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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Confederate Flag of Welcome / Rescue of Flag

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. Confederate Flag of Welcome / Rescue of Flag Marker
Inscription.  
(side 1)
Confederate Flag of Welcome
With the Confederate occupation of Hickman and Columbus in the late summer of 1861, Paducahans were thrilled and flew a large Confederate flag to welcome Southern Army thought on way. As Gen. Grant's Union forces, backed by gunboats, moved to occupy Paducah on Sept. 6, it was feared flag would be seized. See over.

(side 2)
Rescue of Flag
Mrs. Emily Jarrett, whose husband and sons ere fighting for the CSA, rushed to save the banner. Under Union gunboat fire, she had a small slave boy climb the pole, retrieve the flag, and drop it to her. Union troops searched her home but failed to find flag's hiding place. Some thirty years later, the faded cloth was laid to rest with its loyal rescuer. Over.
 
Erected 1983 by Kentucky Historical Society; Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1175.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWomen.
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. Confederate Flag of Welcome / Rescue of Flag Marker
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In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 6, 1861.
 
Location. 37° 4.044′ N, 88° 35.128′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on Farley Place 0.1 miles south of South 3rd Street (Business U.S. 60), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 166 Farley Place, Paducah KY 42003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paducah Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 0.8 miles away); Col. Ed Murray's Home (approx. one mile away); Burks Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. one mile away); 8th of August (approx. 1.2 miles away); Global War on Terrorism Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cobb's Birth Site (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dolly McNutt Plaza (approx. 1.3 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Confederate Flag of Welcome / Rescue of Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
3. Confederate Flag of Welcome / Rescue of Flag Marker
Additional nearby marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
4. Additional nearby marker
Stone in sidewalk in front of house reads: "Her lived Emily Jarrett, daring matron who rescued the Confederate flag at which Union gunboats were firing. [1861]"
Confederate Flag of Welcome / Rescue of Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
5. Confederate Flag of Welcome / Rescue of Flag Marker
Additional marker in front of house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 26, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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