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Rebecca Roberts 
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Re: “Confederate Flag Riles Some City of Burlington Employees

My 2nd Great Grandfather served TX and he's a hero. The soldiers received an official thanks from the TX legislature at the time for defending Corpus Christi against the bombardment from hostile incoming Yankees. The folks in Corpus Christi went to the woods and waited patiently for the soldiers to tell them the coast was clear for them to go back to their homes. He also defended Shreveport, LA. All the soldiers are heroes in my book. In contrast, Gen Sherman told the folks in Atlanta, the civilian women and children, to vacate their homes. Gen. Hood gave it his best shot but he's still a hero. He told Sherman "In the name of God and humanity, I protest, believing that you will find that you are expelling from their homes and firesides the wives and children of a brave people." Does one really think that the hero is Gen. Sherman, who would do such a thing as to vacate a people and then burn their homes to the ground, and not Gen. Hood, that defended the people? It was called the War of Northern Aggression for a reason and to understand that one will understand a Southern hero. To denigrate them and the battle flag they fought under as racists as if that is the only meaning is an injustice to American history and their descendants today. Kudos to the man for flying the flag up in Vermont and sticking up for what's right. There's even a Confederate soldier buried up in Maine. From coast to coast there are folks that didn't fail history and honor the Confederate dead.

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Posted by Rebecca Roberts on 09/25/2015 at 10:09 AM

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