Why do people believe myths about the Confederacy? Because our textbooks and monuments are wrong. – The Washington Post


Why do people believe myths about the Confederacy? Because our textbooks and monuments are wrong. – The Washington Post.

Maryland residents greeted Union soldiers as liberators when they came through on the way to Antietam. Recognizing the residents of Frederick as hostile, Confederate cavalry leader Jubal Early demanded and got $300,000 from them lest he burn their town, a sum equal to at least $5,000,000 today. Today, however, Frederick boasts what it calls the “Maryland Confederate Memorial,” and the manager of the Frederick cemetery — filled with Union and Confederate dead — told me in an interview, “Very little is done on the Union side” around Memorial Day. “It’s mostly Confederate.” (more. /wr)