The names, below, are a few of the 375,000 Confederate soldiers about whom Union soldier and president of the United States, William McKinley, said:
. . . every soldier’s grave made during our unfortunate civil war is a tribute to American valor . . . And the time has now come . . . when in the spirit of fraternity we should share in the care of the graves of the Confederate soldiers . . . The cordial feeling now happily existing between the North and South prompts this gracious act and if it needed further justification it is found in the gallant loyalty to the Union and the flag so conspicuously shown in this year just passed by the sons and grandsons of those heroic dead.
It was President McKinley’s idea to construct the Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery because the brave always honor the brave.
But the political naming commission and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin have slated the 109 year old Confederate Memorial for demolition.
It appears Austin and company are breaking federal rules and regulations in their haste to destroy the monument before serious public disgust sets in. Every veteran in America should be outraged because this is exactly what could happen to their memory in the future by politicians just as characterless as Elizabeth Warren. Remember what liberals did to our Vietnam veterans after the Vietnam War. Our military should always be above filthy politics.
You don’t have to love the South or the Confederacy to know that destroying a 109 year old monument in our nation’s most sacred burial ground, as symbolic as the Confederate Memorial, after a war in which 750,000 died and over a million were maimed, is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG and is the most dishonorable thing fake Indian Elizabeth Warren has ever done.
Perhaps a hundred million Americans alive today are descended from Confederate soldiers and the women and families who supported the South’s great war for independence.
Alexis de Tocqueville in Democracy in America noted that race relations were better in the South than anywhere in the country despite slavery. He said they were worst in New England.
During the antebellum era, five Northern states had laws forbidding blacks from even visiting for more than a few days much less living there including Lincoln’s Illinois.
New England had brought all the slaves here chained to decks in the bowels of their stinking hot slave ships where there was no ventilation, suffering for months in urine, feces, vomit and death so Elizabeth Warren’s New Englanders could make money.
Historian Bernard Bailyn stated that New England’s economic success was unquestionably due to the slave trade. W. E. B. Du Bois in his famous book The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870, states that Boston and New York were still the largest slave trading ports on the planet in 1862, a year into the War Between the States and 54 years after the slave trade was outlawed by the U.S. Constitution.
Perhaps Elizabeth Warren and the naming commission should begin demolishing New England monuments and changing the name of Faneuil Hall in Boston because Peter Faneuil traded in black flesh, or Brown University because its founder was a slave trader who said there was no more crime in carrying off a cargo of slaves than a “cargo of jackasses.”
Six slave states fought for the Union the entire war and it took the 13th Amendment in December, 1865, to fully end slavery in the Union slave states.
Southerners would have ended slavery in a much better way than a war that killed 750,000 men and maimed over a million. We lost 400,000 in World War II. It was in the bi-racial South’s best interest to end slavery with goodwill and opportunity for all.
Maybe the better question is why didn’t the federal government suggest buying freedom for all the slaves in the South out of the federal treasury if they were so worried about slavery? Because Yankees were not worried enough to spend their hard-earned sweatshop money to free the slaves in the South who would then go North and be job competition. Besides, the six slave states that fought for the North would have seceded immediately over federal overreach and fought for the South just as Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas did. Those four Southern states at first rejected secession and only seceded when Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to invade the South.
Also, and importantly, the Northern economy would have collapsed because it was based mostly on manufacturing for the South and shipping Southern cotton around the world. The North needed the South but the South did not need the North.
Congress can rectify its error and put an end to Elizabeth Warren’s crime against art and history by defunding ALL of the recommendations of the Woke naming commission, which will cost perhaps a hundred million dollars before its all over. We are in a huge budget deficit and don’t have a hundred million dollars laying around to throw away on changing things that have a glorious record of victory such as Fort Benning and Fort Bragg and all the others. It is idiotic to be spending money changing street names on military bases and removing monuments and changing uniform patches and such.
We are also in a military recruiting crisis and it is about as stupid as you can get to insult the South, from where 44% of the United States military is recruited.
Here is a quote from last week’s blog article entitled “WE WILL SAVE the Magnificent Arlington Confederate Memorial–Woke Ignorance DIES at Arlington”:
The naming commission is so inept it does not even mention the reconciliation theme and symbolism of the Confederate Memorial though Arlington National Cemetery itself, does. ANC’s own description in its National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for the Historic District received by the National Park Service February 24, 2014 states over and over that the Confederate Memorial symbolizes the reconciliation and reunification of our great country after our country’s bloodiest war.
