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Like many of you, I grew up with the Confederate flag. One of the six flags that has flown over Texas, it has been displayed prominently on caps and patches and t-shirts and bumper stickers and even the album covers of some of my favorite Southern rock bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Rebel soldiers populated the branches of my family tree on both sides. My maternal grandmother framed an old family photo that included her great-uncle Asa Downing, who lost his right arm fighting at the bloody Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia ...![endif]-->!--[if>![endif]-->!--[if>![endif]-->!--[if>