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Sale of the CSS Florida flag in 1865

Interesting description and sale of the flag of the CSS Florida.

[NEW ORLEANS] DAILY PICAYUNE, January 15, 1865, p. 7, c. 3

Sale of a Rebel Flag.—Mr. Joseph L. Henshaw sold at auction at the Merchants' Exchange, this noon, a rebel flag, made of silk, and presented to Capt. Chas. M. Morris, of the pirate Florida, by the Southern ladies of Paris. The flag was captured with the pirate, and sold for $50, which is to be added to the fund of the Sailor's National Fair.