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Henry Co. Civil War Museum Closes After Confederate Flag Spat

first_img For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Add to My List In My List A small Civil War museum in Henry County has closed its doors and boxed up its artifacts.Like us on FacebookThe volunteer-run Nash Farm Battlefield Museum in Hampton said it shut its doors for good on Thursday because a county commissioner had requested that all Confederate flags be removed from the museum.But Henry County Commissioner Dee Clemmons says she only asked the group to remove Confederate flags in the museum gift shop that were visible from outside.County spokeswoman Melissa Robinson said no official county action led to the museum’s closure. The museum sits on a site that’s believed to have been a Civil War battlefield in Hampton, about 30 miles south of Atlanta.The closure has rankled residents amid a nationwide debate over whether the Confederate flag symbolizes hate or heritage. Related Storieslast_img read more