Lynchburg group working to preserve Civil War battle flag

The 11th Virginia Company "Lynchburg Home Guard" is raising money to get an original Confederate battle flag restored
March 09, 2012
Tim Saunders
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief

FOREST, Va. — Some Lynchburg residents are trying to restore a symbol of their heritage.

An original confederate battle flag is being stored at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond.  It’s 150-years-old and needs a lot of work.

Right now the flag is sitting in a basement, but a group of civil war reenactors in Lynchburg want to put it back on display.

The 11th Virginia Company "Lynchburg Home Guard" is raising money to get the flag restored.

They hope to get the repaired flag moved to the new Museum of the Confederacy that’s about to open in Appomattox.

"It’s not just one-sided history," said Kevin Shroyer, a reenactor with the 11th Virginia Company.  "It’s southern history, it’s northern history, and ultimately American history."

If you’d like to donate to the flag effort, you can send a check to the Museum of the Confederacy at this address:

Cathy Wright
Museum of the Confederacy
1201 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Donations are tax deductible.  Checks should be made out to "Museum of the Confederacy Flag Conservation Fund" and noted “11th VA battle flag conservation” on the memo line.

Copyright 2012 WDBJ7-TV

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