Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fort Fisher Flag Returns to Wilmington

From Sept. 19th WWAY 3 News ABC, Wilmington, NC.

A Second National Confederate flag that flew over Fort Fisher arrived back in Wilmington at the Cape Fear Museum this morning after conservation work.

It was made by Wilmington women and probably taken by a Union soldier as a souvenir after the fort's fall in 1865. It was found in 1932 in the home of a private collector who donated it to the City of Wilmington.

According to Cape Fear Museum curator Barbara Rowe, "A local Wilmingtonian was the one who found it and encouraged the owner to donate it back to the City of Wilmington so it came back to us in 1934. So, that's why it is so important, because it is definitely a part of our region's history."

FROM the September 19th WECT 6 NBC.

The flag is 11-feet-wide and will go on display sometime in 2012 alongside a 34-star US flag, also 11-feet-wide, that was at a meeting in Wilmington where secession was discussed.

Good to Have It Back. --Old B-R'er

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