Thursday, March 6, 2014

Heritage Attacks

Of course, they continue. //// Well, this first one isn't really an attack, though. 12-28-13 Savannah (Ga) Morning News. Georgia Benton became the first black member of the Savannah Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy. Her great grandfather, George W. Washington, a slave in Sumter County, went to war as the body servant of Lt. Alex McQueen and was at the Battles of Sharpsburg (Antietam) and Gettysburg. Personally, I am sure that her ancestor was really a soldier. Georgia Benton was very involved in the Civil Rights Movement. //// 12-23-13: Bullet dents Washington, DC, memorial to black Civil War veterans. The African-American Civil War Memorial and Museum reports that a bullet struck a panel of the Wall of Honor which lists 209,145 blacks who served the Union. The bullet came from two groups of people who began shooting at each other.

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