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Rebel Web: 1903

Rebel Web: 1903

1903. "Confederate monument -- Augusta, Georgia." Johnny Reb in a wire web. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.


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I guess it was a regional thing.

Dave, I stand enlightened. However, I grew up in the Chicago area. Illinois is listed among those with no Confederate monuments by BeenVerified.

[Illinois wasn't a Confederate state, so not surprising! The Confederacy lost the Civil War; the Union won. - Dave]

I should have said, "no Civil War" monuments.

[Illinois has numerous Civil War monuments, but, being a Union state, no equivalent Confederate monuments. - Dave]

To "Participation Award"

In my home state of New Hampshire most of our cities and towns have Civil War monuments. Pictured is the "Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument" in Nashua.

Participation Award

In the North, I don't remember any monuments to those who won the Civil War. Is this when the loser's trophy started?

[Click here and commence enlightenment. - Dave]

Favorite sons

This is my hometown. This guy is about 400 feet east of a monument to another celebrated Augustan, soul singer James Brown. History can be complicated, but it's still history.

No nation rose so white and fair: None fell so pure of crime

Trees replaced wires. Wikipedia says it's still there.

For the Principles of the Union?

The loquacious 1878 inscription has a notably odd segment:

For the Rights of the States.
For the Principles of the Union.
as these were handed down to
them by the Fathers of
Our Common country

"Union" was the key word of the Northern side in the Civil War, which the South insisted (and many still do) was solely about states’ rights--notably the right to break up the Union and the Common country by secession. A revealing attempt to have it both ways in the year after the end of Reconstruction.

Terminal Point

I recognize that center-track layout -- it's a dead end.

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