Friday, July 27, 2012

Irony... thy name is Augusta

I just watched a news report that a group in Augusta wants to honor Augusta's native son Brigadier General Montgomery C Meigs with some sort of plaque or memorial on Broad Street along with all the various Confederate monuments, memorials and plaques. The trouble is BG Meigs was the Quartermaster for the Union Army and played a key role in defeating the Confederacy.
Of course this is also the same city that has the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway and Martin Luther King Boulevard concurrent for several blocks and placed a James Brown statue on Broad Street amidst all the sundry monuments to Confederate soldiers and officers.
Augusta also has a street and civic center named for James Brown. However, as it lies in the heart of the Deep South there are of course many streets and buildings named for various Confederate Officers. Its an interesting paradox.

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