Monday, March 6, 2017

The Colonel Ellsworth Flag-- Part 1: Pieces for Sale

From Wikipedia.

Relics associated with Col. Elmer Ellsworth's death became prized souvenirs.

The Smithsonian and Bates College Special Collections Library have pieces of the flag.  Evidently, so does the San Bernardino County Museum.

In 1894, Brownell's widow offered small pieces of the flag for sale for $10 and $15 each.

She was the wife of Corporal Francis E. Brownell of Troy, New York.  This soldier was the one who immediately shot James Jackson (or stabbed him with his bayonet) after the shooting.  He later received a Medal of Honor for his role in the incident.

--Old Secesh

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