Editor: Stephen Price omitted an important statistic in his elaborate attempt to justify the statue of a Confederate soldier in front of the Leesburg courthouse: 620,000 Americans died as a direct result of the Confederacy’s attempt to secede from the United States! This was a significant percentage of the population at the time (23,200,000).
The number of dead from this bloody conflict almost equals the total of deaths from all other U.S. conflicts. I don’t believe we should celebrate the people who caused this disaster.
James Sivard, Leesburg