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New Exhibit Opening At Museum of the Confederacy

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An exhibit that includes Confederate battle flags recovered from the fields of Gettysburg is opening this weekend at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond.

The exhibit also includes swords, revolvers, wrenching letters home from soldiers and their haunting photographs.

The flags are among more than 500 in the museum's extensive collection. They are the centerpiece of Gettysburg: They walked through blood, which focuses on General George Pickett's Virginia Division and the doomed charge on Union Major George Meade's Union positions on Cemetery Ridge on July 3, 1863.

All eight battle flags are from Pickett's Division and the swords of his three brigade commanders are part of the exhibit.

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