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Flag: 34 stars

Object Number: 
1940.877
Date: 
1861-1862
Medium: 
Wool, cotton, linen, metal grommets
Dimensions: 
Overall: 50 x 112 in. ( 127 x 284.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on hoist: "J B Sewing Co MAKER/ 28 Cortland St. N Y"
Description: 
Wool machine-sewn U.S. flag with thirty-four white cotton stars applied to both sides of the canton (four rows of seven stars divided by a row of six stars); thirteen red and white stripes; linen hoist with metal grommets at each end.
Gallery Label: 
This U.S. flag was flown by the 71st Regiment at the second battle of Bull Run. It was carried by a man who served as a substitute for John D. Brassington. The flag was drawn for by his heirs and won by his daughter Mary E. Applegate, March 16, 1911.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Harold Riker Applegate
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group