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Anti-Reconstruction wood engraving, "Murder of Louisiana sacrificed at the altar of radicalism."
Petition to US War Department asking for permission to remove Confederate dead from Alexandria Soldiers' Cemetery, 1879.
Union and Confederate veterans celebrate Memorial Day together for the first time at Alexandria Soldiers' Cemetery in 1891.
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Consider what you have learned in the module and answer the questions below.

What did you find surprising about Alexandria’s role in the memorialization of Confederate war dead? Why?
Does the history of memorializing Confederate war dead in Alexandria affect your thinking about current debates over Confederate memorialization nationally? Why?