I didn't, I responded to someone else who asked "How did Northern whites especially veterans feel about a flag that seemed to throw defiance in the face of the soldiers who had fought to keep the Union together?"What northerners feel is outside the scope of this thread. This is about how people in the South have contested southern heritage. I beg you, please please please don't go off topic.
And I agree what northerners think should have little to do with what defines southern heritage, by defination its a southern inheritence