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In Virginia, secessionists raise the Confederate flag in a ceremony near Richmond

Henrico County, Virginia, 1857
04/01/1861
A large crowd gathered in the evening at Camp Hill in Henrico County just north of Richmond to raise the flag of the Confederacy.  A sixty-foot pole had been erected for the purpose on the farm of John D. Warren.  Poor weather forced the proceedings to be cut short.  The flag was raised, the band of the "Southern Guards" militia played "Dixie," and the gathering reassembled at the unit's drill hall to hear speeches calling for Virginia's immediate secession from the Union.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Raising of a Southern Banner," Richmond (VA) Dispatch, April 3, 1861, p. 1. 

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