How the Flag Became Old Glory

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Author: Emma Look Scott
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,811 / 77 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.1
LoC Category: CR
Downloads: 430
Added to site: 2009.01.21
mnybks.net#: 23205
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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own coinage, above him here, even in his last sleep: "His ship, his country, and his flag--Old Glory." About his body when placed within the casket was wrapped a United States flag.

A few years prior to his death Captain Driver placed his Old Glory flag in the hands of his elder daughter, Mrs. Roland, of Wells, Nev., who was then on a visit to him, saying brokenly as he resigned it: "Take this flag and cherish it as I have done. I love it as a mother loves her child. It has been with me, and it has protected me in all parts of the world."

Worn and faded and tattered, this flag is still in the possession of Mrs. Roland; and in her far Western home it is displayed on patriotic occasions and the story of its naming repeated. Another, presumably the Whig flag herein mentioned, and that, as has been shown, also flew over the Capitol of Tennessee, was sent by Captain Driver, upon request, to the Essex Institute, of Massachusetts. Some confusion has of late arisen in the public mind regarding the ident

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