Fragment (flag fragment): 4 x 2 in. (10.2 x 5.1 cm)
Fragment (flagstaff): 1 1/8 x 2 in. (2.9 x 5.1 cm)
Fragment of red linen taken from flag which flew over Fort Sumter, South Carolina, at the beginning of the Civil War, and fragment of wood from Fort Sumter flagstaff.
Gift of Miss Sophie C. Anderson
written: in ink on flagstaff fragment: "Piece of flag/staff Fort/Sumter S.C./April 12th & 13th/1861"
written: in ink on flagstaff fragment (other side): "Flag staff/which held/flag flown/over Ft. Sumter/at beginning of/Civil War-"
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