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Battle Of Franklin Flag Losing Fight With Time

Battle Of Franklin Flag Losing Fight With Time

CREATED Jul 21, 2014

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) - Time is defeating a flag that last flew 150 years ago during the Battle of Franklin and donors are trying to come to its rescue.

Preservationists need $6,500 to restore and conserve a 2-foot-by-3-foot flag last flown by Confederate Gen. John Adams during the Battle of Franklin. Adams, along with five other Confederate generals, was killed during the battle on Nov. 30, 1864, when Confederate and Union forces collided in Franklin.

Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans are seeking $6,500 needed to preserve the flag and slow the march of time.

The flag was made by an unidentified Mississippi woman in 1863, but little else is known about its history or markings.

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