McKinley Casket Flag
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A Battle Ground, WA man has a flag which he claims once draped the casket of U.S. President William McKinley.
The 25th President was assassinated in 1901 at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY, by anarchist Leon Czolgosz.
Could this 45-starred flag really have been given to our contributor’s great grandfather, Charles Kennedy? According to family legend, Charles Kennedy was President McKinley’s personal bodyguard, a sharpshooter and a military man, so why didn’t he jump in and save the president’s life?
History Detectives travels to Cincinnati and Canton, Ohio to investigate McKinley’s legacy through the eyes of his supporters and his detractors.
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