Patriotic Gore

Patriotic Gore - Lighting rod of sacrifice and grievances...

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Patriotic Gore Civil War Deaths: Union: 360,000 Confederate: 258,000 Total:618,000—more than a tenth of the total male population “Dixie” “Battle Hymn of the Republic” Monuments to Northern Heroes: Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Gen William Tecumseh Sherman Monuments to Southern Heroes: Robert E. Lee Monuments to the common man Randolph Rogers, The Sentinel Extra Points: Brother against brother Gettysburg Address—Second dec of ind Assassination of Lincoln.
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Unformatted text preview: Lighting rod of sacrifice and grievances • Sherman monument. Golden, expensive, flowing. All about victory. • Robert E Lee also on horse. Way of understanding war from Southern Perspective. Following a noble leader, and we did the best we could do • Most monuments across north and south are to common man • Silent Sam • Robert Gould Shaw • Allegorical figure leading troops on both sides to battle and victory...
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