The Transylvania Times -

The Importance Of Historical Accuracy


February 25, 2019

“History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness.”

— James F. Fenimore

Kudos to Mr. Twomey from Cedar Mountain for his on-target letter in The Transylvania Times on the preservation and accuracy of N.C. history - specifically Civil War statues and Confederate monuments.

I have some thoughts on the “mob mentality” of destruction of historical memorials, myth building - as in the “Lost Cause” and the accurate revision of history.

We need to update Civil War museums where statues and other memorials can be displayed within the fu...

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