Madison Community Organizes Commemora...

Madison Community Organizes Commemoration for Civil War Battle

There are 19 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jul 2, 2013, titled Madison Community Organizes Commemoration for Civil War Battle. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The commemoration of the Battle of Jack's Shop will take place on September 21 from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Madison County High School and Hoover Ridge Park.

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paix

Palmyra, VA

#1 Jul 3, 2013
" and they attacked stuart from the other third side." what kind of writing is this?
One Man

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jul 3, 2013
Ah, the so-called "Civil War", but as we good Southerners well know, it's the "War Between the Yankees and the Americans".
local local

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jul 3, 2013
Excellent story, well done.
Hywel Dda

AOL

#4 Jul 3, 2013
paix wrote:
" and they attacked stuart from the other third side." what kind of writing is this?
Easily fixed: "...the other, third side."
Proud Yankee

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Jul 3, 2013
Why is this being celebrated? It was war. It was death. It was suffering. The Civil War is not only an embarrassment for our country, it's an embarrassment for mankind.
citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Jul 3, 2013
Proud Yankee wrote:
Why is this being celebrated? It was war. It was death. It was suffering. The Civil War is not only an embarrassment for our country, it's an embarrassment for mankind.
You miss the point entirely. It is very important since it might provide a few tourist dollars to a county that needs them. Concentrate on the important things and that excludes politics.
Crack Tint SUV

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Jul 3, 2013
Proud Yankee wrote:
Why is this being celebrated? It was war. It was death. It was suffering. The Civil War is not only an embarrassment for our country, it's an embarrassment for mankind.
War, death, suffering? Sounds like the millions of druggies and drunks that are now in rehab and detox programs across the country that the rest of us get to pay for.
Proud Yankee

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Jul 3, 2013
citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
You miss the point entirely. It is very important since it might provide a few tourist dollars to a county that needs them. Concentrate on the important things and that excludes politics.
Tourists? Really? To see what....a bunch of wannabe rebs still chasing the slavery dream? It's a waste of money, and a callous way to gain revenue. Madison County has much more to offer than a celebration of a lost war and backward thinking.
think about it

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jul 3, 2013
Proud Yankee wrote "Tourists? Really? To see what....a bunch of wannabe rebs still chasing the slavery dream? It's a waste of money, and a callous way to gain revenue. Madison County has much more to offer than a celebration of a lost war and backward thinking".

Really ?? why be so shallow minded ????
It's obvious you didn't study all of history , only the part you wanted to read.
common sense

Floyd, VA

#10 Jul 3, 2013
Proud Yankee wrote:
<quoted text>
Tourists? Really? To see what....a bunch of wannabe rebs still chasing the slavery dream? It's a waste of money, and a callous way to gain revenue. Madison County has much more to offer than a celebration of a lost war and backward thinking.
Yikes, what arrogance and misunderstanding. We need to remember history so as not to repeat it. Today's interest in that war hasn't anything to do with such an ignorant list of reasons as stated above. You really think that human nature is different than it was at any other time in the past? Yankee arrogance hasn't changed, apparently, as represented by yourself. It was a horrible war that should never have had to be fought. And, that's true of most wars.
Proud Yankee

Alexandria, VA

#11 Jul 3, 2013
think about it wrote:
Proud Yankee wrote "Tourists? Really? To see what....a bunch of wannabe rebs still chasing the slavery dream? It's a waste of money, and a callous way to gain revenue. Madison County has much more to offer than a celebration of a lost war and backward thinking".
Really ?? why be so shallow minded ????
It's obvious you didn't study all of history , only the part you wanted to read.


Please enlighten us with your historic wisdom.
Proud Yankee

Alexandria, VA

#12 Jul 3, 2013
common sense wrote:
<quoted text>
Yikes, what arrogance and misunderstanding. We need to remember history so as not to repeat it. Today's interest in that war hasn't anything to do with such an ignorant list of reasons as stated above. You really think that human nature is different than it was at any other time in the past? Yankee arrogance hasn't
changed, apparently, as represented by yourself. It was a horrible war that should never have had to be fought. And, that's true
of most wars.
Then why celebrate it? We don't celebrate wars that we actually fought as a united country, so why this? I don't see anyone celebrating Iwo Jima or Okinawa. Seems like you're the arrogant one. Not to mention ignorant.
Old Hare

