All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Friday, July 14, 2006

Stars and Bars Displayed in Augusta

The Maine State Museum is displaying a Confederate flag taken as a trophy during the Civil War.
A handwritten note that accompanies the flag says that Daniel Marston, who was 13 and from the western Maine town of Phillips, found it near Fort Clinch in Florida when Union troops took over the island housing the fort in 1862.

Daniel and his father were serving in the 9th Maine Infantry Regiment as a drummer boy and a private. The museum exhibit includes photographs of father and son in uniform. [Link]

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