War monuments commemorate wars and conflicts. A monument can be a large marble pillar, a statue or a much smaller plaque. Monuments are usually sponsored by organizations or communities to remember a battle or event in which lives were lost. Civil War monuments are critical to the understanding of the history of the United States.
The Civil War was a bloody, internal war that often put family members against one another. One brother might fight for the North and another for the South. Soldiers fought to preserve the nation or to preserve a way of life. Continue Reading »