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.
- Also with Elyse Luray Front Street Blockhouse Did this unassuming house protect an American colony from attack almost 300 years ago?
- Also in Season 1 Natchez House How did a free man of color come to own this house twelve years before emancipation?
- Also with Elyse Luray Cannon House Could this family home once have been the headquarters of the kidnapper and slave trader Patty Cannon?
- Also with Elyse Luray Nesbit Portrait Is this portrait a lost masterpiece by one of America's greatest artists?
- Also in Season 1 Mexican Currency What role did this money play in the Mexican Revolution?
- Related Investigation Civil War Bridge Has a new discovery rewritten Civil War history?
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