Shed blood was American

I am surprised at the hateful comments on The Augusta Chronicle’s website against an honorable American veteran (“Union general gets Civil War marker near Broad Street birthplace,” Dec. 7). I guess if Augusta native and Union Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs had been killed on a Southern battlefield, someone would want the earth that was soiled with his blood removed. Every drop of blood shed during the War Between the States was honorable American blood.

Both Southern and Northern mothers mourned the loss of sons and husbands. One can only wonder what those lives loss, both North and South, could have done for this wonderful country. We cannot remove the spilled blood from every battleground and separate the Northern blood from the Southern blood. It is all American blood.

Honor the memory of all, Southern or Northern, who served this great country from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan. Like the veterans of the War Between the States, we are all American.

God bless America, and God bless our veterans.

Charles Slechta

Grovetown

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