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Discussion in 'Photos' started by SavannahCapt, May 25, 2017.
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Political correctness is what's destroying this country.....
Passed through Resaca, GA on the way home from NC and stumbled upon this.
Caught this little marker out of the corner of my eye as I was heading to meet SavannahCapt for lunch, I was early so I turned around to see what it was. Glad I did, learned a bit more history.
Fort Pulaski, Ga. The Immortal Six Hundred. It's at the entrance to the fort.
Fort Pulaski was closed for months after Hurricane Matthew, then again for an extended period due to damage from a tornado earlier this year. As you can see in the background of the KLR picture, there's still dead trees everywhere. I guess that's due to salt water intrusion from the hurricane as the entire place flooded during the hurricane.
If the plaque was bigger it would have told about his post war career as the clandestine head of the Georgia KKK
Brave soldiers from Burke County.
Not a fan of honoring the 1861 war of insurrection. Nothing honorable in it. Sorry.
Oh Jake, you're just too clever for words. Sadly, it is the problem with this kind of thinking: always whining, always blaming others, always threatening others, always trying to rewrite history. Not only has time shown the South to be on the wrong side of history, but sadly no lesson was learned: we continue to see 150+ years later uppity folks like you still trying to rewrite history to this day. There is a lot to love about the South. But the selfish thinking that went into convincing the poor white guy to fight to make the South "great again" ended up instead with 600,000 dead. You Jake are proof that nothing was learned. Doubling down with your rhetoric only emphasizes this point. Given that 200,000+ New Englanders lost their lives putting down that insurrection, I suggest you kind don't dare show that hated flag up here. I'm totally down with erasing the whole sordid affair from history. It seems just to me -- if only to honor those who gave their lives putting down an illegal and immoral insurrection (look the word up) against our great Union.
You don't know me, my beliefs, or my dry sense of humor.
You really need to take that to CSM.
fake noob. Don't feed the trolls
If it was illegal why were the soldiers pardoned instead of charged with treason. Lincoln said it himself that he did not care for the slaves and only wanted to preserve the union. If the north was so noble why did they commit genocide to the natives
If New Englanders were so brave why did they force the immigrating Irish and Germans to fight
MMadman -- you clearly don't know your history. Both sides equally pressed the Irish into service. And yes the insurrection was illegal and unconstitutional -- which is precisely why Lincoln had to pardon the south so that the country could get on with things. The South was the master of native genocide btw. You seem to forget the Trail of Tears...
IMO, one of the great things about the monuments is that it can provide a prompt for people to learn about the history. Why do so many believe that they have to like the history in order to actually hear it.........or learn from it?
Thanks for posting up some of the monuments because most of us would never have the opportunity to go there. We have a monument on the courthouse square in my town. I've seen it many times, but haven't given it much thought until now. I will.
OK, here is some information that may blow a few minds in this thread. I hope that it does and I hope that we can recognize that there were a lot of complicated stories during that time that do not fit the history books narrative or the history that is taught to our children. That's a shame. It is important history, but nothing to get butt hurt over.
I give you William "April" Ellison (there were many like him)
You guys go start a political/opinion thread in CSM and quit screwing up this photo thread.