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Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Union officer Elmer Ellsworth.

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Answer: Cutting down a Confederate flag visible to Lincoln from Alexandria

Source: “Colonel E.E. Ellsworth. . . .was shot and instantly killed by Jackson, the landlord [of Alexandria’s Marshall House], for pulling down a rebel flag from the flagstaff on the roof.” Photographic print on stereo card, Library of Congress:

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