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"I have a piece of one of the tassels of the rebel flag, and I send enough for you to say you have a piece""the heaviest firing ever made on this continent....the heavens were lit with shrieking bombshells and the thunder of guns seemed to grow louder and louder.....with a glass I could distinctly see the Savannah people beacons to see if their flag was still flying......at about 6, our flag went up amid the cheers of the soldiers and the fleet"Incredible two page Civil War letter describing the bombardment of Fort Pulaski with a piece of the "rebel" flag still affixed! Wonderful letter and flag remnant, perfect to frame and display. Please see fourth photo for a complete transcription. The writer, Benjamin F. Manton, was a member of the Rhode Island 3rd Heavy Artillery.
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Rebel Flag remnant & Incredible Letter

Estimate $500 - $700
1d
3h
20m
19s
$2254 bids
Starting Price $50
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$250
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