Photograph of a drawing of the July 11, 1846 flag raising over Fort Sutter by Capt. John A. Sutter, Sacremento, California, [s.d.]. The fort stands at the center of the image, a collection of two small military buildings surrounded by a square wall. An American flag flies from a pole on the central building. A third building stands outside the fort in the right foreground, with horses in front of it to its left. People stand outside the wall of the fort. In the foreground a tree can be seen to the left, with people on horses and in both western and Native American dress situated across the visible hills. The flag was sent by Lieutenant Joseph Warren Revere, U.S. Navy officer from Sonoma. William Scott was the courier.