List of the 518 Confederate Burials in Arlington National Cemetery–Concentric circles of graves extend out from the magnificent Confederate Monument–If any of these folks are your ancestors, please contact us IMMEDIATELY

List of the 518 Confederate Burials
in Arlington National Cemetery
Concentric circles of graves extend out
from the magnificent Confederate Monument
If any of these folks are your ancestors,
please contact us IMMEDIATELY
List includes all the burials in ANC Section 16,
mostly men, some women
Most have their home state listed; some also have unit
name, number, letter or whether cavalry, infantry
or artillery
Arlington National Cemetery, 109 year old Confederate Memorial to the Reconciliation and Reunification of our great nation after our bloodiest war.
Arlington National Cemetery, 109 year old Confederate Memorial to the Reconciliation and Reunification of our great nation after our bloodiest war.
Aerial view of the Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery with over 500 graves of Confederate soldiers and some family in concentric circles around it. The sculptor, internationally renowned Jewish artist Moses Ezekiel, a Confederate veteran, is buried with three others at the base of his beautiful monument to the reconciliation of North and South after the War Between the States.
Aerial view of the Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery with over 500 graves of Confederate soldiers and some family in concentric circles around it. The sculptor, internationally renowned Jewish artist Moses Ezekiel, a Confederate veteran, is buried with three others at the base of his beautiful monument to the reconciliation of North and South after the War Between the States.
View from the ground at Arlington National Cemetery of the beautiful Confederate Memorial symbolizing the reconciliation of our country after the bloody War Between the States. Photo courtesy Derrick Johnson.
View from the ground at Arlington National Cemetery of the beautiful Confederate Memorial symbolizing the reconciliation of our country after the bloody War Between the States. Photo courtesy Derrick Johnson.

[Publisher's Note, by Gene Kizer, Jr. - The names, below, are a few of the 375,000 Confederate soldiers about whom Union soldier and president of the United States, William McKinley, said:

. . . every soldier's grave made during our unfortunate civil war is a tribute to American valor . . . And the time has now come . . . when in the spirit of fraternity we should share in the care of the graves of the Confederate soldiers . . . The cordial feeling now happily existing between the North and South prompts this gracious act and if it needed further justification it is found in the gallant loyalty to the Union and the flag so conspicuously shown in this year just passed by the sons and grandsons of those heroic dead.

It was President McKinley's idea to construct the Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery because the brave always honor the brave.

But the political naming commission and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin have slated the 109 year old Confederate Memorial for demolition.

It appears Austin and company are breaking federal rules and regulations in their haste to destroy the monument before serious public disgust sets in. Every veteran in America should be outraged because this is exactly what could happen to their memory in the future by politicians just as characterless as Elizabeth Warren. Remember what liberals did to our Vietnam veterans after the Vietnam War. Our military should always be above filthy politics.

You don't have to love the South or the Confederacy to know that destroying a 109 year old monument in our nation's most sacred burial ground as symbolic as the Confederate Memorial, after a war in which 750,000 died and over a million were maimed, is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG and is the most dishonorable thing fake Indian Elizabeth Warren has ever done.

Perhaps a hundred million Americans alive today are descended from Confederate soldiers and the women and families who supported the South's great war for independence.

Alexis de Tocqueville in Democracy in America noted that race relations were better in the South than anywhere in the country despite slavery. He said they were worst in New England.

During the antebellum era, five Northern states had laws forbidding blacks from even visiting for more than a few days much less living there including Lincoln's Illinois.

New England had brought all the slaves here chained to decks in the bowels of their stinking hot slave ships where there was no ventilation, suffering for months in urine, feces, vomit and death so Elizabeth Warren's New Englanders could make money.

Historian Bernard Bailyn stated that New England's economic success was unquestionably due to the slave trade.

W. E. B. Du Bois in his famous book The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870, states that Boston and New York were still the largest slave trading ports on the planet in 1862, a year into the War Between the States and 54 years after the slave trade was outlawed by the U.S. Constitution.

Perhaps Elizabeth Warren and the naming commission should begin demolishing New England monuments and changing the name of Faneuil Hall in Boston because Peter Faneuil traded in black flesh, or Brown University because its founder was a slave trader who said there was no more crime in carrying off a cargo of slaves than a cargo of jackasses.

Six slave states fought for the Union the entire war and it took the 13th Amendment in December, 1865, to fully end slavery in the Union slave states.

Southerners would have ended slavery in a much better way than a war that killed 750,000 men and maimed over a million. We lost 400,000 in World War II. It was in the bi-racial South's best interest to end slavery with goodwill and opportunity for all.

Maybe the better question is why didn't the federal government suggest buying freedom for all the slaves in the South out of the federal treasury if they were so worried about slavery? Because Yankees were not worried enough to spend their hard-earned sweatshop money to free the slaves in the South who would then go North and be job competition. Besides, the six slave states that fought for the North would have seceded immediately over federal overreach and fought for the South just as Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas did. Those four Southern states at first rejected secession and only seceded when Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to invade the South.

Also, and importantly, the Northern economy would have collapsed because it was based mostly on manufacturing for the South and shipping Southern cotton around the world. The North needed the South but the South did not need the North.

Congress can rectify its error and put an end to Elizabeth Warren's crime against art and history by defunding ALL of the recommendations of the Woke naming commission, which will cost perhaps a hundred million dollars before its all over. We are in a huge budget deficit and don't have a hundred million dollars laying around to throw away on changing things that have a glorious record of victory such as Fort Benning and Fort Bragg and all the others. It is idiotic to be spending money changing street names on military bases and removing monuments and changing uniform patches and such.

We are also in a military recruiting crisis and it is about as stupid as you can get to insult the South, from where 44% of the United States military is recruited.

Here is a quote from last week's blog article entitled "WE WILL SAVE the Magnificent Arlington Confederate Memorial--Woke Ignorance DIES at Arlington":

The naming commission is so inept it does not even mention the reconciliation theme and symbolism of the Confederate Memorial though Arlington National Cemetery itself, does. ANC's own description in its National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for the Historic District received by the National Park Service February 24, 2014 states over and over that the Confederate Memorial symbolizes the reconciliation and reunification of our great country after our country's bloodiest war.1

How could the naming commission ignore that?

The Confederate Memorial was conceived by Union soldier and President William McKinley after enthusiastic Southern participation in the Spanish-American War. President William Howard Taft spoke at the UDC ceremony the evening the cornerstone was laid giving an inspiring well-received speech. President Woodrow Wilson spoke at the dedication June 4, 1914 as did Union and Confederate Veterans. Remember, these were the days of the 50th and 75th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the famous handshakes across the wall by the old Union and Confederate gentlemen.

How could the naming commission not care about all that?

The Confederate Memorial is about reconciliation therefore it is not in the Woke naming commission's remit. The Confederate Memorial does not commemorate the Confederacy. It commemorates the reunification of the United States of America after a bloody war. See my white paper "The Reconciliation of North and South After the War Between the States as Symbolized by the Confederate Memorial 'New South' in Arlington National Cemetery" on Defend Arlington's website, 28 pages on the theme of reconciliation.

The 109 year old Confederate Memorial was created in the city of Rome, Italy by internationally acclaimed Jewish sculptor Moses Ezekiel but the naming commission wants to tear it apart in the cheapest way possible and leave a mangled shaft sticking up in Arlington National Cemetery.

The white paper by Ernest E. Blevins, who is the foremost national authority on Union and Confederate monuments, is entitled: "Headstone of the Confederate States: Moses Ezekiel's Arlington Confederate Monument, Symbolism, Meaning, National Register Eligibility, and Potential Adverse Effects to Alternations or Removal." It is 49 pages, detailed, documented and irrefutable.

