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Image of Lithograph - Battle of Mill Spring Ky Jan. 19th 1862

Lithograph - Battle of Mill Spring Ky Jan. 19th 1862

This is a hand tinted lithograph published by Currier and Ives "BATTLE OF MILL SPRING Ky JAN. 19th 1862." Below the print is the title and below that is a caption reading, "Terrific bayonet charge of the 9th Ohio Volunteers (Col. McCook) and total defeat of the Rebel army under Genl. Zollicoffer / by the Gallant Soldiers of the West." The print itself depicts a battle between lines of blue clad, bayonet carrying Federal troops chasing a retreating mass of gray-clad Confederate infantry. A wooded area is in the far middle background, and smoke from the battle covers part of it. A tree and small grassy area is drawn in the lower left corner with a fallen Confederate soldier looking anxiously ov

Image of Tassel

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This is a short white and blue striped silk cord with one tassel. Over half of this piece is missing. The top of the tassels have a criss-cross pattern. The complete cord and tassels would have been attached to a flag staff.

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This is a blue and white striped silk cord with two tassels. It is looped almost in half with a knot near the tassel end. The tassel has a checker board type pattern at the top. This cord and tassel would have been attached to a flag staff.

Image of Flag

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This is a remnant of an unknown national flag. There are small sections of a white stripe attached to the small section of what is presumably a single red stripe. There are visible seams between the white and red fabrics.

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This is the flag for the Woodford Blues, a unit of the Kentucky State Guard. It is blue silk with an eagle within a circle in the middle. There is a red, white, and blue shield on the chest of the eagle. There are thirteen gold stars arched over the circle. Underneath the circle is gold filigree encircling the letters KSG. Beneath that there is a red ribbon with the name of the unit.

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These are the remnants of an unknown regimental flag. The blue silk has faded to green. A portion of the eagle's body and head (including an eye) are still intact. The brown paint of the body and head is faded and discolored. There is a portion of the gold fringe still attached to the blue fabric in some areas. There is a small section of blue silk with what appears to be the remains of the red ribbon. There are also remnants of at least two gold stars. with 5' of gold silk fringe; eagle head with eye and field fragments; no header or sleeve

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These are the remains of the canton of an undesignated national flag. The fabric has faded from blue to green and there are parts of five painted gold stars still attached.

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These are various flag fragments that may have come from a regimental flag. There are several fragments that are blue with white stars. Others have an eagle emblem. All shards are painted.

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All that remains of an undesignated national flag is this red stripe and a small section of gold fringe. There is a strip of binding tape on one edge of the stripe.

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These are miscellaneous painted letters from a flag. The fabric is silk. One piece has a blue border. Most have different shades of red borders. "O, I, L and A" can be distinguished. One piece is green with gold edging.

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These flag fragments are from a national flag. The pieces are from two red stripes with pieces of a white stripe between them. There are gold letters on the red stripes. The top stripe reads "Shiloh". The bottom stripe cannot be read. "R. . ER." may mean river. The letters are painted on. The piece with "river" is not connected to the piece with "Shiloh".

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These three fragments are part of the regimental flag of the 7th Kentucky Infantry (US). Other parts of the flag have been acquired over several years. This accession is for parts C through E. Part C is a dark blue silk piece with 3 1/2 inches of gold fringe. Part D is a section of the blue canton. There is also an approximately five inches of gold fringe. Part E is a section of blue silk with approximately 25 inches of gold fringe. Sixteen and one-half inches of the fringe is still attached to the blue fabric.

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This is possibly a regimental flag. It shows the seal of Kentucky. Only the head facing left still exists. Part of the inscription can be read. The background is currently green--possibly faded from blue.

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These are the remnants of a Union national flag. There are fragments of two red stripes and part of a white stripe. There is gold lettering remaining but it is difficult to read. There is also a gold flourish to the left of the letters.

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These are remnants of a national flag. There are three red stripes both with gold lettering painted on them. Visible is "T.KY.V." and "EGT."

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This is scraps of a canton from a Kentucky guidon. It is blue silk with approximately twenty-nine gold stars which has a red trim. There is a strip of fabric that is a section of the canton and the field. There are scraps of three white and three red stripes. In addition there is a blue and white cord.

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These are fragments of two red stripes and pieces of two white stripes--probably from a Union national flag. There are three gold letters on the top red strip that has text on it.There are other letter fragments on the lower stripe but they cannot be read.

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This is a fragment of the 3rd Kentucky Infantry national flag. It has an approximately 3/4" x 5" section of light blue canton attached a sixteen inch red stripe with part of upper and lower white stripe. The red stripe has the name "3rd KY V" in gold stencil.

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These are fragments from a national flag. There are four red stripe pieces and bits of two white stripes. There is gold lettering on the red stripes: "A,VV,S, G, O" can be distinguished. Each red stripe fragment is a different shade of red. The letters are painted on the silk.

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This flag fragment is from the 21st Kentucky Infantry's National Color. There are pieces of three red stripes and three white stripes and possibly parts of others. There is no canton attached to this fragment.