With Confederate Flags Gone, Civil War Museum Will Close

By The AJC/Steve Burns:

A Henry County commissioner requested a few months ago that a local Civil War museum remove its Confederate flags.

But without that symbol, the Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum announced that it can’t conduct its mission properly and will close June 1.

In a Facebook post, the museum’s directors cited the request by District 2 Commissioner Dee Clemmons that all Confederate flags be removed from the museum, in addition to the gift shop, “in an effort not to offend anyone.”

“To exclude any Confederate flag would mean the historical value has been taken from our exhibits, and a fair interpretation could not be presented to each guest,” the post read. “Confederate flags were on this hallowed ground, as were the Union flags. To remove either of them would be a dishonor.”

The museum property, which is owned by the county, included a large collection of artifacts and exhibits that were owned by private citizens.

“Henry County in no way asked them to remove their things,” county spokeswoman Melissa Robinson told Channel 2 Action News. “We did not request that. It was a voluntary move to leave the museum.”

Civil War artifacts removed from Henry County museum linked to dispute over Confederate flag.
Civil War artifacts removed from Henry County museum linked to dispute over Confederate flag.

4 thoughts on “With Confederate Flags Gone, Civil War Museum Will Close

  • May 26, 2017 at 4:59 am

    The jack asses know many of the statues have been in place over 100 years even during the Johnson civil rights riots etc and they are just trying to start another civil war removing those and confederate flags etc. Just sorry Soros,Bush family and other jack asses skull and cross bone heads causing trouble trying to bring down America and bring in their demonic crappy new world order.

    • July 6, 2018 at 7:43 am

      Taking down flags and Statues must mean that the Civil War never happened. It certainly was not fought over Slavery, as the Communists like to say that it was. If so, why did it take Lincoln two years before he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, in 1863? That was a move to “free” Slaves only in States in rebellion to the Union, since it did not free any Slaves in the North. General Grant had his Slaves until the War was over. He was not an Abolitionist.

  • February 15, 2018 at 12:31 am


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