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Victorian Fair An Open Letter

Dear Commander Todd,

It is with great appreciation that Terry Lee and I express to the
M’boro Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp # 33 for the gracious invitation
to participate in the Historical re-enactment of the Honor General
Nathan Bedford Forrest’s capture of the City of Murfreesboro and
the freeing of her citizens from the Union army . In light of all
the recent activities surrounding the proposed name change of Forrest
Hall on the beautiful campus of Middle Tennessee University , the
expressed threat of one Reverend Brooks that Terry Lee and I never
show our faces in Murfreesboro again , and the eventual honorable
decision by the students and staff not to change the name of Forest
Hall ; made this event that much more memorable. It was most gratifying
for several members of the United Colored Troops ( Houston and Gary
) to embrace Terry Lee and I at the event, and also express their
pride and support of our efforts to present the real history of
our African people and their honor earned in the defense our homeland
; the Southland of America. We were most gratified at the tremendous
ovation given by the many participants who visited our table to
obtain the historical documentation tapes of the journey that the
Edgerton family has had in this fight to help vindicate our Southern
family, as well as the Southern apparel that also depicts that honor
won and stolen by several African heroes , and of course the Un-
Civil War by Mike Scruggs that we help introduced into Southern
circles and is probably now the most sought after publication at
these kinds of events. Our Dear Mother who is now in Heaven would
be proud to know that her sons are at the forefront to bring the
table of brotherhood forward to the sons of former slaves and the
sons of former slave owners as they seek not only vindication for
their homeland, but also stolen honor from the Southern African
and that White man that he called family. She would be even more
prideful, because after all it was just down the road from Oakland’s
that her favorite Southern General ( the Honorable General Patrick
R. Cleyburn) lost his life .

Your Brother,
HK Edgerton