Skip to comments.Virginia city..may ban a law that requires them to name new streets after Confederate soldiers
Posted on 01/15/2014 12:47:47 PM PST by C19fan
A city just 15 minutes drive away from Washington D.C. is now considering a repeal of an old law that requires a certain number of new streets to be named for long-dead Confederate generals. Alexandria in Northern Virginia, just across the Potomac River from the nations capital, is steeped in history but some local politicians are hoping to prevent some new reminders of the Civil War.
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” is now considering a repeal of an old law that requires a certain number of new streets to be named for long-dead Confederate generals.”
Ok, that was a dumb law from the start.
Outside of like 6 people, you start to just end up with random guys that you never heard of.
One of the things that allowed the nation to heal after the terrible civil war was the somewhat general attitude on the Union side that the bulk of the Confederates acted in an honest and honorable manor.
Soldiers and officers were allowed to return to their farms with their horses and even rifles, merely a laying down of colors and removal of unit designations from clothing.
There were actions against Davis and a few others, but soldiers were allowed to walk away with honor. If we are to now claim that all referece smacks of racism and these men connot be mentioned or referenced in street names or other remembrance, we are opening old wounds rather than closing them.
It’s why I left the state. The joke is very few other than these politicians know who the streets are named for. The older folks, those like me who grew up there, know. The New York, New Jersey, and Maryland carpetbaggers that invaded over the last 20 years have no clue; showed no interest whatsoever in Virginia history, and even return “home” (North) on family vacations rather than spend time on nearby Virginia beaches.
A democrat created law.
“OK, you see that light up there? That’s Lee Memorial Parkway. You gonna take a left turn there and go up past General Lee Boulevard to Leesburg Ave East. Take a right there and go on up to Lee Circle. It’s the the third house on the left. You can’t miss it cuz of the flag out front”.
How many cases are there where a Confederate general and a Union general had the same surname?
Better than Atlanta where every street is named Peachtree.
Crittenden for one.
Terrill for another.
Brothers and Generals on opposite sides.
Robert Anderson - CSA.
Richard Anderson - CSA.
James Anderson - CSA.
Also the MacIntosh brothers, the father and son Cookes (JEB Stuart’s inlaws), the Buford cousins, and all those Lees (if you count the Navy).
Sorry, Robert Anderson was USA. Brevet major general.
Yes, Robert Anderson was the man who surrendered Fort Sumter to the Confederates on April 14, 1861.
Don’t forget Richard Dean Anderson - SG1
Take out the Confederate and re-name them for Civil Rights leaders! Only Black people should be honored—no slave owners.
Along with Arlington & Fairfax County; PG & Montgomery Counties in MD.
One could always name a street after Union Major General Jefferson Davis
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