Lt. John Crittenden - L Co. Dec 30, 2012 14:02:55 GMT -5
Post by tunkasila on Dec 30, 2012 14:02:55 GMT -5
PS Tunk The reason Lt J J Crittendens remains were vandalized were that his father a General asked that his sons remains lay where he died. The family had a stone sent out , not a government stone.They had a fence placed around his grave to protect it from cattle. When the Battlefield made the new road they dug up the Lt's remains and removed them to the National Cemetery. So yes his remains were vandalized by the U.S. Government as his family asked for him to lie where he died. Now let me move Sitting Bulls grave down the road a piece and see how the Sioux think about it. Or maybe Ill search for Crazy Horses grave and move that or sell it on Ebay. Dont mess with the dead.
bandbox, firstly my sincere regret that you were so badly wounded in Iraq. My profound sympathy for the suffering you've undergone since.
Secondly, you've got me entirely wrong. I'm not on any side, I just like the record to be as accurate as possible. If you've records to show 100+ arrows in Crittenden's body then, when convenient, perhaps you'll let me know where they appear.
Also, I don't hate anyone and certainly not historical figures, either white or red. As I've said already, I like the record to be as accurate as I can make it from the information I've picked up in research.
Thanks for updating me on the Crittenden grave situation as that's not something I knew. I guess your beef is with the NPS who did the moving. I most certainly agree that all the dead should be venerated, especially those killed in battle.