Flag Raising
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 39° 18.092 W 079° 31.230
17S E 627569 N 4351282
Tells us about the new flag with a 35th star for New Virginia.
Waymark Code: WMZC92
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/18/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Flag Raising

Flag raisings, public displays of patriotism, were common events in the Civil War. Women often had a role, such as making or presenting flags. A June 1, 1861 flag raising near Maple Run, now Eglon, used a unique flag made by Matilda Scherr. Showing support for a new state, citizens raised an American flag that had a large 35th star in the center to represent New Virginia.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Flag Raising

Marker Location: West of Rt 24

County or Independent City: Eglon, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 2017

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