Furling of the flags by Richard Norris Brooke


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RebYell64

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Lord, I cannot even imagine. The symbol that represents all you gave your devotion to for possibly up to four years and the banner to which your friends, brothers, and cousins died carrying only to be picked up by another comrade who would shortly share their same fate.

It always means a lot to me when I see a Southern flag flying, or a new monument unveiled, North or South. To me, it's like a way to say that we have not forgotten what they fought for on either side of the conflict, suffering all they had.
 

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This past April we were lucky enough to portray the surrender of the 2nd MD at Appomattox, it was incredibly moving, in fact we actually pieced out a flag that we carried through the sesquicentennial. Even though we were just "play acting" the emotion was palpable, I can't imagine what those men felt on that day.
 

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For the poor soldiers who fought my own really does go out to them. To the politicians the plant is and to the men who led them they should all have been home for starting such a bloody conflict and ruining so many lies talk about fighting for the rich that all it was. They did not care about states rights and individual rights taxes anything they just wanted more land more money and more slaves and soldiers paid the price.
 

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For the poor soldiers who fought my own really does go out to them. To the politicians the plant is and to the men who led them they should all have been home for starting such a bloody conflict and ruining so many lies talk about fighting for the rich that all it was. They did not care about states rights and individual rights taxes anything they just wanted more land more money and more slaves and soldiers paid the price.
I'm sorry the Dragon messed up a lot of words and I missed it.
 

Patrick H

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Wow, never saw this one before. Look at the emotion of the men standing around. It must have been devastating to learn the cause your comrades had died for and you yourself had suffered greatly for was lost. Thanks for sharing.
Warhorse, you are relating to the painting just the way the artist intended. I think it's a fabulous painting and it does so much to convey emotion. Sure, I know there are a few members and friends on our board here who are of the "They deserved it" frame of mind. But I am of the school of thought that the ranks of both sides were filled with brave boys who suffered terribly.

I am glad the union was preserved, but I hold no grudge against the typical southern soldier.
 


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