Interpretative observation at Fort McHenry by Marcus O'Henry (AKA Samantha L.)

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August 19, 1813

Two months ago, General Armistead requested a flag. He took his request to Mary Young Pickersgill. The Baltimore Patriot printed that the flag was finished today. The flag had 15 stars and 15 stripes. It measured 42 X 30 feet. Mary Young Pickersgill and her daughter, Caroline, sewed the flag that was requested by General Armistead.

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