Protesters have torn down Confederate statues in recent weeks.
American flag-themed items are for sale, but not Confederate ones.
But the Confederate flag remains the main lightning rod of controversy.
McClellan’s Union forces and thwarted the Northern attempt to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
In Raleigh, N.C., the statues of two Confederate soldiers were torn down.
For decades, the names of Lexington’s Confederate forebears have mostly gone unchallenged.
., on May 30, protesters climbed a 15-foot figure of a Confederate soldier and spray-painted its base.
., on Saturday, protesters climbed a 15-foot figure of a Confederate soldier and spray-painted its base.
., the leader of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which has sued to protect Confederate statues, is opposed to removal in all cases.
The most prominent Confederate memorial in Jacksonville is a statue of a Confederate soldier that sits atop a towering pillar in Hemming Park.
John Coski points out that the people who were most opposed to the proliferation of the Confederate flag into the wider culture were Confederate groups themselves.
Haley have joined a sudden groundswell of officials calling for removal of Confederate flags and statues, and the rechristening of places named for Confederate heroes.
In January 2016, the Marine Corps refused to allow a man with a large tattoo of a Confederate flag to enlist, yet 10 Army bases are still named for Confederate generals.
The Defense Department has enacted several panels to investigate the effects of Confederate symbols, such as the Confederate flag and the names of US Army bases, within the military.
Yet as proposals emerged to remove Confederate imagery in state after state, members of Confederate veterans’ organizations voiced concern about the flood of demands and said they felt misunderstood.
And a group of descendants of Confederate soldiers in Mobile, Ala., said they wanted the city to send a statue of Raphael Semmes, a Confederate admiral, to them after it was removed this month, according to AL.com.
., took down a statue of the Confederate general Stonewall Jackson last Wednesday after Mayor Levar Stoney used emergency powers to order its immediate removal, along with other Confederate statues on city property.
Opposition came quickly, and perhaps expectedly, from the Georgia division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, who said that the mountain, which is adorned with a huge carving depicting Confederate heroes, is classified as a Confederate memorial by state statute.
Congress convened in December 1865, the all-white electorate of the former Confederate states had elected as Congressional representatives the former vice president of the Confederacy, 6 former Confederate cabinet officers, 4 former Confederate generals, 5 former Confederate colonels, and 58 former members of the Confederate congress.
Beyond South Carolina, the campaign to remove long-venerated Confederate symbols from public grounds gained momentum as the Republican governor of Alabama, Robert Bentley, ordered Confederate flags removed from the state Capitol grounds and Mississippi’s senators, Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran, both Republicans, said their state should remove the Confederate battle flag from its flag.
- united in a confederacy or league
- form a group or unite
- someone who assists in a plot
- a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)
- form a confederation with; of nations
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Beyond South Carolina the campaign to remove long-venerated Confederate symbols from public grounds gained momentum as the Republican governor of Alabama Robert Bentley ordered Confederate flags removed from the state Capitol grounds and Mississippis senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran both Republicans said their state should remove the Confederate battle flag from its flag