Shed blood was American

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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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Jane18
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Jane18 12/28/12 - 07:08 am
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A "Union" Marker?

Mr. Slechta, if I read the biography on Gen. Meigs incorrectly, please enlighten me............................and as far as honor, honor comes from fighting, and in some cases, dying for what is yours and your people. Did Gen. Meigs even fight(I can't remember), or was he too busy designing cemeteries, etc.?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/28/12 - 08:29 am
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About Union Blood

About Union and Confederate blood. It's not the same. You would have a reaction and kill the patient if you tried to administer Yankee blood to a Southernor. You watch, Mr. Letter Writer. We're going to get rid of that statue by fair means or foul. I call for a special meeting of the Richmond County Commission to discuss the issue.

Jon Lester
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Jon Lester 12/28/12 - 09:46 am
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Very few of those for whom the war was fought

actually took the risk themselves, the fewer than 10% of the southern population who actually owned slaves or otherwise had a vested interest in the conflict. Almost all of the fighting and dying was done by poor conscripts.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/28/12 - 10:14 am
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North Drafted, Too

The Yankees had a draft, too. In addition they used foreigners who couldn't speak English in some cases. Didn't you see Gone With the Wind and how Rhett Butler joined up because he was a Southern gentleman...okay, a little scoundrel was in him, too.

allhans
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allhans 12/28/12 - 10:42 am
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Frankly, Mr. Slechta......We

Frankly, Mr. Slechta......We don't want it here.

David Parker
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David Parker 12/28/12 - 12:59 pm
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It's pronounced the War of

It's pronounced the War of Northern Aggression round ere.

Jake
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Jake 12/28/12 - 01:19 pm
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Comments

The comments that have been made in regards to this story, since it first broke, have pretty much said it all about how some of the locals feel.

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Darby 12/28/12 - 02:28 pm
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All these years later....

.... it's just a waste of breath..

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