Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

Irony

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on May 25, 2013

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A small U.S. flag marks the grave of fire-eating secessionist Louis T. Wigfall in Galveston, Texas on Memorial Day weekend, 2013. Local scouting groups place U.S. flags on the graves of Confederate veterans as well as U.S. military veterans in recognition of the holiday.

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  1. Bob Nelson said, on May 25, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Ironic, to say the least. Especially considering the fact that Wigfall was the one who first rowed out from Fort Johnson to Sumter to ask for its surrender. Very good. And very creative. I didn’t know he was buried in Galveston. My aunt lives in Galveston (age 95). If I ever got down that way, will have to stop and say “Hello” to Wigfall.

    • Andy Hall said, on May 25, 2013 at 11:39 pm

      I’ll take you on a tour. Lotta interesting stiffs in that little piece of ground.

  2. Laqueesha said, on July 13, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    I’ve got no problems placing U.S. flags on the graves of Confederates. Let them know who got the last laugh.


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