Blevins discusses the "monument symbology" that "depicts the South's mourning and the war's losses" and he includes a comment from Michael Robert Patterson:

"But no sculptor, as far as known, has ever, in any one memorial told as much history as has Ezekiel in his monument at Arlington; and every human figure in it, as well as every symbol, is in and of itself a work of art.2"

That comment again points out the crime against history and art committed by the Woke naming commission in its desire to destroy the monument as cheaply as possible and leave a mangled shaft in its place in Arlington National Cemetery surrounded by 500 graves of Southern soldiers in concentric circles.

If you are descended from any of the Confederate heroes buried in Arlington National Cemetery, please contact us.

There is more information in the burial database but for conciseness, here are the names, ranks, death dates and states for most of the burials. I will soon have the full database available to download as a .cvs or .xlsx or .html file.

There are several valuable links after the burial list.

PLEASE CONTRIBUTE to our Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Litigation Defense Fund so we can make sure that Woke ignorance DIES at Arlington National Cemetery.]

LAST NAMEFIRST NAMERankDEATH DATEUNIT
ABNEYJOHNGA
AKERSALBERT JCAPT01/14/1914TENN
AMISSFRANCES09/27/1949VA
AMISS GEORGE W08/14/1913VA
AMOSW D09/02/1865GA
ANDERSONE W2/9/1915
ANDERSON JOHNSGT05/29/1864GA
ANGELO FRANCIS M10/15/1928VA
ANGELOSARAH V05/27/1937VA
ARMSWORTHYJOHN W01/15/1864NC
ASHBY JOHN J11/03/1864CIVILIAN
ASHTONCHARLES H03/26/1935VA
ASHTONIDA B12/19/1940VA
AUTRYFRANCIS M07/17/1864GA
AYLOR HENRY L11/4/1922VA
AYRESWILLIAM S09/15/1932VA
BAILEYJOSEPH B06/13/1926MD
BAILEYRICE W2D LIEUT8/4/1915VA
BAILEYSUSAN A2D LIEUTVA
BALLOWE J D06/20/1865
BARBEEROBERT SSGT4/1/1918VA
BARBER H A05/25/1862SC
BARHAMBENJAMIN F11/18/1919VA
BARKLEY JOHN W04/16/1865ALA
BARNESJACOB02/11/1864NC
BARNETT HARVEY05/26/1864MISS
BASSMARCELLUS C12/7/1918VA
BATESNATHANIEL S09/10/1864GA
BAYLESSA JSGT04/29/1865TENN
BEACHMANROBERT09/17/1867
BEAL WILLIAM M01/19/1864NC
BEALLCHATTIE A10/7/1927MISS
BEALL FRED01/30/1929MISS
BEAVERTOBIAS03/27/1864NC
BECK JAMES05/27/1862ARTY
BEDINGFIELDJOHN YCAPT04/05/1864GA
BENNETTJAMES ASGT05/20/1864GA
BERNARD W P07/23/1864GA
BERRYD W11/11/1863NC
BETHUNEANDREW J10/22/1863NC
BETHUNENARCISSA GSGT6/12/1929GA
BIBBROBERT04/07/1864VA
BOOTH JAMES11/03/1863MISS
BORWN or BROWNJ A2 LIUET01/27/192922 VA INF
BOSTIANA ACORP11/14/1863NC
BOUNDSJ D04/20/1864NC
BOYCES JSGT11/11/1863NC
BOYLEPATRICK09/14/1864GA
BRANDWARREN HGA
BROWER LEON08/24/1864ALA
BROWNBENJAMINCAPT05/30/1920VA
BROWNFRANCES E2/5/1917VA
BROWN GEORGE WCAPT03/22/1927VA
BROWN JOHN01/22/1862
BROWN MERIDA04/27/1865GA
BROWNMINNIE R2 LIUET4/12/194222 VA INF
BROWNSARAH PCAPT2/11/1923VA
BROWN WILLIAM06/03/1862NC
BROWNWILLIAM H5/4/1913VA
BROWNWILLIAM L07/17/1864GA
BROXTON HOMERGA
BRYANTNEEDHAM B05/27/1862MISS
BURDICKB B08/21/1865GA
BURKEMARY E06/28/192243 BN VA CAV
BURKETHOMAS T10/26/191643 BN VA CAV
BURNSJOHN06/16/1862NC
BURROWSFRANCIS MMUS8/10/1922VA
BUTLERJOHN F06/28/1865GA
BYASSEETHOMAS WVA INF
CAINWILLIAM B06/12/1862ALA
CALLAGHANJOHN T02/21/1918VA
CANNONC MGA
CANNONH W09/02/1862GA
CANNONJ CALA
CAPPS EDWARD WCAPT02/23/1864VA
CARLTONT R07/14/1862NC
CARROLLD L05/14/1863ALA
CHEWMARGARET HM CHEW07/19/1940MISS
CHEWMONROE GM CHEWMISS
CHISELDINEWILLIAM CMD
CHISMJ R06/21/1862VA
CHRISTOPHERT C05/24/1862SG
CLAGETT EDWARD LSGT4/10/1930MD
CLEMENTSFRANCIS J8/2/1923MD
CLEMENTS JEANNETTE F03/17/1921MD
COLEWILLIAM H05/24/1862VA
COLEMAN DANIEL G05/26/1863NC
COLEMANE RMISS
COLQUITT W H01/08/1863GA
CONAGHANJAMES06/15/1864GA
CONLEYDAN03/25/1863
CONNER ALFRED05/12/1844
COOK ELIAS MLIEUT05/25/1862ALA
COOKENOCH11/14/1910VA
COOPERANDREW JVA
CORDERALEXANDER12/25/1862VA
COWAN THOMASLT10/05/1862NC
COXJ W12/28/1863NC
CRAFTN L01/11/1864NC
CRANDALLLEECOLONEL09/13/192647 ARK CAV
CRANFORD ELIZABETHSGT1/8/1926GA
CRANFORDHORACE LSEPG12/21/1918GA
CRAWFORDWILLIAMGA
CRONANJERRY06/02/1864GA
CRONEH WVA
CROSSCHARLES N 02/19/1908
CROUCH CHARLES C09/29/1919MO
CROUCH JENNIE P7/7/1916MO
CURRY JOHN A08/11/1864GA
DAVIDSONMARTHA E6/2/1939MD
DAVIDSONWILLIAM11/7/1924MD
DAVISJOSHUA01/23/1915ARTY
DAVIS WELDON ECAPTAIN11/22/186330 NC IN
DAWSONROBERTA C02/23/1935VA
DAYMONDGEORGE
DE SHIELDSGEORGE DSGT11/27/1918
DEANJ F01/02/1864NV
DEARINGWILLIAM R
DELEON PERRY M09/17/1922ASST
DONOHOO JAMES05/26/1862ALA
DRAKE GERSHAM6/12/1921VA
DREW JOHNCAPT07/31/1917VA
DUFFEY JEFFERSON W10/11/1929VA
DUFFEY NANNIE T07/29/1941VA
DUNNINGTON CHARLES A02/28/1921VA
DYESSWILLIAM HCORP12/28/1864GA
EARLEYALLEN H04/11/1865GA
EDMONSTONGABRIEL05/16/191841 VA INF
EDMONSTONROBERTAb. 2-12-187103/18/195441 VA INF
ELAMHENRY T05/29/1862VA
ELLENJAMES BSGT12/09/1863NC
EMBREYCHARLES O2/12/1925VA
EMBRY SAMANTHA E06/24/1922VA
EMMARTESTHER N05/13/1935
EMORY JAMES11/16/1867
EPPSJ L04/28/1865
ESTERS WILLIAM06/18/1862SC
ESTESDAVID N2LT5/12/1925TENN
ESTES ELDRA J2LT3/1/1939
EVANSFRANK D1/1/1918VA
EVANSJANE7/6/1937VA
EZEKIELMOSES J03/27/1917
FAIRFAXHENRY M02/14/1928VA
FARMERNOAH05/25/1862VA
FARRELLTHOMAS WCAPT09/28/1864MISS
FEAST LOUDONCO C6/11/1912MD INF
FEASTMARY01/18/1934MD INF
FERNEYHOUGHJENNIE A12/4/1943VA
FERRELLEPHRIAM10/8/1928
FERRELL MARY E05/20/1931VA
FIELDELIJAH K05/18/1865GA
FIELDGEORGE W8/5/1918VA
FINCHJOHN11/26/1863NC
FINDLEY THOMAS9/6/1914VA
FINNEYMARY E07/20/1922VA
FINNEYTHOMAS02/26/1915VA
FINNEYMARY E07/20/1922VA
FINNEYTHOMAS02/26/1915VA
FLANNERYPHIL H05/23/1862ALA
FOLLINJOHN M4TH VA CAV
FONESHENRY R01/27/1863VA
FOREMANJAMES04/01/1865ALA
FURRFRANK N05/29/1862ALA
GARRISONANN ESGT12/13/1922VA
GENRARD JOSEPH06/28/1865GA
GEUSSL G09/26/1863MISS
GLEASE LEWIS
GOLDSMITHTHEODOCIA H10/19/1932ASST SURG
GOLDSMITHWILLIAM T2/5/1918ASST SURG
GOODENER JOHN06/08/1862VA
