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In Cumberland County, the secession flag is briefly hoisted in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, 1872, zoomable image
02/14/1861
The press reported that the south-central Pennsylvania residents of Shippensburg in Cumberland County awoke to find a massive secessionist "Palmetto flag"  hanging from a telegraph wire in the town.  The banner was immediately taken down and destroyed.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Palmetto Flag at Shippensburgh, Penn.," New York Times, February 15, 1861.

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