What happened on Feb. 20, 1864, 45 miles west of Jacksonville, and what's still happening
The Legislature has more important things to do than take sides in a fight over Civil War monuments at a state park in North Florida. That battle has prompted legislation that would require lawmakers to approve historical monuments in the state park system. There is no need for lawmakers to micromanage park monuments, and Gov. Rick Scott should direct state parks officials to continue to determine what is appropriate — regardless of which side in the Civil War is honored.
John Murphy of Largo: Why are some people still fighting the Civil War?