In this September 2014 picture, Confederate troops head to the battlefield. Confederate and Union reenactors recreate the Battle of Utoy Creek during the Atlanta Campaign’s Battle of Atlanta re-enactment at the Nash Farm Battlefield. KENT D. JOHNSON / KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

Henry commissioners on Confederate flag flap: We’re working on it

The Henry County Commission said today that it is looking into the closing of a museum on a county-owned Confederate battlefield, a closure that has roiled the county.

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“Many are aware of an issue which has caused the Friends of Nash Farm to announce that their museum will close on June 1st,” the commissioners wrote in the statement. “This has caused much divisiveness and controversy in our county. As we continue to hear from concerned citizens, please know that we will continue to explore the facts more fully before giving our input on how to proceed to address this issue.”

The commissioners asked for citizen input, but only expressed “in a respectful manner.”

Comments across social media have been anything but civil since the Nash Farm Battlefield Museum closed its doors for good this week.

The closing centered on the removal of Confederate flags from the front of the 204-acre property. The museum’s board says Commissioner Dee Clemmons forced them to take it down. Clemmons says she did nothing of the sort.

Clemmons says she has received hundreds of hate emails and threats.

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