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Charleston Citadel Palmetto Flag 1861

The flag of the Charleston Citadel, as illustrated by a eyewitness. This flag is very similar to a flag reported on in the Charleston Mercury Newspaper, the Chafee & Knauff flag. With the folds of the flag in the illustration the star on the center fly maybe hidden in the illustration.

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"Indeed, poles, of late, are multiplying almost as fast as banners. We notice that Messrs. CHAFEE & KNAUFF, at No. 135 East Bay, have erected from the second story of their store, a staff, thirty feet in height, and displaying a handsome flag from the summit. The flag is a red ground, with a yellow palmetto; in the centre the lone star and a crescent."

The Charleston Mercury 1860, 16th November

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