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An Open Letter & Open Report / Conversations In The Streets / Charlottesville & New Orleans

From: HK Edgerton [hk.edgerton@gmail.com]
Date: Wed, Dec 20, 2017
Subject: An Open Letter & Open Report / Conversations In The Streets / Charlottesville & New Orleans
To: siegels1 [siegels1@mindspring.com]

Dear Ms. Lunelle,

On Tuesday morning, December 19, 2017, as I unfurled my flag, readying myself for a planned morning with it posted, a young lady would pull her car adjacent to where I stood. "Mr. Edgerton, do you have a moment to answer a question?" "Yes," would be my reply.

"You were on a live stream feed of social media Saturday past, speaking in Morristown, Tennessee at a Sons of Confederate Veterans event. You would remark that you felt that the mayors of New Orleans and Charlottesville should have been arrested for their handling of the events with the Confederate Soldier's monuments. Did you know that the Chief of Police of Charlottesville resigned because of his handling of the events there?"

I would reply, "Yes. And I don't think he should have resigned. He and the Chief of the New Orleans Police Department, in my estimation, should have issued an arrest warrant to their respective mayors on obstruction of justice charges, and both their respective cities made to put back any monuments moved, and to effect any cleaning, or repairs deemed necessary by the United Daughters of the Confederacy."

Do you think you could get a consensus from African Americans on that thought," she asked? "A monument," I would tell her, "is defined as a memorial structure intended to preserve a person or event in the peoples memory (large and lasting)."

Who better for the African people of the South to champion the memorialization than the Honorable General Robert E. Lee, General Thomas Stonewall Jackson, General Nathan Bedford Forrest or President Jefferson Davis? Men who, by their actions and deeds, befriended the African people on occasions too numerous to account for.

The reconstruction plan of Thaddeus Stephens to make the South pay for making its glorious stand in 1861 has come full circle as Nikki Haley served up the South after the insane act of Dylan Roof in murdering nine God fearing Southern people who have buried on their church property several Black Confederate soldiers who were memorialized in a service by a State Senator who became one of Roof's victims.

The same people who conjured up as much fake news as they could muster against the Southern Cross after Roof's debacle are the same ones who don't want us to remember our Confederate heroes and heroines are the same ones that don't want us to say Merry Christmas, or to celebrate the birth and memory of Jesus Christ.

Or that Black Confederate soldiers like Napoleon Nelson, Chaplain In Chief to the Honorable General Nathan Bedford Forrest, preached to Forrest's men - Red, Yellow, Black and Brown - about Jesus, or that Black Confederate soldier and body servant to the Honorable General Robert E. Lee, Rev. Mack Lee, got himself educated off the funds given to him by the General, started the first Credit Union in America to help his now freed people, started churches in both the North and Southlands of America. And, most importantly, told his people to ... buy yourselves some land, get yourselves educated, keep your faith in our Lord and Master Jesus Christ and, beyond all else, put your trust in only the Southern White man; all Confederate soldiers in an integrated army that deserved to be memorialized by the people of the South. Put our monuments back! Merry Christmas, and God bless you!

Your brother,

HK

Honorary Life Member, Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans