Silent Sam Falls On His Face
The well over 100 year old statue sponsored by the 'Daughters of the Confederacy' in 1909 at the University of North Carolina has been illegally toppled. Long Nicknamed 'Silent Sam'. What upsets me the most is that It represented the common Infantry soldier of the Confederate army. They with their Union army counterparts were the "cannon fodder". US Military deaths (both sides) during the Civil War were barely less than US military deaths during WW2. The civil war common soldiers in the South had a small farm at best or nothing at worst. Why would you vilify them. The woman speaking on TV stated That it is time to remove symbols of the white supremacist, racist, slave owning murderers of her ancestors. I'm not positive it was Stacy Little but the statements attributed to her in the written article were quite similar. My first impression of her "racist" comments were that the "murderers" missed the important ancestors as she is now here. Does that make me a racist which I am definitely not? I also found it ironic or sad that she is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in history when she apparently has no idea what history is.