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Thursday, November 27, 2003

A Union Hero on the Confederate Flag

From "Why Do the Neocons Hate Dixie So?" in The American Cause:

Late in life, Joshua Chamberlain, the Union hero who won the Medal of Honor for holding Little Round Top when Lee sent the Texans to turn Meade's flank on the second day at Gettysburg, said that whenever he saw that flag, it recalled to him the indomitable courage of the men who had fought under it.

Joshua Chamberlain, a hater of slavery, it seems, did not see the flag as a symbol of that hated institution, as we so often do today.