Friday, January 27, 2017

How Did a Small Piece of the Ellsworth Flag Get to California?-- Part 4: "Piece of the First Rebel Flag Captured"

The San Bernardino County Museum has no specific details on how they got the piece of the flag.  It had been buried deep in their collection and they only found it when looking for items to put in their exhibit.

There was a tag on it, however, reading:  "Piece of the First Rebel Flag Captured."

It is possible that the piece came from Ellsworth's father, Ephraim Daniel Ellsworth, who cut off some pieces of the flag and gave them to friends and family.  Ephraim was later commissioned a captain by Lincoln and served throughout the war.

--Old Secesh

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