Welcome to Iowa Public Television! If you are seeing this message, you are using a browser that does not support web standards. This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device. Read more on our technical tips page.

Iowa Public Television

 
  • History Detectives

History Detectives | Marshall House Flag | PBS

Duration: 12:16
Program: History Detectives #1004
Broadcast Date: Jul. 31, 2012

Gale Bay finds a swatch of red fabric in an envelope labeled “relics.” She also has a letter from her great-great grandfather Ira Wilson, about a slain commander, Col. Ellsworth. Ellsworth was the first Union officer killed in the Civil War, shot at as he took down a confederate flag near the White House. Gale asks Gwen to find out if this red fabric came from the flag that cost the Col. his life.

Tags:

Topics:

Post Date: August 1, 2012