the library and book store.
Several reenactors I met were secondary level history teachers and more than one reenactor were university history PhDs. As such, there could often be disagreement and arguments, much like in religious discussions.
Generally, there was agreement on the slavery issue as a cause of the war, and then acceptance of the secession of states that lead to hostilities. What was often not said, that slavery didn’t matter, that the states had every right to secede, no matter what the reason. One common agreement was tried to be explained in context. That was that each state, especially a state of an original colony, felt that they had a certain sovereignty that was not lost in joining the Union. And, that 1860s people in their state felt that their state was their country. They felt that they had won sovereignty from and during the winning their freedom from England during the revolution. It was then that I realized that we, current USA citizens, have no idea how those citizens felt in their time.
The other thing was, that Senator Jefferson Davis argued in the Senate for keeping the Union, the day after his state of Mississippi seceded.
Enough for now. Next the beginnings of what was learned around the fires.
Hank

 

Exxon & California

Two favorite topics are rolled up in this Forbes article that I find remarkable: Exxon Mobil and suing California. And there is more. Exxon is suing cities and State Attorney Generals in other states. Fascinating. As an author friend once told me, “What took you so long?” But that’s another story.
The other mix in all this is the climate change causes issue, and of course Exxon is the devil incarnate to the “true believers” of that religion. The article is by John O’Brien, the editor of Legal Newsline and the Pennsylvania Record.

It is found here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/legalnewsline/2018/01/08/exxon-prepares-to-sue-california-cities-say-they-contradict-themselves-on-climate-change/#177f8989522a
Enjoy and Happy New Year.
Tim
Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
Books and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

Stock Primer

Hold your horses. Yes, the stocks and trends are looking great. If you are thinking of jumping into the stock market — and it looks great ….. you had better do a little analysis on your own first. This book is the ideal method for following any of your favorite stocks or any of the ones that you want to consider. You do the analysis. Don’t trust a third party even if that is a free offer of a broker. As the author suggests, “It’s a matter of getting a feel of the market and what is going on.”

Title : Learning To Trade Common Stocks By The Simulation Method: A Primer for the Novice Stock Market Operator
Author: Gregory Heiskell Desmond

Hop over to the link: https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Common-Stocks-Simulation-Method/dp/1520746164/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1513905809&sr=1-10&keywords=Gregory+desmond

Amazon details:
Paperback: 37 pages
Publisher: Independently published (March 9, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1520746164
ISBN-13: 978-1520746166
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches
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Tim

Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
Books and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

4th Book Holiday Release

California doctor Henry “Hank” Houston thought the ugly past was behind him, but he and his wife Jennifer are soon pulled right back into turmoil and danger. He becomes focused as never before after Jennifer is abducted by agents of what the media refers to as the “deep state.” Shifting through layers of federal security forces and secret biochemical laboratories, searching for Jennifer, Hank worries about what she is going through. He knows exactly what the federal contractors and workers in hidden agencies are capable of—with his memories of illegal detainment and chemical torture. With people disappearing every day, including agency workers like his once old friend Doctor Terry Graff, Hank’s deepest concern is that what he has learned is all too true…

The major buy links are also included below.

Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076PBRRB1
B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/delete-doc-tim-desmond/1127302115?ean=9781626947832
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Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/364834713/Delete-Doc

Tim

Product details
Paperback
Publisher: Black Opal Books (October 28, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162694783X
ISBN-13: 978-1626947832
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches

Tim
Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
Books and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

Delete Doc released

For you fans of medical doctor, private pilot, straight shooter, and civil war reenactor a new problem arises.

California doctor Henry “Hank” Houston thought the ugly past was behind him, but he and his wife Jennifer are soon pulled right back into turmoil and danger. He becomes focused as never before after Jennifer is abducted by agents of what the media refers to as the “deep state.” Shifting through layers of federal security forces and secret biochemical laboratories, searching for Jennifer, Hank worries about what she is going through. He knows exactly what the federal contractors and workers in hidden agencies are capable of—with his memories of illegal detainment and chemical torture. With people disappearing every day, including agency workers like his once old friend Doctor Terry Graff, Hank’s deepest concern is that what he has learned is all too true…

This book is available everywhere: Black Opal Books – blackopalbooks.com -, Barnes & Noble, Nook, Amazon, Kobo, Kindle, All Romance, PDF.

Product details

Paperback
Publisher: Black Opal Books (October 28, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162694783X
ISBN-13: 978-1626947832
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches

Tim

Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
Books and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

Desmond @ Barnes & Noble – August 13

Nine day notice. I’ll be book signing at Barnes & Noble in Fresno on Sunday, August 13 at noon.

Mainly for “Pappy Butler & His Zero Time Theory,” but I understand that copies of “The Doc” will be there too.

This is either a midway event of the 2017 summer book tour or – as said last week – an early start for the fall tour. I may talk a bit about the books, as they are setting up some chairs in the music/CD area. It is only …. NINE days away from the SIGNING at BARNES & NOBLE – FRESNO, on Blackstone and Nees, by the B of A and Elephant bar..

AGAIN – THAT IS SUNDAY – AUGUST 13 – AT NOON.

Tim

Timothy J. Desmond
Black Opal Books Author Page at: http://www.blackopalbooks.com/author-bios/bio-tim-desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
Blog at: http://www.timdesmondblog.wordpress.com

Writing at: http://www.timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://www.artbydesmond.wordpress.com

Writing Craft Question

I came across this blog article and just had to give it a boost and share it with you here as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

By DM O’Byrne ……….. it is here: …….

http://dmobyrne.com/great-writing-art-or-craft/

It speaks for itself.

Tim
Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
Books and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

Talk & Signing – Library Venue

This is either a midway event of the 2017 summer book tour or an early start for the fall tour. It is only …. one week away from the BOOK TALK AND SIGNING at Woodward Park Branch of Fresno County Library.

While the flyer has only THE DOC book cover, [[ as the sequel to that book is due out this October ]], I will have the Pappy Butler & his Zero Time Theory book there as well. I will be talking about it all. So Mark your calendars for Wednesday July 26 – 7:00 PM.

Flyer from Fresno County library below …….

When a dying friend and fellow Civil War reenactor asks physician Hank Houston to find his daughter’s killer, the last thing he expected to uncover was a U.S. murder squad being run by Homeland Security, and this black ops unit is determined not to be exposed!
As Hank gets closer to the truth, he discovers just how far they will go to hide all their dirty little secrets.
__________________
Local author Tim Desmond discusses this book and his newest book Pappy Butler & His Zero Time Theory!

Wednesday
July 26
7:00pm
Woodward Park Regional Library
944 E. Perrin |

Hope to see you there.
Tim
Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
Books and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

The ATTACK painting prints

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Now that the court case has been settled, prints are available of this painting.

Last year several people requested how to get a poster of the Confederate painting. It is now on Etsy and the title of the offer is “Tim Desmond designed poster” There is more information there.So, if you know someone who said that they wanted a poster of it, it is now available

The poster is on 24 pound paper and is 24 x 25 inches.

Last week, when this was first advertised, it was up at ETSY as only one print available. There are now twenty [20] prints in stock at ETSY. The site is at:

https://www.etsy.com/search?q=Tim%20Desmond%20designed%20poster

Tim
Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
Books and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com