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Michael Hahn vs. a Brick



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes during the Civil War era who could serve as positive replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. This week, learn about Louisiana politician Michael Hahn. 


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A Call for New Civil War Era Monuments



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes during the Civil War era who could serve as positive replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. Keep up to date here

 

In the midst of the public fight over the removal of the Confederate monuments in New Orleans, relatively little was asked about what would replace Jefferson Davis, P. G. T. Beauregard, and Robert E. Lee. On May 19th, just before Lee came down, Mayor Mitch Landrieu answered that question. The answer was underwhelming.


Landrieu Apologizes for Slavery, Calls for Confederate Cleansing


In the wake of the massacre in Charleston, SC, a national discussion raged about race relations and Confederate symbols. On Wednesday (6.24), Mayor Landrieu weighed in on these issues in New Orleans. At the racial reconciliation focused “Welcome Table New Orleans” forum, the Mayor apologized for New Orleans’ role in the slave trade and said it was time to consider changing some local landmarks like Lee Circle.


Stolen Stars and Bars Will Return to NOLA Civil War Museum


A Confederate flag that has been MIA from New Orleans for years is set to return after many years by the end of the week. In the 1980s, a since-deceased volunteer at Camp Street's Confederate Memorial Hall Museum stole the flag of the 14th Louisiana Infantry Regiment. But the FBI recovered the tattered banner in Virginia, and it will return to the museum Friday. The flag flew above some of the Civil War's most famous battles at Manassas, Gettysbury and Antietum. Until Gettysburg in 1863, the banner was carried by a unit largely made up of Polish immigrants from New Orleans, and led by a General Valery Sulakowski, the Museum reports.


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