Image from page 56 of “Story of the American flag with patriotic selections and incidents” (1903)
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Title: Story of the American flag with patriotic selections and incidents
Year: 1903 (1900s)
Authors: Fallows, Samuel, Bp., 1835-1922, ed
Subjects: Flags — United States Patriotism
Publisher: Boston [etc.] Educational publishing co
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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flag on April 11,,1848, upon the extreme summit of Mount Popocatepetl,Mexico. In May, 1861, Dr. Hayes lifted the Stars and Stripes inlatitude 81 degrees, 25 minutes North, longitude 70 de-grees, 30 minutes West. It was carried to latitude 83 degrees, 24 minutes North,on May 13, 1882, by Lieutenant James ]]. Lockwood, ofthe 23rd U. S. Infantry and waved over its furthest pointnorth. It was carried to latitude 70 degrees, 14 minutes South.on March 24, 1839, by Lieutenant William M. Walker, ofthe Navy, and raised above its furthest point south. It was first carried around the world on the ship Colum-bia, which sailed from Boston, September 30, 1787, andreturned to that port by the way of the Cape of Good Hope,August 10, 1790. And it is interesting to note, it was thissame ship Columbia, which, on the iith of May, 1792, un-der the same commander, Robert Gray, entered the mouthof, and gave its name to, the great river of the Northwest. On July 4, 1879, Lieutenant Frederick Schwalka, of the
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46 STORY OF THE AMERICAN FLAG. United States Army, raised the Stars and Stripes on theNorth ^Magnetic Pole. The addition of the twenty-eighth star for Texas wasspeedily followed by the war with Alexico, and before thatwar had made much progress, the twenty-ninth star hadbeen added for Iowa. It was the flag of twenty-eight stars which was so gal-lantly upheld against the odds of four to one on the glor-ious field of Buena Vista, by Hardins and Bissels Illinoisregiments; and it was the flag of twenty-nine stars whichwas 1)orne by General Scott on his triumphal march fromA^era Cruz to the City of Mexico. The outbreak of the Civil War found thirty-four starsin the union of the flag. This was the constellation whichshone on Grant at Fort Donelson, while at Appomatox twoadditional stars—thirty-six in all. smiled approval, wemay believe, on the prowess of the same favored son ofIllinois. When, in 1794, it was proposed to add two additionalstars to the flag, for Acrmont and Kentucky, it was
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