Wool, cotton, linen, bast rope, metal grommets
Overall: 41 1/2 x 70 1/2 in. ( 105.4 x 179.1 cm )
handwritten: on hoist: "Shot away from one of Admiral Farragut's ships/ in Mobile Bay, August 5th, 1864, picked up during /the battle by Fleet Surgeon Palmer, visiting the wounded."
handwritten: on one of the stars: "...(?)... J. C. P. ...(?)..."
Wool U.S. flag with thirty-three white cotton stars hand applied to the blue canton (three rows of seven interspaced with two rows of six stars); thirteen red and white stripes; linen hoist with metal grommets at either end and a bast rope strung through; hoist inscribed in brown ink.
Gift of Colonel A. Kenny C. Palmer
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