In North, Civil War sites, events long 'forgotten'
As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, states in the old South — the side that lost — are hosting elaborate re-enactments, intricate memorials, even formal galas highlighting the war's persistent legacy in the region. But for many states in the North — the side that won — only scant, smaller events are planned in an area of the nation that helped sparked the conflict but now, historians say, struggles to acknowledge it.
I also pointed out in one of my posts (linked above) about the disparity in the Veterans' organizations membership numbers, something this news piece also points out:
Sons of Confederate Veterans, a group open to male descendants of veterans who served in the Confederate armed forces, boast 30,000 members across the Old South. The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War has 6,000 members.
This piece, along with what is obvious to most open-minded individuals, simply confirms that the two regions are still vastly different in how they remember and what they remember in regards to American history. You can read the complete article here. It's quite interesting.
Post coming this weekend: The Focal Point Of All Human History (along with proof)