GRADYPOWELL CCAPT4/12/1922
GRADYSUSAN ACAPT12/17/1928ASST
GRAVESI TGA
GRAYW J
GRAYSONS M2/1/1919MD
GREENROBERT R9/3/1920VA
GREENEJ C11/17/1867GA
GRIGSBYLOVINASGT11/4/1921VA
GRIGSBYW SSGT06/28/1932VA
GROVERALBERT S02/24/1913VA
GUNNELLHENRY L2LT04/19/1917VA
GUSSTONW HNC
HAGANS JOSIAH HGA
HALLG W09/19/1867GA
HARDYJAMES TSGT04/05/1865GA
HARRIS JOHN09/12/1862NC
HARRIS REUBEN T07/17/1864ALA
HARROVERHIRAM CIST SGT01/14/1912VA
HARROVERROBERT M06/26/1917VA
HASKINS ELIZABETH VMUS11/12/1929VA
HASKINS JOHN RMUS8/1/1928VA
HAWKINSMARCUS11/19/1923VA
HAWLEY GEORGE W7/11/1919TEX
HEAVENERW A
HEISTON THORNTON BCAPT3/7/1916
HENDERSON ANDREW03/16/1930SC SS
HENNESSEYD08/27/1862ALA
HERODWILLIAM04/14/1865ALA
HERRELL HENRY A07/22/1913VA
HICKEYFANNIE BCAPT01/14/19336 MO INF
HICKEYJOHN MCAPT1/10/19276 MO INF
HICKMAN BENJAMIN H02/08/1862GA
HICKMAN THOMAS H08/08/1864GA
HILLSAMUEL12/20/1863NC
HODGKINSW06/07/1862VA
HOGANLAFAYETTE01/01/1863TENN
HOLDER WILLIAM05/31/1862VA
HOLMES GEORGE J06/08/1864GA
HOLTG L11/09/1893
HOWARD HARMAN07/23/1864ALA
HOWELLFRANCIS A02/15/1919VA
HUBBARD GEORGE W06/16/1862VA
HUBBARD JOHN D01/22/1863FLA
HUDDLESONJOHNCAPT3/11/1922VA
HUDDLESON MARY ECAPT01/16/1922VA
HUDSONT H06/06/1864VA
HUFFMANJAMESb. 1-31-184004/14/1922VA
HUGHESBIRTIE K2/11/1921VA LT ARTY
HUGHESRYLAND B12/6/1916VA LT ARTY
HUGHES SAMUEL07/08/1865VA
HUNGERFORDTHOMAS W3/9/1923GA
HUNTER ALEXANDER06/30/1914VA
HUNTER FILAH A8/1/1915VA
HUTCHINSONPHILIP AUGUSTUS2/11/1925VA
HUTCHINSON SUSIE L11/5/1928VA
IMBODEN ELIZABETH SSCT MAJ11/11/1919CAV
IMBODENJAMES ASCT MAJ2/4/1928CAV
INKFIELD WILLIAM11/15/1867
JACKSONJOHN AGA
JACKSON WYATT07/06/1862FLA
JARVIS ROBERTA E5/8/1931VA
JARVISWILLIAM5/4/1916VA
JENKINS HORATIO NCAPT03/29/1915LA
JENKINS SARAHCAPT10/24/1927LA
JENKINSW NMISS
JENKINS WILLIAM E12/31/1863SC
JESSUPSGA
JOHNSON GEORGE05/21/1863MISS
JOHNSONOLIVER P10/13/1908VA
JOHNSONRICHARD12/16/1924VA
ARMESJ TSC
JOHNSONROBERT08/25/1863NC
JOHNSTONFANNY11/29/1922
JOHNSTONGEORGE S6/2/1928MARINE CORPS
JONESCHARLES M05/19/1862MISS
JONESWILLIAM B11/15/1865GA
JORDAN FLEMMING08/02/1864
JORDAN JOHN FCAPT08/29/1862VA
JOYCEG08/07/1863VA
KENNEMANWILLIS06/05/1864ALA
KEPHARTJOHN A11/18/1929VA
KEPHARTMARY E2/4/1940VA
KEYJOHN F4/10/1904FORREST SCO
KEY MINTER P05/16/1916TENN
KEYES WILLIAM01/24/1864
KIMPLE FRITZ08/31/1864MISS
KINGA02/02/186455 NC INF
KINGJ FLT COL8/5/1915VA
KINGTHOMAS DSGT01/09/1864LA
KINGWILLIAM G05/19/1862VA
KINKINGNC
KIRBY BENJAMIN FSGT01/12/1864VA
KIRK JOHN05/21/1862VA
KIRKRollin H7/7/1922SC
KIRKLAND JOSHUAGA
KNOWLESB01/03/1863GA
KRICKLAND JOSHUAGA
LT J12/20/1862CSA
LASHADASGT09/17/1939GRMIS PRTY
LASHGEORGE WSGT10/11/1908GRMIS PRTY
LAWHORNEHENRY EVA
LAYTHELDRED S04/22/1865GA
LEACOCKJOHN
LEWIS SAMUEL ECAPT11/17/1917ASST SURG
LITTLEPAGEBETTIE H06/17/1937VA
LITTLEPAGEJ C10/27/1933VA
LLOYDG F06/09/1864GA
LOCKER JACOB M03/19/1934VLA LT ARTY
LOONEYT J05/23/1862LA
LOOPGEORGE W05/19/1862
LOOPNOT CAPTURED05/23/1862VA
LOVELESS WILLIAM
LOVING PIERCE04/24/1932VA
LOWRANCEC E11/07/186357 NC INF
LYDDANEJAMES08/17/1913VA
LYDDANEMARY10/15/1940VA
LYNNJAMES11/22/1864MISS
MANYROBERT PCORP
MARCHANT HENRY MCAPT02/24/1907
MARMADUKEHENRY HIST LT11/15/1924PRO NAVY
MARSHALL JESSE E06/12/1862NC
MATHEWS JOHN W1/12/1909VA
MCALLISTER ALBERT L02/13/1931VA
MCALLISTER ANDREW07/03/1862MISS
MCCLAINW L05/16/1863GA
MCCLENDONJAMESGA
MCCORDJAMESSGT06/09/1864GA
MCCULLENJAMES06/25/1863
MCCUMMINGSAMANDA11/29/1920MD
MCDONALLJALA
MCELVEEN ELIAS08/16/1864GA
MCFARLAND ELLEN11/15/1931VA
MCFARLANDHENRY D1/10/1918VA
MCGEETHOMASALA
MCLENDONW J06/15/1862GA
MCMEEKIN THOMAS05/20/1864
MEAD JOHN05/13/1863ALA
MEARS WILLIAM S10/8/1938 CO B 19 BN VA HVY ARTY
MEEKSMARTHA A10/7/1935VA
MERCHANT EMMA6/3/1934VA
MERCHANTISAAC N10/19/1933VA
MEREDITHWINSTONCORPJONE'S PRTY
MEULINM03/25/1863
MILLERFRED W10/7/1916VA
MILLERJOHN S05/15/1921VA
MILLERMINNIE I04/30/1936VA
MILSTEAD JOSEPH H1/6/1924MD
MOHLERD JPVT1/6/192443RD VA CAV
MOHLERLAURAPVT7/6/192543RD VA CAV
MONROEG01/14/1864
MOOMAWSAMUEL09/18/1863VA
MOOREJULIAN GCAPT02/28/1929NC
MOOREWILLIAM E11/27/1920NC
MORGANTIMOTHY F04/06/1865ALA
MORRISAARON06/13/1864GA
 VIRGINIA VIRGINIA01/16/1916VA
MOSS PETER05/30/1862VA
MULLINS JAMES RMISS
MURPHY JOHN A06/20/1862VA
MUSEJOHN A08/31/1843VA CAV
MUSE ROSE LEEb. 4-27-187103/15/1934VA CAV
MUSTAIN ANDREW J05/11/186321 VA INF
NAIL JAMES04/10/1864GA
NAUCKJOHN D2/2/1925VA
NAUCKMARTHA A04/22/1927VA
NEILLISAAC04/19/1865MISS
NEWCOMBJOHN J04/16/191656 VA INF
NEWCOMBMARGARET A11/18/192556 VA INF
NICHOLSWILLIAM HCAPT05/18/1925TEX
NICKENSJONATHAN05/21/1862NC
NICKSW L07/19/1864ALA
NORTONROSA B08/28/1939MISS
NORWOODJAMES WALA
NOWELLARTHUR FPVT05/29/186431 GA INF
ORCHARDFRANCES BCROP05/25/1920SC
OVERCASH H W12/10/1863NC
OWENSALFRED7/12/1918SC
PAGEJOHN M09/17/1864GA
PAGEWILLIAM4/4/1914CO B 2 MD INF
PALMERHEZEKIAH S10/10/1863MISS
PANNILLJOHN B2/4/1929VA
PARRY ELLA H5/2/1931COD 53 VA INE
PARRYRICHARD LSGT03/22/1914CO D 53 VA INE
PARSONSW G
PAXTONJOSEPH MCORP08/16/1921VA
PAYNEAMOS P5/1/1929VA
PENDLETONC M02/19/1919VA
PERKINSW J06/29/1864CAV
PERRYJESSE M06/13/1864GA
PERSONSBENJAMIN F07/03/1864GA
PETTYHENRY S08/17/1918VA
PETTYJAMES T3/5/1929VA
PFAFFANDREW12/29/1862NC
PHILLIPSWILLIAM A07/25/1864GA
PLUMHENRY L2/4/1921ALA
PLUMMARGARET4/8/1937ALA
POERJOHN A08/23/1863GA
POLLARDW O05/19/1863NC
POOLMILES06/05/1864GA
POWELLJAMES P07/16/19113 CO A HOWITZWRS
POWELLLAURA W01/24/19533 CO A HOWITZERS
PRICEIDA11/18/1942VA
PRICEJAMES B04/28/1920VA
PRICE LUCY AI LIEUT06/16/1925VA
PRICEMARTIN LI LIEUT04/17/1921VA
PROTHISPINCKNEY08/03/1863GA
PURSEJ W05/29/1864
QUINNMICHAEL05/18/1864MISS
RALPHJ B06/14/1862NC
RANEYJ S02/15/1864ALA
RASHURIAH12/29/1863NC
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1 That registration was approved for the property's entry onto the National Register of Historic Places April 11, 2014.

