My meeting with Prince HubertusFugger

image1

June 24, 1999

  • The official opening for the Barnsley Resort, located north of Atlanta, Georgia, is July 15, 1999. I arrived on June 24, 1999. During a brief meeting, I gave Prince Fugger an autographed copy of my book: EXTINGUISH the Flames of Racial Prejudice – The Fort Pillow Massacre. And a letter, that explained my German heritage, and facts from the book.

The Letter

  • The letter explained that with the discovery of rare, hard to find Civil War documents, the mystery behind the Massacre at Fort Pillow, Tennessee, has been solved. Also, the book exposed a Policy of Extermination; the Hidden Truth behind the Breeding of Humans; and the origins of Racism in our day. 

The Origins of Racism as it relates to the United States

  • My book explained that the Origins of Racism in Our Day, and the lies it produced, are directly linked to circumventing of the law of 1808. According to this law, ships carrying slaves can be confiscated, and the slaves set free. To get around this law, the slave owners stooped to a new low. They started breeding humans. By the 1830’s their inhumane practice was publicly displayed in slave pens in Washington D.C. To counteract this brutal, degraded practice on the part of Slave owners, Anti-Slavery Societies were formed. In an attempt to justify the breeding of humans, slave owners promoted lies that continue to serve as a basis for the racism of our day. One of the biggest lies, is that slaves were not human, but animals.

The book can serve as the source for 4 movies

  • Brave to a Fault. Tom Selleck’s production company had sent a letter explaining their interest in Selleck playing the part of Major William F. Bradford, a Tennessee Attorney who risked his life freeing slaves.


  • Was She a Man? To hide the identity I call this person Striker. Striker served on General Forrest’s Staff as a Lieutenant, and, when dressed as a woman, served as Forrest’s spy procuring guns and ammunition. At a location not far from where the Bradford brothers served as Attorneys, Striker had a plantation. Striker recruited men that could be trusted, and armed them. They gave Striker the title, Lieutenant. When Forrest escaped Fort Donelson, Striker and company went with him. It is from Striker that we get facts about the Secret Society and General Forrest receiving orders from them.


  • Buried Alive! The story is of a man that was buried alive at Fort Pillow. I call him the Professor. With elegance, he describes his escape from slavery, and the horrors that he felt underground, among the dead and live bodies that were thrown into a trench and buried at Fort Pillow.


  • The Secret Society


  • Prince Fugger said he would read the book, and that we should meet the following morning.

June 25, 1999

  • At the appointed time, on the morning of June 25, 1999, I returned to the Barnsley Resort.


  • We are sitting together at a table.  (The restaurant was not yet open to the public.) Since Prince Fugger ordered coffee for me, I believe he was also drinking coffee.


  • Prince Fugger said he knew people in Germany with my name. That they were in banking, and respected.


  • He said he read the book and that, he thought, it would be well received in Europe.


  • Our conversation was friendly, and I enjoyed meeting him. He was a down-to-earth sort of man, and I like him. Since then, I have not seen him, but I remember how I felt knowing that people in Europe would be eager to read the book.


Why did a Prince from Bavaria visit Georgia?

More than 22,409 viewed our Videos

image2

  • Award-winning Journalist Carol Velasques; Professor Homan University of Florida; Professor Loewen University of Vermont; Publisher Jon Rawl; Jim Petty Middle Passage Museum; and Producer Michael P. Nash.

image3

Prejudice and Shelby Foote.

image4

Shelby Foote and the KKK.

image5

Prejudice and how it worked in Tennessee.

image6

Educational Center at Fort Pillow.

image7

1864 Military Investigation.

Reserved for a Movie

image8

  • The story is based on the experiences of a secret agent for the Woman’s Anti-Slavery Society. His name is Charley. His cover is a Journalist. His photoprapher is his cousin Geroge. Both are eye-witnesses to what really happened at Fort Pillow, Tennessee, on April 12, 1864. 


  • Story opens in Chicago, with George walking along the street facing Lake Michigan. Following him is the watcher. His mission is to assassinate George.


  • George has found the secret behind the massacre at Fort Pillow, and is prepared to announce his discovery during a special meeting at the Opera House arranged by Mrs. Booth, the wife of the commander of Colored Troops from Memphis. 

Click the Pictures

image9

  • General Forrest orders and participates in the Massacre.

image10

  • General Chalmers orders the killing of a child.

image11

  • Extinguish the Flames of Racial Prejudice, research sites.

President of the Chicago History Museum - Gary T. Johnson

image12

Unbeknown to the Chicago History Museum, they have scattered among their files, the missing 1864 military investigation.

image13

When the documents were gathered, copied, and studied, what emerged was the missing 1864 military investigation.

