Marshall House, as it was in 1861

Marshall House, as it was in 1861 Alexandria Virginia

Stock #: 347090
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Alexandria
State: Virginia (VA)
County: Alexandria (city)
Publisher: Louis Kaufmann & Sons
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The Ordinance of Secession was ratified by the people at an election held Thursday, May 23rd, 1861. The Federal troops entered and the Confederates evacuated on the morning of Friday, May 24, about day break. Col. Ellsworth with a squad of his Zouaves repaired at once to the Marshall House to capture the only Confederate Flag flying in the city. Having secured the Flag, he was proceeding down the stairs when Mr. James Jackson, Proprietor of the House, came from his bed room, double barrel shot gun in hand and instantly killed Col. Ellsworth - as he was about to discharge the remaining load, Corporal Brownell knocked the gun in the air then shot and bayoneted Jackson to the floor, killing him instantly. This post card is from the original of the building as it stood at the time of the killing
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