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Many of us hereabouts have ancestors who fought for the Confederacy. I am one. 

I am proud of my ancestor and honor him; he fought to protect his land. I grieve that in so doing, he was defending slavery, the way of life he knew. 

However, I strive to understand this error in judgment, just as I hope my descendants will understand, and correct as best they can, any such errors as I may have made, or may yet make.

Sue Gabbay

Washington

Great-granddaughter of Elijah M. Webb, 12th Battalion, VA Light Artillery


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