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Confederate flags, re-enactors, complex symbols

by Matt Gallman

About six weeks ago two high school students from North Carolina found themselves in the center of a minor kerfuffle when they posted an Instagram picture from their recent class trip to Gettysburg.

The two girls had just finished walking the ground at Pickett’s Charge and posed waving Confederate flags. A friend of mine who is a popular blogger wrote that it was a particular desecration to wave the Confederate flag on the sacred ground at Gettysburg.

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