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 Posted: Sun Feb 14th, 2010 02:35 pm
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I have seen the monument and the flag. It is inside the fence where the monument stands. When it was flown over the statehouse I think it was wrong. It only started flying over the state house during the Civil Rights era in South Carolina, so the intent was not to honor the dead of the Civil War but had other meanings.

Placing a Confederate flag with the monument does not bother me except I believe it is the wrong flag. Instead of the battleflag I think it would have been better to fly the Stars and Bars or the 2nd or 3rd National. Those do not seem to offend as much.

That said it is interesting that no one seems to mind the gigantic statue of Hampton on the other side of the statehouse ,which is not Hampton as the governor but Hampton the warrior on horseback with the names of all the battles he was in around the bottom of the base. I found that curious .

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