WHY KNEELING CATHOLIC JOINED THE SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS (SCV)
THE VALIANT CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS WHO LIE BURIED HERE WERE MEMBERS OF THE 1ST ALABAMA INF. REG. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. THEY WERE CAPTURED IN THE SPRING OF 1962 IN THE CIVIL WAR BATTLE OF ISLAND NO. 10 IN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER SOUTH OF CAIRO, ILLINOIS. THEIR TASK WAS TO HALT RIVER TRAFFIC CARRYING MEN AND SUPPLIES TO NORTHERN FORCES FURTHER SOUTH.
AFTER WEEKS OF FIGHTING UNDER EXTREMELY DIFFICULT CONDITIONS, THEY WERE FORCED TO SURRENDER. CONSTANT FIRE FROM RIVER GUNBOATS AND LAND FORCES MADE THEIR POSITION UNTENABLE. AFTER SURRENDER, THEY WERE MOVED TO CAMP RANDALL AND WHEN THEY ARRIVED MANY WERE SUFFERING FROM WOUNDS, MALNUTRITION AND VARIOUS DISEASES.
WITHIN A FEW WEEKS, 140 GRAVES WERE FILLED. THE LAST RESTING PLACES FOR THESE UNSUNG HEROES FAR FROM THEIR HOMES IN ALABAMA, TENNESSEE, MISSISSIPPI, LOUISIANA AND ARKANSAS.
HERE ALSO IS THE GRAVE OF ALICE WHITING WATERMAN, A GRACIOUS SOUTHERN LADY WHO DEVOTED MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF HER LIFE TO CARING FOR THE GRAVES OF ‘HER BOYS’
Mayor Soglin of Madison Wisconsin removed the memorial plaque pictured above back in 2017, because!!!!! Wait for it………racism!!!!
I’m reading between the lines on this plaque and I don’t see anything about white supremacy, ‘God bless the KKKay’, or anything about slavery. There’s not anything even about defending their homeland from invasion.
It is a hoot to listen to Soglin’s news conference. He is really frightened of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. To him those little old ladies are Satan incarnate. Yet the UDC and SCV are the only people opposing this desecration of graves and for this they will forever have my ‘vote’ .