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(Michael A. Milton, The Carolina Journal) There is no higher camaraderie than reconciled brothers. There is no lower connivance than reconciliation revoked. Yet, memorials, naming events, and great halls of learning erected by generations past to seek reconciliation among brothers formerly entangled in war are being systematically destroyed.
Reading Scripture, the better word may be “desecrated,” for we read, “Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set” (Proverbs 22:28). The verse comes from the wisdom literature of the Bible, Proverbs, and wisdom is just what we need in this hour. To cavalierly dismantle the signs of solidarity fiercely won after so bitter and costly a contest is a shameful act of unprecedented disrespect to the gallant who died, the widows and orphans who remained, those soldiers who sought peace and union, and those families that remain.
My great-grandfather, Joseph A. Milton, along with cousins from North Carolina, Alabama, and Florida, served alongside my great-grandmother’s brother, John B. Vining, who was killed in…Touch not the ancient monuments: An appeal to honor on erasing history