The flaggers are being coy with the placement of their new flag, which they privately erected next to the northbound lanes of I-95. They didn’t give the location of the flag because it’s on private property, but they did supply this photograph to the local CBS affiliate, with the hint that it was north of Fredericksburg, VA.
Wow, shooting the road signs from the back is a sure way to obscure the true location of it, right? Not in the internet age, it ain’t.
Well, I had five minutes to kill, so I loaded up Google Maps and took a little stroll up I-95, looking for some signage that resembled what was depicted in the photograph. Sure enough, I found this site, which looked promising.
Let’s take a closer look. Hmm. There’s an overpass here, where the photo was probably taken.
Truslow Road, eh? The property the flag is on doesn’t appear to be Truslow, it’s on this cross street. Beagle Road? What’s down here? It’s probably not the first lot, but what’s going on in the second lot?
Hmm, 8 Beagle Road. That flag looks a little funny. We need to go deeper!
Well, that seals it. And the image is from 2012, so this isn’t someone who was duped by the flaggers into flying their flag. But who lives here, anyway? Let’s ask the public records.
Hubert Wayne Cash, huh? You mean this Hubert Wayne Cash, who professes to be a member of the Sons Of Confederate Veterans?
And who are the Sons Of Confederate Veterans, anyway? Rare among contemporary racist organizations, they keep up a decent facade of the “heritage not hate” line, but their membership roster and leadership reads like a who’s-who of the leadership of explicit hate groups like the League Of The South and Council of Conservative Citizens and they decisively expelled any moderate, non-political members in the early 2000s. Now, the Sons Of Confederate Veteran name is poison even to Civil War Reenactors.