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    Museum of the U.S. Army

    This morning's Washington Post had an interesting article on the Museum of the U.S. Army which will be opening at Fort Belvoir, VA, in late 2019 or early 2020. The museum "will include numerous pieces from the Civil War, but only from the Union side. The forces of the Confederacy 'were not considered the United State Army,' the museum director said." "Face to Face with Heroes," Washington Post, 7 February 2018

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    Went to Fort Belvoir for a blow one time. No no no no not what you'rethinking. We blew up some unserviceable ammunition. This was with an EOD team detailed to protect the capitol. Very interesting group. Fun times.
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    I took my Army Corps of Engineer Basic Officer training at Ft. Belvoir in the 80's before the school was moved to Ft. Leonard Wood. It was an interesting place. You would think if they display any Viet Cong, Nazi, or Imperial Japanese relics, they would also include a few CSA ones as well. There's an interesting virtual tour available at http://thenmusa.org/about-the-museum.php
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    Interesting that they would go out of their way to make a statement like that. They could have just made the omission and never said a word and probably no one would ever have said anything. To announce it outright is kinda "In your face", in my opinion anyway.

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    And, even though in 1957 all Confederate Veterans were given U.S. Veteran status. There should be some recognition for that! Although, it wouldn't be the first time the Government has disappointed me with their actions.

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    I think it's a sign of the times, at present. It's politically incorrect to be a Confederate. Some Members of our Government want to erase a lot of that history.
    What about all the Confederate prisoners that took the oath of alligance , and went into the Federal Army, and went west to control the vareios Indian Tribes, Their were quite a few of them that did that. Lots of the Forts in Minnesota, and Dakota Territory were manned by them during the war. But I regress.
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    Another thought on this. Fort Benning has a HUGE collection of war stuff the infantry picked up all over the place. From at least WW I on they've collected everything you can think of. Much less just taking some poor Wehrmacht officer's knights cross with swords, diamonds, pearls, paper clips, and saurkraut, they also have Herman Goring's field marshal's batons (both of them). Of course nobody goes to that museum. Hoping some of this stuff shows up.

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