The David Nevin Murray Flag
The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will commemorate the 154th anniversary of the repose of President Abraham Lincoln in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda on Monday, April 29, 2019. The day will begin with the dedication of a historic flag, and will include a replica casket, an exhibit, honor guards, Civil War reenactors and cannon firings.
CSRAB will commemorate the return of a 36-Star flag that flew over Capitol Square during the repose of President Abraham Lincoln, on April 29, 1865. The flag originally was presented to David Nevin Murray of Portsmouth, Ohio, for his contributions to the war effort on behalf of the Union Army during the American Civil War. Murray’s descendants, the Van Tilburg family, donated the historic flag to the Ohio History Connection. In conjunction with the 154th anniversary of the repose of President Lincoln, the flag will be displayed in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on April 29, and will return after further conservation work is completed. The 9 a.m. dedication ceremony is open to the public.