How could the naming commission ignore that?
The Confederate Memorial was conceived by Union soldier and President William McKinley after enthusiastic Southern participation in the Spanish-American War. President William Howard Taft spoke at the UDC ceremony the evening the cornerstone was laid giving an inspiring well-received speech. President Woodrow Wilson spoke at the dedication June 4, 1914 as did Union and Confederate Veterans. Remember, these were the days of the 50th and 75th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the famous handshakes across the wall by the old Union and Confederate gentlemen.
How could the naming commission not care about all that?
The Confederate Memorial is about reconciliation therefore it is not in the Woke naming commission’s remit. The Confederate Memorial does not commemorate the Confederacy. It commemorates the reunification of the United States of America after a bloody war. See my white paper “The Reconciliation of North and South After the War Between the States as Symbolized by the Confederate Memorial ‘New South’ in Arlington National Cemetery” on Defend Arlington’s website, 28 pages on the theme of reconciliation.
The 109 year old Confederate Memorial was created in the city of Rome, Italy by internationally acclaimed Jewish sculptor Moses Ezekiel but the naming commission wants to tear it apart in the cheapest way possible and leave a mangled shaft sticking up in Arlington National Cemetery.
The white paper by Ernest E. Blevins, who is the foremost national authority on Union and Confederate monuments, is entitled: “Headstone of the Confederate States: Moses Ezekiel’s Arlington Confederate Monument, Symbolism, Meaning, National Register Eligibility, and Potential Adverse Effects to Alternations or Removal.” It is 49 pages, detailed, documented and irrefutable.
Blevins discusses the “monument symbology” that “depicts the South’s mourning and the war’s losses” and he includes a comment from Michael Robert Patterson:
“But no sculptor, as far as known, has ever, in any one memorial told as much history as has Ezekiel in his monument at Arlington; and every human figure in it, as well as every symbol, is in and of itself a work of art.“
That comment again points out the crime against history and art committed by the Woke naming commission in its desire to destroy the monument as cheaply as possible and leave a mangled shaft in its place in Arlington National Cemetery surrounded by 500 graves of Southern soldiers in concentric circles.
There is more information in the burial database but for conciseness, here are the names, ranks, death dates and states for most of the burials:
|LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||Rank||DEATH DATE||UNIT|
|BAILEY||RICE W||2D LIEUT||8/4/1915||VA|
|BAILEY||SUSAN A||2D LIEUT||VA|
|BORWN or BROWN||J A||2 LIUET||01/27/1929||22 VA INF|
|BROWN||MINNIE R||2 LIUET||4/12/1942||22 VA INF|
|BURKE||MARY E||06/28/1922||43 BN VA CAV|
|BURKE||THOMAS T||10/26/1916||43 BN VA CAV|
|BYASSEE||THOMAS W||VA INF|
|CHEW||MARGARET H||M CHEW||07/19/1940||MISS|
|CHEW||MONROE G||M CHEW||MISS|
|CRANDALL||LEE||COLONEL||09/13/1926||47 ARK CAV|
|DAVIS||WELDON E||CAPTAIN||11/22/1863||30 NC IN|
|DE SHIELDS||GEORGE D||SGT||11/27/1918|
|EDMONSTON||GABRIEL||05/16/1918||41 VA INF|
|EDMONSTON||ROBERTA||b. 2-12-1871||03/18/1954||41 VA INF|
|FEAST||LOUDON||CO C||6/11/1912||MD INF|
|FOLLIN||JOHN M||4TH VA CAV|
|GOLDSMITH||THEODOCIA H||10/19/1932||ASST SURG|
|GOLDSMITH||WILLIAM T||2/5/1918||ASST SURG|
|HARROVER||HIRAM C||IST SGT||01/14/1912||VA|
