Historians Against Wal-Mart

The battle continues over a proposed Wal-Mart, which will be placed on the Wilderness Battlefield just off the intersection of routes 20 and 3.  Awhile back I was asked by the Civil War Preservation Trust to endorse a letter to be sent to the CEO of the company.  Click here to read the letter and here to see who else signed it.  It’s an impressive list that I don’t think will make a damn bit of difference to the suits in charge.   [Note: both are pdf files.]

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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2 comments… add one
  • Charles Lovejoy Dec 12, 2008 @ 18:58

    Correction, part of “lovejoy’s Station Battlefield ‘ was lost to a developer. Nash Farm over in Henry County has been keep.

  • Charles Lovejoy Dec 12, 2008 @ 18:52

    We lost ‘lovejoy Station battlefield’ south of Atlanta to a Wal-Mart developer. The many historic preservation groups that fought to stop Wan-mart didn’t have any luck up against both the developer and Wal-mart. You might think it will not make a difference fighting it but you never know.

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