Scenic USA - New Hampshire
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state parks and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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|Photo by Scott Dommin
Scott's PBase Gallery
It was Captain William Driver, a Massachusetts shipmaster, which first exclaimed Old Glory when his new 24 star American flag was first unfurled. Driver and his flag retired in 1837 and headed to Nashville, where Old Glory became well recognized. Living in Nashville during the Civil War posed a big problem with his Rebel neighbors. After repeated searches, the flag was presumed destroyed. When Union forces moved in and occupied Nashville in 1862, William Driver removed the stitching that held flag inside his bed quilt, and was thrilled to hoist his Stars and Stripes over the capitol building. After the initial flag raising, the Sixth Ohio Regiment went on to adopt the name Old Glory.
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