In Kansas, it would seem one man carried out his dying wish to give us a “grave” warning about the Democratic Party. 124 years ago, his last request was fulfilled and etched in stone.
Nathaniel Grigsby was born on October 11, 1811. He was also a 2nd Lieutenant of Company G, 10th Indiana Calvary, and a Civil War veteran. After the war, he became a farmer. It is also said Nathaniel was a dear friend of Abraham Lincoln.
After Lincoln moved to Illinois in 1830, Nathaniel moved with his father to Carroll Co., MO in 1855.
In 1860, he was living in Norborne. He wrote to Lincoln and received an appointment as Republican Precinct Committee Man. He placed Lincoln’s name on the 1860 ballot. All of Natty’s neighbors were Southern sympathizers. He had been talking about electing Lincoln for president in town. One morning at about 2 or 3 a.m. a neighbor rode up and told Natty not to light any lights. The neighbor wanted to warn him that his neighbors were planning to murder him and if he wanted to live he should be on his way.
After the warning, Natty moved back to Spencer Co., IN where he and four of his five sons enlisted in Company C 10th IN Cavalry (Richmond Davis did not enlist). Natty was named 2nd Lieutenant. ~Authentic Campaigner
He died April 16, 1890, but before he did, he had one request. He wanted to send a message that would last in stone. On the side of his grave is marked:
Set in that stone is a warning to all about the Democrat party. Even Snopes states that the inscription is in fact true.
While you can blame it on his involvement in one of the bloodiest battles in history, losing a son in the war, or the fact that his childhood friend was assassinated, it still rings true. You can even choose to believe the old Dixiecrat lie that even Sodahead admits is a myth back in 2002. You can even blame his 30 years of bitterness or the KKK (founded by Democrats).
It seems these days that everywhere I turn, race, old politics, reparations, and reverse racism (even going as far as challenging an NFL team name) is everywhere. With calls to destroy the Constitution, proposed Amendments to destroy the Bill of Rights, calls to turn our beloved country into the USSR type structure, and racist organizations have all one thing in common.
The DNC likes to “drag up” our nation’s past while inciting the public into another Civil War. It seems that Nathaniel Grigsby‘s dying wish to warn us was right all along.