At the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum, we have a piece of a U.S. Civil War secession flag taken at Hagerstown by one of the members of the 1st Rhode Island Infantry (originally the 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia) and presented to “Geo M Ladd by Chas E Douglas USA July 6th 1861”.
This has to be one of the first Confederate flag’s to be taken by the Union; it’s dated only 2 weeks before First Battle of Bull Run. Charles Douglas is pictured here! What a wonderful little artifact!
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