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    Relics: From the Marshall House, Alexandria, Virginia where Colonel Elmer Ellsworth was Killed, May, 24, 1861, Two Relics from the Collection of J. S. Reigart. Mounted on a 3.25" x 3.5" card is a 3.25" x .5" splinter of wood identified as, "Piece of the Marshall House at Alexandria, Virginia, where Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth was killed May 24th, 1861." The card also bears the notation, "Presented by Mrs. Crocker". The second relic is another piece of wood, 1.5" x .25", mounted on a card that reads, "Piece of the Stairs of the Marshall House at Alexandria, Virginia, where Ellsworth was Killed May 24th, 1861. Presented by Mrs. Crocker, whose husband was there at the time." Colonel Ellsworth, a friend of Abraham Lincoln, led the 11th New York "Fire Zouaves" to the Marshall House Inn in Alexandria, Virginia to remove a large Confederate flag clearly seen from the White House. Descending the stairs of the Inn with the offending flag, Ellsworth was shot by the owner, James Jackson. Ellsworth was hailed as the first man to fall for the Union cause. The relics are in excellent condition.

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