Library Catalog - Kentucky Historical Society

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Object Name Flag
Catalog Number 2012.00.9
Date ca.1863
Material(s) Silk
Dimensions H-27 W-43 inches
Description This flag has torn and fractured and is in many pieces. The pattern of a red and white stripes is recognizable. When arranged by pattern of wear,etc., three lines of red and two lines of white is created. The bottom stripe has an unfinished raw edge (chosen as bottom rather than top due to significant discoloration). The rest is small fragments. The canton is missing completely. There are fragmented letters applied to red stripes in gold paint. The letters have a slight black shadow on the edges. The letters identified include two "I"s, "NG," "PR," "V," "S," "O," two attached partials that could either be "L"s or "E"s, and the number "2." There are other partial letters that can not be identified.
Notes There is no obvious pattern to the letter pieces that allows identification. One possible word is "SPRING."
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Event American Civil War
Subjects War
Civil wars
National emblems
Search Terms Civil War flags
Civil War
American Civil War
Flag remnants