2 Patterson, https://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/history-of-the-csa-memorial-at-anc-1914.htm.

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Here is a link to Defend Arlington's donation page that states:

CHIP IN FOR THE ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY MEMORIAL LITIGATION DEFENSE FUND

Please Donate Money -- THANK YOU!

 

Here is a link to an informative nine minute video, "The Arlington Confederate Monument," produced by the Abbeville Institute.

The Arlington Confederate Monument

 

Here is a link to the outstanding scholarly PDF white papers written for Defend Arlington. You can download them all with one click. Please share them far and wide, especially the letter from Defend Arlington's attorney, Karen C. Bennett, to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

PDF White Papers from Defend Arlington

 

Here is link to an excellent video refuting point by point a historically false Prager University video by Ty Seidule, who is on the naming commission. This one is produced by Bode Lang and entitled "The Civil War Was Not for Slavery."

Click Here for Bode Lang's excellent video,

 

Here is a link to an excellent video of a Georgia lady calling out Elizabeth Warren and her Massachusetts hypocrisy.

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We WILL Save the Magnificent Arlington Confederate Memorial–Woke Ignorance DIES at Arlington–Letter from Our Attorney to Secretary of Defense Austin and Others–Several “serious regulatory violations” by the Federal Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery

We WILL Save the Magnificent Arlington Confederate Memorial

Woke Ignorance DIES at Arlington

Letter from Our Attorney to Secretary of Defense Austin and Others

Several "serious regulatory violations" by the Federal Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery, 109 year old Confederate Memorial to the Reconciliation and Reunification of our great nation after our bloodiest war.
Arlington National Cemetery, 109 year old Confederate Memorial to the Reconciliation and Reunification of our great nation after our bloodiest war.
Aerial view of the Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery with over 500 graves of Confederate soldiers and some family in concentric circles around it. The sculptor, internationally renowned Jewish artist Moses Ezekiel, a Confederate veteran, is buried with three others at the base of his beautiful monument to the reconciliation of North and South after the War Between the States.
Aerial view of the Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery with over 500 graves of Confederate soldiers and some family in concentric circles around it. The sculptor, internationally renowned Jewish artist Moses Ezekiel, a Confederate veteran, is buried with three others at the base of his beautiful monument to the reconciliation of North and South after the War Between the States.

[Publisher's Note, by Gene Kizer, Jr. - We will not allow the Woke naming commission to desecrate Arlington National Cemetery. We all love ANC. It belongs to all Americans.

The naming commission came about because of Elizabeth Warren's legislation mandating destruction of Southern history in our military - as she interprets it - from the Confederate era. This is not peer-reviewed history that is openly debated by both sides but filthy politics. This is EXACTLY what Orwell warned about in his great novel 1984 when he wrote:

Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.

In fairness to Warren, Republican Jim Inhofe was head of the Senate Armed Services Committee at the time and Republicans had a majority. He could have stopped Warren as President Trump wanted but Inhofe is as characterless as Warren. He promised President Trump he would stop Warren's hate legislation but he lied. It is UNBELIEVABLY frustrating when Republicans prove they are the Stupid Party and go against their own voters to give the likes of Elizabeth Warren a political victory.

