Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
And that is where things get difficult. Monuments commemorating the dead are far easier to fight to preserve. But does every city with a population over 50,000 really need a monument to Robert E. Lee? Probably not. It would be easy if the only Lee monuments were in places where it has more historical context, like near a battlefield Lee fought at, or where he lived a portion of his life, or where he died.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
I took this image from google maps showing the site today.
And this image is from one of the above stories showing how the site might look, now surrounded by development.
This would be a sad event. As the stories say there is much that we can learn from the site yet, even though the ballpark certainly erased some artifacts. Plus there is also the experience as well. Of course having the highways right next door already doesn't help but the experience would be further degraded with buildings hemming in the other sides. Hopefully a better solution can be found for this parcel.
I'll leave you with Greg Biggs' appeal:
Ladies and gentlemen of the Civil War Roundtables of America - if you would like to come to Nashville and do something historical besides the antebellum homes, President Andrew Jackson's Hermitage or the nearby battlefields of Nashville, Franklin and Stones River, and would like to see America's only surviving limestone fort left uncluttered, PLEASE, take the time to send emails to the metro government of Nashville and the parks department. Parks should know better than this as it is owned by them. We NEED your help quickly so I am asking you to put this into your newsletters, send out to your membership, and PLEASE help us stop this development!!! The clock is ticking and a lot of money is on the table with this. Nashville has other blighted places that could be redeveloped other than Fort Negley so help us here in Middle Tennessee stop this nonsense! Please let the people running Nashville hear loud and clear from America's great Civil War community!