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A mighty wind
If you thought that Confederate monument controversy blew over like an oak tree in the wind, you were wrong:
To: Tim Chitwood, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer newspaper.
From: Tom Jeter, member, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
With all of the disparagement and disrespect being given to us, the Sons and Daughters of the Olde South, by the news media and PC politicians, perhaps it is time to let our side be heard. We would like the vilification and rewriting of Southern history to cease. Perhaps the Ledger Enquirer should do more research into the Confederacy rather than totally listen to the loud, radical groups opposing and trying to destroy our people's Southern history. For example, you might find the following:
Through the following Congressional Acts, Confederate Veterans were recognized by the United States Government (the "Yankee Government") as equivalent to Union Army veterans: Congressional Appropriations Act, FY 1901, signed 6 June 1900. Congressional Act of 9 March 1906. U.S. Public Law 810, Approved by the 71st Congress 26 February 1929. U.S. Public Law 85-425: Section 410 Approved 23 May 1958.
Perhaps you would be interested to know that the below famous U.S. citizens were also descendants of Confederate veterans:
- U.S. Marine Corps General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, was the son of Confederate Captain Ovide Lejeune. Perhaps U.S. Marine Corps Camp Lejeune is familiar to you.
- U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General Lewis "Chesty" Puller was the grandson of Confederate Major John Puller, 5th Virginia Cavalry killed in battle in 1863.
- U.S. Army General George S. Patton was the grandson of Confederate Colonel George Patton who was killed at the Battle of Winchester, VA, in 1864.
- U.S. Army Lieutenant General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., was killed on Okinawa in 1945 while commanding the U.S. 10th Army. His father was Confederate General Simon Bolivar Buckner.
- U.S. Army Air Corps Brigadier General Nathan Bedford Forrest III was shot down and killed over NAZI Germany in 1943. His great grandfather was Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest.
- U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt's uncle was Georgia Confederate chief foreign agent Captain James Dunwoody Bulloch, Confederate Navy.
- U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's father, Reverend Dr. Joseph Ruggles Wilson, was a Chaplain in the Confederate Army.
- U.S. President Harry S. Truman was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans on the record of William Young, a trooper in the Confederate Upton Hayes Company of the Missouri Partisan Rangers.
- More than 70 million Americans are descended from these men, many of whom have served honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces.
- Confederate Generals Joe Wheeler, Fitzhugh Lee (son of Robert E. Lee), Thomas Rosser, Matthew Calbraith Butler, Colonel William Oates and Captain William Washington Gordon III all served the United States and Federal Government after the War Between the States as Generals in the Spanish-American War in 1898.
So before you in the media write articles supporting the loud radical groups demanding that all things "Confederate" be abolished from this Earth and that our monuments and plaques be torn down, consider that the above famous U.S. citizens as well as 70 million of Confederate descendants would also have to be included in this historical and cultural genocide....
I am so sorry! I had no idea we were supposed to consider your orders before we write articles.
I will forward your email to my editor, so she can run these matters by you in advance.