Mason Brayman - Attorney for the Chicago Historical Society

image14

Today known as the CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM

MASON BRAYMAN: Born on May 23, 1813, in Buffalo, New York.


  • From farm-life, to printer for the Buffalo Journal. While serving as a printer, he studies law. By age 20 he is editor of the Buffalo Bulletin. At age 22 Brayman is admitted to the Bar of New York as an Attorney. The next year he is married and in Monroe, Michigan. After being admitted to the Bar of Michigan, he is elected CITY ATTORNEY.


  •  In 1842 Brayman is in Springfield, Illinois, as a partner in the law firm of the Honorable Jesse B. Thomas Jr. (Jesse had served as the Illinois Attorney General, and later, in 1843, served on the State Supreme Court.) Earlier, when Jesse served as Circuit Judge he became familiar with Abraham Lincoln. (Lincoln, Jesse and Brayman, were anti-slavery advocates.) 


  • In 1845 Governor Thomas Ford (1842-1846) appointed Brayman to revise and codify the Statues of the State. 


  • When Brayman finished this assignment, he was appointed SPECIAL STATE ATTORNEY and commissioned to use military force to restore the peace and to prosecute offencses connected with the Mormon War at Nauvoo, Illinois. After the War, General Grant appointed Brayman Territorial Governor in Idaho, to help settle the Mormon issue and the Boise Ring.

image15

Brayman and Lincoln

  • New York Times, August 26, 1934, Section E, Page 5, stated that Brayman was Lincoln’s closest friend. 


  • When  Lincoln was elected to the United States Congress and in Washington D.C., Brayman rented Lincoln’s home. The home had plenty of cherry, currents, and peach trees. When Lincoln returned, Brayman rented and then purchased a house about a block away, on the corner of 8th Street and Edwards. (It is now called the Shutt house. In 2006 United States Senator Dick Durbin used the house as his office.) 


  •  In 1851, when a land grant was awarded for the Illinois Central Railway Brayman became its lawyer. This made it necessary for him to have a house in Chicago. In 1856, Brayman sold his position with the Illinois Central Railway to take a position with the Cairo and Fulton Railway. 

image16

Brayman and Chicago

  • In Chicago, Brayman became a trustee for the Chicago University, and one of 6 men on a committee appointed to set forth the foundation of instruction for the Illinois Industrial University in Urbana, Illinois. (The committee had to make sure that the legal statues governing the purpose of the grant were fulfilled.) 


  • In addition to these activities, Brayman was the lawyer who helped establish the Chicago Historical Society. For this reason, he is considered a leading founder of the Society. 


  • Still in existence is Brayman’s home in Springfield and his house in Chicago at 1254 North Lake Shore Drive, designed by Swedish architect Lars Gustav Hallberg. (It faces the Lake and is on the tourist list.) Also remaining is Chicago’s Historical Society (now called the Chicago Historical Museum); Chicago University; and the Illinois (Industrial) University in Urbana-Champaign.

Brayman and the War

In 1861 Brayman enlisted in the Illinois 29th Volunteers. 


  • Governor Richard Yates (January 4, 1861-January 16, 1865) commissioned him as a Major, and then appointed him as chief of staff and assistant adjutant-general to General McClernand. 


  • On November 7, 1861, Brayman shared in the desperate battle of Belmont. Then, again, on February 13-15, was constantly exposed to fire in the battle at Fort Donelson, on the Tennessee River. Something happened that convinced Brayman that he had God’s backing, for he decided that from that time forward he would not cut his beard. Inspired by what he decided, he continued to expose himself to danger.


  • At Shiloh, he galloped forward to rescue Major Stewart who lay wounded near the rebels. Though his horse was shot, he completed the rescue. Another incident, that resulted in his being promoted to Brigadier-General, occurred during an attack to over-run two batteries of canon fire. In fear, 2 supporting regiments fled at the rebel yell, and advancement. Brayman reached down and seized the flag that was dropped, then rode up and down in front of the rebel line, with the flag flying. His bravery inspired his men to turn and fight, saving the batteries and turning the charge.

Brayman and Fort Pillow, Tennessee.

  • In 1864, Brigadier-General Mason Brayman is assigned to protect the supply depots in Cario, Illinois, West Kentucky and West Tennessee. 