|HICKEY||FANNIE B||CAPT||01/14/1933||6 MO INF|
|HICKEY||JOHN M||CAPT||1/10/1927||6 MO INF|
|HUGHES||BIRTIE K||2/11/1921||VA LT ARTY|
|HUGHES||RYLAND B||12/6/1916||VA LT ARTY|
|IMBODEN||ELIZABETH S||SCT MAJ||11/11/1919||CAV|
|IMBODEN||JAMES A||SCT MAJ||2/4/1928||CAV|
|JOHNSTON||GEORGE S||6/2/1928||MARINE CORPS|
|KEY||JOHN F||4/10/1904||FORREST SCO|
|KING||A||02/02/1864||55 NC INF|
|KING||J F||LT COL||8/5/1915||VA|
|LASH||GEORGE W||SGT||10/11/1908||GRMIS PRTY|
|LEWIS||SAMUEL E||CAPT||11/17/1917||ASST SURG|
|LOCKER||JACOB M||03/19/1934||VLA LT ARTY|
|LOWRANCE||C E||11/07/1863||57 NC INF|
|MARMADUKE||HENRY H||IST LT||11/15/1924||PRO NAVY|
|MEARS||WILLIAM S||10/8/1938||CO B 19 BN VA HVY ARTY|
|MOHLER||D J||PVT||1/6/1924||43RD VA CAV|
|MOHLER||LAURA||PVT||7/6/1925||43RD VA CAV|
|MUSE||JOHN A||08/31/1843||VA CAV|
|MUSE||ROSE LEE||b. 4-27-1871||03/15/1934||VA CAV|
|MUSTAIN||ANDREW J||05/11/1863||21 VA INF|
|NEWCOMB||JOHN J||04/16/1916||56 VA INF|
|NEWCOMB||MARGARET A||11/18/1925||56 VA INF|
|NOWELL||ARTHUR F||PVT||05/29/1864||31 GA INF|
|PAGE||WILLIAM||4/4/1914||CO B 2 MD INF|
|PARRY||ELLA H||5/2/1931||COD 53 VA INE|
|PARRY||RICHARD L||SGT||03/22/1914||CO D 53 VA INE|
|POWELL||JAMES P||07/16/1911||3 CO A HOWITZWRS|
|POWELL||LAURA W||01/24/1953||3 CO A HOWITZERS|
|PRICE||LUCY A||I LIEUT||06/16/1925||VA|
|PRICE||MARTIN L||I LIEUT||04/17/1921||VA|
|ROBERTS||JOHN||CO D 15 ALA INF|
|SAXON||JAMES M||12/04/1863||CO D 9 LA INF|
|SCOTT||W A||2 LT||12/27/1914||GA|
|SHILBY||MARY V||b. 12-25-1878||05/18/1963||CO C 21 REGT VA INF|
|SHOLLETTE||C B||06/14/1863||WHITE’S BTRY|
|SINCLAIR||ARTHUR G||1/8/1916||CO R 17 RFGT VA INF|
|SINCLAIR||CARRIE L||05/14/1916||CO K 17 REGT VA INF|
|SINK||W A||02/19/1864||CO F 15 NO INF|
|STONEBURNER||MARTHA V||SGT||1/5/1940||CO I S VA INF|
|STONEBURNER||SAMUEL G||SGT||11/16/1919||CO I S VA INF|
|TENNENT||JOHN C||ASST ENGR||11/7/1913|
|THOMPSON||MARY T||8/11/1915||WIFE OF PVT M S THOMPSON|
|TUCKER||W||05/21/1863||CO C 34 NO INF|
|WALLER||ELIZABETH D||02/22/1933||CO K 20 TENN CAV|
|WALSH||ALICE M||9/1/1911||FAYETTE ARTY|
|WALSH||JOHN H||2/12/1918||FAYETTE ARTY|
|WILLIAMS||JAMES H||I LIEUT||05/16/1909||GA|
|WILSON||ROBERT||02/27/1939||CO D I MD CAV|
|WORLEY||WILLIAM||DAV VILLE BTRY|
|WRIGHT||MARCUS J||BRIG GEN||12/26/1922||GHEATHAM S DIVISION|
 That registration was approved for the property’s entry onto the National Register of Historic Places April 11, 2014.
 Patterson, https://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/history-of-the-csa-memorial-at-anc-1914.htm.
I ran the list of names you’ve provided above through the list found in “Tattered Uniforms and Bright Bayonets” and it appears that perhaps, at least, 20 of those listed were West Virginians (west Virginians). Also, on filtering these out, it showed Thomas Finney was listed twice above. J.A. Brown of the 22nd VA is most likely a west Virginian too; but didn’t filter out. Admittedly this is difficult thing to do, so take it w/ a grain of salt.
These are the likely west Virginia men:
Kephart John A
Muse John A
Snyder Charles A
Sad for sure. The bottom line, it should stay right where it is. It’s the height of ugliness to even consider what they are doing. All the goodwill is gone.
So much energy, effort and money being spent to destroy Confederate memorials…..and now in a national cemetery, you know the nation that we are supposed to be part of.
No more southern blood should be shed for this empire! Southerners should see this action as an insult of biblical proportions.
Cemeteries….where they previously said our Confederate monuments should be relocated to and reside.
