Brick by toppled brick, statue by dismantled statue, the history of the American Civil War is being diminished and destroyed. Historian, Walt Chantry, provides a list of the confederate statues that have been removed in the past three years alone:

  • Robert E. Lee
  • General Stonewall Jackson
  • Jefferson Davis
  • John C. Calhoun
  • Johnny Reb
  • John Breckinridge Castleman
  • Charles Linn
  • Appomattox
  • Admiral Raphael Semmes
  • Albert Pike

Perhaps most disheartening to Walt Chantry’s view of American history, the vast majority of these statues were defaced and destroyed by the public.  While he can understand the social state we are currently living in, Chantry is disappointed to see our nation’s history minimized and diminished simply because of the present.  Will the American Civil War be forgotten all together?  Only time will tell…