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RAISING THE FLAG MAY 1861. FROM THE ORIGINAL PICTURE BY WINNER
   
Complete Explanation:
A patriotic print dedicated by the publisher to the "Defenders of the Union." At left, Union troops march toward the U.S. Capitol. An officer on a spirited white horse brings up the rear. In the left middleground is Clark Mills's equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson.

In the foreground a group of Union patriots, including women, children, soldiers, and sailors, gather round a flagpole on which an American flag has just been raised. Directly behind the flag is an equestrian statue of George Washington (also by Clark Mills). Soldiers, waving their hats and cheering, enter from the right, led by two drummer boys.


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