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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

First Lady's Ancestors Honored In Special Ceremony

WASHINGTON - Almost 200,000 African Americans served in the Union army during the Civil War. Now, two of them have received special honors because of their connection to first lady Michelle Obama.

On Wednesday, the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Union's first black regiment, a wreath was placed at the two men's names on the American Civil War Memorial on U Street in D.C.

Jerry Sutton, later known as Jerry Sutter, a stepfather to the first lady's grandfather, served with distinction at the Battle of Brice's Crossroads in Mississippi in 1864.



Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing how some people in the Whitehouse remember some things and not others?

Anonymous said...

Someone was bored when they wasted their time trying to find a connection to the Obama's and the Civil war. This little story mentioned a so called "step father" to Ms. Obama then went on to talk about another soldier with no connection at all. The step father is in no way related to the Ms. Obama at all. It should also be pointed out there were no Kenyan's who fought in the Civil War at all.

I also noticed this so called journalist mentioned black soldiers fighting for the Confederacy, but she got a dig in by saying they were "forced" to join the Confederacy, but they were never used for combat. I guess she was there or someone told her that was the fact. My research on the history of the Civil War tells me just the opposite. She should do a better job of studying the history instead of continuing the seed planting in the heads of the gullible that the South was bad and the Confederate soldiers were racist.

The racism I found from this warped article was the author.

Anonymous said...

Trying to link Michelle in this story is what caught my attention as well. My grandfather's neighbor's sons twice removed was also in the war!

Anonymous said...

1137 LOL, the south, who fought for their perceived "right" to keep black people in chains (seems pretty anti-American to me) were the good guys? Too funny.Tell me another good one.

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