Without a doubt, this wokeness and Woke naming commission has made our military weaker and more divided for no reason. Changing base names and the names of streets, patches, destroying monuments, etc. is a waste of millions of dollars of taxpayer money at a time when we are running huge budget deficits. The changes do nothing but divide us just like Austin's standdown and search for extremists in the military who don't exist, and his promotion of Critical Race Theory and other racist fads.

The Woke naming commission sends a clear message to Southerners that they can bleed and die but they are not welcome unless they denounce their own families as traitors, which is not true. New England threatened to secede multiple times in the antebellum days such as in the War of 1812 and with the admission of Texas. Anything that reduced New England political power caused them to threaten secession, the right of which nobody questioned at the time. West Point made it clear and taught the right of secession in the antebellum days. Our country was founded on secession from the British Empire. Our Declaration of Independence is the greatest ordinance of secession ever written.

Southerners were correct with everything they did. They were fed up with  Yankees sending terrorists into the South to murder them and their families so they called conventions, such as the Founding Fathers established with the Constitutional Convention and state ratification conventions, they debated the issue of secession then voted on it. It was pure democracy such as the Founding Fathers envisioned.

Southerners expected to live in peace but the North with four times the white population of the South and perhaps 200 times the arms decided they were not going to allow a free trade nation with warm water ports and 100% control of the most demanded commodity on the planet, cotton, to rise up on their Southern border.

Lincoln knew that the moment Southerners signed trade and military treaties with Great Britain and other Europeans powers, the North would not be able to beat the South in a war, so he sent five military missions into the South in March and April, 1861 to get one started as quickly as he could. He announced his blockade before the smoke cleared from the bombardment of Fort Sumter, which was his purpose all along. He knew that would chill European support for the South and make Europe take a wait-and-see attitude.

Lincoln made it crystal clear through 1) the War Aims Resolution, 2) his support for the Corwin Amendment that left black people in slavery forever where slavery already existed, 3) the fact that six slave states fought for the Union the entire war, 4) etc. etc., that the North did not go to war to end slavery. They went to war to continue the economic domination of the country and eliminate a powerful Southern competitor.

That's why Abraham Lincoln said over and over that the war was fought for the preservation of the Union, which guaranteed the North's political domination due to its much larger population. Still, in 1860, 61% of the country voted against Abraham Lincoln.

Republicans in Congress should immediately defund all the worthless recommendations of the Woke naming commission.

I am not against some of the names suggested for military bases but put them on new bases and new weapons and such. Do not destroy the old. It is not necessary to destroy the old. We are supposed to be inclusionary. Remember the "inclusion" part of diversity, equity and inclusion? Destroying the old using the idiotic, goofy standards of today tears at the fabric of our country. It is false history, it costs enormous amounts of money and divides us for no reason other than to allow Elizabeth Warren to signal her "virtue"1 and for the benefit of evil politicians who think hate and anarchy will somehow benefit them.

Our military in the not too distant past looked up to Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee because they were brilliant military leaders. We had nuclear submarines named for Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson during the nuclear standoff of the Cold War. President Dwight D. Eisenhower kept a picture of Lee in his White House office the whole time he was president. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander of World War II, when important bases in the South like Fort Bragg and Fort Benning trained our men and women to go fight and win and if need be, die, certainly knew more than Elizabeth Warren and the Woke political naming commission.

Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and all other presidents until the rise of the Communist-style division of today, admired Gen. Lee, not just as a military leader but as a man of great character who worked hard to reconcile North and South and bring our great nation back together after a war in which 750,000 died and over a million were maimed. In World War II we lost 400,000 out of a population nearly five times larger.

The naming commission is so inept it does not even mention the reconciliation theme and symbolism of the Confederate Memorial though Arlington National Cemetery itself, does. ANC's own description in its National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for the Historic District received by the National Park Service February 24, 2014 states over and over that the Confederate Memorial symbolizes the reconciliation and reunification of our great country after our country's bloodiest war.2

How could the naming commission ignore that?

The Confederate Memorial was conceived by Union soldier and President William McKinley after enthusiastic Southern participation in the Spanish-American War. President William Howard Taft spoke at the UDC ceremony the evening the cornerstone was laid giving an inspiring well-received speech. President Woodrow Wilson spoke at the dedication June 4, 1914 as did Union and Confederate Veterans. Remember, these were the days of the 50th and 75th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the famous handshakes across the wall by the old Union and Confederate gentlemen.

How could the naming commission not care about all that?

It proves that the Confederate Memorial is about reconciliation therefore it is not in the Woke naming commission's remit. The Confederate Memorial does not commemorate the Confederacy. It commemorates the reunification of the United States of America after a bloody war. See my white paper The Reconciliation of North and South After the War Between the States as Symbolized by the Confederate Memorial "New South" in Arlington National Cemetery on Defend Arlington's website, 28 pages on the theme of reconciliation.

The 109 year old Confederate Memorial was created in the city of Rome, Italy by internationally acclaimed Jewish sculptor Moses Ezekiel but the naming commission wants to tear it apart in the cheapest way possible and leave a mangled shaft sticking up in Arlington National Cemetery.

The white paper by Ernest E. Blevins, who is the foremost national expert on Union and Confederate monuments, is entitled: "Headstone of the Confederate States: Moses Ezekiel's Arlington Confederate Monument, Symbolism, Meaning, National Register Eligibility, and Potential Adverse Effects to Alternations or Removal." It is 49 pages, detailed, documented and irrefutable.

Blevins discusses the "monument symbology" that "depicts the South's mourning and the war's losses" and he includes a comment from Michael Robert Patterson:

But no sculptor, as far as known, has ever, in any one memorial told as much history as has Ezekiel in his monument at Arlington; and every human figure in it, as well as every symbol, is in and of itself a work of art.3

That comment again points out the crime against history and art committed by the Woke naming commission in its desire to destroy the monument as cheaply as possible and leave a mangled shaft in its place in Arlington National Cemetery surrounded by 500 graves of Southern soldiers in concentric circles.

Esteemed British art critic and historian, Alexander Adams, writes that "four soldiers are buried at its base" and "include Civil War Soldier and sculptor Corporal Moses Ezekiel . . . " therefore "The Memorial is an actual grave marker, marking the burial site of dead soldiers, and is located in the National Cemetery, making it a functional or symbolic grave marker. It is therefore outside the remit of the Naming Commission."4

About its artistic significance, Adams writes:

Having viewed a large amount of public statuary from the beaux-arts era (1850-1914), it is my professional opinion that the Memorial is a serious, iconographically complex and technically accomplished piece of art. It my view, it is a handsome sculpture and an entirely appropriate funerary monument. I consider it an internationally significant piece of art of its type and era. Any nation should be proud to host such a magnanimous and dignified monument."5

Adams also notes that:

[I]t is rare for a nation to mark the sacrifices and loses of the losing side in a civil war. This makes the Memorial internationally significant, as an example of the exceptional history of the USA and the efforts to reconcile the sides after the Civil War. It shows black and white soldiers working together, overturning expectations and putting [on] the record the complexity of historical fact, which it is not our generation's place to suppress.6

The naming commission prefers a mangled shaft created in the cheapest way possible marking the graves of hundreds of Southerners, which would desecrate Arlington National Cemetery for eternity.

To allow a mangled shaft to mark Southern graves in our nation's most sacred burial ground dishonors every Southern state and all the Southerners who fought with great valor and died in defense of our country in every later war, many of whom are buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

It is pretty stupid during a military recruiting crisis caused by Woke policies to insult the region from where 44% of our military is recruited.

But then, intelligence is not a Woke virtue.

Below, is a powerful letter from Defend Arlington's attorney and partner in her Washington, D.C. law firm, Karen C. Bennett. She is one of the best in the country on litigation involving historic properties and federal rules and regulations.

