Confederate column “disgusts” reader


Dear editor:

Jeannie Babb Taylor’s Confederate article disgusts me. Her piece is so full of white guilt-tripping that it is nauseating. There is much wrong in her article, but I will address only one point.

She said the United States immortalizes soldiers who fought on both sides of the conflict, erecting monuments in honor of both Confederate and Union victories. No way did the U.S. erect monuments for any Confederate — these monuments were paid for by the Southern people, paid for with the little they had left from the destruction of the war on civilians by Lincoln’s armies.

Josephine Lindsay Bass, Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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