March 20, 2023

DIXIE CHICK: Marjorie Taylor Greene and her Confederate obsession

DIXIE CHICK: Marjorie Taylor Greene and her Confederate obsession

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Oh, Marge. Freshman Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene took a stroll down Confederacy lane and unwittingly became the poster girl for the importance of education, truth, and history when visiting a Civil War monument. You see, the spork-toed terror didn’t realize that she was proudly posing with a symbol of the UNION side of the Civil War and not her beloved Confederacy!

On Tuesday, MTG posted a picture of herself looking proud and boastful at the Wilder Monument, captioning the moment:

Tonight, I stopped at the Wilder Monument in Chickamuaga, GA, which honors the Confederate soldiers of the Wilder Brigade. I will always defend our nation’s history!

Curiously, by Wednesday, the post was deleted. Why?

Perhaps it was because she misspelled Chickamauga? Or maybe someone relayed to the forever clueless QAnon queen that – the Wilder Monument actually honors the Union side of the War Between the States.

Who wants to tell her?

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Named for Union officer John T. Wilder and his “Lightning Brigade,” the Wilder Brigade Monument, also called the Wilder Tower, sits on the oldest and largest Civil War Battlefield in the country.

The battle of Chickamauga lasted only two days but stands as one of the bloodied battles of the Civil War. From September 18 – September 20, 1863, over 35,000 soldiers were killed, captured, wounded, or considered missing. Officer Wilder and his brigade defeated the confederate soldiers at the Walker County, Georgia battlefield.

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After years of planning and financial setbacks 16 years after the battle ended, the monument was officially dedicated at a ceremony attended by Wilder and surviving members of his Lightning Brigade.

Located less than 60 miles north of Congresswoman Greene’s hometown of Rome, Georgia, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park was one of the first four national military parks created by Congress beginning in 1890 – along with Shiloh, Gettysburg, and Vicksburg.

Yet the Georgia native not only misspelled the name of one of the most important, and deadliest battles of the War of Secession but had no clue as to who actually won it.

Either Greene is truly ignorant of her state, and this country’s history – or she’s trying to whitewash it. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she will always “defend our nation’s history,” a good place to start would be learning some of it.

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Ty Ross

News journalist for Washington Press and Occupy Democrats.

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