Tuesday, January 24, 2017

How Did a Small Piece of the Ellsworth Flag End Up in California?-- Part 1

From the October 31, 2016, Inland Valley (California) Daily Bulletin "Just how did a piece of an early Confederate Flag get to the Inland Empire?"  by Joe Blackstein.

There is a five-inch square piece of blue and white cloth on display at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands.  It is in the exhibit "Over here, Over There:  In Time of War."

In May 1861, two men died because of that piece of cloth, each becoming a martyr to their side.

It is believed to have been cut from the Marshall House flag, a huge Confederate flag raised over a hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, by its owner, James Jackson.  It was huge, measuring 14 X 24 feet and featured three horizontal stripes and a circle of seven stars.  The Confederacy's First National Flag.

--Old Secesh

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