The following article, Confederate General Exhumed and Relocated After Activists Complain, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Over the course of the last several years, the liberal left has stood accused of historical revisionism more than a time or two, as they look to erase, (or “cancel”), any figure from our nation’s past that might have been problematic in the very least.
In particular, the left has taken aim at the Confederacy of the Civil War, and the Americans that chose to fight on that side of the bloody affair.
This push to cancel the group has largely manifested itself in the removal of statues and monuments honoring the Confederate dead.
Now they’re removing the Confederate dead themselves.
Workers arrived at a Tennessee park Tuesday to begin the process of digging up the remains of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and moving the former slave trader’s body from its longtime resting place in Memphis to a museum hundreds of miles away.
Crews prepared to remove the graves of Forrest and his wife from Health Sciences Park in Memphis’ busy medical district. The park used to bear the name of the early Ku Klux Klan leader and feature a statue of the cavalryman on a horse, but the name has been changed and the statue removed in recent years.
Workers must dismantle the statue’s pedestal before they can disinter the Forrests’ remains and move them to a Confederate museum in Middle Tennessee. A heavy crane was positioned nearby as workers began taking apart the pedestal Tuesday. The entire process could take weeks.
Both the statue and the remains will be moved approximately 200 miles away, to a Confederate cemetery in Colombia.
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