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CAPITOL BATTLE FLAG VIDEOS

A picture is worth a thousand words; below find the images of the Michigan Capitol Civil War Battle flag collection and some very moving quotes associated with them.

RALLY ROUND THE FLAGS

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Part 1
"Thank God for Michigan!"
President Abraham Lincoln
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Photos Courtesy of Peter Glendinning and the Michigan Capitol Committee
“Fanfare for Survivors” — Tim Brown

An Audible Reading is also available



Part 2
"We are going far from Home.
As our fathers did before,
To fight upon the battlefield
Amid the cannon's roar."
"Volunteer's Farewell"
Sung by Mrs. Deming of Flint at the presentation of the flag to the Tenth Michigan Infantry

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Photos Courtesy of Peter Glendinning and the Michigan Capitol Committee
“Fanfare for Survivors” — Tim Brown

An Audible Reading is also available



Part 3
"With twenty loaded guns pointed at his breast
young Kendall absolutely refused to surrender the flag."
Oscar Kendall obituary, Detroit Free Press, May 18, 1894
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Photos Courtesy of Peter Glendinning and the Michigan Capitol Committee
“Fanfare for Survivors” — Tim Brown

An Audible Reading is also available



Part 4
"Just then a column of mounted men
was seen advancing from our right
and rear, squadron after squadron...
with sabres gleaming and colors gaily
fluttering in the breeze. It was the
Seventh Michigan [Cavalry], commanded by Colonel Mann."
Colonel J. H. Kidd
Sixth Michigan Cavalry

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Photos Courtesy of Peter Glendinning and the Michigan Capitol Committee
“Fanfare for Survivors” — Tim Brown

An Audible Reading is also available



Credits
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The 1941 Confederate Flag Return Ceremony

"They are but flags, but they speak to us."
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Video Courtesy of Marguerite Walker Woolhouse
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