Confederate flag flap alive again in Lexington





The Civil War ended in 1865, but a skirmish about the display of the losing side's flags returned Thursday to Lexington, burial ground for both Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

A local group of the Sons of Confederate Veterans wanted to fly Confederate flags from lampposts on downtown streets from Jan. 10 to 15 to celebrate Lee-Jackson Day, a state holiday set for Jan. 14.

Lexington City Council weighed the request Thursday night and voted unanimously in favor of a different plan.

The council's response stirred a vigorous protest from Brandon Dorsey, the commander for Camp 1296 of the Stonewall Brigade of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He said city officials continue to demonstrate "a longtime antagonism against" public display of symbols of the Confederacy. Camp 1296 has about 60 to 70 members, Dorsey said....

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