Part (envelope): 2 5/8 x 4 13/16 in. (6.7 x 12.2 cm)
Two red wool fragments bound at edge in white wool, each in envelope with similar descriptive note: "Piece of U.S. Flag that/ waved over Ft. Sumter during/ the bombardment & was taken/ away by Gen. Anderson who cut this/ off on board the Baltic to give/ Gus for Wood Lowery."
The "Gus" referred to on the envelope is probably Gustavus Vasa Fox, and the envelope was probably inscribed by his wife, Virginia Woodbury Fox.
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.