Yankees lie…they go back on their word….whether it’s a lie to their subjugated fellow Americans, or to the plains Indian.
Not one ounce of truth in their “history” books.
They can spend billions of dollars on renaming bases, removing monuments, funding a mob thug in Ukraine, mortgaging our GGG grandkids….but, those poor unfortunate souls, they just don’t have the money or resources to take care of 50 illegal immigrants in one of their richest areas, Martha’s Vineyard.
These people are at their foundation, godless, evil. They were evil in 1860 and they are evil now. They hate us, they always have, and nothing is going to change.
Remember what they are doing to our kin, our heroes, their memory, their graves, their memorials – how they dishonor and talk of them as if they were the scum of the earth – and when you think on it, choose to fly a flag worth flying, one that doesn’t represent people who hate you and your ancestors.
I would have preferred they not tear open the wounds again, but they have and then some.
there was a riot in downtown raleigh…the capitol police gave the word that they would do nothing if stuff (storefronts) and monuments were destroyed. had no problems dishing out parking tickets though. the confederate monument that was in raleigh faces they way the murderer entered. the same force which killed black and white alike. its a basic obelisk that says ‘to the confederate dead’. some dreadlocked dipshit was allowed to rip it down. with the threats of northern secession, jim crow originating in the north, northern ports in the slave trade operating so late in the ‘slave game’, and of course, black schools being torched in Connecticut….why this? hell…some of my ancestry were black slaveowners in duplin county nc and i think the 3rd largest property owners there circa 1740. it is sad and makes me sick. netherlands looks nice with all the bike paths.
The Arlington monument represents/represented reconciliation.
Austin and others actions are a repudiation of reconciliation.
Once the new crowd has power you’ll see that justice and fairness were never part of their plan.
They’ll espouse MLK until his legacy is no longer useful then the brutality will begin.
The government killed the Indians, they fund the murder of the children and they’ll have no problem exterminating you and I.
Austin and his ilk would just as soon p*ss on the graves as leave a monument and if they left it they’d figure a way to desecrate it anyway. Better to remove it than to leave the dogs and sorcerers to contaminate it with their presence.
My Great Grandfather was a private in the 1st Georgia Infantry. Walked from his home near Columbus Georgia to Macon, to enlist. I’m a Proud Southron, and am hurt to the core by all this nonsense.
My great great grandfather Absolom Dixon, fought as a member of the Georgia Volunteers. He fought in several engagements and was wounded by missile and ball at Cold Harbor. He moved to Texas after the war. He married the widow of his best friend who was killed at Cold Harbor. They lived a quiet life in Coryell county Texas and raised a family. He is buried in a small cemetery which is now inside Fort Hood. May he and all the Confederate Dead rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon them.
The War Between the States was probably brought about by The Hidden Hand in order to force a central bank in the United States. You can read an excellent free book about all of this here
Today the same Hidden Hand is opening our borders and working toward the Great Reset and total control of the people who are allowed to survive their current purge from vaccines and continual wars.
Warren and others are simply their shabbos goy doing their bidding as traitors have always done for them. They destroyed the history of the Soviet nations just like they are in the process of destroying ours. Russians were not allowed to remember their war dead or heroes and they burned thousands of churches and slaughtered thousands of nuns and priests.
I hate to say it but it’s probably pointless to contact our reps in Washington DC and ask them to stop the destruction of the monuments because they too will do the bidding of the bankers or they wouldn’t be allowed to hold office. It doesn’t matter which party because they are all the same.
Here is another link with a good video about the bankers
They control the entire world. They are like the Bible says about the devil roaming the earth seeking whom he may devour. They are the Devil. What they plan for us by 2030 is a lot more serious than monuments. They must be stopped. But you can’t stop what you don’t know about.
Churchill said ,If the present starts a quarrel with the past we will surely lose the future.
The tragic end of the war between the states was, in my opinion, due to “leaders” fighting the enemies fight. Virtually all lessons from the “rebel” victory in the American revolution were thrown out the window. Brave southern souls we’re put on a line, time and again, with a notion of God’s will being done. Seems it was lost on the strategists that satin is as real as God, and some would argue, has more victories on this earth.
The time is long overdue for new towns and new cities to be incorporated, lead by statesman. For existing counties and states to represent their constituents, and to leave behind this beauracratic disgrace. When trash decides to desecrate a monument to valiant defenders of liberty, for a brief time, the police will be “defunded”, enabling monuments to be protected.
There’s nothing wrong with the country, but the city.