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