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    "Part of International Code of Signals Made and Used On Board U.S. Torpedo Boat 'Winslow' Presented by Lieutenant Charles S. Thurston. Ensign Bagley of Raleigh, N. C. was killed on the Winslow at fight in Cardenas Bay" is the 3.25" X 4.5" period printed tag attached to one of this group of five signal flags. All flags of wool bunting and clearly hand stitched/fabricated. Each flag retains the original rope halyard, and all are in excellent condition, but showing obvious use. The action in Cardenas Bay, Cuba, on May 11, 1898, in which the Winslow was literally shot to pieces by Spanish shore batteries, resulted in the award of the Medal of Honor to three members of the Winslow's crew. Six of the Winslow's crew were killed in the action, including Ensign Worth Bagley, the only U.S. Naval officer killed in action during the Spanish-American War. Great artifact from one of the most vicious and costly single boat actions of the Spanish-American War.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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