Saturday, October 19, 2013

Finding the Real "Old Glory"-- Part 8: Up High and Flying Again

The bedquilt was carefully opened and the large American flag pulled out. William Driver handed it to Gen. Nelson saying, "This is the flag I hope to see hoisted on the flagstaff in place of the [damned] Confederate flag set there by that [damned] rebel governor, Isham G. Harris. I have had hard work to save it; my house has been searched for it more than once." //// General Nelson accepted the flag and ordered it run up on the statehouse flagstaff, whereupon it was greeted with "frantic cheering and uproarious demonstrations by soldiers." //// The Sixth Ohio especially enjoyed it and later would adopt the name "Old Glory" as its motto. ////

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