Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ishmael Day

From Between The Lines by H.B. Smith, 1911
Barbara Fritchie with a Shotgun: Like fellow elderly Marylander Barbara Fritchie, Ishmael Day became famous for defending the flag from rebel invaders during the Civil War. But Day differs from Fritchie in several respects. Barbara Fritchie probably didn't do what she is famous for doing, and Day used a shotgun. Day was also a veteran of the War of 1812.