We can win this fight and save the magnificent Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery and strike a hard blow against Woke ignorance and iconoclasm once and for all but WE NEED MONEY and time is of the essence.

Below, there are links to where you can donate.

EVERY SCV CAMP and UDC CHAPTER and all organizations that care about American history must give NOW to the utmost. We are in a war that we can win but we must act now.

Below, are also links to all the PDF white papers gathered together by Defend Arlington including Karen Bennett's letter below. Send Bennett's letter to your Congressional representatives ASAP.

It is powerful to send a note with a PDF of Alexander Adams's testimonial since he is an international expert and his testimonial is just a few pages. Send it with Karen Bennett's letter.

Remember what President William McKinley, a former Union soldier who came up with the idea for the Confederate Memorial, said about those Southern graves surrounding the monument:

. . . every soldier's grave made during our unfortunate civil war is a tribute to American valor . . . And the time has now come . . . when in the spirit of fraternity we should share in the care of the graves of the Confederate soldiers . . . The cordial feeling now happily existing between the North and South prompts this gracious act and if it needed further justification it is found in the gallant loyalty to the Union and the flag so conspicuously shown in this year just passed by the sons and grandsons of those heroic dead.

If you are descended from any of the 500 people buried in the graves in the concentric circles around the monument please contact us. Please forward this email and encourage people to get on our mailing list. We have the names, ranks, units, etc. of the 500 Southerners buried in concentric circles around the monument. We have it in a data file but I will publish all of them in the next few days.]

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Karen C. Bennett
2112 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20037

December 27, 2022

Lloyd J. Austin, III
Secretary of Defense
1000 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1000

Christine E. Wormuth
Secretary of the Army
101 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310-0101

Re: Federal Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery

We write to express our concerns with serious regulatory violations occurring at the November 7-8, 2022, meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery (FACANC). The Department of Defense, through the Department of the Army, is charged with ensuring the FACANC's compliance with the requirement of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.7 The Department of the Army, to whom the Committee reports, shall take steps to remedy these serious regulatory violations as set forth below.

Defend Arlington Cemetery is a coalition of stakeholders interested in the protection of the Reconciliation Memorial in the Arlington National Cemetery (ANC). Coalition members participated in the Nov. 7-8 FACANC meeting, submitted written comments, and obtained permission to address the Committee during the public comment period.

We write to express our concern with the Department of the Army's, Designated Federal Officer's interference with FACANC deliberations as the Department of Defense prepares to remove a significant historical Memorial from our nation's most sacred military cemetery. On November 7-8, 2022, the FACANC met to discuss, among other things, implementation of the Naming Commission's recommendations, specifically, the removal of the Memorial honoring the Confederate dead.8 The public meeting was announced on October 21, 2022, consistent with procedures under the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. 552b) (FACA).9 Members of Defenders of Arlington Cemetery provided written comments to the FACANC and other members registered, consistent with procedures outlined in the notice, to provide verbal comment at the open meeting.10 Notwithstanding over 320 pages objecting to removal11, the FACANC decided not to respond or provide any advice regarding the Naming Commission recommendation. Even worse, without any explanation, the FACANC refused to allow those members of the public that had properly registered to appear before the FACANC, denying them their right to speak and ensuring their opposition would not be included in the official meeting record. The FACANC's silence is disappointing and fails to meet congressional expectations under the FACANC's Charter. The FACANC's decision to prohibit public speech is a violation of the federal law that governs how Congressionally established advisory committees exercise their functions.12 Congress charged the Department of Defense, through the Secretary of the Army, with ensuring the FACANC's actions are consistent with the FACA. The Secretary of the Army should reconvene the FACANC for the purpose of providing the public with an opportunity to address the Committee consistent with expectations established in the October 21, 2022 meeting announcement.

Congress established the FACANC to provide the Secretary of Defense with independent advice or recommendations on matters including the erection of memorials in ANC.13 The Secretary's approval of the Naming Commission recommendation to remove the Memorial honoring our national great reconciliation following the Civil War falls squarely within the FACANC's purpose. During the November 8 meeting, FACANC members raised concerns with the decision to remove the Memorial. The Designated Federal Officer (DFO) responded that the decision to remove the Memorial had already been made and that there was no opportunity for the FACANC's input to the Secretary. We were shocked to hear the DFO provide the Committee with such substantive direction. DoD regulations are clear that a DFO's responsibility is purely administrative, limited calling meeting, approving agendas, adjourning where the public interest requires and, if directed, assuming the role of Chair14. We strongly believe that without the strong direction of the DFO that "this is already decided" the FACANC would have continued its deliberations and may very likely have decided an advisory report responding to the Secretary's approval of the Naming Commission's recommendation was warranted. The DFO's inappropriate actions shut down further discussion and influenced the outcome, causing the FACANC to erroneously conclude that there was no opportunity to perform its congressionally assigned advisory role.

The FACANC's decision not to allow properly registered members of the public speak at the meeting is a violation of DoD's regulations at 41 C.F.R. 102-3.140(d) that provide "any member of the public may speak, if an agency's guidelines so permit." In this case, procedures for registration to address the FACANC were provided in the Oct. 21, 2022 meeting announcement. Members of Defenders of Arlington Cemetery, among others, submitted and received confirmation of the request to speak. However, without explanation, Committee Co-Chairs, Peake and Edwards, decided not to allow any registrants to speak. Not only did the Committee act in violation of the governing regulations, but the public was denied its right to be heard and have its voice registered in the meeting record. Department of the Army legal counsel in attendance at the meeting failed to raise concerns that the Committee's decision violated the regulations governing FACA obligations.

The Department of the Army, to whom the Committee reports, shall take immediate steps to remedy the foregoing serious regulatory violations.

Sincerely,

/s/ Karen C. Bennett

Karen C. Bennett of
LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP

cc:

Lt. General James Peake
Chair, Federal Advisory Committee on
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Avenue
Arlington, VA 22211

Mr. Thomas Edwards
Chair, Federal Advisory Committee on
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Avenue
Arlington, VA 22211

Mark Takano, Chairman (CA-D)
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
364 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Mike Bost, Ranking Member (IL-R)
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
364 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Jon Tester, Chairman (MT)
US Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
412 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-6050

Jerry Moran, Ranking Member (IL)
US Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
412 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-6050

Capt. Thomas Kelley
Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Ave.
Arlington, Virginia 22211

Col. Gene E. Castagnetti
Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Ave.
Arlington, Virginia 22211

Maj. Gen. Elizabeth A. Harrell
Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Ave.
Arlington, Virginia 22211

Lt. Col. Gerald Torrence
Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Ave.
Arlington, Virginia 22211

Vice Adm. Ann Rondeau
Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Ave.
Arlington, Virginia 22211

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Links to Important Resources

Here is a link to Defend Arlington's donation page that states:

CHIP IN FOR THE ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY MEMORIAL LITIGATION DEFENSE FUND

Please Donate Money -- THANK YOU!

 

Here is a link to an informative nine minute video, "The Arlington Confederate Monument," produced by the Abbeville Institute.

The Arlington Confederate Monument

 

Here is a link to the outstanding scholarly PDF white papers written for Defend Arlington. You can download them all with one click. Please share them far and wide, especially the letter from Defend Arlington's attorney, Karen C. Bennett, to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

PDF White Papers from Defend Arlington

 

Here is link to an excellent video refuting point by point a historically false Prager University video by Ty Seidule, who is on the naming commission. This one is produced by Bode Lang and entitled "The Civil War Was Not for Slavery."

Click Here for Bode Lang's excellent video,

 

Take action TODAY!

