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The Politically Correct Origins of the Confederate Battle Flag

“It avoided the religious objection about the cross (from the Jews and many Protestant sects),” William Porcher Miles explained to P.G.T. Beauregard in August of 1861, “because it did not stand out so conspicuously as if the cross had been placed upright thus.”

The Cornerstone of Objectivity: Davis’ Reaction to Stephens’ Speech

According to popular myth, when Jefferson Davis read Alexander Stephens’ Cornerstone Speech, he was taken aback and appalled. But is the story of Davis’ reaction accurate, or was it invented out of pure speculation and admiration for the Confederate President?

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