BREAKING: Owner Of Civil War Museum CAVES- Closes Due To Confederate Flag ‘Controversy’

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The Communists, Racists, and Historical Revisionists have won yet another battle in silencing history.  This time in Georgia. A Civil War battlefield museum is closing its doors after a local politician demanded they remove the Confederate flag from inside the museum.

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Tim Knight of the nonprofit that runs the museum said Commissioner Dee Clemmons demanded the removal of all Confederate flags from the premise including those housed within Nash Farm Battlefield Museum. The site of the August 1864 battle is now a county park.  The museum is on county property.  A nonprofit opened the museum in a historic building about five years ago.

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Commissioner Dee Clemmons

Nash Farms has always represented both sides of the conflict telling the story of the events as they occurred.  The Confederate flag is part of those events. History is not always a pretty place to visit but it is a place to learn from so we do not repeat those same mistakes and TRUE history is invaluable to those that teach it as revisionism abounds.

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Nash Farm Battlefield Museum, a Civil War battlefield museum in Georgia, is closing its doors after a local politician demanded that the establishment discontinues its use of the Confederate flag.

However, after Commissioner Clemmons made her demands the Confederate flags be removed from its displays that explain the battle to visitors, the museum decided to close its doors, as it could not properly explain the history of the 1864 battle without its Confederate artifacts and displays, according to local news affiliate WFMY.

Inside the museum, there are portraits of generals who fought for the north and the south at the 1864 battle.  Outside, there are three flagpoles.  One is empty. Until a few weeks ago, the empty pole displayed a confederate flag with a white field and a St. Andrew’s Cross battle flag in the upper left corner.

County spokeswoman Melissa Robinson states – “The commissioner had received some complaints and concerns from constituents.” Critics say  Henry County overreached by squeezing the Confederate symbols out of a Civil War museum site. Many critics of public displays of the Confederate flag will even make exceptions for museum displays.

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But the county spokesperson seems to think it is completely “reasonable” to demand that the Confederate flag displays be censored. Robinson states –  “I think it’s reasonable. I think there were plenty of artifacts in the museum that can tell the story of the Civil War. And I think it was a reasonable request.”

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The controversy comes amid what seems to be an epidemic of the removal of American and Southern history states across the south, as New Orleans, Louisiana just recently removed 4 Confederate Memorials, Antifa has a protest scheduled for the removal of Sam Houston in Hermann Park, Houston Texas on June 10, and the Alexandria City Council in Louisiana are scheduled to meet on Tuesday, May 30th to discuss removal of Confederate statue at Rapides Parish Courthouse and many others even as far away as Arizona.

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From Nash Farm Battlefield Facebook page:

Public Statement from the Board of Friends of Nash Farm Battlefield, Inc.
May 23, 2017
The Board of the Friends of Nash Farm Battlefield, Inc. is sad to announce that the museum, located on Nash Farm Battlefield, which was funded and maintained by our group, will close effective June 1, 2017. The main reason is that the current District 2 Commissioner, Dee Clemmons, has requested that ALL Confederate flags be removed from the museum, in addition to the gift shop, in an effort not to offend anyone. For anyone who studies the American Civil War, or War Between the States, they realize there were two parties that fought in this war. We have always prided ourselves with being an unbiased museum that told the entire story of the battles that took place on this property, as well as being a voice of the people in Henry County and Georgia during this time. These stories were told mainly through primary sources, sometimes secondary, but never tertiary sources. To exclude any Confederate flag would mean the historical value has been taken from our exhibits, and a fair interpretation could not be presented to each guest. Confederate flags were on this hallowed ground, as were the Union flags. To remove either of them would be a dishonor.
Additionally, Commissioner Clemmons stated that this property, which the county spent in excess of $8 million dollars, has no historical significance per the current board. Interestingly, the Department of Interior has recognized this property as core battlefield and there is a primary source where a request is made that the government pay retribution for the damage to the property during the battle. This is clear proof of the historical basis of this property; yet, more could be provided if necessary. This property has the blood of Union and Confederate soldiers in the soil and needs to be preserved as the battlefield that it is.
The Board of the Friends of Nash Farm Battlefield, Inc. complied when Commissioner Clemmons requested, soon after her taking office, that the entrenchments be removed from the property. When she had the Second National Confederate Flag removed from the flag pole where it has been flying since Henry County purchased the property, again we complied and did not create a disturbance in hopes that the museum would be left alone. The final order from Commissioner Clemmons is one that we cannot and will not comply with. We were told that we are at the “pleasure of the (Henry County) Commission”. Her directive is something we cannot comply with in good consciences.
To date, the museum, in its seven years of operation, has seen visitors from all 50 states and 15 foreign countries. Heritage tourism dollars have added money to the tax base in Henry and Clayton Counties, helping to fund many projects, including roads and schools. Prior to the recession, it was not uncommon to see over 2,000 students in a year; however, the yearly school day now has just shy of 500 students who visit not only the museum, but many different hands on stations to help to engage every student. Never have we had a teacher or student complain about the variety of flags or uniforms being presented in these educational settings. In fact, most teachers applaud our efforts to help them in the classroom.
The Friends of Nash Farm Battlefield, Inc. has not only been active on an educational aspect, but has helped Henry County in many ways to manage this beautiful battlefield. We have worked with the Boy Scouts, Eagles Scouts, the Audubon Society, Master Gardeners, Civil War Trust, and other community groups. Our volunteers have put up split rail fencing, painted, cleared barbed wire, mowed, graded roads, picked up debris, fixed many “broken” things around the property, and so much more. Our mission was to assist Henry County, not only with the historical aspect of the property, but to make this a property the entire community could be proud of. To be honest, majority of the people in District 2 are proud of Nash Farm Battlefield.
There will be many who will think the Friends of Nash Farm Battlefield, Inc. should have stood up to this censorship. Currently, the museum operates out of the old Nash farmhouse, which is owned by Henry County, and all utilities are paid by the county. The relics that were displayed, with the exception of a small amount that Henry County owns, were on loan to our group. When our key volunteer and donor made the decision to pull his relics, the Board had no other decision than to close the museum. We could have kept the doors open sporadically and showed beautiful display cases that were empty. When you engage in a conflict, your goal is to gain ground. The Board felt the only decision we had was to close the museum. This has not been an easy decision as many of our volunteers have donated much time, money, sweat, and tears to this property. The Friends of Nash Farm Battlefield was created after the Steering Committee was dissolved by the Henry County Board of Commissioners over 10 years ago. That is over a decade of work that some of our volunteers have contributed to this property.
As a Board, we ask that you contact not only Commissioner Clemmons, but also all the other Henry County Board of Commissioners, to let them know how you feel about the current political climate that affected the closing of Nash Farm Battlefield Museum. It is important that you voice your opinion to these politicians so they know there is public support for the historical aspect of this property.
Thank you to all the groups and individuals who have supported Friends of Nash Farm Battlefield, Inc. over the years. Our volunteers have been honored to work to preserve history and work diligently to improve the community. We can only hope that this property and its history will be sustained for future generations.
Respectfully Submitted by the Board of Friends of Nash Farm Battlefield, Inc.

(h/t Daily Mail)

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