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 Posted: Tue Feb 16th, 2010 05:08 pm
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Doc C

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I can respect what my ancestors, both union and csa, accomplished/went through without waving a flag. Did cw veterans have this same argument about the csa flags. Doubt it, many went on with their lives and rekindled their friendships with their past enemies. For example, CSA Lt. Gen. Joseph Wheeler. Prior to his death he chose to be buried in the union section, rather than the confederate, with Ord, Sheridan, Crook. Also, Gen Frederick Grant, son of U S Grant, was an honorary pallbearer. In my mind the current controversy has little or nothing to do with the civil war but about current economic/political/social reasons. Also, those individuals who proudly wave either flag probably (could be wrong) don't have an idea what it means other than those who see it as a symbol of hate.

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