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"The war is over — the rebels are our countrymen again."
(After stopping his men from cheering Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse.)
Gen. U.S. Grant
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.
originally posted by: damwel
Well since many of you are "great Americans"'. He fought a war against the United States and turned his back to our flag. What he was is a traitor. They should have hung him. It never ceases to amaze me how conservatives can blindly bend anything to fit their agenda.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Memphis city council has agreed with the deranged, grave-robbing mayor - Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife's bodies must be removed from their current resting place. This is just too ghoulish that anyone would consider this kind of stunt just to garner political points. It's sickening.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com)--The Memphis City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday to move the remains of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife from Health Sciences Park.
originally posted by: dreamingawake
Source - Video included.
This one says they plan to remove/sell statue as well as removal of the remains:
The statue is protected under state law.
You can tell from his accent he's from the North but his spiel about "ending racism and moving ahead, other cultures blah blah" is such a bland pantomime of liberal ideology.
Forrest's remains and statue should be undisturbed because the man took up the cause of civil rights for blacks. Do these idiots not know this? He was loved by the local Black community and respected by all in his day and for long afterward until history books decided to slant everything.
I find it unbelievable this is even being seriously considered. If this is how our Nation's most heroic figures are to be treated we deserve the wrath of God heaped upon us.