GDG- NPS & slavery segway to Farnsworth

Jack Lawrence jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Tue Jan 3 07:29:31 CST 2012


----- Original Message ----- 
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To: <gettysburg at arthes.com>
Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 11:23 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- NPS & slavery segway to Farnsworth


> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> Actually,  FYI, it is not at his front door, particularly  since the
> building has two front doors, just like the White House.  What  you would 
> call his
> front door is actually the East Front facing the Potomac and  DC.  The
> Unknown plot is maybe 300 ft. SSW of the West Front, or what some  people 
> would
> call the "back door".

I am devestated.
>
> The Memorial says there are 2111 unknowns buried there.   For an
> interesting but too complicated reason for here I believe that there are 
> a lot more
> than 2111 Unknowns there.  There are, however, 2111 human skulls  stacked 
> up
> nice and neat, all parallel and perpendicular to each  other.  I am
> confident that that is why they chose that number for the  inscription.
>
> The  Memorial section is visible on satelite.map.

Thanks for the information.
>
> Also, over by the "Confederate Section" there is no gravel  service drive
> for dump trucks and such .  Just the  normal grass, drives, and graves, 
> and
> Ft Myer.
>
> If people think there is too much NPS emphasis on slavery at  the Gtysbg 
> VC
> then the NPS also has too much at Arlington.

Gravel section. It is right behind the confederate section, though it is 
gated.

At least you did not talk about the fighting slaves on the memorial.
Regards,

Jack

What about fransworth.
>
> In a message dated 1/2/2012 10:41:42 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> jlawrence at kc.rr.com writes:
>
> Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
> Well.
>
> The Cemetary is in Bobby Lee's front  yard, after all.....
>
> Over 2,000 unknowns are buried right outside his  front door.
>
> There are a a quarter million stories IN the cemetary, but  we are talking
> about the story OF the Cemetary.
>
> BTW, I am glad  someone knows how many are buried in the Cemetary, because
> the folks at  the cemetary sure do not know.
> Regards,
>
> Jack
>
> Did Elon  Farnsworth have the right idea, even if the execution was weak
> and
> ineffective?
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From:  <CWMHTours at aol.com>
> To: <gettysburg at arthes.com>
> Sent:  Monday, January 02, 2012 9:13 PM
> Subject: Re: GDG- NPS &  slavery
>
>
>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>> So over 1/4  million people buried in Arlington and the big  story is
> about
>>  slavery?
>>
>> Give me a break.
>>
>> Your  Most  Obedient Servant,
>> Peter
>>
>>
>> In a message dated  1/2/2012 8:49:48 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>> stueypark at hotmail.com  writes:
>>
>> Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
>>
>>  If Gettysburg shouldn't have information about  slavery we might want 
>> to
>> get all that pesky context out of other National  Parks too.  Who goes to
>> Independence Hall to learn about taxation? who goes  to  Fort McHenry to
>> learn
>> about impressment? Who goes to  Fort Sumter to learn  about secession?
>>
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