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Roy tho far nt the the In In In of !n - In of It UPHOLDS RUTHERFORD HISTORY COMMITTEE Major \V. A. Clark, Commanding Division Confederate Veterans, Replies to General Carr's Criticism of Reference Reference to Lincoln in Report at Reunion. My W. A. Clnrk, Commanding South Carolina Division. Upon the adjournment of tho Confederate Confederate Iteunlon, ] was enllcil away on business, atnl therefore failed to see. until my return to Columbia, what purports to be certain crltlclsm.s crltlclsm.s by General I'arr an'I Genoral Howry of tho report made by tho "It ut her ford Committee." General Carr ts the commatidor-lnchlof commatidor-lnchlof of tho United Con federate Veterans Veterans and General Howry Is the commander commander of the Army of Northern VlrKlnla. which Includes the dlvlslotin dlvlslotin of Maryland. Dlatrlct <>f Columbia. Columbia. VlrKlnla, West VlrKlnla. N'orth i'aro!|nn and South Carolina. The prominent positions held by these officials naturally^ produce upon the public mind that they expressed- tho views of tho United Confederate Veterans. 1 feel well AMiurad that such Is not the case, that Injustice has been done the committee. Kach of these distinguished officials officials are entitled to their views of the life and character of 1'resldent I^lneoln and as much as I may differ with them. It Is not my purpose here to ralso the Issue. I only deslro to ? peak In behalf of the committee and to say that In my opinion the views expressed by these officials do not And a sympathetic response with the rank and file of ths Confederate veterans. veterans. Itr-|M>rt Ilend AmM Confusion. It is true that the report subinlt'e<) subinlt'e<) by tho committee was made at the closing hours of th<> nice-ting and amid some confusion, hut the Impression Impression of the writer In that both General General Carr and General Howry were at that time on thc> stand; the latter a'? 11 nk as presiding oillcer. when the report was made and passed without a dissenting voice. General Carr and General Howry nr>- reported us saying: "The report was adopted In some ?onfuslon. and the part which aroused such a storm of protest was In a mass of verbiage, which seemed to hold President Lincoln responsible for the War Between the States." It should be home In mind thnt great Injustice has been done the South and the cause for which we fought by Northern writers of his tory; whereby the responsibility of the Confederate War and all of the 111" growing therefrom have b?en heaped upon the South, and these hlstorlos have even erept Into tinschools tinschools of the South, thereby poisoning poisoning the minds of the youth 'if our land. It would not be In plaee. In a newspaper newspaper article, to undertake a discussion discussion Of the causes which led up to tho war; but suffice It to say. that tho purpose of our organization and thnt of tho United Daughters of the Confederacy Is to have our cause fairly and honestly set forth In the world; mul to this enil, our purpon? l"? to have true history written and true history taught Iti our schoola. \\ nnt Trne History In Mouth. Miss Mildred Itutherford, of Athena. On.. him been ft most IndefatlKablo worker to that end. She has, mora than any other ono portion, contributed contributed to the true history of the Confederate cnuio. "Tho Itutherford Committee" was soma years bko appointed appointed by our organization to use Its effort to securo a fair and unbiased unbiased history to be used as rv textbook textbook In our sequoia and colleges. The work of this committee Is very briefly sot forth In the report as follows: "For reasons heretofore K'ven your committee has been obliged to restrict restrict Its scope of work almost exclusively exclusively to watching- and Influencing Ktnto school adoptions In <>r<ler to secure the adoption of textbooks for use In Houthern schools teaching our youths the ureal historic truths of I the Confederate dlr'ntglo, thus enJ enJ abllnic them to Justify, approve and | commend the action of their forIm forIm .irs. "It l? with utmost pleasure that I we Invite attenlon to the splendid i work done in the State adoptions by the textbook committee of tho State Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. These committees have worked most earnestly ntid effectively effectively and have largely contributed to the glorious nrhleernents of securing securing In the Ktates. histories true and loyal to the Confederacy." No txceptlon k-''mi to have been taken to this part of the report and no honest rnlnd. North ' r South, could object to such a worthy purpose. purpose. IniilalK l.lncokn Korced Wnr. The following paragraph of their report, however, has raised a storm of Indignation: ?'Our committee would especially cr.tnmetj/1 a pamphlet by Colonel Ilucer Ilucer W. .tacks'.n, of Cnrryvllle. f?a.. entitled. 'Th" Truth of the War Conspiracy Conspiracy of ISfil' and published by that great-hearted Southern historian. Miss Mildred Hutherford Hutherford Thl? presents the official official evidence gathered principally /roin the l.'nlted Stat'*" government archive*. which proves the Confederate War wa-< deliberately arid personally conceived and Its Inauguration made by Abrehnm I.lneoln. and that he (.Continued on Seven.b I'ajre > MIIOOI.S. Mount De Sales Academy of th" VMlallnn. by ef th" Vt?1*atton Vt?1*atton f."?ton?vllle, Md., !iv? miles from i It.'iltlmore. Write I>!rectre?? for c*talejru*. c*talejru*. Atllllnted with the Catholic t nlvrmity of

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  1. The Times Dispatch,
  2. 09 Jul 1922, Sun,
  3. Page 20

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