  • Unbeknown to Brayman the Knights of the Golden Circle (KGC) had plans to use him as their patsy, (someone to blame for the defeat of the Union Army.) Their well laid plan involved men crossing the Ohio and Mississippi River, to join General Forrest. A corridor had been opened for General Forrest so that he could ride out of Mississippi into Tennessee. He was to capture the supply depots, and then use the arms for the men that crossed the river. With this new force of men, he would cross over to Cario and take the last, and largest depot. 


  • General Sherman emptied the depots of seasoned soldiers, taking them south of Memphis and up the Red River. What was left in the depots were faulty equipment, traitors, and a small force of colored troops. Convinced that they could be easily conquered, General Forrest entered West Tennessee. His first conquest was the depot at Union City, where the commander, a traitor, surrendered to him. The attacks against Paducah and Columbus failed. The men that were to cross the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers were unable to do so. Cairo was never attacked.


  • The details that describe why the Mississippi and Ohio rivers could not be crossed involves the heroic actions of Brigadier-General Mason Brayman. And why the depots could not be taken involves the heroic actions of loyal colored troops.  Their story has been reserved for the Movie: The Secret behind the Mystery.


  • BRIGADIER-GENERAL MASON BRAYMAN was ordered to investigate the cruelties at Fort Pillow, Tennessee. The order came from the Secretary of War and General Sherman. To a less discerning person it would appear a normal request. Brayman quickly realized there was a violation of the order of command.  What were the Secretary of War and General Sherman up to? Why order him to send the report to the Secretary of War, Stanton, and General Sherman, and not to General Grant? Smelling a rate, Brayman made a secret copy of the report. Likely, this copy was intended for President Lincoln. When Lincoln was murdered, Brayman had to find a way to hide the report for future generations. What he did was ingenious. (The copies sent to the Secretary of War and General Sherman, and another to the chairman leading the Congressional Investigation of Fort Pillow, Senator Wade, were either destroyed, or hidden. Stanton, Sherman, and Wade, withheld any mention of having the Military Report.) After 140 years, Brayman's copy has been found.

Ndilei Research

  • EXTINGUISH the Flames of Racial Prejudice - The Fort Pillow Massacre; Domestic Breeding - America's Hidden Shame; and The Person or the Skin are based on the discovery of the missing 1864 military investigation of the cruelties at Fort Pillow, Tennessee, and other firsthand primary sources.


  • The Flames that promote racism are lies. We expose the lies and give you research. The research, like tools, allows you to dig out racism and put out the flames that are in your mind and heart. Your success can be shared. This, because you become the proof. For what helped you, you can confidently say, will help all those who did what you did. Well, what did you do?


  • You got the facts, which are truths. You took time to think about the facts, to analyze them. With the truth, you made the decision to change the way you think and feel. As a result, your heart is moving you toward love, which is a better feeling. Regardless what others say, you are satisfied with the truth, and are now happy. This inner peace comforts you and gives you confidence,


  • More than 22,409 have viewed this message.

Military Order

Military Order

Order of Command Violated

The order of command is violated.

image17

Prepared in 1864 for the Chicago Opera House

Message from the Author

The Name "Ndilei"

  • My family immigrated to the United States in the 1850's from East Prussia. During World War I my grandfather left for Canada, where my father was born. After the war, they returned to the United States where I was born. 


  • In the late 1980's and early 1990's I was in Africa. Here, in Africa, I lived with a family whose husband had served as the Secretary of Education. He was like an older brother to me and I respected him. This wonderful man gave me the name "Ndilei". It is a name that he said describes me, and I am proud to be known by that name. The "N" is silent, and when pronounced, the name sounds like "Delay". The word means "cool heart". Not easly vexed, but cool, meaning, "calm" and "restrained" under evil,

Non-Political

A historical researcher, with no political agenda.


  • In the fall of 1990, a friend told me that his oldest grandmother was born a slave in 1841 and died in 1959, at the age of 118. After the Civil War she remained in a town not far from Fort Pillow. Another member of his family served as a valet to a General that rode with General Forrest. The secrets held in trust by a family that was loyal to the Confederacy, is what made me a researcher.


  • Did research at the National Archives, U.S. Army Military History Institute, the Tennessee State Library and Archives, and 6 Universities.


  • Made over 26 field trips to towns and cities to examine court records, and information at local libraries and historical societies.

Why did I Write?

There are 4 reasons why I wrote: 


  • Love of truth. 


  • An obligation. People have the right to know the truth. 


  • The discovery of the missing 1864 military investigation of Fort Pillow, Tennessee.


  • This forced a decision. To withhold what was discovered would be a great injustice. Should I participate in the coverup? No! I do not want to be linked with people like that.

Contact

david@ndilei.com


Author was in Africa, Costa Rica, and more than 29 sites in the United States.