Thursday, March 7, 2013
CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL AT ARLINGTON...
If there were no black Confederates as the revisionists claim, why did the UDC erect a Confederate monument at Arlington National Cemetery with a black man among the white soldiers less than 50 years after the wars end?
Chosen to design the memorial was the world-renowned sculptor, Moses Ezekiel a Jewish Southerner and former Confederate soldier.
Inscription. Panel 1: "Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank; not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity; but in simple obedience to duty as they understood it; these men suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died."
Panel 2: To our dead heroes, by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Victrix causa diis placuit sed victa catoni. 1861-1865. "The Victorious Cause was Pleasing to the Gods, But the Lost Cause to Cato."
"They shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks."
Erected 1914 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.