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$6,500 Needed to Restore Confederate Flag -- Kai Beech

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A historic, and controversial, battle flag is getting a lot of attention.

It was used by the South during the Civil War and now its starting to fall apart. Historians say despite the negative history surrounding the Confederacy its important to preserve this part of the Battle of Franklin.

The flag was originally used by Confederate Brigadier General John Adams in 1864.  To help prevent the flag from further distress, historians moved it from the Tennessee State Museum to a specialized conservator in West Virginia. It will cost about $6,500 to properly preserve.

The Tennessee State Museum displays both Union and Confederate artifacts.

They are seeking donations to cover this flags conservation through www.saveourflags.org.

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