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Civil War Buffs on Flag Debate: It's Complicated

If you're looking for simple answers about the Confederate flag's place in contemporary America, don't ask a Civil War reenactor. "Long story short, it's complicated," said Mark Edmondson, who played a Union infantryman at a reenactment event in suburban Chicago over the weekend. "The Confederate battle flag is a necessary part of history and it’s ... important to clarify history and not fall into some politically correct retelling," said the...

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