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What did Barbara Fritechie want to spare?

In John Whittier’s poem, the 90 year old lady defied the forces of Stonewall Jackson to shoot her, not the American flag.

A 7-10 Split

It was an intense bowling match at the height of the Civil War, and she was intent on converting it.

Old Glory

In a famous poem, she urged Confederate soldiers advancing through Maryland in 1862 to “spare your country’s flag.”

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