The Gazette: Episode 6 – Flags go up, flags come down

In this week’s episode of “The Gazette,” residents of West Pittston put up a massive flagpole and flag to great fanfare. We hear the news of the death of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth – the first US Army officer to die in the Civil War, and dive into opinions about blockades, neutrality, and foreign policy in May 1861.

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Flag Raising Symbolic

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Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth
Winfield Scott's Anaconda Plan
Winfield Scott’s “Anaconda Plan”

Featured Image: A stylized, symbolic flag-raising as took place in many Northern communities in May 1861 (LOC)

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