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This flag is very unique in that it is the only Lee family Confederate flag still in private hands. The provenance is certain as the flag was passed down to Sidney Smith Lee’s son, Confederate General Fitzhugh Lee who was later Governor of Virginia. From the CW Gazette
Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, 1945 by Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, via Flickr. Lou Lowery's image of Marines replacing the first American flag atop Mount Suribachi with a second flag, made famous by Joe Rosenthal's iconic photograph. From the collection of Lou Lowery (COLL/2575), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections.