13 Confederate flags go missing in Middletown

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The Confederate flags disappeared from Main Street this fall, along with the retreating Confederate troops.

Thirteen flags, all yanked from their poles in the town center during the Battle of Cedar Creek re-enactment weekend Oct. 18 and 19.

Missing flags in the wake of the annual re-enactment aren’t that uncommon, said Middletown Mayor Ray Steele. In fact, several of the town’s 50 Confederate flags go missing each fall.

“But this is the first time we’ve ever had them stolen to this extent,” Steele said.

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