Monday, July 17, 2017

Fight Over Confederate Statues Personal for Daughter of CSA Soldier


As the debate rages throughout the country about how to honor Confederate soldiers, some see the statues of the old South not as symbols of hate, but symbols of their family.
For 94-year-old Iris Gay Jordan of Florida, the debate hits close to home. She still becomes emotional when she talks about her father, Lewis Gay, a soldier who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War and survived three battles.
"My family died for it and that should stand for something," said Jordan. Asked about whether the statues should stand today, she said "Yes. they stand for a part of history."
The history of the Civil War still divides some in the South, where some still call it "The War of Northern Aggression."

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The outsider James Yamakawa wants to come here and bully Wicomico county bringing BLM to intimidate residents. He's a anti American Fascist.

Anonymous said...

70+ year old fathers are rare now and were even rarer in 1923.58 years passed between the end of the Civil War and this ladies birth,meaning he was at least in his 70's.If he was only 15 in 1865 he was 73 in 1923.Unlikely but possible.I went to a funeral recently where the dead mans family claimed that he fought in WW2 and he was only 80 when he died.I didn't dare say a word to dispute that,but 10 year olds did not fight in WW2,and he would only have been 5 when the war began.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's time to tear down the Egyptian pyramids being they were built with slave labor.

Anonymous said...

Slavery in the ancient world is very much different than the chattel slavery of the U.S. Julius Caesar's right hand man Posca was a lawyer and an accountant, but also a slave. Usually those kinds of slaves get some kind of payment or are not put into s system where their masters own their children let alone name them.

Egyptian slavery, according to their tax records, we actually fairly... not terrible slavery wise. Most non-Egyptian contemporary sources talk about how much the slaves would be paid, and usually they were also paid in beer, about a 3/4 of a gallon per worker per day. I mean, seriously, how else are you going to get high quality work in the freaking sun.