This week Cade Logue wrote an informative piece in the on-line periodical The Blue State Conservative with the central tenet that Confederate soldiers of the US Civil War were not traitors.
I agree with his sentiment and am impressed with his research. Reasonable people may disagree, but the facts are facts. There are distinctions worthy of note.
What necessitates his strong article? I see a pile of related acts, mostly vandals, some hard-headed and hard-hearted, and an inability to discriminate between history for its own sake (as an arbiter of American values) and outright intimidation.
Most of this is about imagery. Are the Confederate dead worthy of memorializing? Any American soldier, yes, and attempts to destroy genuine remembrances, especially in cemeteries, is unreasonable and unnecessarily cruel. The enlisted Confederate was likely dirt poor, illiterate, and didn’t own slaves. His error in judgment in life before conscription was tempered by false church values and wanting to keep what little he had.
And once any soldier’s life is lost he deserves the dignity of a decent burial and an opportunity for his family to pay respects, for generations if possible. A statue of an unidentified soldier or an angel in a graveyard should be looked on with respect and reverence.
But it ends there.
I read Uncle Tom’s Cabin this week, after pretending to read the novel in high school. I don’t know anyone who admits to chewing through it, but most people think of the pejorative of Uncle Tom as an insult. He was, in fact, a modest hero, unashamed Christian, and humble martyr. More on this later.
There are three huge elements of imagery in America which should be eliminated.
First, reverse dedicating Army posts for Confederate generals, which is long overdue. These flag officers likely were West Point graduates and fought for the wrong side. Whatever legislative mechanism of the past that worked up these native son names, most certainly a transactional end note to a larger congressional abuse, should be acknowledged and fixed forthwith.One example particularly galls me: General Braxton Bragg of the CSA was a particularly brutal commander, and his vanity and incompetence caused […]
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