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Letter to the editor - Confederate memorial should be removed


August 17, 2017


Montana has a Confederate memorial? In Helena?

I was astounded to discover this. I’ve lived in Montana for 11 years now, but I’m not native to the state. So I did a little research. Maybe Montana played some part in the Civil War that I didn’t know about.

Nope. Montana wasn’t even a territory until May of 1864. The Confederacy surrendered in April of 1865. Confederates never got close to Montana. Even if Montana had been a state at that point, it would have been located firmly in the Union.

Well, whatever. It’s not hurting anything, right?

Wrong. As the events of t...

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