24 Mar '12, 5pm

148 years later, Rebel flag back at Ga. fort

148 years later, Rebel flag back at Ga. fort

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/03/ap-confederate-war-flag-returned-fort-mcallister-032412/ 148 years later, Rebel flag back at Ga. fort By Russ Bynum - The Associated Press Posted : Saturday Mar 24, 2012 12:08:06 EDT RICHMOND HILL, Ga. — As Fort McAllister fell to the Union Army of Gen. William T. Sherman days before Christmas in 1864, one of his artillery officers seized the Confederate flag of a vanquished company of Georgia riflemen. The officer carried the silk banner home to Maine as a souvenir, and it stayed in his family for three generations in a box along with a handwritten note: “To be return [sic] to Savannah or Atlanta sometime.” Nobody knows for sure why the late Maj. William Zoron Clayton wanted his Civil War trophy flag returned to the South. But after 148 years, his wish has been honored. The Union officer’s great-grandson, Robert Clayton, donated the f...

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/03/ap-confederate-war-...

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