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Inside Kansas Historical Society's Project To Restore And Preserve Civil War Battle Flags

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A stylized, two-tone stamp of a man waving the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, commonly known as the Confederate flag.
Courtesy of Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection
The flag we think of today as the Confederate flag actually was the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, or a variation of it.

Calls to stop flying the Confederate battle flag are once again in the news, but the Kansas Historical Society is working to restore and preserve Civil War flags captured by Kansas troops

The Fourth of July is coming up, a day full of flag pride. There’s always one flag that causes controversy though — the Confederate battle flag. So is there a right way to preserve and display them?

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Mackenzie Martin is an associate producer for KCUR's Central Standard. Reach out to her at mackenzie@kcur.org or on Twitter @_macmartin.
Luke X. Martin is associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at luke@kcur.org or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.