Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Tribute to Confederate Soldiers Hilariously Backfires

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene posted an image of herself meant to defend Confederate monuments, but lawmakers inadvertently highlighted a monument honoring the Union, The daily beastreported.

The Republican brandon posted an image of herself at the Wilder Monument in Chickamuaga, Georgia, on Truth Social, former President Donald Trump’s media platform he created after Twitter was banned.

“Tonight I stopped at the Wilder Monument in Chickamuaga, GA, which honors the soldiers of the Wilder Brigade,” she said. “I will always defend the history of our nation!”

But the Wilder Brigade fought for the Union. Colonel John T Wilder and led a brigade with wild horses from the Tennessee countryside and turned his brigade into infantry armed with the seven-shot Spencer repeating rifle, according to Iron Brigadier.

On September 18, 1863, the brigade checked in the Union army when it helped repel the Confederate army at Alexander’s Bridge, according to the Indiana government website. Two days later, the Lightning Brigade, as it was known, repulsed the Confederate Army division charges and counterattacked the South.

(Truth Social/Marjorie Taylor Greene)

As a result, General George H Thomas built the rock-like stand now known as The Rock of Chicamauga which was used to save the army.

Republicans in recent years have opposed attempts to remove monuments honoring the Confederacy as well as prominent slave owners and white supremacists, with Ms Greene being one of the most outspoken figures in the effort.

Comments are closed.