Civil War

US Army War College May Remove Portraits of Robert E. Lee, Other Confederate Generals

Unnamed official complained, college promises "informed discussion" on man "whose entire purpose in life was to destroy the nation"


The U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania is considering removing its portraits of Robert E. Lee and other Confederate generals after at least one official questioned why the school honors those who fought against America.

The college is currently conducting an inventory of its paintings and photographs, which feature Confederate generals such as Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. The school plans to re-hang the images later in historical themes to tell a story, the Washington Times reports.