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ECW Weekender: New York State Capitol’s Flag Room (Virtual Tour)

A new six minute video highlights some of the 2,200 flags preserved in the Flag Room of the New York State Capitol. Most of the flags were used by New York troops from the War of 1812 through the modern … Continue reading

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Lee-Jackson Day 2017

As is my custom when visiting Lexington, Virginia, I swung by Stonewall Jackson Cemetery on Saturday to pay my respects to the general. I was in town at the invitation of the Sons of Confederate Veterans to speak at their … Continue reading

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Meaning No Disrespect . . .

The removal of South Carolina’s Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the Statehouse on Friday (7/10/2015) caused quite a kerfluffle, for many reasons.

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My Thoughts on the Confederate Flag

The current calls for the removal of the Confederate battle flag and subsequently all Confederate flags from public state buildings and even tags is long overdue. The battle flag was used in a war that the Confederacy lost—a war that … Continue reading

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