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Navy rediscovers captured flags hidden for nearly 100 years


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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The curator of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum wasn’t exactly sure what would be found: records indicated five display boxes long used to exhibit captured British flags from the War of 1812 actually concealed more banners underneath.

But not until all 61 banners were painstakingly removed in December for a conservation effort did curator Charles Swift, who is also the museum’s managing director, actually see what was hidden. And he was gratified to learn that conservationists had uncovered dozens of other flags — many captured by the Navy in other conflicts of the 19th century. http://www.phillytrib.com/navy-rediscovers-captured-flags-hidden-for-nearly-years/article_dc6232d5-dd84-5eb3-8817-90d3fbbb92e4.html

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