Rooted in the past: A Fletcher church and its Confederate relics

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Brent Brown : Scott Southwick
An unorthodox collection of monuments at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher offers a window into the past of “Lost Cause” veneration as its modern congregation and the broader community try to come to terms with how we think about the Civil War.





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