Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Brave Man

A BRAVE MAN – At the Chamber of Commerce in Ney York, On Thursday, Sergeant Hart, who is now connected with the police of that city and who nailed the national colors to the staff of Fort Sumter after they had been shot away was introduced to the chamber and presented with a medal Gen. Anderson brot [sic] forward Sergeant Hart and said “This man although not a soldier did as much in protecting the fort as any man who was there. He was in Mexico with me, was at Fort Sumter as my confidential friend and in charge of the market and mail department and he was the man who nailed the flag to the mast after it was shot down.”

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, May 10, 1862, p. 1

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