Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Comment On Protests planned at Gettysburg battlefield this weekend

Comment by Jeffery in Alabama on Protests planned at Gettysburg battlefield this we...

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As you well know and the majority of Americans do not, Gettysburg is like most National cemeteries adjacent to or near National Military Parks where major battles took place in that "marked" graves in National Military Parks and National Cemeteries are for Federal soldiers (key word is National). After large and horrific battles such as Gettysburg, the dead on both sides were quickly buried. Sometimes years would pass before the Union dead were disinterred and neatly re-buried in the "marked" graves that we now recognize with the rows of white marble stones we see when we visit battlefields such as Gettysburg, Shiloh, Chickamauga, and even Arlington.There was not any effort to remove and rebury the remains of the majority of Confederates from any battlefield by the United States government. If they were removed from the battlefield, it was years later and the effort was made by the state for which they fought (i.e. North Carolina removed about 3,200 of their dead from the Gettysburg battlefield).
There have been instances where Confederate burial sites have been turned into WalMart parking lots, etc. Even though in 1958 a law was passed declaring all Confederate soldiers, sailors, marines, United States veterans, the gravesites of Confederate dead are not always afforded the protection given of Federal soldiers and American veterans resting in well manicured National Cemeteries. The boys who wore the gray and butternut often lie in unmarked graves not far from where the fell.
I sincerely doubt most ANTIFA know or even care which side was which. Their gammit is hype and destruction 'ala ISIS anyway. If there is an "attack" at NMP's, ANTIFA commies might attack monuments honoring soldiers who participated in those not-so-long-ago battles. By the way, those beautiful monuments, honoring both Confederate and Union soldiers were placed by the states from which a particular regiment, Army, company, etc. hailed. The United Daughters of the Confederacy and The United Daughters of the Grand Army of the Republic held huge fundraisers and lobbied their respective state governments to raise vast sums of money to commission the sculpting of such monuments and having them placed on the fields of honor. We do not need ANTIFA commie rat bastards anywhere near such places.

12 comments:

  1. I Concur and "10-4!!"
    skybill

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  2. Well said and x2.
    DixieDennis

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  3. Any desecration of a Civil War grave is a desecration of a United States Veteran's grave.
    The Sons of the Confederacy searched for, discovered, ordered granite markers, and replaced damaged and marked (almost) all of the unmarked veteran's graves in the City of Miami Cemetery about 20 years ago. There were many soldiers up through Vietnam without markers in the Cemetery.
    All branches of the US Military were there to reconsecrate the graves along with various Christian denominations. A combined services Honor Guard participated. Reenactment groups in Blue and Grey also presented honors and participated.
    If antifa desecrates, then they must be prosecuted.
    We honor our military dead. We do not desecrate them.

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    1. We honor our military dead. We do not desecrate them.

      Amen.

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  4. I expect spray painting and other attacks on Confederate monuments. That something as fine as the Confederate soldier is being reviled and his memorial defiled by the likes of Antifa shows the upside down condition of our country.

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    1. shows the upside down condition of our country.

      Precisely.

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  5. Thanks for the positive comments all and thanks Brock for turning my comment into a post. After I re-read it, I decided to expound and turn it into a post over at The Feral Irishman. Check it out if you haven't' already. Jeffery in Alabama.
    http://theferalirishman.blogspot.com/2017/06/antifa-plans-to-burn-confederate-flags.html

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  6. I say we patrol the cemeteries at night wearing our leather, armed with ball peen hammers and bear spray. Even flying colors if need be so they know who did this.

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