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1861--Flag Day in Hartford--1862
First Flag Day Celebration
First Flag Resolution

June 14, 1861 1861--Flag Day in Hartford--1861
First Known Flag Day Celebration
June 14, 1861















Local
Press Coverage
1861--Flag Day in Hartford--1861
Connecticut
Local
Press Coverage
# DAY DATE PAPER HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE VIEW
1 Sat June 8, 1861 Evening Press Flag Day-Editorial ?? ?? ?? Click
2 Tues June 11, 1861 Daily Courant Flag Raising in West Hartford 2 1 2" Click
3 Fri June 14, 1861 Daily Courant To-day is the Anniversary of the American Flag 2 4 2" Click
4 Fri June 14, 1861 Daily Courant Ad-Talcott & Post Will Celebrate Birthday of National Flag 3 1 2" Click
4 Sat June 15, 1861 Daily Courant American Flags Were the Order of the Day... 2 5 1" Click
5 Tues June 18, 1861 Daily Courant A Flag Raising Took Place at the Market St School 2 4 1" Click
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Passed
June 17, 1862
1862--Flag Day in Connecticut--1862
First Flag Day Resolution
Legislative History
Passed
June 17, 1862








Original Flag Day Resolution
Connecticut State Library
New Haven, CT








Passed
June 17, 1862
1862--Flag Day Resolution--1862
House & Senate Journals
Passed
June 17, 1862






