An Open Letter & Open Report
From: HK Edgerton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri, Jul 29, 2016
To: siegels1 (email@example.com)
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
As I await to begin the second leg of the Revival Tour, I have delivered a series of speeches (Burnsville Town Center, Burnsville, N.C. – American Legion Post 82, Valdese, N.C. – Dons Italian
Restaurant, Spindale, N.C.) to various Sons of Veterans Camps, Orders of the Confederate Rose, their families and invited public.
I would tell the many who gathered to hear me speak about Case No. 16-CA-003892: Lawsuit, members of the War Between the States Theater Subcommittee, members of the Veterans Memorial Committee vs
Les Miller, Chairman, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (in his representative capacity) and Veterans Memorial Park Museum. And of the suit in progress against Ms. Pam Bondi, the
Attorney General of the State of Florida.
On Monday, July 18, 2016, I would post the Colors at the Zebulon Vance monument for three hours in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, and again for three hours in Black Mountain, North Carolina,
I would also have draped across my chest a sign board that read, “Police Lives Matter.”
An interesting conversation would pursue when a lady who appeared to be of East Indian descent would say to me, “Sir, you are an extreme contradiction standing there with the Klan flag of Nathan
Bedford Forrest, and that sign that reads, “Police Lives Matter.”
I told her that the Honorable General Nathan Bedford Forrest was the original Superman. He was a man of his time who managed always to be in the body politic a champion to all of God’s children,
be they freed or indentured. And that you could not find any Southerner of any station that would speak unkindly of him, to include the family members of the forty plus Africans who rode with him,
of whom he declared when speaking about them publicly about the War for Southern Independence…” these men stayed with me to the end, and no better Confederate ever lived.”
So great was his character and honor among the African people that, after the war, he would be invited as first and only White man to be the Keynote Speaker at the Pole Bearer Association
(a front runner to the NAACP) annual re-union in Memphis, Tennessee, a city that he saved from the rampage of Lincoln’s army that had orders to burn, rape, plunder, and murder the the inhabitants of,
during the same time that Grant was doing the same as he torched 42 cities down the road in the great State of Mississippi.
I told her that the real war criminal, Sherman, was sent by the Federal government in their so called Klan trials that would eventually exonerate General Forrest from not only these
Klan accusations, and any wrong doings at Fort Pillow.
And furthermore, in his famous speech to those Africans gathered at the Pole Bearers re-union, Forrest would tell them of the lies against him and that there were those among them who could
attest to his innocence. And that he prayed that the now freed Africans would go on to be lawyers, doctors, politicians and successful business men and women. And that he offered to them to call
upon him to use any influence to help to those ends.
And mam, I shall stand here proudly in support of the Flag of Forrest and the honorable men and women who put their lives on the line every day protecting and serving the citizens. She would
open her arms and give me a very warm embrace, and say thank you as the shouts of HK would continue to ensue from the many passing by. God bless you!
Recipient of the Key to the City of Carthage, Texas