A Confederate Flag Over The Washington Navy Yard — Simply Charly

Abraham Lincoln

By Alan Strauss-Schom

“A large Confederate flag can be seen flying over the Washington Navy Yard,” General Ben Butler told the English war correspondent of the London Times in February 1861. It was a fantasy, inconceivable, of course, a Confederate flag hoisted in Washington, D.C. on the eve of the inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln. But as the…