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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.
"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