We also give a view of the Marshall House at Alexandria, where the murder took place. it is , as our picture shows, a second-rate tavern: its keeper Jackson, who murdered Ellsworth, and was so instantly punished for the deed, was notorious as a secessionist leader, and a man of violent habits. He had been engaged in several street frays growing out of the secession question, and like too many Southerners, was prompt with the knife and pistol. We notice that he is becoming a martyr among the Southerners: at
Mobile alone, $1100 have been collected for his widow.
Accompanying these pictures we publish a portrait of the secessionist prisoner caught at Alexandria with a rifle of preposterous length and make. All these pictures are from sketches by our special artist accompanying the troops into Virginia.
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In looking at a close up of the picture of the confederate flag, the flag is the "Stars and Bars" National Confederate Flag, and appears again to be the 8 star version of the flag. This would indicate that the 8th star was in use as early as June of 1861.