Gettysburg Police Department

Gettysburg Police Department

Many people are calling for the removal of statues, monuments, and other divisive symbols across the United States in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and ongoing racial tensions. The Confederate Flag is one of these controversial symbols and has a connection with South Dakota.

Not long after the end of the Civil War, both Union and Confederate soldiers migrated to the Midwest to what were called “Soldier Colonies.”