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Marshall House, Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1907-1914

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Alternate title:Marshall House, Alexandria, Va.
Summary:Color image of the Marshall House in Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1907-1914. Caption reads: "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 teh stairs when Mr. James Jackson, Proprietor of the House, came from his bedroom, double barrel shot gun in hand and instantly killed Col. Ellsworth - as he was about the discharge the remaining load, Corporal Brownell knocked the gun in the air then shot and bayoneted Jackson to the floor, killing him instantly. The post card is from the original of the building as it stood at the time of the killing." Postcard number: R-23124.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Temporal subject: 1901-1910
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Alexandria
Topical subjects:Houses
Civil wars
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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