Richmond’s difficult legacy


From: vaproto@optonline.net


Chuck,


Regarding the item below, perhaps the time has come to hold Dr. McPherson’s feet to the fire. He proudly admits to being part of this “new museum” – let’s see if he can provide us with information regarding atrocities committed against the South. And if no such “displays” will be forthcoming, maybe he can tell us why not? Perhaps the folks getting the displays together can invite Dr. Cisco who is so knowledgeable about atrocities committed against Southern civilians and I’m sure that we have folks who can easily provide information regarding the horrors of “Helmira”, Fort Douglas and others because sure in hell Andersonville is going to be in there someplace along with Fort Pillow.


Val Protopapas


Richmond’s difficult legacy
From: vaproto@optonline.net


http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080503/CIVILWAR/318650240


Chuck,


One has to wonder if this “new museum” is going to include the atrocities committed against the South including the horrors of Northern p.o.w. camps where the excuse of the lack of food and medicine cannot be claimed as a reason for the deaths of thousands of helpless prisoners.


Somehow, I think we are going to see the same old Yankee propaganda with some lame excuses for the South (they were really mostly good folks) and with the added spice of a “black viewpoint” (a la Jackson, Sharpton – and Obama). Sounds like they’re going to give Mr. Rawls at the MoC a run for his scalawag money as to which museum will be the most “politically correct” – and, therefore, anti-Southern.


And just when we thought Richmond had already been conquered.


Val Protopapas