Amid outcry over Confederate memorials, new ones are going up

Los Angeles Times 

While Confederate statues and monuments around the nation get removed, defaced, covered up or toppled, some new memorials are being erected by people who insist their only purpose is to honor the soldiers who died for the South. Supporters of these new Civil War monuments describe a determination to hold onto their understanding of history. "What I want to get across is how much the South suffered, not only through the war but after the war, during the Reconstruction years," David Coggins said. His Confederate Veterans Memorial Park in Brantley, Ala., dedicated a memorial to unknown Alabama Confederate soldiers in September.