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A secessionist flag flies near the Frankford Arsenal in north-east Philadelphia

Philadelphia, 1860, zoomable map
03/26/1861
In the morning, a secession flag would found, hoisted up the flagstaff outside the Jolly Post Inn in the Frankford section of north-east Philadelphia, about six miles from the city center.  It was quickly taken down but the knowledge that the village was home to one of the most important U.S. Army arsenals producing ammunition obviously drew comment.  In fact, the commander of the Frankford Arsenal was Josiah Gorgas, who would soon join the Confederate Army and play a vital role in its arming.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), 752.

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