The colors aloft again…

Posted on April 13, 2011 by


Hall rescued the precious bunting before it took fire. Peter Hart carried it, with the piece of the staff, and fastened it, where the soiled banner was kept flying defiantly.

Sgt. Peter Hart raising the colors again over Sumter. Before the war began, Hart was serving as a policeman in New York City. Having served under Major Anderson in the Mexican War, a few days before the attack on Fort Sumter, he traveled to Charleston and volunteered to serve under his command once again. Hart later helped to form Co. F, 31st New Jersey Infantry, serving as its captain.