Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Colonel Ellsworth Flag-- Part 2: Who Has What

The New York State Museum and Veterans Research Center in Saratoga Springs has most of the flag and the colonel's uniform, which still shows the hole left in it by the fatal shot.

The Fort Ward Museum in Alexandria, Virginia, has a whole section dedicated to Ellsworth including the kepi he was wearing when killed.  In addition, they have envelopes that appeared afterwards with his likeness on them, a piece of the Confederate flag he died over (still showing his blood) and the "O" from the Marshall House which a soldier took as a souvenir.

--Old Secesh

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