- Jul 10, 2013
If you have any ancestors buried in Civil War cemeteries (north or south) you might want to visit their grave and take pictures for posterity. These morons who are tearing down monuments and desecrateing graves don't know what they want or who to blame. Their initial complaint about anything Confederate seems to have devolved into anything to do with the Civil war.
That's all I'm going to say as I seem prone to censorship but sometimes you just have to step up and be counted. Silence does, often, imply consent.
Great advice the way things are going, I need to go take photos of an uncle who was in the 34th Alabama Infantry. Keeping a record exactly where they are might be wise as well.
I know I've taken pictures of a humble monument dedicated to my Confederate GG-Grandfather.
My Great Grandfather's youngest brother died in the Union prison at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio - he is buried in the cemetery there.
John G. Deatherage, Private, 8th Virginia Cavalry, Grave #855, died January 23, 1865 :
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[Photo taken 07/28/2006]
On August 22, 2017 somebody climbed the wall that surrounds the cemetery, climbed to the top of the memorial arch and pushed the soldier statue off its pedestal. The head of the statue broke off and they stole it. This is pure desecration. I hope the perpetrator(s) are haunted for the rest of their lives.
I've sort of strayed from the main point of the original post; if you read the Newsweek article pointed to in the original post, it says "The statues of St. Junipero Serra, the first saint of the Roman Catholic Church to be canonized in the U.S., and Francis Scott Key, the author of the lyrics to 'The Star-Spangled Banner,' were also torn down at the park on the same day."
I'm maybe not understanding this whole issue. If racial equality is the burning ember, then the caucasians should be respected too regardless of politics. There must be something I am not seeing.
Yes, but while race may be an excuse or a cause...do we still ignore and abolish history??? Where is the equality???I don't think racial equality has thing to do with this mess, after all we've had equality for what 50 or 60 years? Then we look at a lot of demands and on top of reparations they demand segregation to be returned, in a way where blacks are superior and so on. It strike me like they want Jim Crow only in reverse, which is not equality.
The more I look at the more I'm convinced that race has little to nothing to do with all of this and its in reality just an excuse and rallying cry Edited.
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