December 18, 1988 |
As navies go, the Navy of Confederate States of America was short-lived. But its impact was felt in many ways. With 130 ships, two admirals, and a few hundred officers--most of them former U.S. Navy men--it lasted only four years. And with only 5,000 sailors, the Navy of Confederate States was vastly outnumbered by a Northern fleet of 700 ships and 20,000 sailors. Yet the Southern navy made its mark. The 40-foot CSS Horace L.
January 24, 1988
The Alabama state president of the NAACP will not be allowed to pull down the Confederate battle flag from atop the dome of the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery, Gov. Guy Hunt said. Hunt acknowledged that the flag stirs widely divergent emotions in many blacks and whites but said it will not be removed unless the Legislature authorizes such action. Thomas Reed, head of the Alabama National Assn.