Monday, January 30, 2017

How Did a Small Piece of the Ellsworth Flag End Up in California?-- Part 5

According to the museum curator, "The flag had been heavily 'souvenired' at the time."

Fragments of it are at the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian), the Fort Ward Museum in Alexandria, Virginia, and the Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, Illinois.

The rest of the flag has been in the possession of a military museum since the end of the Civil War.  It was briefly on public exhibit in New York from 2011-2012 for the 150th anniversary of the incident.

--Old Secesh

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