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Why the Descendants of Confederate Generals Are Happy to See Their Names Go

Posted on AllSides July 1st, 2020
From The Left
politics, Confederate Generals, Confederate statues, Confederate monuments, army bases

As the Senate prepares to debate renaming military bases, we called living family members of the generals. Here's what they said.

For one group of Americans, the raging debate over the monuments and military bases honoring the men who fought to preserve slavery during the Civil War is uniquely personal: their descendants.

The dispute, which has become one of the most heated cultural and political flashpoints following protests over racial inequality, lands in Congress this week. The Senate is taking up bipartisan legislation to require the Pentagon to erase from...

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