The Virginia Flaggers
The institution formerly known as the Museum of the Confederacy posted photos on its FaceBook page last week of the White House of the Confederacy shrouded in black crepe, with the following explanation...
"One hundred and fifty years ago, Union officials wrapped black fabric around the White House of the Confederacy's front columns after the death of President Lincoln.
Today, Museum curators recreated that mourning decoration. Please come by and see it before it comes down at the end of the month."
The post can be found here...https://www.facebook.com/AmericanCivilWarMuseum/posts/367665516769412
Although certainly not surprised, we are disgusted by this disgraceful display.
It was a slap in the face to Richmond residents when the occupying army did this in 1865... and it is a slap in the face to the ladies who created the museum, the memory of the soldiers they worked so hard to honor, and all who have Confederate ancestors for the museum to even consider fashioning such an insulting display in 2015. Meanwhile, the backlash continues.
We received the following letter last week, and were granted permission to share it.Â
Thank you, Sir! We appreciate your sharing this excellent letter with us and are grateful for your generous support. We pledge to be good stewards and use your gift faithfully in our continuing efforts to RETURN the flags and RESTORE the honor!