04-07-21 Give it Back!

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1) In what year were the conquered confederate flags returned to the South?
2) Who authorized it?

credit: @sarladaise
1) 1905;
2) President Theodore Roosevelt.
President Grover Cleveland had proposed returning them in 1887, but relented when the Grand Army of the Republic strenuously objected.

Source: Bernard Kenney, "The Curious Story of the Captured Confederate Battle Flags", InsiderNJ, September 13, 2019. https://www.insidernj.com/curious-s...vil War had ended only forty years beforehand.
 
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