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Marshall House Flag

  • Aired: 07/31/2012
  • 12:16
  • Rating: NR
Gale Bay finds a swatch of red fabric in an envelope labeled “relics.” She also has a letter from her great-great grandfather Ira Wilson, about a slain commander, Col. Ellsworth. Ellsworth was the first Union officer killed in the Civil War, shot at as he took down a confederate flag near the White House. Gale asks Gwen to find out if this red fabric came from the flag that cost the Col. his life.
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Can Gwen connect a swatch of red fabric to a pivotal moment in U.S. Civil War history?
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