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Captured Civil War Confederate Flag

Ownership disputes, controversy accompany captured Confederate flags

This Confederate flag, which was captured at the Battle of Mine Creek, Kans., Oct. 24, 1864, sold at auction June 25, 2011, for $26,290. Heritage Auction Galleries (Dallas) sold the 35-by-50-inch wool flag accompanied by documentation and historical analysis. Photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries Chriss Swaney The Confederate flag is a lightning rod. This...