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Hundred foot flagpole flying the South Carolina flag vandalized in Petersburg, Virginia

Petersburg, Virginia, circa 1850
12/23/1860
A one hundred foot tall flagpole, in honor of the secession of South Carolina and flying the "Palmetto Flag" of that state, had been erected the day before in the center of Petersburg, Virginia.  In the early morning hours, however, persons unknown cut down the pole and carried away the flag.  The culprits were never caught and tensions in the town over secession remained high. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Trouble at Petersburg, Va.," New York Herald, December 24, 1860, p. 5. 

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