Women want black Civil War soldiers' ...

Women want black Civil War soldiers' names added to Maury memorial

There are 2 comments on the The Tennessean story from Jan 15, 2012, titled Women want black Civil War soldiers' names added to Maury memorial. In it, The Tennessean reports that:

Jo Ann McClellan and Elizabeth Queener are part of a group in Maury County that wants to make sure black soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War are memorialized on the monument near the courthouse in Columbia.

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Black Scholar

United States

#1 Jan 25, 2012
The hallowed soil of the Civil Battles in those states such as TN and NC and others ought to have the names of historical record of those that bled and died. It should be an honor for any county to add names to a memorial especially during this sesquicentennial of the Treacherous Rebellion of the CSA so that posterity shall remember who was there and what they did to save the national life we call the USA in an attempt to foster a "more perfect union."

Nashville, TN

#2 Feb 16, 2012
Skin color should not be a prerequisite to honor. All those whose served should be honored but I find the wording "Treacherous Rebellion of the CSA" offensive.

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