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Flag Day: Civil War Flag Bearer's Legacy

From: Melissa Ingells
Length: 06:16

A Civil War Flag Bearer's Legacy Remembered on Flag Day

Default-piece-image-0 A photo on a family's wall leads reporter Melissa Ingells on a journey to find a connection to Flag Day. An ancestor was a Civil War flag bearer who fought in key battles, was wounded and captured at Gettysburg and imprisoned in the Confederacy's Andersonville prison. The flag he guarded and preserved through battles, imprisonment, and kept until he died is now featured in a museum. Ingells' childhood memories include that photo of her great-great grandfather and the flag. This story follows her as she sees the flag for the first time. This piece first aired on WKAR on Flag Day, 2004.

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Piece Description

A photo on a family's wall leads reporter Melissa Ingells on a journey to find a connection to Flag Day. An ancestor was a Civil War flag bearer who fought in key battles, was wounded and captured at Gettysburg and imprisoned in the Confederacy's Andersonville prison. The flag he guarded and preserved through battles, imprisonment, and kept until he died is now featured in a museum. Ingells' childhood memories include that photo of her great-great grandfather and the flag. This story follows her as she sees the flag for the first time. This piece first aired on WKAR on Flag Day, 2004.

Broadcast History

Aired on Flag Day, 2004 on WKAR, East Lansing

Transcript

LEDE: You might notice people putting out the American flag today. Reporter Melissa Ingells has this story of how one flag has made this day significant to her...
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Timing and Cues

Piece runs 4:37 with music until 6:16.

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