What did Robert E. Lee think about memorials?  – may surprise you 

“I think it wiser,” the retired military leader wrote about a proposed Gettysburg memorial in 1869, “…not to keep open the sores of war but to follow the examples of those nations who endeavored to obliterate the marks of civil strife, to commit to oblivion the feelings engendered.”

Lee advocated protection of just one form of memorial: headstones in cemeteries.

The above paragraphs were taken from the PBS story the link below will take you to:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/robert-e-lee-opposed-confederate-monuments/

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