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Moran: Reader gives a history lesson about 34-star Civil War-era flag

Moran: Reader gives a history lesson about 34-star Civil War-era flag

As students across Lake County reluctantly headed back to school this week, I was invited to join them. "I was reading your article about the flag," began a terse email from a reader, referring to the Aug. 24 News-Sun story about the Waukegan Historical Society transferring a Civil War-era flag to the Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum. After being stored in Waukegan for decades, the flag was determined to have been sewn for Company F of the 28th Regiment of the Wisconsin Infantry out of Waukesha, and local residents gathered for a humble ceremony to send it home. At one point, the story noted that the banner "was fashioned to look like the U.S. flag but...

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