- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

MONROE, La. (AP) - Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans were horrified this week to find several historic grave sites dating back to the Civil War destroyed by vandals.

Sons of Confederate Veterans Louisiana Division Commander Thomas Taylor told The News-Star (https://tnsne.ws/1BbioJB ) that vandals broke several gravestones at Tennille Cemetery in Monroe near the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Several were the burial ground of children who died during the Civil War.

The organization has asked the Monroe Police Department to investigate the desecration of one of Monroe’s landmark cemeteries.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans took ownership of the cemetery five years ago. Taylor says anger was the emotion he felt upon seeing the vandalism. He says he plans to meet with a monument vendor to determine how the gravestones can be repaired.

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Information from: The News-Star, https://www.thenewsstar.com

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