In principle, I don't object to Confederate memorials in cemeteries. They are a reminder of dead slaver/traitors and dupes of slaver/traitors FAILURE. However, this monument is particularly offensive:
No, Union PATRIOTS beat Southern arms into plough-shares and pruning hooks.... The statue, unveiled in 1914, features a bronze woman, crowned with olive leaves, standing on a 32-foot pedestal, and was designed to represent the American South. According to Arlington, the woman holds a laurel wreath, a plow stock and a pruning hook, with a Biblical inscription at her feet that says: “They have beat their swords into plough-shares and their spears into pruning hooks.”
Buh-bye.Some of the figures also on the statue include a Black woman depicted as “Mammy” holding what is said to be the child of a white officer, and an enslaved man following his owner to war.
Of course he does and will, to the site of a slaver/traitor victory. Why are the feds letting him have the statue? Anyhow, Sheridan and the United States of America went on to win the Valley campaigns of 1864.... Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin disagrees with the decision and plans to move the monument to the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park in the Shenandoah Valley, Youngkin spokeswoman Macaulay Porter said....