Lawmaker objects to Confederate flag in war re-enactments


GETTYSBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania lawmaker who got a Confederate battle flag removed from the state Capitol would like to see them removed from Civil War battle re-enactments.

Democratic state Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, of Philadelphia, tells WHTM-TV ( ) that she’s “been to a lot of re-enacting and the re-enacting does not tell the stories accurately.”

But state Rep. Dan Moul, a Republican who represents Gettysburg, says it doesn’t make sense to not use the Confederate flag when re-enacting battles like Gettysburg’s. The 153rd anniversary of that pivotal Civil War battle is being celebrated this weekend.

Moul says, “I’m not so sure that trying to rewrite history is where we want to go” adding, “Are we going to take all the Confederate soldiers off the battlefield and just have the re-enactment one-sided?”