Saturday, April 6, 2013

Monument to Union Soldiers Dedicated at Bentonville, NC

From the March 17, 2013, UPI "N.C. dedicates monument to Union soldiers."

Four Oaks, NC. site of the Battle of Bentonville.  The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War dedicated the $10,000 monument in a ceremony Saturday at the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site.

The battle was fought at the end of the war from March 19-21, 1865, as a last ditch effort by Confederate troops to stop Union General Sherman's onslaught across the state to hook up with Grant's Army of the Potomac.

This is all good and proper that the monument be dedicated on the battlefield.  However, I have to wonder if it had been the Sons of Confederate Veterans dedicating a monument to Confederate soldiers if this would have been allowed because of the opposition of one particular group.

Several years back, an SCV monument to Confederate General Johnston who led the forces was not allowed on the site because of that group and its opposition to any and all things Confederate.

Let's Be Fair.

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