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Will Confederate Flag Still Fly at Civil War Historical Sites?

By    |   Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 01:04 PM

Following the June 17 shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, many have called for the take down of the Confederate flag across the country, yet some Civil War sites still fly the rebel banner.

The flying of the flag came under fire after pictures of the acussed Charleston shooter, Dylann Roof, surfaced depicting him with the Confederate flag.

The flag, however, is a part of the South’s history, and several historical sites still have the battle banner waving.

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Here are some of the locations.

1. Confederate Memorial Park
Home to the nation’s largest Confederate flag, this park is a memorial to those who fought in the war, according to the Los Angeles Times. Including the 50-by-30-foot flag, the park also has granite plaques with images of Civil War events and influential characters. It is a private park, built by the Sons of Confederate Veterans six years ago.

2. Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History
The confederate flag flies outside the mansion-turned-museum where the Confederate president learned the North had won the war, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Months before the recent shooting, Danville, Virginia, officials debated whether to remove the flag, but state law prohibits local government from interfering with war monuments after their approval. The City Council has plans to discuss the issue again, but Mayor Gary Miller told the newspaper he is unsure how they would be able to move around the state’s law.

3. South Carolina Capital Confederate Monument
As one of the first locations to come under fire after the church shooting, the Confederate flag remains waving at full-staff following South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s demand for its removal, protesters, and even a few individuals who tried to take down the banner themselves, according to The Washington Post.

4. Walton County Courthouse
According to WJHG-TV, the DeFuniak Springs, Florida, courthouse has a Confederate monument remembering those who fought and died in the Civil War. Some residents argue in favor of retaining the flag because it is a part of their heritage while others are petitioning for its removal. The television station, however, noted that the memorial is cared by the local Heritage Museum, and the flag is the responsibility of the county.

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