Yankee monument at Olustee
 
From: gpthelastrebel@att.net
 
Chuck,
 
This is a response from Gregory Alert concerning the proposed Yankee monument in the Olustee State park. Below that is my response to this letter. Everyone should write him a letter of protest.
 
George
 
 
Hello,
 
Thank you for writing to Governor Rick Scott with your concerns regarding the proposed monument at Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park. I have been asked to respond.
 
After thoroughly considering all of the comments, the Division of Recreation and Parks agrees that the Union fallen receive less recognition at the state park than do the Confederate fallen. This is based on the language of the 1912 monument, which commemorates the devotion of only the Confederate soldiers, on the commemorative pavers around the monument, which identify only the Confederate units, and on the two small monuments to Confederate generals. As fitting as these monuments undoubtedly are, no comparable recognition of the Union participants in the battle exists on state or federal property that would be part of a regular visit by a state park visitor. As the agency responsible for presenting the story of the Battle of Olustee to the visiting public, the Division agrees that a monument to Union soldiers in the state park would be appropriate.
 
A public meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Columbia Count School District Auditorium on Monday, December 2, 2013. The address is 372 West Duval Street, Lake City, Florida 32055. The meeting will feature a presentation of the monument’s proposed final location for public review and comment.
 
Again, thank you again for sharing your comments.
 
Albert Gregory
Assistant Director
Division of Recreation and Parks
Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
850-245-3029
Albert.Gregory@dep.state.fl.us
 
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Sir,
 
So your mind is already made up? Your explanation still does not address why an invading army deserves any recognition at all. Do you not understand the cause of the war, the abuses and destruction heaped on the South? Did you actually read the email i send about the Massacre at Marianna, Fl.? Do you not understand the abuses suffered by the women and children of the at the hands of the Invading Yankees, the rape murder and the stealing? Do you have any idea of the abuses suffered by Southern Soldiers who were captured and imprisoned in Yankee Concentration camps. From your comments, sir you do not.
 
Sir to educate yourself I suggest you visit my website "Yankee Atrocities" at http://confederatepows.southernheritageadvancementpreservationeducation.com/page.php?6  read these sourced entries and then in good faith tell me a Yankee needs recognition. They deserve no more recognition than Hitler’s concentration camp guards
 
George Purvis
Proud Son of the South