by Billy Roper

Pictured are (from left) Everett Burr, Harrison Mayor Dan Sherrell, Troy Massey, Boone County Judge Robert Hathaway and Charles Rea.

After the Communist Mountain Home John Brown Gun Club, named after an anti-Southern abolitionist who led an armed rebellion against the government, killing a free black man, threatened to hold an anti-White demonstration in Harrison, Arkansas, many members of the public became concerned. The group, calling itself a part of the Redneck Revolt Antifa movement which has led the vandalism and destruction of Confederate monuments across the nation, created a backlash against their hatred of all things White and southern. Shortly following their announcement of their anti-Southern, anti-White intentions, the City of Harrison declared June to be Confederate Heritage Month. We applaud the city and county leaders boldly standing against the threats and intimidation tactics of the Communist domestic terrorists.

June proclaimed Confederate History and Heritage Month

“Harrison Mayor Dan Sherrell and Boone County Judge Robert Hathaway signed proclamations recognizing the month of June as Confederate History and Heritage Month. The mayor and the judge were joined by Everett Burr, Troy Massey and Charles Rea. Burr, Massey and Rea represented the members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Military Order of Stars and Bars and the United Sons of Confederate Soldiers Association.

The City of Harrison Proclamation read “Whereas, June is the month of the birth of Confederate states President, Jefferson Davis, of which Harrison, Arkansas is a city of this great state: and Whereas, the Arkansas constitution recognizes President Jefferson Davis’s birthday as one of three Confederate days of observance, and Whereas, Harrison, then known as Crooked Creek settlement, contributed to the Confederate cause in manpower and leadership; and Whereas, all people of Harrison should be knowledgeable of the history of the skirmishes fought in this county, then Carroll County, such as Crooked Creek, Cook Cave, Bellefonte, Kleppers Mill, Rolling Prarie, and Confederate recruiting posts at Stiffer Spring (at the site of the Brandon Burlsworth Recreation Center), and Washington Barracks; and Whereas, Harrison should continue to study this conflict that divided families; and Whereas, by understanding the history of Harrison, Arkansas and the events during that period of 1881-1885, that we will gain a better understanding of our past”.

 

The Boone County Proclamation read “Whereas, June is the month of the birth of the Confederate State President, Jefferson Davis, of which Boone County is a member of this great state of Arkansas; and Whereas, the Arkansas constitution recognizes President Jefferson Davis’s birthday as one of three Confederate days of observance; and Whereas, Boone County contributed to the Confederate cause in manpower and leadership; and Whereas, Boone County, then Carroll County, produced Confederate notables such as Colonel William C. Mitchell, Colonel Pleasant Fowler, Colonel Beal Gaither, and Confederate Congressman W.W. Watkins; and Whereas, all people of Harrison should be knowledgeable of the history of the skirmishes fought in this county, then Carroll County, such as Crooked Creek, Cook Cave, Bellefonte, Kleppers Mill, Rolling Prarie, and Confederate recruiting posts at Stiffer Spring and Washington Barracks; and Whereas, Boone County should continue to study this conflict that divided families; and Whereas, by understanding the history of Harrison, Arkansas and the events during that period of 1881-1885, that we will gain a better understanding of our past”.

 

 

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