Statues of CSA personnel

Tedminator

Former Staff
Jun 2010
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South Florida
#1
Now that some confederate statues are being removed, it'd be a good idea to relocate them to civwar battlefields imo. I'm a bit of a history geek so I like visiting historical battlefields.. it'd be neat to look at them there in it's military context.


For instance moving General Stuart's statue at Richmond to Gettysburg would inform the visitors why General Lee blamed him for the CSA losing that battle. oh and take it down from it's high pedestal to eye level to humanize it..




btw, as a lil kid Gen JEB Stuart was my favorite civwar personality :dopey:
 
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Feb 2016
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Yoknapatawpha County
#2
Now that some confederate statues are being removed, it'd be a good idea to relocate them to civwar battlefields imo. I'm a bit of a history geek so I like visiting historical battlefields.. it'd be neat to look at them there in it's military context.


For instance moving General Stuart's statue at Richmond to Gettysburg would inform the visitors why General Lee blamed him for the CSA losing that battle. oh and take it down from it's high pedestal to eye level to humanize it..




btw, as a lil kid Gen JEB Stuart was my favorite civwar personality :dopey:
I don't think that's what they have in mind.

 
Sep 2014
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#3
Lee said he felt blind because Stuart was off galavanting, but at the end of the day its not like the AoP surprised him. Where did Lee think they were and looking at the roads where did he intend to turn to meet the AoP, was he going to cross the Susquehanna?

Many remember Pickett's charge but many forget the totality of the plan. Stuart's statue should be in the calvary field. Many people actually skip this part of the battlefield (I dont think there is anything for Stuart there), but indeed Lee's attack wasn't just a frontal assault, it had a pincer movement in there. The plan of course was for both pincers to penetrate.....neither did.
 
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boontito

Future Staff
Jan 2008
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West Coast 4 Life
#7
Now that some confederate statues are being removed, it'd be a good idea to relocate them to civwar battlefields imo. I'm a bit of a history geek so I like visiting historical battlefields.. it'd be neat to look at them there in it's military context.


For instance moving General Stuart's statue at Richmond to Gettysburg would inform the visitors why General Lee blamed him for the CSA losing that battle. oh and take it down from it's high pedestal to eye level to humanize it..




btw, as a lil kid Gen JEB Stuart was my favorite civwar personality :dopey:
A museum or a battlefield would be an excellent idea for relocation. Of course, that makes it harder for those idiotic claims that history is being erased, but oh well.
 
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They should build a church. Holy Anachronism of the Sore Losers. Yeah, I know they won't understand what it means, but that's okay: it sounds vaguely like a church name. They an put a shrine with a bunch of confederate statues and flags on it and all gather together and commiserate over battles lost 150 years ago, fought in defense of slavery.
 

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