1 Elizabeth Warren has no virtue. She knows nothing about Southern history and perhaps even less about her own: ". . . Warren held herself out as Native American, allowing Harvard Law School to use her as cover for its impotent diversity efforts" and:

According to a much-cited investigation by the Boston Globe, Warren consistently checked "white" on personnel forms throughout her career, including in 1981, 1985, and 1998 while employed at the University of Texas. But in the 1986-1987 edition of the Association of American Law School's directory and eight subsequent editions, Warren listed herself as a minority. She began identifying as Native American on personnel forms three years into her post at the University of Pennsylvania. And while multiple professors have attested to the fact that Warren was considered white during the hiring process at Harvard University, in 1995 she self-identified as Native American, and the school's statistics were updated to reflect as much. Harvard recorded Warren as Native American from 1995 to 2004. [https://theintercept.com/2018/10/16/elizabeth-warren-dna-video-native-american-harvard/, accessed 12-3-22]

2 That registration was approved for the property's entry onto the National Register of Historic Places April 11, 2014.

3 Patterson, https://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/history-of-the-csa-memorial-at-anc-1914.htm.

4 Alexander Adams, "Testimony regarding Arlington National Cemetery Confederate Memorial submitted to the Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery Open Secession, 7-8 November 2022." Adams's source is Arlington National Cemetery's National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for the Historic District received by the National Park Service February 24, 2014, mentioned above. It was approved for the property's entry onto the National Register of Historic Places April 11, 2014.

5 Ibid.

6 Ibid.

7 Charter Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery, 6, The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Department of the Army, . . . and will ensure compliance with the requirements of the FACA, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. Section 552b, as amended, "the Sunshine Act"), Federal statutes and regulations and DoD policies and procedures.

8 September 2022, The Naming Commission Final Report to the United States Congress Part III: Remaining Department of Defense Assets, p. 15.

9 87 Federal Register 64019 (Oct. 21, 2022).

10 Id. at 64020.

11 Written Statements to the ACANC Nov. 7-8, 2022 meeting.

12 Charter Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery, 6, The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Department of the Army, . . . and will ensure compliance with the requirements of the FACA, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5. U.S.C. Section 552b, as amended, "the Sunshine Act"), government Federal statutes and regulations and DoD policies and procedures.

13 Charter, Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery available at:

Charter (arlingtoncemetery.mil).

14 41 C.F.R. 102-3. 120.

Arlington National Cemetery Confederate Memorial: Testimony of British Art Critic and Historian, Alexander Adams

Arlington National Cemetery Confederate Memorial:
Testimony of British Art Critic and Historian,
Alexander Adams
Arlington National Cemetery, 109 year old Confederate Memorial to the Reconciliation and Reunification of our great nation after our bloodiest war.
Arlington National Cemetery, 109 year old Confederate Memorial to the Reconciliation and Reunification of our great nation after our bloodiest war.

[Publisher's Note, by Gene Kizer, Jr. - Alexander Adams is one of the finest art critics and historians alive today. His testimony, below, is also available as a PDF along with the many scholarly white papers written for Defend Arlington. There is a link, following this post, to PDFs of all the white papers and other materials including a recent strong letter from Defend Arlington's attorney, Karen C. Bennett, to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and others.

Bennett points out numerous deliberate violations of federal regulations by the Federal Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery in its haste to support the destruction of the 109 year old Confederate Memorial before the public and lawmakers can stop them.

When you read Adams's testimonial about the enormous artistic and historic value of the Confederate Memorial, you will realize how barbaric and UNAMERICAN the destruction of this magnificent memorial in our nation's most sacred burial ground really is.

Aerial view of the Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery with over 500 graves of Confederate soldiers and some family in concentric circles around it. The sculptor, internationally renowned Jewish artist Moses Ezekiel, a Confederate veteran, is buried with three others at the base of his beautiful monument to the reconciliation of North and South after the War Between the States.
Aerial view of the Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery with over 500 graves of Confederate soldiers and some family in concentric circles around it. The sculptor, internationally renowned Jewish artist Moses Ezekiel, a Confederate veteran, is buried with three others at the base of his beautiful monument to the reconciliation of North and South after the War Between the States.
View from the ground at Arlington National Cemetery of the beautiful Confederate Memorial symbolizing the reconciliation of our country after the bloody War Between the States. Photo courtesy Derrick Johnson.
View from the ground at Arlington National Cemetery of the beautiful Confederate Memorial symbolizing the reconciliation of our country after the bloody War Between the States. Photo courtesy Derrick Johnson.

This is the most symbolic monument in American history because it involves the central event in American history, our War Between the States. Before the war, states were sovereign and supreme over the federal government.

After the war, the federal government was supreme over the states.

To gaze on the Confederate monument is to contemplate battlefields drenched in blood and strewn with dead and dying men, who back home had grieving families, widows and children, parents who got the horrifying news that their young man, their little boy, was killed and buried in a place they will never know or be able to visit and grieve.

Around 750,000 died in the War Between the States and over a million were maimed out of a national population of 31 million. In World War II, we lost around 400,000 out of a national population of 132 million.

President William McKinley, a former Union soldier, came up with the idea for a Confederate memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. He said after the Spanish-American war in 1898:

. . . every soldier's grave made during our unfortunate civil war is a tribute to American valor . . . And the time has now come . . . when in the spirit of fraternity we should share in the care of the graves of the Confederate soldiers . . . The cordial feeling now happily existing between the North and South prompts this gracious act and if it needed further justification it is found in the gallant loyalty to the Union and the flag so conspicuously shown in this year just passed by the sons and grandsons of those heroic dead.

The memorial was enthusiastically endorsed by Congress and Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson. Taft gave an eloquent speech at the UDC ceremony the evening of the laying of the cornerstone. Wilson spoke at the June 4, 1914 dedication as did Union and Confederate veterans and others who all supported reconciliation, binding up the nation's wounds and moving forward. Other presidents including Barack Obama sent wreaths of commemoration or flowers each year.

But to the Woke naming commission and current commissioners on the Federal Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery, none of that matters.

Any commissioner who supports the destruction of a 109 year old monument symbolizing the reconciliation of our great country is unfit to walk the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery much less serve on its advisory board.

All of this came about so one of the most historically ignorant people in American history, Elizabeth Warren, could crow about her "virtue." Warren knows nothing about Southern history and even less about her own: ". . . Warren held herself out as Native American, allowing Harvard Law School to use her as cover for its impotent diversity efforts" and:

According to a much-cited investigation by the Boston Globe, Warren consistently checked "white" on personnel forms throughout her career, including in 1981, 1985, and 1998 while employed at the University of Texas. But in the 1986-1987 edition of the Association of American Law School's directory and eight subsequent editions, Warren listed herself as a minority. She began identifying as Native American on personnel forms three years into her post at the University of Pennsylvania. And while multiple professors have attested to the fact that Warren was considered white during the hiring process at Harvard University, in 1995 she self-identified as Native American, and the school's statistics were updated to reflect as much. Harvard recorded Warren as Native American from 1995 to 2004. [https://theintercept.com/2018/10/16/elizabeth-warren-dna-video-native-american-harvard/, accessed 12-3-22]

Warren was supported by Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee led by Jim Inhofe when Republicans controlled it. Inhofe told President Trump repeatedly that he would remove the part of the NDAA FY2021 that would change United States Army base names in the South, but he is a liar and his lies have now led to the imminent desecration of Arlington National Cemetery unless we stop it.

At a time when we are in a recruiting crisis in the United States Military, it is absurd to insult the region from where 44% of military personnel are recruited. Military service has always been revered in the South and part of that comes from admiration for the valor of our Confederate ancestors fighting for independence and defending their homes and families from an invasion 1861 to 1865.

We are damn proud of our Confederate ancestors and proud of their descendants like Medal of Honor winners and legends Audie Murphy of Texas and Alvin York of Tennessee.

