Special report: Who was 'Uncle Bill' Lundy? The man behind the debated Crestview monument

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 12:09 PM.

Tonight's discussion was initiated when the previous flagpole was replaced earlier this year and the Confederate battle flag, which had previously flown with the Stars and Stripes, was hoisted alone.

Ironically, historians say the likelihood of Lundy having actually served under it was unlikely.

His year of service, if it wasn't a fabrication, was spent guarding a civil institution, which would instead have flown the Confederate States of America's "stars and bars" flag.

However, Mark Curenton said, by that late stage of the Civil War, what flag was flying was of minimal concern.

"By the end of the war, they were more concerned with getting enough food to eat and clothes to wear than making sure they had the correct flag," he said.

WANT TO GO?

WHAT: Crestview City Council special meeting to discuss Uncle Bill Lundy Memorial



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