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Tobacco pouch or sweet bag

Object Number: 
1926.97
Date: 
1861-1865
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 1/8 in. ( 19 x 13 x 0.3 cm )
Marks: 
written: on shield: "From a young lady in Lebanon, Ky"
Description: 
Circular black silk pouch or bag; embroidered on front with crossed flags: a Confederate flag with white background and red bars, and an American-type flag with three stripes and eight stars; below is shield with two red and one white stripe, and stars against blue background.
Gallery Label: 
This bag was probably made for a Kentucky soldier serving with the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, New York Commandery
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group