The flag exists to commemorate William A. Fuller, the Confederate train conductor whose reclaiming of a locomotive during one of the Civil War’s largest train chases led to the deaths of eight Union raiders, according to the petition to remove it.
“This man is not someone worth idolization or commemoration,” the petition says. “... The removal of the Confederate flag from the public flag pole in downtown Kennesaw would serve as a message to all that our community strives for equality and unity, rather than disparity and division.”
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