Category Archives: Monuments

60 Minutes: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu with Anderson Cooper on Confederate Statues

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Ohio Congressman Proposes to Prohibit Confederate Monuments – May 24, 1890

Alexandria Gazette, p.2 And so an Ohio republican Congressman thinks the exhibition of Confederate flags and the erection of Confederate monuments in the South must be prohibited, and is consulting his colleagues about the advisablllity of introducing a resolution to … Continue reading

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Alexandria Monument Honors Murderer

An additional name, that of James W. Jackson, was added to the east side of the Alexandria Confederate Monument in 1900. Jackson, a civilian, was actually Alexandria’s first Civil War casualty, dying before any of the soldiers with whose names … Continue reading

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Virginia Committee Kills Bill to Allow Local Control of Confederate Monuments

Senate Bill 444, the Memorial for Veterans bill, introduced in the Virginia Senate by Senator Jennifer T. Wexton: Provides that a locality may remove, relocate, or alter a war monument or memorial, regardless of when erected. The Committee on Local … Continue reading

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Alexandria Confederate Monument Still Stands

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The Myth of the Kindly General Lee – The Atlantic

Read the great article, The Myth of the Kindly General Lee, in the June 4, 2017 post on The Atlantic website, by Adam Serwer. Serwer offers several great points to refute the assertion that Confederate General Robert E. Lee was … Continue reading

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Hiding History

I recently found a copy of a brochure, The Confederate Statue, distributed by the Office of Historic Alexandria. ┬áIf I understand the coding at the bottom of the brochure, it was created in November, 2002. The brochure compiles a number … Continue reading

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Raleigh T Daniel Reportedly the Model for the Appomattox Statue

Notes: Alexandria Gazette, May 24, 1889 It is said Mr. Elder, when he painted “Appomattox,” from which the statue erected today was designed, took the head of Mr. Raleigh T. Daniel for the model. As you will recall from an … Continue reading

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Speech of Captain R. Travers Daniel on Dedication of Alexandria’s Confederate Monument

Mr Chairman, Gentlemen of the Committee, My Countrymen : We are gathered together today to commemorate the deeds of some of the unknown heroes of our soil, unknown to the world at large; their memory circumscribed by the narrow circle … Continue reading

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Unveiling Of Alexandria’s Confederate Monument – May 24, 1889

The laudable idea, conceived a year or two ago, of erecting a suitable monument to perpetuate to the memory of those of the historic Seventeenth Virginia regiment who yielded up their lives during the four years’ civil war, and which … Continue reading

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