JOURNALING: Tuesday. For over 100 years, a statue of a Confederate soldier has stood in a cemetery in Columbus OH. It was erected to honor the more than 2000 AMERICAN soldiers who died while in captivity at the prison camp named for Lincoln’s Secretary of the Treasury, Salmon P. Chase and to try to bring some healing to a still-divided nation.
A former Union soldier stated at the dedication of the cemetery: "Carrying two wounds made by Confederate bullets, I am perfectly willing that their graves may be decorated...their heroism is part of our national heritage."
Under cover of darkness in the early hours of Aug. 22nd, 2017, a coward or cowards broke into the cemetery and desecrated the grave site of those valiant Confederate soldiers by knocking down the statue, beheading it, and making off with the head.
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