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Who would name their son “States Rights”?  Certainly not a Yankee!

A few years ago while snooping around Find-A-Grave to research a person to write about for my “Tombstone Tuesday” column, I stumbled across men named “States Rights” whose parents turned out to be proud Southerners who made a statement by naming their sons in honor of the burning issue of slavery — before, during and long after the Civil War.

It’s an article written for the regular Digging History Magazine column, “Believe it or not . . . stranger things have happened” and featured in the Civil War-themed April issue.  Purchase a single issue or start a subscription (3-month, 6-month or one-year).


Sharon Hall, Publisher and Editor, Digging History Magazine



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