Georgia debates Confederate carving set in stone and state law

...and others.Chiseled into a side of Stone Mountain, the carving of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson spans three acres and is the largest high relief sculpture in the world...

A monumental mistake

...spectacular memorial of all: by sandblasting the amazing carving of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson on the face of Georgia's Stone Mountain.In a word, no.We're sorry to...

Don't whitewash history

...many have pointed out, the flag that we identify with the CSA ? which in actuality was the battle flag of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia ? was not raised in South Carolina until 1961 during the civil rights movement. If...

Head of Atlanta NAACP chapter wants Confederate symbols taken off all Georgia state property

...east of Atlanta ? features a large carving of Jefferson Davis, who was president of the Confederacy, and generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. The Ku Klux Klan also once held notorious cross-burnings and organizational...

Right choice made on flag

...it still stands. The calls to remove monuments to the dead and leaders of the Confederacy are ridiculous. As Gen. Robert E. Lee said at the Battle of Fredericksburg, "It is well that war is so terrible; otherwise we should grow too fond of...

Learn statue's history

...Philip Stanhope Worsley, a Fellow of Corpus Christi College at Oxford University.Worsley was a friend of Gen. Robert E. Lee's nephew, Edward Lee Childe of Paris, France, and sent his book A Translation of Homer's Iliad to Lee, whom he...

Between humanity and heritage

...inscription, whatever its original intent ? it's a line taken from an Iliad-inspired poem presented to Gen. Robert E. Lee after the South's surrender ? is bizarrely offensive and surely an anachronism today, to put it mildly.We...

Michaux: Sports voices prominent on flag issue

...Richmond, Va., my hometown, proudly displays its Confederate "heroes" in grand statues along the promenade ? Robert E. Lee, J.E.B. Stuart, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis.Kids are taught how Stuart's and Jackson's horses...

You Remembered: Broad Street parades

...butt of the weapon in front of the right foot.There was a speech at the grave of Gen. Porter Alexander, who was Robert E. Lee's artillery commander. Afterwards the solemn ceremony was concluded with a member of the band giving a beautiful...

Statue of Ben Tillman, former governor and white supremacist, vandalized

...Statehouse in 2000.Confederate symbols have been vandalized in a number of states since the shootings. Earlier Tuesday, the words "Black Lives Matter" were painted on a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia.