Skip to comments.Gettysburg Stands Firm: Battlefield Says All Monuments Staying Put
Posted on 08/17/2017 12:36:49 PM PDT by Trump20162020
Officials at the Gettysburg National Military Park said Wednesday that the monuments at the expansive Pennsylvania battlefield will stay despite unrest over Confederate memorials.
"These memorials, erected predominantly in the early and mid-20th Century, are an important part of the cultural landscape," battlefield spokeswoman Katie Lawhon told the Hanover Evening Sun.
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Will we wind with another battle at Gettysburg for Civil War #2?
The bloodiest conflict our country ever endured, that resolved the issues of states rights, secession, and slavery, relied exclusively on military actions. These military actions were fought out to the last measure of human endurance. Great men like Grant, Sherman, Lee, and Johnston and their soldiers resolved what should have been political issues. Monuments North and South testify to the sincerity of those few who endured the tragedy of that struggle.
Their involvement came after abolitionists and planters and their political allies failed to identify those positions outside their inflexible ideologies that would have brought peaceful agreement. Instead these fire-eating miscreants of both persuasions stumbled into the Civil War.
Now similar intellectual dwarfs would rewrite this history.
It would be ironic if CW II started there.
In doing my genealogy, I discovered a Civil War General who was killed in one of the major battles. One day I hope to visit that battlefield as part of my history and American history.
BTW that General fought for the Union side, yet I hold no animosity towards any of the Confederacy information, statues or honors that might be present at that site.
...despite unrest over Confederate memorials.
We are in the middle of an odd kind of coup. It reminds me of the early nazi’s in Germany. They won’t win this time, even if they call themselves BLM, Antifa, etc.
Law enforcement needs to crack down on these rioters or they will only get worse.
Well, damn. Katie has brass ones.
“...Will we wind with another battle at Gettysburg for Civil War #2?...”
I highly doubt that mistake will be made twice. Lee should have by-passed it and moved right on to Washington full force. The battle should be in Washington.
It’s a beautifully maintained battlefield with a wonderful bookstore/gift shop attached. Hope you get there soon.
P.S.: I suspect if they have to, they’ll cave on the issue. I have no faith in our institutions anymore.
Put a fece around all monuments and line the INSIDES with barbed wire all around. Shouda been done by now all over the U.S.
Maybe we should pretend only one army was there. /s
That’s really what it will come down to.
You made a little Freudian slip there, lol, but you’re right. Barbed wire is the answer until this insanity blows over.
I think this is the same person:
Given that the entirety of CW sites has been forced by gov’t fiat to renovate their visitor centers to reflect how slavery was all everything was about (poor, poor blacks), it wouldn’t surprise me if they go on to glory in tearing down any monuments to southern men. Yes, that gigantic Gettysburg VC was built not long ago (to my shock last year, destroying the old VC with its electric map) on a huge swath of farmland complete with whoa-is-me apologies about slavery, the only possible reason for all the bloodshed! (It’s also happened at Bull Run and Sharpsburg.)
My sister lives close to Gettysburg and was a volunteer there for several years.
If these people put ropes around whole monuments and pull them down, how is a bit of wire fencing going to stop them?
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