Skip to comments.Gettysburg Park hasn't received complaints about Confederate monuments, won't remove any statues
Posted on 08/15/2017 4:49:26 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
As officials across the country examine whether to display Confederate monuments in U.S. cities, the area park dedicated to one of the most noteworthy Civil War battles has no plans to remove anything memorializing Confederates.
In the wake of white supremacist rally and ensuing violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Gettysburg National Military Park has not received any new complaints about its Confederate monuments at the park, said spokeswoman Katie Lawhon.
More than 1,300 monuments, markers and plaques are housed at the park to memorialize the historic battle, including a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and a Confederate flag on display in the museum. The park maintains that the memorials are important to the cultural landscape and has no plans to remove any monuments or statues.
"The National Park Service is committed to safe guarding these unique and site-specific memorials in perpetuity, while simultaneously interpreting holistically and objectively the actions, motivations, and causes of the soldiers and states they commemorate," states policy from the U.S. National Parks Service.
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High Tide of the Confederacy.
The Taliban Left will inevitably try to “clean up” the history at Gettysburg.
They damn well shouldn’t. If there is a movement to do that, this Yankee is going to drive to Gettysburg to protest.
I am sick to death of these liberal vermin running our lives.
Not yet anyway ....but I’m sure that will change after this article
Well, not today, anyway.
If the left wants to start Civil War 2, I can think of no better place for it to start.
By publicizing this news blurb, the Left may just decide to pay Gettysburg a visit and do some destruction for they know not how to create, build and preserve.
If they attempt this, the punishment for intruding into the park and vandalism must be very very harsh, like firing squad by mini ball execution...
Confederate soldiers are American soldiers and are buried as such in national cemeteries. Will the next step include digging them up and dumping them all in a depleted coal mine? Don’t think the scum on the left won’t do that
a damn Yankee who reveres the contributions and sacrifices of the south.
Activate the many cannons displayed all over the battlefield.
What’s the difference between destroying historical monuments and burning books?
Using that analogy, then Benedict Arnold deserves more than an empty boot.
From another damn Yankee whose great*grandad was injured fighting for the Union. :-)
Trump has to come out and call for an end to this hysteria. The move to obliterate history. Where are the “mounuments men”? The special Army group who went into Germany at end of WW2 and reclaimed the art works the Nazis had looted all over Europe.
This is nothing short of Taliban blowing up the Buddhas carved in mountain side with howitzers, of the ISIS hords ruining Palmyra, and the many museums they ravaged in the name of purification.
We know the left will next try to erradicate our Founding Fathers, just as they are pulling down the statutes of honorable military men and leaders.
It depens on who’s doing the destruction and why. If locals want to have a rhubarb over local statuary, I’m happy to leave them to it. When folks start breaking the law, that’s a different kettle of fish. If there’s a legal avenue, people should use it. Gettysburg is a NP. Nobody’s tearing down anything any time soon.
Something in common here with the Taliban, and ISIS.
All removed statues they deemed offensive to wipe out history.
Liberals how does it feel to stand on the side of the radical terrorists like the Taliban, and ISIS, not that I expect these idiots to understand the comparison as they are so far up where the sun does not shine.
Nasty way to die. The original dum dum bullet only in reverse......soft heavy hollow piece of lead that expands upon impact, especially with bone.
Washington owned slaves. You know where this is headed. Cultural Marxists won’t stop until they’ve completely airbrushed American history.
I know about the mini balls, we even used to make them in our basement for the Civil War era muskets we had...indeed, a horrific projectile but good for possible use in the very near future against these Left wing idiots.
Trump has to come out and call for an end to this hysteria.
These tantruming Democrats are the best reelection gift Trump could get. Why would Trump want to stop this hysterical nonsense?
Well done for the National Park Service.
My great great grandfathers were spaghetti benders with one potato eater living in distant lands during our civil war.
Benedict Arnold left the country and vilified it. He gets the boot....no more.
As my dad fought the Japanese during WW 2, I consider all American soldiers my kin back to the revolution.
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