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RSS FeedsGettysburg reckons with Confederacy symbols
(World News USA)


4 july 2020 17:56:49

Gettysburg reckons with Confederacy symbols
(World News USA)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nationwide push to take down symbols of the Confederacy, to question why anyone flies a rebel flag at all, has come to Gettysburg, a city of barely 1,100 on the South Dakota prairie, where the buffalo once roamed. Gettysburg, S.D., is approximately 1,400 miles northwest of its sister city in Adams County, Pa., where Union troops defeated Confederate forces in the pivotal battle of the Civil War in 1863. The South Dakota city got its name, according to one account, because soldiers who fought in Pennsylvania settled there. Its slogan is “Where the Battle Wasn`t.” Its symbol, emblazoned on police cars and uniforms, is an American flag and the traditional Confederate...

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