March 2, 2024

Honoring Our Confederate Heritage & Virtues

presented by Ultimate Flags LLC

Inside the hidden history of confederate memorials

Civil war memorials can be found both north and south, often the same monument is used just with a different memorial plaque. They were often initiated by women, especially in the south, years after the war to create the community’s own history in a good light. Monuments in the south are targeted for removal, either a better explanation of their history is needed or a respectable but out of the way location should be chosen.

Key Takeaways:

  • It was common for a group in Vermont, say, to order the same statue as a group in Mississippi. They were mass produced, ordered from a catalog.
  • It became a big business, and there were specific places that would sell these monuments of various styles.
  • These are political and historical messaging machines, but they’re also works of public art.

“Their past is marked by female empowerment, massive denial, and a surprising twist linked to – of all things – the efficiency of American statue manufacturers”