Boarding House Flag
Legend says this flag replaced a Confederate flag hung at the height of Civil War hysteria, and helped save a house from burning down.
1861: the first shots of the Civil War have been fired.
In Stapleton, Staten Island, just over the river from New York City, angry mobs of Union supporters roam the once quiet streets searching for traitors.
A Confederate flag is seen flying from one house. Its residents are forced to tear it down and fly a Union flag in its place.
Did the residents of that house make this flag to save their beloved mansion?
The History Detectives are on the case.
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