Confederate monument planned in middle Georgia

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 7:35 AM
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GRAY, Ga. — A Sons of Confederate Veterans group plans to erect a monument on the Griswoldville battlefield site in Jones County.

The Macon Telegraph reports construction of the Georgia granite obelisk monument is a project of the Gen. Edward Dorr Tracy camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The monument, which will be 14 feet tall, will memorialize the soldiers who fought and died at the site.

The monument will include the names of the Confederate units that fought at Griswoldville as well as memorial emblems of the Confederate States of America and the old Georgia seal.

Groundbreaking for the project, estimated to cost about $30,000, was held Saturday. The battle took place on Nov. 22, 1864 during Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s march to the sea.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/22/11 - 08:51 am
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Some might say....why

Some might say....why remember this...I say ...the Civil War happened..men fought & died..it is history--put it up.

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55 F-100 11/22/11 - 09:30 am
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Completely appropriate.

Completely appropriate.

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southern2 11/22/11 - 09:32 am
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Good news! Thanks SCV.

Good news! Thanks SCV.

jrbfromga
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jrbfromga 11/22/11 - 10:16 am
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SeenitB4...when was your
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SeenitB4...when was your country invaded?

Cadence
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Cadence 11/22/11 - 10:19 am
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When shots were fired on Fort

When shots were fired on Fort Sumpter.

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Riverman1 11/22/11 - 10:26 am
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If the yankees had turned

If the yankees had turned over Ft. Sumter peacefully, we wouldn't have fired on them. Citadel Cadets had already fired shots over the bow of the Star of the West to warn them away from resupplying the fort.

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double_standard 11/22/11 - 10:41 am
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Great idea next year I think

Great idea next year I think I'm gonna organize a reenactment of a slave revolt.

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Riverman1 11/22/11 - 10:56 am
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Double Standard said, "Great

Double Standard said, "Great idea next year I think I'm gonna organize a reenactment of a slave revolt."

What slave revolt? Slaves were contented and happy. Didn't you see Gone With the Wind?

double_standard
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double_standard 11/22/11 - 12:02 pm
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Exactly RM, because in the

Exactly RM, because in the end they lost. Just like the south in the civil war.

JustLQQking
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JustLQQking 11/22/11 - 12:37 pm
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DS, if that is your plan,

DS, if that is your plan, then wouldn't you be aiming that revolt at African Americans since it was their long ago ancestors that sold their own people into slavery. Don't believe it, look it up.

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Vito45 11/22/11 - 12:43 pm
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DS, knock yourself out. There

DS, knock yourself out. There are re-enactments of every phase of the Civil War, so yours should blend right in.

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double_standard 11/22/11 - 03:08 pm
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JustLQQking it is also stated

JustLQQking it is also stated that there were many kings who refused to sell any of their captives or criminals to the european s due to the fact in africa slavery was not heritable nor reserved for racial or religious minorities as it was in other european colonies. I mean you did want to note all the facts right.

JustLQQking
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JustLQQking 11/22/11 - 03:22 pm
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DS, it is also stated that

DS, it is also stated that the vast majority of slaves taken out of Africa were sold by African rulers, traders and a military aristocracy who all grew wealthy from the business. Many grew strong and fat on profits made from selling their brethren. Ottobah Cugoano, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery when he was only 13 years old later regained his freedom and stated: "I must own, to the shame of my own countrymen, that I was first kidnapped and betrayed by some of my own complexion, who were the first cause of my exile and slavery."

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double_standard 11/22/11 - 03:31 pm
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Not betrayal but survival of

Not betrayal but survival of the fittest. And your point now would be....

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/22/11 - 04:10 pm
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jrb asked when was my country

jrb asked when was my country invaded....when the yankees came south to Georgia.....:):)
Once they got a taste of the good life...they never left@!

JustLQQking
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JustLQQking 11/22/11 - 04:41 pm
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DS, my point now would be it

DS, my point now would be it appears that it is useless to have a battle of smarts against an unarmed person !!! Have a good day and read more often !

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wperez 11/22/11 - 08:45 pm
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There is going to be another

There is going to be another so called invasion if Georgia keeps
putting corrupt Judges on the bench.

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Brad Owens 11/23/11 - 05:53 am
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double_standard, Great idea,

double_standard,

Great idea, there was the largest one that happened in 1811 and the Brown's famous one in 1859, both against the United States Government.

So it will not really be a Civil War reenactment (1861-65) so much as a living history event about slavery iteself. But it is a great idea and one I think could really help people understand the dynamic of slavery in early America's mindset.

Be sure there are no "rebel" flags there, only the American ones with the right number of stars please.

Brad

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