We are damn proud of the Southerners who won the War of 1812 in New Orleans when Elizabeth Warren's slave-trading New Englanders were committing treason with the Hartford Convention.

It is important to write your Congressional representatives and tell them that the demolition of the 109 year old Confederate Memorial to reconciliation would be a stain on Arlington National Cemetery for all time and simply must be stopped now.

The Confederate Memorial is a grave marker as shown by the pictures above. It was designed and constructed by internationally renowned Jewish sculptor Moses Ezekiel, himself a Confederate veteran, a graduate of VMI. He is buried with three other Southerners at the base of his beautiful monument thus making it their headstone but also the grave marker for 462 other Confederate graves arranged in concentric circles around the monument and an integral part of the memorial as intended by Congress, several presidents and veterans North and South.

There are important links at the end of this outstanding testimonial by Alexander Adams.

Download the PDFs of Defend Arlington's white papers. You can download all of them with one click. Share them far and wide.

Send the PDF letter from Defend Arlington's attorney, Karen C. Bennett, to your Congressional representatives. Email it or print it and mail it with a note.

Bureaucrats on the Federal Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery MUST be held accountable and forced to obey the law and federal regulations.]

Testimony regarding Arlington National Cemetery Confederate Memorial submitted to the Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery Open Session 

by Alexander Adams (British art critic, historian, author)

7-8 November 2022

Standing of submitter

I am a British cultural critic and art historian, who has written six books and over 1,000 articles over the course of a 20-year career. I have frequently written on the areas of free speech and historical preservation. In the course of researching my book Iconoclasm, Identity Politics and the Erasure of History (2020, Imprint Academic) I encountered many examples of politically motivated intolerance that manifested itself in the historical suppression of defeated groups. In that book, I extensively discussed and catalogued the recent destruction of Confederate heritage. Although I have not seen the Arlington National Cemetery Confederate Memorial in person – I am rarely able to visit Washington DC, sadly – I have seen photographs and read descriptions. I have often reviewed sculpture of the same period and style as this memorial.

General response to the Final Report of the Naming Commission

I was alarmed by the Naming Commission’s Final Report, particularly with regard to Arlington National Cemetery Confederate Memorial (the Memorial). The Memorial marks a reconciliation of sorts between the sides, both the few living veterans and their descendants. Such serious and dignified memorial work, consecrated by the nation as a whole, is a tribute to American and Christian virtues of charity and hope. By removing such a symbol of reconciliation, the implication is that there can be no end to the Civil War, that the future must see that eradication of a historical legacy and that includes unending humiliation of the legatees of the defeated side.

When I consider the Naming Commission’s recommendations, I am reminded of the words of your President Lincoln: “With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan – to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.” That is, it is the duty of the victors to extend charity and compassion to the defeated side’s veterans, widows and orphans – and their descendants – by allowing them to honour their dead as they see fit and (incidentally) as the Union victors saw fit to allow them.

Legal objections

On legal grounds, it seems that the Naming Commission has exceeded its authority by making a recommendation about the destruction of the Memorial, as it is a grave marker. According the page 4 of the Final Report (part III), one of the renaming criteria given to the commission (as stipulated in Section 370) is “Asset is not a grave marker.” According to the National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (dated 24 February 2014, pp. 25-6) four soldiers are buried at its base. These include Civil War soldier and sculptor Corporal Moses Ezekiel, whose work the memorial is. The Memorial it is an actual grave marker, marking the burial site of dead soldiers, and is located in the National Cemetery, making it a functional or symbolic grave marker. It is therefore outside the remit of the Naming Commission.

Artistic significance

Having viewed a large amount of public statuary from the beaux-arts era (1850-1914), it is my professional opinion that the Memorial is a serious, iconographically complex and technically accomplished piece of art. In my view, it is a handsome sculpture and an entirely appropriate funerary monument. I consider it an internationally significant piece of art of its type and era. Any nation should be proud to host such a magnanimous and dignified monument.

The inscription “And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks.” provides a Biblical guidance to turning from war to peace. This is echoed by the personification of the South, which holds the wreath of glory and touches the plough of peaceful prosperity. The frieze below depicts the contributions of those who supported the war effort.

It was made for its specific site with a specific purpose in mind by the artist and commissioners, so that relocating it would do its meaning great damage. Relocating it would remove a major part of the effect and distort its integrity as surely as cutting away a figure or effacing an inscription would.

Historical significance

It is worth noting that it is rare for a nation to mark the sacrifices and loses of the losing side in a civil war. This makes the Memorial internationally significant, as an example of the exceptional history of the USA and the efforts to reconcile the sides after the Civil War. It shows black and white soldiers working together, overturning expectations and putting the record the complexity of historical fact, which it is not our generation’s place to suppress.

The fact that Presidents McKinley, Taft, Theodore Roosevelt and Wilson (of both Democrat and Republican Parties) supported the erection and dedication of the Memorial gives former presidential support a non-partisan character. On 4 June 1914, President Wilson dedicated the Memorial with these words: “And, now, it has fallen to my lot to accept in the name of the great Government which I am privileged for the time to represent this emblem of a reunited people. I am not so much happy as proud to participate in this capacity on such an occasion,—proud that I should represent such a people. Am I mistaken, ladies and gentlemen, in supposing that nothing of this sort could have occurred in anything but a democracy? The people of democracy are not related to their rulers as subjects are related to a government. They are themselves the sovereign authority, and as they are neighbors of each other, quickened by the same influences and moved by the same motives, they can understand each other. They are shot through with some of the deepest and profoundest instincts of human sympathy. They choose their governments; they select their rulers; they live their own life, and they will not have that life disturbed and discolored by fraternal misunderstandings.”

Wilson’s consideration of democracy healing wounds and allowing fractured populations to express fraternal sympathy is a lesson to those who seek to maintain democracy as an American civic value. When we look at other countries, we do not find similar generosity extended to the defeated. This makes the Memorial rare. Regardless of one’s own views on the Civil War, it is a duty to preserve monuments constructed by those who had direct first-hand experience of the war and its veterans.

Response of Jewish groups

The fact that commissioners chose a sculptor who was Jewish is significant, as it shows generosity towards a group considered marginal at the time. The artist recognised the seriousness of his task and considered it an honour, as witnessed by his letter of 11 February 1911 (Exhibit A). The destruction of the Memorial – which is what any removal would amount to – would be an insult to the artist and reduce the cultural breadth of the nation. A Jewish writer has explained his objects eloquently in a letter I received, submitted as Exhibit B. The author concludes, “We would urge you to leave the Arlington Confederate Memorial exactly as our forefathers intended it.”

Recommendation of submitter

My professional advice is that I strongly recommend that the Arlington National Cemetery Confederate Memorial remains unaltered, for reasons of historical and artistic integrity.

Alexander Adams

7/8 November 2022

Publisher's Note: Please download the PDF of Mr. Adams' Testimony, which includes his Exhibits A and B. They are not included here because it would make this post too long. They are well-worth reading. Just click the link below, or here: PDF White Papers from Defend Arlington.

Links to Important Resources

Here is a link to an informative nine minute video, "The Arlington Confederate Monument," produced by the Abbeville Institute.

The Arlington Confederate Monument

Here is a link to the outstanding scholarly PDF white papers written for Defend Arlington. You can download them all with one click. Please share them far and wide, especially the letter from Defend Arlington's attorney, Karen C. Bennett, to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

PDF White Papers from Defend Arlington

Here is link to an excellent video refuting point by point a historically false Prager University video by Ty Seidule, who is on the naming commission. This one is produced by Bode Lang and entitled "The Civil War Was Not for Slavery."

Click Here for Bode Lang's excellent video,
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