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Time capsule: Flags, Confederate cash, US medal

 

August 3, 2018



NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Turn-of-the-century tour books, lots of Confederate cash, a post-Civil War medal from a Union veterans' group, and a flag too tattered by time to tell whether it was U.S. or Confederate were among items removed Friday from a 1913 time capsule buried beneath a Confederate monument.

The statue of the Confederacy's first general, P.G.T. Beauregard , was among four Confederate monuments removed last year. Its pedestal was removed last week.

Stuck to the pedestal's bottom was a copper box — a time capsule holding some items dating back to the Civil War. When the box and pe...



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