Loganville, GA

#13 Jul 3, 2013
Proud Yankee wrote:
<quoted text>
Then why celebrate it? We don't celebrate wars that we actually fought as a united country, so why this? I don't see anyone celebrating Iwo Jima or Okinawa. Seems like you're the arrogant one. Not to mention ignorant.
You sir/madam really are the ignorant one here. FYI WWII and WWI Living Historians have been educating the public for years at various events like the Military Through the Ages event in Jamestown VA and the annual The Battle of the Bulge reenactment at Ft. Indiantown Gap PA. As a matter of fact just about every major US and European military conflict has someone either reenacting it or doing living history impressions in an effort that we never forget the past and to honor those that have fallen in those conflicts. Nobody is celebrating these horrific events by the way, they are simply trying to educate because our schools are failing so badly at it. Go back to weaving hammocks, washing your Volvo and crunching granola. It is because of people like you that our kids will eventually forget our own history as a country, the good as well as the bad. I truly wonder what you will reflect on tomorrow in remembrance of Independence Day if anything? Maybe you have decided that the American Revolution was not worth it because people died even if it was for our eventual freedom from a tyrannical government?
MsMarvel

Nathalie, VA

#14 Jul 4, 2013
Old Hare wrote:
<quoted text>
You sir/madam really are the ignorant one here. FYI WWII and WWI Living Historians have been educating the public for years at various events like the Military Through the Ages event in Jamestown VA and the annual The Battle of the Bulge reenactment at Ft. Indiantown Gap PA. As a matter of fact just about every major US and European military conflict has someone either reenacting it or doing living history impressions in an effort that we never forget the past and to honor those that have fallen in those conflicts. Nobody is celebrating these horrific events by the way, they are simply trying to educate because our schools are failing so badly at it. Go back to weaving hammocks, washing your Volvo and crunching granola. It is because of people like you that our kids will eventually forget our own history as a country, the good as well as the bad. I truly wonder what you will reflect on tomorrow in remembrance of Independence Day if anything? Maybe you have decided that the American Revolution was not worth it because people died even if it was for our eventual freedom from a tyrannical government?
And you, immature name caller, made a feeble attempt at stereotyping. How do you know they own a Volvo? Hammock weaving and crunching granola? What are you 12? Grow up.
moronfinder

Nathalie, VA

#15 Jul 4, 2013
Old Hare wrote:
<quoted text>
You sir/madam really are the ignorant one here. FYI WWII and WWI Living Historians have been educating the public for years at various events like the Military Through the Ages event in Jamestown VA and the annual The Battle of the Bulge reenactment at Ft. Indiantown Gap PA. As a matter of fact just about every major US and European military conflict has someone either reenacting it or doing living history impressions in an effort that we never forget the past and to honor those that have fallen in those conflicts. Nobody is celebrating these horrific events by the way, they are simply trying to educate because our schools are failing so badly at it. Go back to weaving hammocks, washing your Volvo and crunching granola. It is because of people like you that our kids will eventually forget our own history as a country, the good as well as the bad. I truly wonder what you will reflect on tomorrow in remembrance of Independence Day if anything? Maybe you have decided that the American Revolution was not worth it because people died even if it was for our eventual freedom from a tyrannical government?
Oh yeah! Found another one! You really think that a bunch of sweaty rednecks with gun boners are there to educate anyone? RIGHT! And just how will the crowds be educated by this? Are there going to be workshops set up where kids can learn about the horrors of war? No. Will there be any mention as to why the war happened in the first place? Doubt it. Will there be ANYTHING there other than the above mentioned imbeciles stinking up the place with body odor from wearing wool in the summer while they take a 150 year mental step back? Of course not. It's all just a show of military ignorance and a grand stage for idiocy. Don't worry, I won't fight you for your front row seat.
Buzz

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Jul 5, 2013
One Man wrote:
Ah, the so-called "Civil War", but as we good Southerners well know, it's the "War Between the Yankees and the Americans".
Correction: War of Northern Agression.
BigDwight

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Jul 5, 2013
Buzz wrote:
<quoted text> Correction: War of Northern Agression.
More like WAR OF REDNECK DELUSION. Be real and tell it like is.
The Deacon

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Jul 6, 2013
Buzz wrote:
<quoted text> Correction: War of Northern Agression.
So you're pro slavery?
The Deacon

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Jul 7, 2013
Just as I thought. Good ole' boy racism will never die.

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