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Six cheers for Madame Flag Raiser!

Of all the guests attending an incredible patriotic celebration held by the 8th Maine Infantry Regiment in early 1864, the greatest and loudest acclaim went to the general’s lady who started running an American flag up a 100-foot flagpole. Commanded by Col. John D. Rust, the 8th Maine spent winter 1864 on Port Royal Island […]