# DAY DATE JOURNAL ITEM ACTION PAGE SIZE VIEW
1 Fri June 6 Senate Journal Mr. Welch Introduced Flag Day Resolution Passed 151-2 4" Click
2 Tues June 10 House Journal Flag Day Resolution Received from Senate-Passed Committee 152 5" Click
3 Wed June 11 Senate Journal Received From House-Referred to Joint Select Committee Concurred 164 2" Click
4 Thurs June 12 Senate Journal Mr. Welch Presented Report Recommending Passage-Motion Passed 177 2" Click
5 Fri June 13 House Journal Report From Joint Committee Recommends Passage Accepted 177 2" Click
6 Sat June 14 House Journal House Resumes Consideration-No Quorum Present Adjourned 185 3" Click
7 Tues June 17 House Journal Resumes Consideration-Put Off Till Next Session-No-Motion Passed 187 2" Click
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Local
Press Coverage
1862--Flag Day in Hartford--1883
Connecticut
Local
Press Coverage
# DAY DATE PAPER HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE VIEW
1 Sat June 7, 1862 Daily Courant Senator Welch Offered Flag Day Resolution 2 5 4" Click
2 Sat June 7, 1862 Daily Courant Senate Unanimously Passed June 14th & Sept 17th Resolution 2 1 2" Click
3 Fri June 13, 1862 Daily Courant Mr Loomis of Conn Introduced Joint Resolution for June 14th.. 3 5 1" Click
4 Sat June 14, 1862 Daily Courant "Flag Day" -To-day is the 85th Anniversary..of Country's Banner 2 4 1" Click
5 Sat June 14, 1862 Weekly Times New Holiday-June 14th 1 7 8" Click
6 Mon June 16, 1862 Daily Courant "Flag Day" -There was and unusually large amount of bunting.. 2 3 4" Click
7 Mon June 16, 1862 Daily Courant Res Making a "Flag Day" & "Constitution Day" as Hollidays 2 4 1" Click
8 Wed June 18,1862 Daily Courant People of Terryville Celebrated Flag Day 2 3 1" Click
9 Wed June 18, 1862 Daily Courant Flag Day Resolution Passed 2 5 1" Click
10 Fri June 20, 1862 Daily Courant The Flag & Constitution Day Resolution Passed-Both Holidays 2 4 1" Click
11 Sat June 21, 1862 Weekly Times Resolution for Flag Day Taken Up.. 2 1 4" Click
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12 Sat June 20, 1863 Daily Courant Flag Day Resolution Appears to be Forgotten 2 4 1" Click
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13 Thurs June 14, 1866 Daily Courant Flag Day-Today is the Anniversary of...the Stars & Stripes 2 4 1" Click
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14 Tues June 14, 1870 Daily Courant To-day is Flag Day-For Some Years... 2 2 5" Click
15 Wed June 15, 1870 Daily Courant It was on July [June] 14th 1777 and not 1776... 2 1 1" Click
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16 Wed June 14, 1876 Daily Courant On the Fourteenth Day of June 1777... 2 1 3" Click
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17 Mon June 11, 1877 Daily Courant Flag Day-Thursday Next..Centennial of  American Flag 2 2 4" Click
18 Wed June 13, 1877 Daily Courant The Flag of the United States 2 1-2 20" Click
19 Wed June 13, 1877 Daily Courant Flag Day To-Morrow 2 4 2" Click
20 Thurs June 14, 1877 Daily Courant The American Flag-By Joesph Rodman Drake 1 8 10" Click
21 Thurs June 14, 1887 Daily Courant I Have Served My Country Under the Flag...Gen. Winfield Scott 2 1 1" Click
22 Thurs June 14, 1877 Daily Courant As At the Early Dawn the Stars Shine Forth..H. W. Beecher 2 1 2" Click
23 Thurs June 14, 1877 Daily Courant The National Ensign...Robert C. Weintraub 2 1 3" Click
24 Thurs June 14, 1877 Daily Courant The Anniversary-One Hundred Years Ago... 2 1 3" Click
25 Thurs June 14, 1877 Daily Courant There is the National Flag...Charles Sumner 2 1-2 5" Click
26 Thurs June 14, 1877 Daily Courant When Mine Eyes..Daniel Webster 2 2 3" Click
27 Thurs June 14, 1877 Daily Courant Our Flag Centennial-By W.C.A. 2 3 6" Click
28 Thurs June 14, 1877 Daily Courant When the Standard of the Union...Daniel Webster 2 3 1" Click
29 Thurs June 14, 1877 Daily Courant Oh, Glorious Flag...Edward J. Preston 2 3 2" Click
30 Thurs June 14, 1877 Daily Courant Oh! Thus Be it Ever...Francis Scott Key 2 3 1" Click
31 Thurs June 14, 1877 Daily Courant Hang Out the Flags 2 4 1" Click
32 Thurs June 14, 1877 Daily Courant Brief Mention-Let Old Glory Wave 2 4 1" Click
33 Thurs June 14, 1877 Daily Courant Stand By the Flag... 2 4 1" Click
34 Thurs June 14, 1877 Daily Courant What Flag is This You Carry...Dr. Holmes 2 5 1" Click
35 Thurs June 14, 1877 Daily Courant Ad-Glorious Stars and Stripes-Knous Ives & Co. 2 7 10" Click
36 Fri June 15, 1877 Daily Courant Flag Day-General Display of the Natonal Colors. 2 5 4" Click
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37 Fri June 14, 1878 Daily Courant Flag Day-Today is Flag  Day 2 1 3" Click
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38 Wed June 15, 1881 Daily Courant Yesterday, Flag Day, the National Colors were Hoisted... 2 3 1" Click
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39 Wed June 13, 1883 Daily Courant Flag Day-Tomorrow June 14th Will Be Flag Day.. 2 1 2" Click
40 Thurs June 14, 1883 Daily Courant This is Flag Day-Give Old Glory to the June Breezes 2 1 1" Click
41 Fri June 15, 1883 Daily Courant Flags Were Displayed Generally Throughout the City 1 3 1" Click
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42 Wed June 15, 1887 Daily Courant Flags Were Quite Generally Displayed... 2 3 1" Click
43 Fri June 17, 1887 Daily Courant Toledo Blade-Today is 110th Anniversary 1 9 1" Click
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44 Thurs June 14, 1888 Daily Courant This is Flag Day, Stars and Stripes Day, Old Glory Day. 4 1 2" Click
45 Thurs June 14, 1888 Daily Courant Flag Day-Hang out the Bunting Today... 5 1 1" Click
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46 Fri June 14, 1889 Daily Courant Flag Day-There Is Some Difference of Opinion... 4 1 2" Click
47 Fri June 14, 1889 Daily Courant Rochester Democrat-The Courant...Made...Wise Suggestion 4 3 2" Click
48 Fri June 14, 1889 Daily Courant Utica Herald-Curant Recalls the Fact that June 14th is... 4 3 2" Click
49 Sat June 15, 1889 Daily Courant Flag Day-A General Display of Bunting 8 2 3" Click
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50 Fri June 13, 1890 Daily Courant Flag Day-Run Up the Flag To-Morrow 8 1 2" Click
51 Sat June 14, 1890 Daily Courant Flag Day-The Courant Has Been Preaching Doctrine for Years 4 2 3" Click
52 Mon June 16, 1890 Daily Courant Flag Day-Flag Day Was Quite Generally Noticed... 1 4 2" Click
53 Mon June 16, 1890 Daily Courant Flags and  Flag Day-Reverand Wheeler's Sermon 4 2 10" Click
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54 Thurs May 28, 1891 Daily Courant Flag Day-The 14th of June is the Anniversary.. 4 2 7" Click
55 Sat June 6, 1891 Daily Courant Flag Day-Address By Sons of  the American Revolution 4 3 6" Click
56 Sat June 6, 1891 Daily Courant National Society SAR Has Adopted Resolution... 4 3 3" Click
57 Mon June 15, 1891 Daily Courant Flag Day In The Schools-Patriotic Exercises for Hartford 1 6 8" Click
58 Mon June 15, 1891 Daily Courant Flag Day is to Have..Fitting Observance at Lebanon To-day 1 7 6" Click
59 Tues June 16, 1891 Daily Courant Flag Day in the Schools-Many Celebrations in Hartford 1 5 20" Click
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60 Sat June 11, 1892 Daily Courant Flag Day at Putnam Camp-SAR 3 4 6" Click
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61 Wed June 14, 1893 Daily Courant Flag Day Exercises 2 3 18" Click
62 Thurs June 15, 1893 Daily Courant Flag Day at the Schools 10 1 2" Click
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National
Press Coverage
1862--Flag Day in Hartford--1883
Connecticut
National
Press Coverage
# DAY DATE PAPER CITY STATE HEAD LINE PAGE COL SIZE VIEW
1 Tues June 17,1862 Daily Gazette Janesville WI The Connecticut Senate... 2 1 3" Click
2 Fri June 27, 1862 Richland Co. Obs. Richland Center WI The Connecticut Senate... 2 1 3" Click
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3 Sun June 19, 1870 New York Times New York NY Today is Flag Day... 3 ? 5" Click
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4 Fri June 15, 1883 New York Times New York NY Flags Were Displayed... 1 ? 1" Click
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Reference
Source
1861--Flag Day in Hartford--1861
Connecticut
Reference
Source
# DATE PUBLICATION HEAD LINE PAGE SIZE VIEW
1 1912 Kansas Cyclopedia Flag Day-To George Morris of Hartford, CT is Given Credit for Suggesting Flag Day 646 2" Click
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