SCV caves-in to demands on Confederate Powder Works??
The next Alexander camp meeting will discuss events surrounding the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the Confederate Powder Works Chimney... Think maybe a little flack is bouncing off them?
Confederate Flag To Be Removed From Powder Works. The Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Augusta Canal came to an agreement (SCV caved in) that a plaque will be installed on or around the chimney, using various flags that were used during the Confederacy. There is no definite timetable for the flag's removal, but the Canal Authority says it will be a couple of days.
To appease the Georgia Historical Society and the local Salvation Army, they demand the historically correct battle flag be removed because of a flimsy “historical accuracy???” excuse and a feigned sudden concern for the chimney after receiving a state tourism award for improvements to the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area.
Regarding the story “Confederate Powder works flag to be replaced with more historically accurate one” (Sept. 16): The Augusta Canal Authority is mistaken. The Confederate Battle Flag is historically accurate.
In August 1864, all Confederate forces in Augusta, including those under Col. G.W. Rains’ authority, were assigned to the Army of Tennessee under Gen. John B. Hood. The Army of Tennessee battle flag was ordered by Gen. Joseph Johnston and issued to units beginning in January 1864. The rectangular design incorporated 13 white stars on a blue St. Andrew’s cross on a red field. Augusta’s Commanding Gen. A.R. Wright sent 1,300 troops, including companies from the Powderworks, to Macon under the Army of Tennessee battle flag.
Camp # 158, Augusta, GA
1st Lt. Commander - Lee Herron
Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans
"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of the cause for which we fought. To your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish."
Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General,
United Confederate Veterans,
New Orleans, Louisiana, April 25, 1906.
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