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Flag: Signal Flag of the Rebel Gunboat "Teaser"...1862

Object Number: 
INV.12280
Date: 
1862
Medium: 
Wool, linen, wooden button, jute rope
Dimensions: 
Overall: 49 x 111 1/2 in. ( 124.5 x 283.2 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: on hoist: "2nd Repeater" printed: on tag: "Signal-flag of the Rebel/ Gunboat "Teaser", Capture on the James River,/ July 1862"
Description: 
Blue wool U.S. Naval signal flag of the Rebel Gunboat "Teaser" (2nd Repeater) with white rectangle centered along the hoist; linen hoist with a jute rope string through, wooden button tied to the top of the rope.
Gallery Label: 
The gunboat "Teaser" was one of the many ships taken by an overpowering Northern Naval fleet. It was taken under the command of Rear-Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, who was responsible for the West Gulf Blockading Squadron in the area between St. Andrew's Bay, FL to the Rio Grande.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group